JBU Welcomes Society of Illustrators’ Exhibit and Inaugural Senior Installation


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Siloam Springs, Arkansas (March 30, 2012) - John Brown University welcomes the Society of Illustrators’ annual exhibit “Illustrators 53” to its art gallery, along with an installation of work by senior Katelyn Banks entitled “Stream of Consciousness.” The exhibit opens with a reception on Tuesday, April 3, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and will be on display till May 1.

The traveling exhibit features forty works selected from the Society of Illustrators’ Annual Exhibition and represents the best illustrations executed last year. All forty works were featured in the juried “Illustrators 52 Annual Exhibition” at the Museum of American Illustration in 2010.

“The Annual Exhibition has been offered to colleges for the past twenty-eight years and we are thrilled to be able to host this exhibit,” said Charles Peer, director of the JBU department of visual arts gallery. “This exhibit certainly encompasses a wide variety of styles and techniques.”

JBU will also host the inaugural installation exhibit by senior Katelyn Banks entitled “Stream of Consciousness” in the newly renovated Windgate Visual Arts East building. The $2.65 million renovation transformed the old Engineering Building into a top-tier art facility and was officially dedicated on March 30, 2012. The community is invited to an open house for Windgate Visual Arts East on Tuesday, April 3, from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. to view the exhibits and the new facility.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked first 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 41 states and 44 countries. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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