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Senior Art Exhibit on showcase at Evangel University

Published on Apr 1, 2024 by Erin Hedlun

A collection of artwork that will be on display during this month’s senior art exhibit

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Evangel University Fine Arts & Design Gallery will be featuring the work of eight seniors via two public art exhibits this month. The first will be held from April 5-12 with an opening reception on Friday, April 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The second will be held from April 19-26 with an opening reception on Friday, April 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public.

“Several of our seniors have set the bar really high with challenging goals,” said Michael Buesking, professor of art at Evangel. “These students have accomplished some tremendous work. I’m really pleased with how they have taken time for thoughtful introspection, creating pieces that touch on themes important to them via a variety of media.”

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is located inside the Barnett Fine Arts Center on EU’s campus. Visitors wishing to view the gallery should check in at the reception desk in Riggs Hall for access.

The first show will display the work of five graduating B.A. in Art students:

  • Cheyenne Green
  • Taylor Hoffman
  • Mahari Pilo
  • Lauren Spilman
  • Renzie Walkowski

The second show will display the work of three graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students:

  • Danielle Aubuchon
  • Bethel Childers
  • Sarah Worthley

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. The department also offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, where students take a wide variety of studio mediums, with an emphasis on studio work or graphic design. Both combine art history courses with practical expertise in various studio areas.

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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:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by AcademicInfluence.com
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by BestColleges.com

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 evangel.edu.