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Bethany College Welcomes Visiting Artist Marco Hernandez for “Reconectando con mis Raíces” Exhibition


By Bethany College


LINDSBORG, Kan. — Bethany College is proud to present the upcoming “Reconectando con mis Raíces” exhibition featuring the distinctive artwork of visiting artist Marco Hernandez. The show will be displayed at the Mingenback Gallery from October 2 to October 27, with a closing reception scheduled for October 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 immerse oneself in the rich cultural tapestry of Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Bethany College is honored to host this exhibition, inviting the public to explore Marco Hernandez’s thought-provoking and visually captivating art.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, offering art enthusiasts, students, and the community a chance to engage with the vibrant fusion of culture and artistic expression. Mingenback Art Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We invite you to join us in celebrating the artistic journey of Marco Hernandez.

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 online at and is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, the fine arts and crafts capital of the state.