The ground floor of the Windgate Visual Arts West building houses a huge gallery room, capable of hosting a variety of shows. The lighting is perfect and the open space creates a great environment for receptions held at the opening of all new galleries (always including great food!). John Brown University has a wide variety of amazing artists in the upcoming gallery shows, and has hosted prominent shows such as Tim Ernst, the St. John's Bible, and Makoto Fujimura. The gallery also hosts many of John Brown University's finest local artists, faculty, and students. We also have added a Student Gallery in our second building: Windgate Visual Arts East (right next door). This will feature the work of JBU students in solo and collaborative shows.
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 2:00-4:00 pm
"Champion Trees of Arkansas"
from artist Linda Palmer
November 7 - December 17, 2013
“We are excited to present the artwork of Hot Springs artist Linda Williams Palmer on the JBU campus,” said Charles Peer, director of the JBU Visual Arts Department Gallery. “Palmer’s colored pencil drawings demonstrate the best of a medium we are all so familiar with and take it to an extraordinary level. It is a great exhibit appropriate for everyone; children, families, students, teachers, and artists.”
Palmer’s work has been recognized by the Color Pencil Society of America and has been selected for many juried exhibitions across the U.S. and in Europe. The exhibit includes 18 large colored pencil drawings of champion trees accompanied by detail drawings of foliage, documentary photographs of depicted trees, and informative text panels that share the artist’s perspective. Palmer developed the champion trees series over a period of five years, driving approximately 5,000 miles to document her selection.
An Arkansas Champion Tree status is awarded to the largest documented living specimens of each tree variety found in the state.