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Julie Rush Art Exhibit at Evangel University — reception open to public

Published on Jan 28, 2018 by Evangel University News

The unique works of multi-media artist Julie Rush will be on display at Evangel University, in the Fine Art & Design Gallery, for the month of February.

A opening night reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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Artist Julie Rush will have selected works on display in the Fine Arts Center at Evangel University, through the month of February 2018. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

The preferred media for Rush is fabric, and her work consists of figurative, pictorial and traditional quilting. Several of her quilts will be on display at the exhibit.

Admission is free, and the exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Evangel’s gallery is located in the Barnett Fine Arts Center, just south of the Spence Chapel, facing Glenstone Ave.

“This exhibition is different from most exhibitions of paintings or sculpture,” said Stan Maples, professor of art at Evangel. “The media used is cloth, and the art itself is made using quilting techniques. The purpose of the show is to bring a different form of making art to the Evangel community.”

Rush holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting, a Bachelor of Art Education from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University.

For more information on the artist and her work, visit Ozark Fiber Arts.

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“Canoe Courtship,” a quilt by artist Julie Rush. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
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: “Cardinal,” a quilt by artist Julie Rush. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
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“Cat Eyes,” a quilt by artist Julie Rush. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)


Art at Evangel

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The Barnett Fine Arts Center. // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon (CLICK TO ENLARGE(

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 art 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 33 credits in art and is a good option for a double major. The department also offers a more intensive Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, where students take 58 studio hours. Both combine art history and appreciation courses with practical expertise in various studio areas.

For additional information, visit Evangel’s Department of Humanities. or contact Stan Maples at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7395.