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Ouachita to host Art and Design Faculty Biennial Exhibit through Feb. 26

Art and Design Faculty Exhibit 2021February 18, 2021 - Madison Cresswell

Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Adams Department of Art and Design is hosting its Art and Design 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 Art and Design faculty members and is free and open to the public.

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

“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.