Healing through visual arts
The Bryan Medical Center Art Gallery promotes healing, enhances quality of life and reaffirms the human spirit through the visual arts. We invite you to stop by and view the unique and beautiful artwork created by local artists.
Located on the first floor of Bryan East Campus, the Art Gallery showcases a renowned artist each month. Displayed artwork is available for sale.
June - Virgil Allen Penner
Virgil Allen Penner
Virgil Allen Penner is from Newton, Kansas. From 3rd grade through 8th grade he lived on a farm and attended a one-room school with 10 students. He graduated from Newton High School and received a bachelor's degree in industrial arts from Bethel College and a master's degree in education from Wichita State University. After college Virgil worked for three years in a mental hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, as an industrial therapist. Returning to Kansas, he taught at Bethel College and coached for seven years. Later he taught and coached at high schools in the Wichita school district. Virgil was Alumni Director and Annual Fund Director for Bethel College from 1983-2000. From 2000-2009 he was CEO of the Newton Chamber of Commerce. He retired in 2009.