Art Gallery Welcomes 'Faith & Fantasy' Artwork by Jeff Haynie

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"Dash" by Jeff Haynie

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (August 24, 2011) - Artist and illustrator Jeff Haynie will display 52 pieces of his unique work in the upcoming exhibit titled “Faith & Fantasy.”  Haynie is a veteran artist in the entertainment industry working for companies such as DreamWorks SKG, EA, THQ and Midway. Before getting into the game industry, he also worked as a freelance illustrator producing art for clients including Pixar, Disney, Warner Brothers, American Airlines, Frito-Lay, Pepsi, IBM and Xerox.

The exhibit will open in the JBU Art Gallery with a reception on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and will feature a gallery talk by the artist at 6:30 p.m. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. The show will run through Sept. 30.

“Jeff’s work is exciting to look at.  It is masterfully done, colorful and incredibly imaginative,” said Charles Peer, Director of the JBU Art Gallery. “Jeff is a noted contemporary artist and illustrator and this is a great chance to visit with him about how he created artwork of creative fantasy while also producing work expressing a strong Christian faith.” 

Haynie is currently the art director for the Mystery Case Files series at Big Fish Games and has been responsible for defining the visual direction and creating the artwork for many games including “Medal of Honor,” “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2,” Clive Barker's “Undying,” “Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate,” “Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst” and “Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove.” His art for “Mystery Case Files 13th Skull” was selected for the 2011 “Into the Pixel Collection,” the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a game artist.

The JBU Art gallery is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.-4 p.m. or by special arrangement. For further information you may contact the JBU Department of Visual Arts at 479-238-8561.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked second among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 39 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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