Works by Study Abroad Students Current Exhibit in JBU Art Gallery

One of the photos taken during the Switzerland trip

One of the photos taken during the Switzerland trip

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (January 16, 2012) — The artwork of JBU students who participated in study abroad trips last year are on display in the exhibit titled “The Gedanken Experiment” in the JBU Art Gallery.  The show features the photography and mixed media illustrations of 15 students. The works were completed while the students were studying abroad in either Germany or Switzerland.

The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 29.

When asked about the work, Associate Professor of Photography, Neal Holland said: “Photography students in Lausanne, Switzerland last year were challenged to find and capture a visual expression of their thoughts regarding Swiss life.  In this way, each individual collection of photographs represents a student’s personal point-of-view regarding Swiss life and culture.”

Peter Pohle, Associate Professor of Digital Art, commented that, “Students visiting Berlin are always inspired by the cultural and artistic environment that Berlin as a metropolitan city offers. Cinema students produced a documentary on an artist community and illustration students expressed their view of Berlin in various oil pastel paintings and journals.”

The gallery is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 p.m. or by special arrangement. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For further information you may contact the JBU Department of Visual Arts at 479-238-8561.

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