Thomas University students, faculty and guess artists will showcase their best art work during shows throughout the year at the TU art Gallery located in the Student Life Building on TU’s Magnolia Campus.
Evelyn Davis-Walker is a liberal artist who holds a B.A. from Otterbein University in Visual Communication and Computer Art and her M.F.A. in Advertising Design from Marywood University. She has taught as a full-time graphic design professor for more than a decade (currently at Valdosta State University) in addition to working in commercial design for nearly 20 years. Her graphic design client lists includes well-known non-profits such as the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Big Brothers Big Sisters in addition to academic institutions such as Virginia Commonwealth University, Otterbein University and Valdosta State University.
Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Steven Walker discovered his love for art at a very early age. Steven earned his B>A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and his M.F.A from Marywood University where he also met his wife/fellow artist, Evelyn. Since Steven’s venture into gallery life, his landscapes have been well received by collectors as his paintings are part of several private collections such as Airstream, Inc., Hilton Hotels, the Boy Scouts of America, Dominion Resources, Virginia State Department, the National Parks Service, the Columbus Convention Center and the United States Air Force.
Nathan Mullins, both in Clarksdale, Mississippi, received his B.F.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2012 and earned his M.F.A. from American University in 2015. His first solo exhibition was ‘Supernatural, Superserious” at Almost Circle Gallery in Biloxi, Mississippi in 2017. His group exhibitions include “Hide and Seek” at Vivid Space Galleriny in San Diego, California in 2018, “Carte Blanche” at Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington, Maryland in 2017; “Berlin and Back” at the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C. in 2016 and “Blueprint” at the Kazen Arts Center in Washington, D.C. in 2015. Mullins wrote for the online and print publications produced at Mississippi Modern, Inc. and served on the company’s Board of Directors as Community Outreach Coordinator from 2014-2016. He taught painting and drawing at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgian from 2015 to 2018.
Christopher Johnson is Assistant Professor of Visual Art and Director of the Visual Art Program at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia, since 2013. Johnson, a resident of South Georgia for most of his life, is a visual artist who typically works in the mediums of wood carving, printmaking, painting, drawing and sculpture. Christopher is currently engaged in an imitative to revitalize communities through painting large-scale public art murals. Since February 2017, Christopher has painted 13 murals in communities through Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Christopher received his B.F.A. in Studio Art from Clemson University in 2008 with his M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of South Carolina in 2011 with a focus on printmaking and drawing.
Alabama native Wayne Sides is a photographer, but he also works in collage and other methods for some of his other art works. Sides, currently a professor of photography at the University of Alabama, gained regional recognition in the lat 1970’s for his powerful photographs of the Ku Klux Klan, some of which have been displayed at the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, Alabama. Sides is also recognized for his collaborative work with musicians, poets, other performing artists and for his wide range of subject matter in his photography.
Sides has collaborated with Alabama poet Jeanie Thompson in the exhibition “Litany for a Vanishing Landscape” and in her collection of poems, “White for Harvest.” Sides is also a co-author of the book Silence and the Hammer and has appeared in multidisciplinary performances, including one with the University of Alabama’s Bankhead Visiting Writer’s Series.