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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Olson, Michael exhibit at Bethany College @ MindFire gallery

  • Bethany College @ MindFire Academy will host exhibitions of David Olson’s handmade paper sculptures and Ron Michael’s ceramic work until Sept. 30 at its art gallery at 3805 E. Harry, Suite 105, in Wichita.
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  • Bethany College @ MindFire Academy will host exhibitions of David Olson’s handmade paper sculptures and Ron Michael’s ceramic work until Sept. 30 at its art gallery at 3805 E. Harry, Suite 105, in Wichita.
    The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A closing reception will be on Final Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
    Tours of the digital arts facility at MindFire Academy also will be available with a representative available to address any questions regarding educational programs. The exhibition, reception and tour are free and open to the public.
    David Olson, director of The Clayworks at Disability Supports in McPherson, folds, bends and shapes paper into multifaceted and complex sculptural wall pieces. He utilizes compression and paper construction methods to generate overlapping relief sculpture that engage space.
    Ron Michael, curator of the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, utilizes many indigenous clay bodies in his work. Most of the works currently at the gallery are functional pottery. Michael’s work exemplifies the best of clay hand-built construction into elegant artistic forms.
    Bethany College at MindFire Academy offers courses for personal enrichment as well as bachelor of arts degrees and certificates in audio recording arts, digital filmmaking, 3D computer animation and video game design. To learn more about enrollment at Bethany College @ MindFire Academy, visit www.bethanylb.edu/mindfire or call Danika Swoyer, marketing and recruitment coordinator, at 316-928-8569.
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