The Art Department is commited to displaying professional and student artwork throughout the campus in order to share the transfomative and reflective power of the visual arts with the community. In addition to the Walford Art Galleries, student and professional work is also displayed in the Fireside Room on the lower level of the Todd M. Beamer Center and the Library Cafe located on the first floor of the Buswell Memorial Library. A rotation of artist's exhibitions are hosted in these galleries each year and seniors in the Studio Art Major are given these spaces to exhibit their work in their last semester. 

Fireside Room

Heaven and Earth - Joel Sheesley

October 2nd through November 22nd

A collection of professor emeritus Joel Sheesley's plein air paintings of the Fox River are on display in the Beamer Center Fireside Room now through November 22nd. Viewers are encouraged to imaginatevly consider the core book, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson in relation to these paintings of our local geography. These vivid and evocative images, paired with quotes from the novel, provide a space of contemplation, reflection and exploration. 

To learn more about Christ at the Core and the core book program click here.


Library Café

A collection of print and photographs from the Art Department's American Art Collection is curretly on display on the first floor of the Buswell Memorial Library. Visit the library between 7:30am and 12am to see the work.