JBU Art Exhibit Features Faculty Works

Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 29, 2010) — The talent of John Brown University’s visual arts professors will be the focus of the upcoming exhibit in the JBU Art Gallery. The exhibit entitled, “Heads, Hearts, and Hands” will open with a reception on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the gallery.

The exhibit will feature a broad range of artwork from eight JBU professors. Dave Andrus, professor of visual arts, will exhibit his digitally created graphic paintings and calligraphy pieces. Joel Armstrong, assistant professor of visual arts, will show several pieces of art that he has created out of wire. Todd Goehner, assistant professor of visual arts, will present some of his silk-screen prints. Neal Holland, associate professor of visual arts, will show selections from his ghost town photographs of Picher, Okla. Bob Martin, associate professor of visual arts, will feature varied mixed media pieces. Charles Peer, professor of visual arts will display a selection of paintings made with chalk pastels. Peter Pohle, associate professor of visual arts will exhibit some of his oil pastel paintings and Steve Snediker, instructor of visual arts, will feature several contemplative cinematic vignettes.

“I firmly believe that one of the things that makes the JBU Visual Arts Department so strong is the fact that all of the professors continue to work as professional artists outside their teaching responsibilities,” said Charles Peer, professor of visual arts and director of the JBU art gallery. “By exhibiting our own creative works we hope to inspire and encourage our students to always think creatively and to push themselves further into new artistic realms. I also believe this passion for creativity and dedication to the professional quality of our artwork has helped our art department become one of the ‘destination programs’ at JBU.”

Peer said the exhibit’s title, “Heads, Hearts and Hands” borrows its name from JBU’s motto because it expresses the intellect, passion and high quality of artistic skill each faculty member has for the process of creating their own personal artwork.

The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 5 through Oct. 29. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. ¬– 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. –¬ 4 p.m. or by special arrangement. The opening reception will be Tuesday Oct. 5, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and will allow guests to visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments as they go through the show. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.