Barry Gunderson’s “Water Works” Coming to Schnormeier Gallery

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Barry Gunderson’s “Water Works” art exhibit will be on display at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery May 3 through June 23, 2017. A reception for the show will be held on Friday, May 5, from 6-9 p.m.

In this exhibition, artist Barry Gunderson imagines key moments of his life in relation to specific bodies of water, and the metaphors that arise from each. Walking along bridges reveal topographic patterns, colors and texture of the Mississippi River that are constant features in his work and become the source material for a series entitled “Currents.” In later sculptures he reflects upon hours spent in fishing boats on Minnesota lakes conversing with family and quietly awaiting the excitement of a catch. The narrative of water as a source of life and reflection upon life is fluid in each series.

Gunderson is a Professor of Art, Sculpture at Kenyon College, and is widely exhibited in Ohio and throughout the United States. Schnormeier Gallery is excited to present Gunderson’s work and celebrate his ongoing contributions to the field of visual art.

This exhibit and reception are open to the public. The show will be on display at Schnormeier Gallery weekdays from noon to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on this exhibit and others coming to Buchwald Center visit mvnu.edu/art-design.

MVNU Receives 2017 Best Value School Award Status

Mount Vernon Nazarene University has been awarded designation as a Best Value School for 2017. This designation is awarded by University Research & Review LLC. This organization gauges a university’s value through rigorous analysis of student satisfaction, cost, and unique university features. MVNU has excelled in each demographic in order to receive this award.

“It is an honor and privilege to be awarded the University Research & Review LLC Best Value School designation for 2017,” said James Smith, Vice President for Enrollment Management at MVNU.

“This organization recognizes schools that offer quality education at an affordable cost, and that is what we seek to provide to our students. We are proud to be one of only seven colleges in Ohio and less than 25 Christian colleges nationwide to receive this honor.”

The award winners are determined through a rigorous process that is conducted by a combination of researchers and former college presidents and university CEOs. It will be featured on Bestvaluecolleges.org.

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 28 states and 17 countries/U.S. territories.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 28 states and 17 countries/U.S. territories.