Namesakes featured in Hesston College art gallery

Bob Regier and Paul Friesen, the namesakes for the newly named Hesston College Regier Friesen Art Gallery in the Friesen Center for the Visual Arts, are two of the six featured artists in the gallery through Dec. 13.

Other featured artists include faculty members Hannah Eastin and Lois Misegadis, 2007 graduate Mark Horst and 1967 graduate Don Lind.

The exhibit contains a variety of media from drawing and paintings, to pottery and wood and stone sculpture.

This fall, the Friesen Center art gallery was renamed to honor both Regier and Friesen, two former faculty members who fostered a 15-year integrated exchange program beginning in 1965 between Hesston College, where Friesen began the art program in 1956, and nearby Bethel College (North Newton), where Regier was teaching. Regier’s art teaching career began with Friesen’s encouragement. In the cooperative exchange, Regier taught printmaking, design, drawing and painting and Friesen taught ceramics and sculpture.

A reception and chance to meet the artist will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the gallery.

The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.