Siloam Springs, Ark (October 3, 2003) - “On My Journey” an exhibit of 18 recent pastel works by Charles Peer, professor of art at John Brown University, is coming to Van Buren, Ark. “I have a particular interest in color combinations that create a richness of surface, an inner glow or that make a painting ‘sing’”, Peer said. Peer’s vibrant colors he credits to his unique techniques, such as using lighter fluid and rubbing alcohol in combination with the pastels to make it possible for richer color to be achieved. Peer’s works can be viewed at the Center for Art & Education. The exhibit opens on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1:00 p.m. A reception for Peer will he held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The exhibit is open to the public from Oct. 5- Oct. 31, 2003. Contact the Center for Art & Education at (479) 474-7767 for more information. John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,800 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.