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The Widening Hold
Date Thursday, February 15 - Sunday, April 21, 2024
Location Olson Gallery - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsThe Olson Gallery is open Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Please park in the West Lot!

Event Description

The Widening Hold is an immersive, site-specific installation that encompasses the site of the Olson Gallery. It is an experiential encounter that is meant to thoughtfully engage the visitor into reflection and contemplation. The work invites awareness to the immediacy of the moment and yet also to a transcendent sense of time and space.


Virtual Viewing: Instagram @bethelgalleries

Artist Talk: Thursday, February 15, at 6 p.m. in the Eastlund Room with reception following in the Olson Gallery.


About the Artist: 

Olga Lah is a Korean-American artist, born and raised in the Los Angeles area. She received a double B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from the University of California at Riverside. She also received an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She explores ideas on existence in large-scale, site-specific installations. Her work engages with themes of transcendence, perception, and phenomenological experience. She has exhibited extensively including at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; and Los Angeles International Airport. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Korea Times, LA Weekly, OC Weekly, KCET Artbound, and Los Angeles Magazine.


Contact Michelle Westmark-Wingard at m-wingard@bethel.edu.