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Evangel University Art Gallery to feature sculptor Tim Cherry’s “Arrangement of Shapes and Lines”

Published on Jan 18, 2023 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Evangel University Fine Arts & Design Gallery will feature “Arrangement of Shapes and Lines: A Retrospective Show,” a collection of bronze, stainless steel, stone, and terra cotta wildlife sculptures by local artist Tim Cherry. The exhibit will open with an artist discussion on January 20 at 6:30 p.m., including a reception from 7-9 p.m., and will remain on display through March 10.

Admission is free, and the public is invited to tour the display.

Cherry, a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has exhibited artwork in nationally known galleries across the United States, and his pieces have won several awards. He is a fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a member of both the National Sculptor’s Guild and the Society of Animal Artists.

“My work depicts wildlife through the simplest lines, shapes, and designs that I can create without losing representation, gesture, or attitude,” said Cherry. “I am constantly humbled by the awesome effects created in nature and the creatures I observe there. I continue to explore those inspirations through my art.”

In addition to sculpture art, Cherry also creates custom jewelry pieces.

Cherry’s business, Tim Cherry Sculpture Designs, is based in in Branson, Missouri, where he resides with his wife, Linda, and daughter, Amber.

Art at Evangel 

Evangel University is home to the state-of-the-art Lawrence & Alletha Barnett Fine Arts Center, which opened in 2002.

The Art Education degree at Evangel is for creative art students seeking certification to teach in elementary, junior high, or high school grades. EU’s program meets the Missouri state requirements for certification in Art Education, grades K-12.

Students who desire a well-rounded approach to artistic disciplines may earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art degree. The program requires 45 credits in art and is a good option for a double major.

Students who desire a well-rounded approach to artistic disciplines may earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art degree. The program requires 45 credits in art and is a good option for a double major. The department also offers two Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with an emphasis on studio work or graphic design. Both combine art history courses with practical expertise in various studio areas.



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at