Faculty members in the Department of Art and Design taught by example at the biannual ACU faculty art show Thursday night.
“It’s good for students because then they see their teachers as artists practicing in a field they want to practice in one day,” said Jack Maxwell, chair of the Department of Art and Design.
The work of every faculty member and all but one part-time professor was displayed at the ACU Cockerell Gallery. The creations ranged from realistic paintings to abstract sculptures.
Geoffrey Broderick, assistant professor of art, had several cast-metal sculptures on display. Broderick said these creations served as starting points for some of his larger projects.
While his best work may not be on display, Broderick said the faculty show is still an important event.
“It’s a good chance for students to come in and be reinforced after seeing this level of talent,” Broderick said.
Broderick plans to have two pieces in a show, titled EarthBound: The State of Sculpture, at the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, beginning March 25.