The reception for Wichita artist Jan Klassen will also mark the closing of her exhibit of paintings, “Back to Nature,” in Bethel College’s Regier Art Gallery.

The reception is 6 to 8 p.m. March 29 foutside the gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus.

Klassen came to painting after spending 20 years in apparel retail. She has studied at Barton County Community College, the Wichita Center for the Arts, now Mark Arts, and CityArts in Wichita, with Brian Hinkle, Matthew Hilliard, Joe Gross, Paul Wingo and Melinda Weis.

Klassen has been a member of Gallery XII in Wichita since 2011.

Many of her paintings, in oil and acrylic, are inspired by the landscapes of the American Southwest.