Children’s Book Illustrations Featured in Two Art Exhibits at JBU


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SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (April 1, 2013) - The John Brown University Department of Visual Arts is excited to host two exhibits celebrating the work by and for children. Artwork representing the very best in new Children’s Books Illustrations will be on display in the exhibit titled “Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration” in the JBU Art Gallery located in the Windgate Visual Arts East building. At the same time an exhibit featuring the collaborative work of second grade students from Siloam Springs and JBU illustration students will be displayed the Windgate Visual Arts West building. Both shows will open with a reception on Tuesday evening, April 2 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

The “Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration” exhibit is an extraordinary show that is the culmination of an annual competition sponsored by the Society of Illustrators and showcases the artwork from the year’s best children’s books published in the U.S. “After the competition concludes a collection of award-winners is allowed to travel to various venues throughout the country,” said Charles Peer, gallery director. The second exhibit features a collaboration between Allen Elementary students and JBU students.

Both exhibits are free and open to the public.  For special arrangements for groups or for special showing outside of the normal gallery hours, contact the JBU Visual Arts Department at 479-238-8561.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 40 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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