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Visual Arts

An event at the Hammons Gallery .

The Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts is part of the School of Fine Arts and is located on the second floor of Moses-Provine.  The department offers instruction in various studio and commercial art disciplines including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, illustration, painting and sculpture in addition to art education. Students may choose one of three degree paths: art education, graphic design, or studio art. The curriculum is designed to provide all majors with a foundation in design principles leading to advanced instruction in their chosen major.

The Department of Visual arts offers students a number of advantages including regular exhibits in the Hammons Gallery featuring the work of professional, working artists and designers; workshops and demonstrations in a variety of media by visiting artists; studio space, classrooms and a digital media lab where students may pursue their own creative work. Additionally, each major participates in a senior exhibit in the Hammons Gallery prior to graduation.

Current and Upcoming Events

Gemma Guiomard will present her Senior Exhibition in the Hammons Gallery, Feb. 24 – March 7, 2014

Art Club‘s  2014 Student Juried Art Show will be on display in the Hammons Gallery, Mabee Fine Arts Center thru Feb. 13.

Other recent events,

Meet the Pressed. Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Visual Arts hosted an exhibit featuring prints from a variety of guest artists in the Verser Theatre Gallery.  Jan 15 - Feb. 7.

The exhibit included the work of Robyn Stoller Awend of Minneapolis, Minn.; Aaron Calvert of Arkadelphia, Ark.; Kyle Garrett of Arlington, Texas; Delita Martin of North Little Rock, Ark.; Casey McGarr of Arlington, Texas; and David Warren of Little Rock, Ark. http://www.obu.edu/news/2014/01/23/meet-the-pressed-print-exhibit-open-at-ouachita-through-feb-7/

New Scholarships Available!

Download the Scholarship Application Guide here, Word document (docx/133kb) • Brochure (pdf/310kb)

Department Contact information:

Donnie Copeland, MFA, Chair of Visual Arts, Drawing and Painting

copelandd@obu.edu            (870) 245-5559

Raouf Halaby,  Ed.D., Professor of Visual Arts and English

halabyr@obu.edu                 (870) 245-5564

Summer Bruch, MFA, Art Education, Ceramics and Foundations

bruchs@obu.edu                   (870) 245-4655

Ferris Williams, MFA, Graphic Design

williamsf@obu.edu              (870) 245-5565