Date(s) - 10/02/2023 - 10/27/2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mingenback Art Gallery
Bethany College presents Reconectando con mis Raíces, an exhibition featuring the distinctive artwork of visiting artist Marco Hernandez. A closing reception scheduled for Oct.20, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Marco Hernandez is a Mexican Artist/Printmaker currently residing in Kansas. He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Kansas State University and has a rich background as an educator in print media. His commitment to the art form and its power to convey cultural narratives reflects his work’s national and international recognition and exhibition.
Hernandez’s work explores issues associated with contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American cultures, drawing from his experiences as a Mexican immigrant. His artwork weaves together a tapestry of symbols, ranging from ancient Mesoamerican imagery to contemporary cultural icons, reflecting the complexity and depth of his Mexican heritage.
In his own words, Hernandez states, “The art of printmaking provides me with a flexibility of technique and process necessary for my content development. Experimenting in the studio is as important as historical research in my search for content and ideas.” His work is a testament to the enduring power of art to communicate profound cultural and personal narratives.
The Reconectando con mis Raíces exhibition at the Mingenback Gallery is a unique opportunity to be immersed in the rich cultural tapestry of Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. The public is invited to explore Marco Hernandez’s thought-provoking and visually captivating art.
The exhibition is free and Mingenback Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service. At Bethany, students join a community of dedicated educators and caring mentors who walk alongside them as they discover, explore, and navigate the path to their purpose. Bethany College is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, the fine arts and crafts capital of the state.