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Faculty talents on display in art exhibition

January 25, 2013 : Liberty University News Service

Art Exhibition Hours

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1-7 p.m.

The gallery is free and open to the public. It is located on the fourth floor of Demoss Hall, South Wing, in Room 4069. The exhibit runs through Feb. 9.

*For more information, call (434) 592-5900

Liberty University’s Faculty Art Exhibition kicked off Thursday evening showcasing the diverse talents of the faculty of Liberty’s Department of Studio and Digital Arts.

The exhibition will run through Feb. 9 and features submissions from the 13 faculty members of the department, including studio art (2D/3D art), graphic design, photography, drawing, and digital art (video/animation) pieces.

Todd Smith, SADA chair, said several hundred hours have gone into the creation of an eclectic mix of pieces ranging from iPhone case designs to traditional paintings and drawings.

The gallery is free and open to the public and is located in the Liberty University Art Gallery, Room 4069 on the fourth floor of Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center. The department, along with the gallery, moved to its current location on the fourth floor of DeMoss in 2011 and features several studio art labs for drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and design. The labs feature natural light, high ceilings, and loft storage.

David Meyer, one of the newest professors in the department, is presenting some of his digital work for the showcase. In his classes, he teaches game design and animation including innovative “cutting-edge” techniques in the digital arts field. Before teaching at Liberty, Meyer had a successful career, including creating digital art for Christian rock band Needetobreathe.

The last faculty show was held in 2007, but now that it is in its new location the department is likely to hold the showcase annually.

Smith believes what sets Liberty apart from other art schools is its approach to artistic endeavors, viewing God as the original designer of the universe and as the foundation for the creative process.

“Christ is an invited guest in the process. Therefore he can work through us to bring glory to Himself, and reflect His creativity,” Smith said.

  • The Liberty University Department of Studio and Digital Arts is part of the School of Communication and offers majors in Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Studio Art with Teacher Licensure. The department also offers minors in Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Photography. Since it officially launched in 2006, SADA has grown from about 150 to more than 500 declared majors.