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Faculty Art Exhibit at Evangel University

Published on Oct 3, 2017 by Mallory Johnson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – An exhibition by five members of the Evangel University art faculty will open with a public reception on Friday, Oct. 6, from 6-8 p.m. Admission to the art exhibit 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. 6 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. 31.

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An oil pastel on oriental paper called “Contemplation” by David Bigalow. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Faculty artists

  • Mike Buesking, associate professor of art, is showing a variety of paintings and drawings.
  • David Bigelow, adjunct faculty, is showing oil pastels and prints.
  • Stan Maples, professor of art, is showing digital images and digital paints.
  • Lane Simmons, photography instructor, is showing photography.
  • Mitch Yung, adjunct faculty, is showing ceramics
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A watercolor called “Dad’s Navy Seaplane Headset” by Michael Buesking. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)


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A digital painting called “Almost Asleep” by Stan Maples. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)


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A digital print called “Happy” by Lane Simmons. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Art majors at Evangel

Evangel University 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.

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A set of three wood fired stoneware vases by Mitch Young. Enjoying the art are Bri Mabon and Mallory Johnson, student assistants in the Public Relations Department. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)


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