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. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8-4 and Sundays, 2-4.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.
The John Brown University Department of Visual Arts invites you to our current exhibits:
Society of Illustrators: "Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration" AND "Through a Child's Eyes" - Collaborative work between 2nd Graders and JBU Illustration Students
Gallery Opening, Tuesday, April 2
Length of Exhibit: April 2 - April 30
Join us for TWO amazing exhibits. The Society of Illustrators exhibit in the main gallery of Windgate Visual Arts West features 40 pieces of extraordinary award winning illustrations from current children's books. Charles Peer, JBU Gallery Director: “I am very excited that we will be able to show the 40 pieces of original artwork along with an available reading nook, so visitors can have a seat and peruse through all of the books that were the end results of the artists’ work.”
In the halls of the same building we are featuring "Through a Child's Eye" showing a collaboration between Allen Elementary 2nd graders and JBU students in a Drawing 2 class. Mrs. Lori Clark's class made their own drawings and then the JBU students recreated those same drawings in fascinating pictures. JBU Professor Joel Armstrong stated, "this was our students favorite project this year and they thoroughly enjoyed reproducing the 2nd graders art as well as reminding themselves of their own creativity as a child.”