MU Breaks Ground for the William F. Bethune Visual Arts Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 24, 2009
MARIA SIKORYAK-ROBINS
DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS

FAYETTEVILLE, NC—Methodist University faculty, staff, students, and friends will break ground for the William F. Bethune Center for Visual Arts April 9, 2009. The ground breaking ceremony, which is open to the public, will begin at 11:00 a.m. on the Methodist University Campus. William F. Bethune, a Fayetteville resident, provided the major gift to make possible the building.

The 8,844 square foot floor plan includes a printmaking studio, painting studio, graphic design lab, photography lab, digital photo studio, and drawing and art education space. The building will contain the David McCune International Art Gallery, which is named in honor of local artist David McCune. In addition to student shows, the gallery will showcase local, regional, national, and international artists. The facility is designed with a butterfly-angled roofline and incorporates exposed wood ceilings and beams.

Methodist University is an independent four-year institution of higher education with over 2,100 students from 41 states and 30 countries. Methodist University offers over 70 majors and concentrations, three master's degree programs, and 19 NCAA III intercollegiate sports. For more information, contact the Development Office at (910) 630-7200.

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