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Currently In the Gallery

John L. Newman

The exhibit will be on display from Nov. 15 - Dec. 13.

The Beautiful artwork

Opening reception and gallery talk is on November 15 from 6:00 - 7:30pm. 

John L. Newman was born in Rohwer, a small farming community located in the Arkansas Delta, which was also the site of a Japanese “relocation center” that is the subject of several pieces in the exhibition. His work is a reflection—and celebration--of Black American experience in rural Arkansas. John’s “Faith of Our Fathers” series is a depiction of the importance of religion to the African American community, and was inspired by a sabbatical to Macedonia to visit Greek Orthodox church sites.

John L. Newman Artist Statement:
“I consider myself an artist whose work is a commentary on social issues and social circumstances. These come from my own memories, talking with my family and friends who understand my own life, reaching out to individuals who are very different from me but may have parallel circumstances to which I can relate, and responding to societal constructs and norms that affect me. I have attempted in my work to capture people’s candid emotional circumstances and situations, including my ow

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The ground floor of the Windgate Visual Arts West building houses a generous 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 a Student Gallery in our other building, Windgate Visual Arts East. This features the work of JBU students in solo and collaborative shows.