BETHANY, W.Va. – A Senior Art Show, featuring the works of Aaron Anslow, will be4299anslow1.jpg held Aug. 27 – Sept. 10 in Renner Union Gallery on the Bethany College campus. The show will consist of more than 50 pieces of artwork created by Anslow.

Anslow, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, will receive his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethany College in May. He has earned “Distinction” on his Senior Comprehensive Examination in Visual Arts.

“I never planned to be an artist; in fact, it is more like art chose me. Becoming an artist has been the most liberating thing I have ever been a part of. It has been a way for me to grow spiritually, mentally, and most importantly, emotionally. Art helps me to deal with the stresses of everyday life. Creating art is a way for me to break down the questions of life and form it in something that I can understand,” Anslow said.

He continued, “I’ve been involved in many different forms of studio art but sculpture and three-dimensional art is my calling. The ability to manipulate the medium in which I am working provides me with a connection that allows me to feel, touch, and even taste my work. I believe you have to have a passion for art and a desire to create. It makes me feel all-powerful because I have the control to give life to a ball of clay or to a blank canvas.”

On the Bethany campus, Anslow was involved in the study abroad program which took him to Regents College in London. He was a member of the varsity football and track teams, a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, and a ceramics lab protector. He currently is an Admission Counselor at the College.

A reception honoring Anslow is planned for Sept. 2 from 7 – 9 p.m. in Renner Union Gallery. A few pieces of artwork will be available for purchase at the reception.

For more information on the show, please contact Kenn Morgan, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts, at 304-829-7824 or