College of the Ozarks Professor of Art and Sculpture Featured in Exhibit


PRESS RELEASE – POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Jeff Johnston, professor of art and head of the ceramics and three-dimensional areas at College of the Ozarks, is featured in a new exhibit in the Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri.

The sculpture — “Bolster,” part of his Folk Bench Series — will be on display in the Spiva Art Gallery until Oct. 31. Johnston is scheduled to present a workshop at Missouri Southern State University on Nov. 2.


On Nov. 4 the sculpture will return to C of O’s campus. Johnston’s work, along with artwork by five former students, will be on display in the Boger Art Gallery starting Nov. 4 and will remain for the duration of November.  The exhibit — Jeff Johnston: Celebrating a Legacy — at C of O will honor Johnston’s years of service before he retires in May.


Johnston has a B.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Fine Arts from Portland State University. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in numerous public and private collections.


For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.


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