Hesston professor retires a second time
Friesen began teaching art at college in 1956By Phil Richard Hesston College
These days, Friesen spends six to 10 hours a day in the basement studio at the Hesston Wellness Center, where he teaches several community classes.
“I don’t see my teaching career coming to an end, just my college career,” he said. “I enjoy working here with a variety of ages, even homeschooled children.
“I can still influence and challenge people, even visitors, to look at visual arts with new perspective, insight and appreciation.
“It’s still a pleasurable experience to make things.”
Academic dean Marc Yoder said Friesen is a model of lifelong learning.
“His insights about the visual arts continue to have a profound impact on the Mennonite Church,” Yoder said.
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