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Faculty Art Exhibit at Evangel University in November

Published on Nov 2, 2018 by Paul K. Logsdon

An art exhibit by two members of the Evangel University faculty will open with a public reception Friday, Nov. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

David Bigelow will be showing prints and Mitch Yung will be showing ceramics for the month-long exhibit.

The Evangel Art Gallery is located on the main floor of the Barnett Fine Arts Center, facing Glenstone Ave., just south of the Spence Chapel.

The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and this show will continue until Nov. 30, 2018.

Bigelow has taught art at Evangel since 1998. As a printmaker, he uses animals and vegetables to talk about people. Humor is an important means to the end of communicating truth. His work has an international fan base and can be found in galleries, online and at juried art fairs.

Yung’s focus is on ceramic and mixed media sculpture, decorative objects and functional pottery. He operates a full-time ceramic studio in the Branson, Missouri, area. “I used to think that having such a wide range of work being made in the studio at once was chaotic and unfocused,” said Yung. “Now I think it makes my workspace and the work itself energetic, fresh and constantly evolving.”

2018-11.01 Bigelow, Peaceable Party
David Bigelow uses animals and vegetables to tell stories — “Peaceable Party” is a Japanese style print on hand-made Takazuma paper. // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
2018-11.01 Bigelow, St. Bernard
David Bigelow takes his humor seriously — St. Bernard also features portraits of other saints. // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
2018-11.01 Yung gas-fired bowls
Mitch Yung is displaying a variety of ceramics, including these light gray, gas-fired pieces. // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
2018-11.01 Yung wood-fired bowl
Mitch Yung is also displaying wood-fired ceramics, which give dark, warm tones. // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Art majors at Evangel

The art program at Evangel University is housed in the Barnett Fine Arts Center and offers majors in art and art education.

The Bachelor of Arts degree program is for students who desire a well-rounded approach to artistic disciplines. It combines a strong presence of art history and appreciation courses with practical expertise in various studio areas.

The Art Education degree is for the creative art student seeking certification to teach art in elementary, junior high or high school grades. Evangel University’s program meets the Missouri state requirements for certification in Art Education, grades K-12. The degree program requires course work in both Art and Education, as well as a minor in a related field.

For additional information, visit Evangel’s Department of Humanities.