High School Students Exhibition
April 13 – 28, 2017
Bethany Benson, Associate Professor of Art
Bethany Benson joined the Juniata College faculty in 2007 as assistant professor of art. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 2000 from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. She went on to study at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and earned a master’s degree in fine arts in 2007 from Southern Illinois University.
At Southern Illinois, she taught the advanced ceramics and the introductory “Foundations” courses. She also served as a teaching assistant for the university’s visual culture course and worked as a ceramic studio technician.
In addition to ceramics, Bethany worked as a book conservation assistant in the Morris Library at Southern Illinois.
Benson also has worked as a resident artist for several companies. She started her art career in 2001 as resident artist at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine. She also managed the after-school ceramics program from 2002 to 2003 at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Fla.
Bethany has exhibited her work at various galleries and museums around the country, including the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center in Louisville, KY,Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY, Market House Craft Center in East Petersburg, PA, Kent State University Museum in Kent, OH, and Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China.
To learn more about Bethany and her work, visit her website at http://bethanybenson.com.