JBU Presents Picturing the Parables Exhibit


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"Cockcrow" by Joan Bohlig

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (November 7, 2012) - The JBU art gallery welcomes the Christians in Visual Arts’ traveling exhibit “Picturing the Parables.” The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The JBU Art Gallery is located in the Windgate Visual Arts West building, where the exhibit will run through Dec. 11 and is free and open to the public.

This collection of artwork by 20 artists illustrates the parables of Christ from new and unique perspectives; some using time-honored approaches such as oil painting and etching, while others work in more contemporary media like assemblage and digital prints. The 28 pieces in the exhibit vary stylistically from representational narrative to abstraction.

 “This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to see these familiar stories in a new and sometimes challenging way.  Each of these living artists brings a unique viewpoint to stories we often feel we know so well but often their insights add a meaningful dimension to understanding,” said Charles Peer, gallery director.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday by special arrangement. For more information, or to make arrangements for a group visit, contact Jeannie Abbott 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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