The John C. Williams Gallery
The John C. Williams Gallery is located on the second floor of Brock Hall on the campus of Southern Adventist University. It features visiting artists and student showings throughout the school year.
Fall 2018 Shows
Come, Meet Me at the Mirage
Artist: Janelle Junn
Oct 4th at 6 p.m. (until Nov 5th)
The Human Spirit
Artist: Harry Ahn
Nov 8th at 6 p.m. (until Dec 13th)
Spring 2019 Shows
From the Floor to the Wall
Artist: Isaac Duncan III
Jan 17th at 6 p.m. (until Feb 15th)
BFA Graphic Design Student Show
Artists: BFA Graphic Design Seniors
Feb 21st at 6 p.m. (until Mar 22nd)
BA Art Therapy Student Show
Artists: BA Art Therapy Seniors
Mar 28th at 6 p.m. (until Apr 12th)
BFA Fine Art Student Show
Artists: Jacob Strauss
Apr 18th at 6 p.m.
About John C. Williams
John Williams’ history in Southern’s School of Visual Art and Design began in 2002 when he joined the faculty as a professor, three years later becoming its dean. As dean, Williams brought “peace, trust, respect, and higher level of professionalism,” says professor Giselle Hasel. “Professors under his leadership were to focus on the quality of teaching as well as take responsibility for the content of the art produced by students under their care.”
The faculty and students flourished under Williams’ leadership. And he became not only their dean but also their friend, mentor, and, above all, a man greatly loved and respected.
“He was a really great friend,” remembers Zach McDonald, ’08. “After I graduated, I would come back, and we would sit and talk for hours. I respected him so much as an artist and on top of that he was a real Christian who lived with integrity. He still inspires me today to keep working and producing art. I got to see him two weeks before he passed away, and he said to me, ‘Good work; it’s beautiful stuff.’”
Williams passed away on October 8, 2009, yet his legacy continues to inspire art students.