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Faculty Art Exhibit at Evangel University — Oct. 5th reception open to public

Published on Sep 27, 2018 by Evangel University News

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — An art exhibit by three members of the Evangel University faculty will open with a public reception Friday, Oct. 5, from 6:30-8 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

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

“The opening on Oct. 5 is an opportunity for the public to join our students, faculty, staff and meet the Evangel art faculty,” said Stan Maples, professor of art. “Everyone is invited to look at the work, ask questions and visit our facilities.”

The faculty art exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and this show will continue until Oct. 29.

Faculty artists

2018-10 Buesking, The Call of Jeremiah
The Call of Jeremiah is a 26″ x 48″ oil on board painting by Mike Buesking, associate professor of art at Evangel University. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Mike Buesking, associate professor of art, is showing a variety of paintings, including The Call of Jeremiah, a 26″ x 48″ oil on board painting.

“Several of my recent paintings probe aspects of people encountering the touch of God,” said Buesking. “In Jeremiah Chapter 1, God calls Jeremiah — part of that interaction includes God reaching out his hand and touching Jeremiah’s mouth, and He says, ‘Now I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you…’”

Stan Maples, professor of art, is showing digital images and digital paints, and Lane Simmons, photography instructor, is showing his work as well.

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.