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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

October 26, 2017

College of the Ozarks professor of art and sculpture featured in exhibit

The sculpture — “Bolster,” part of his Folk Bench Series — will be on display in the Spiva Art Gallery until Oct. 31.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Jeff Johnston, professor of art and head of the ceramics and three-dimensional areas at College of the Ozarks, is featured in a new exhibit in the Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri.

The sculpture — “Bolster,” part of his Folk Bench Series — will be on display in the Spiva Art Gallery until Oct. 31. Johnston is scheduled to present a workshop at Missouri Southern State University on Nov. 2.

On Nov. 4 the sculpture will return to C of O’s campus. Johnston’s work, along with artwork by five former students, will be on display in the Boger Art Gallery starting Nov. 4 and will remain for the duration of November.  The exhibit — Jeff Johnston: Celebrating a Legacy — at C of O will honor Johnston’s years of service before he retires in May.

Johnston has a B.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Fine Arts from Portland State University. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in numerous public and private collections.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2017. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


10.26.17 – Lauren Presley



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