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.
Spring 2019 Shows
The Human Spirit
Artist: Harry Ahn
November 8 at 6 p.m. (until February 15)
BFA Graphic Design Student Show
Artists: BFA Graphic Design Seniors
February 21 at 6 p.m. (until March 22)
BA Art Therapy Student Show
Artists: BA Art Therapy Seniors
March 28 at 6 p.m. (until April 12)
BFA Fine Art Student Show
Artists: Jacob Strauss
April 18 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.