Siloam Springs, Ark (January 26, 2004) - The John Brown University Art Department is pleased to bring the works of DaySpring artists to campus. Works will be on display in the new gallery Jan. 29 - Feb.27. A reception in honor of the exhibit will take place on Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Art & Digital Media building. “There is such a high level of talent and creativity among the artists of DaySpring. We are thrilled to be able to host an exhibit featuring their personal work in our new gallery,” Charles Peer, professor of art said. “We are so appreciative of this relationship JBU has with DaySpring that we thought it would be fitting to honor these artists with this exhibit.” JBU recently spent $2.3 million to significantly remodel the building to serve JBU's rapidly growing illustration, graphic design and digital media programs. The facility previously served as the university's science building for over 40 years. The modernized first floor houses an art gallery with professional quality lighting and security system. It also has the capacity to display traditional as well as digital art. The gallery will significantly expand JBU's ability to host art exhibits for students and the local community. John Brown University is a top-tier private university, ranked 11th by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls 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.