Heinlein’s Senior Art Show to Begin at Bethany College Renner Art Gallery

BETHANY, W.Va. — The 2010 Bethany College Senior Art Show will feature visual art major Katie Heinlein. The exhibit will begin on March 26and will run through April 11. The artist’s reception will be held Saturday, April 10, from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery on the Bethany College campus.
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Heinlein, a double major in Art Education and Spanish Education at Bethany, is the daughter of James and Lori Heinlein of Claysville, Pa. She is also working on her Spanish senior project, a Spanish thesis focusing on the art and literature of the Spanish Civil War. Katie will be taking her visual art comprehensive exams in May and will be student teaching next fall.

"It's been a joy to work with Ms. Heinlein, because she is tireless in her efforts to fulfill class assignments in a quest toward perfection," said Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Fine Arts Herb Weaver when asked to describe the artist. "Not only is Katie a fine and well-versed artist, but she is a kind and caring person who works well with faculty and students."

Heinlein is very active in campus life at Bethany College. She is a member of the Delta Epsilon Pi Sorority, Spanish Club and Student Artists’ Guild and has held executive positions in all three. Currently, she belongs to three honor fraternities – Kappa Pi, International Honorary Art Fraternity; Kappa Delta Pi, National Education Honor Fraternity; and Gamma Kappa Sigma, Bethany College Academic Honor Fraternity. In 2009, Katie also received the Wes Wagner Award for visual artists and the Margaret R. Woods Award for Spanish achievement.

Kenn Morgan, Professor of Fine Arts and Heinlein’s visual art academic advisor, commented that “Katie completes each project with dedication and enthusiasm. She is extremely dependable and an excellent addition to the classroom. I’m confident she’ll be a valuable teacher to many lucky middle school students in the future.”

The exhibit, a visual art major graduation requirement, will display art in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, handmade jewelry and crochet work. Several of Heinlein’s pieces will be available for sale at the show.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.