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Ouachita to host Visual Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibit through Feb. 26

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit 2021February 18, 2021 - Madison Cresswell

Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts is hosting its Visual Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibit in the Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery, located in Moses-Provine Hall, through Friday, Feb. 26. The exhibit features the work of the Ouachita’s visual arts faculty members and is free and open to the public.

Faculty members featured in the exhibit include: Donnie Copeland, chair of the Department of Visual Arts and professor of visual arts; Kara Gunter, adjunct instructor of visual arts; Cary Roberson, associate professor of visual arts; Ferris Williams, associate professor of visual arts; and René Zimny, assistant professor of visual arts.

“Putting on the Faculty Biennial Exhibit is important for us as faculty to involve ourselves in our creative work and to communicate to our students and the community about that work,” Copeland said. “Our students need to see their professors at work, practicing the very things we ask so often of them.”

A variety of media are included in the exhibit, including animation and motion graphics, photography, studio work, graphic design, paintings, illustration and sculpture.

“I think the diversity in our work is a great representation of the variety of disciplines and skillsets that we bring to our department and students,” Zimny said. “It also fosters growth among us as faculty as we learn about each other’s areas and incorporate them into the classroom.

“Putting your work on public display can be a little daunting at times,” Zimny added, “but it’s an important experience for artists and designers, whether you’re a student, professor or professional.”

“I hope visitors will take the time to read faculty statements, look closely at the works and enjoy the show,” said Copeland.

Ouachita’s Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Donnie Copeland at copelandd@obu.edu or (870) 245-5559.

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