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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.

Gallery Shows for 2022-2023 School Year

Oct
6

A Celebration of Life

MyungJoo Shin

6:00pm

Dec
1

A Tail of Three Lyres

BFA show: Delano Mattox

6:00pm

Jan
19

…but only so an hour

Photography Show: Mindy Trott

6:00pm

Feb
23

Opticus Realm: Where Things Are Not What They Seem

Brain Awareness

6:00 PM

Mar
23

BFA Graphic Design Senior show

6:00PM

Apr
20

BFA Fine Art show

Lily Jorgensen

6:00PM

May
11

SVAD End of the Year Show

2022-2023: Best of Fine Art and Graphic Design

6:00PM

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ABOUT JOHN C. WILLIAMS

John Williams PortraitJohn 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.