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

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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 on 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

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 works 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.

Evangel University, which includes the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the church and society globally. Evangel serves more than 2,100 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 65 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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