Art Gallery to Feature Work From Studies Trip

Siloam Springs, Ark. (January 11, 2010) - John Brown University will open an art exhibit entitled “Bula and Kia Ora” with a reception on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6:00 p.m-7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the art building. The exhibit runs until Jan. 31 and features the work of 13 JBU students.

This special exhibit will feature photography and graphic design work from a summer study abroad trip to Fiji and New Zealand. The team was commissioned to develop brochures for Marine Reach, the medical outreach ship of Youth With A Mission, to use to ease the fears of people unfamiliar with medical care.

“Unlike typical international academic studies trips, this was a mission focused, study-abroad trip where students were given the opportunity to integrate their chosen field, (graphic design and photography) with their faith. It was a perfect opportunity to apply skills learned in class on real-world project which will make a difference in peoples lives,” said Todd Goehner, assistant professor of visual arts.

“International travel and study abroad are absolutely invaluable to the students on a number of levels,” said Neal Holland, associate professor of photography and cinema. “It is an incredible experience to travel and see another culture. It is an incredible experience for them to participate in an ongoing ministry effort that will definitely further the kingdom of God, and it is an incredible attempt to do impressive work that can lead to a great start on their way to a photographic career."

The students featured are Clayton Chamberlain, Josh Adams, Justin Eddy, Ian Frasier, Emily Olson, Emily Canaday, Kristina Wagner, Alexa Lambert, Natalia Castelar, Amber Wilson, Charise Heather Foley and Deborah Green.

The JBU Art Gallery is located in JBU’s art building on the main campus in Siloam Springs. Normal gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.

For additional information or to set up a special showing for your organization, contact JBU’s Department of Visual Arts at (479) 238-8561. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.

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