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Walkers’ exhibit opens TU Art Gallery’s new year

Joshua Barrett, Student Writer

The Thomas University Art Gallery will host an exhibit by Evelyn Davis-Walker and Steven S. Walker, both renowned artists, Sept. 4 through Oct. 4. The TU Art Gallery is located inside the Student Life Center on TU’s Magnolia Campus.

Davis-Walker holds a bachelor’s degree from Otterbein University in Visual Communication and Computer Art and a master’s degree in Adversity Design from Marywood University. Davis-Walker has taught as a full-time graphic design professor for more than a decade. She currently teaches at Valdosta State University.

Davis-Walker has worked in commercial design for the past 20 years. Her client list includes non-profits such as the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as academic institutions including Virginia Commonwealth University, Otterbein University and Valdosta State University.

Davis-Walker recently received a grant for an upcoming collage series, “Delicately Contained,” which is described as a pop culture collage of iconic mothers. She began this project during her artist residency in Toronto, Canada. Davis-Walker hopes to complete the collage series by 2019. 

Steven S. Walker earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He then earned a master’s degree in fine arts from Marywood University. There he met his wife and fellow artist Evelyn Davis-Walker.  

Walker’s landscapes and paintings are part of several private collections, including Airstream Inc., Hilton Hotels, the Boy Scout of America, Dominion Resources, the Virginia State Department, the National Parks Service, the Columbus Convention Center and the United Sates Air Force.

Walker’s works have been included in several local and national juried competitions, including the Richeson 75 Landscape Competition, Plein Air Salon, the International Salon, the Oil Painters of America Salon and the Art Renewal Center. His work is also part of a traveling exhibition with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Walker has participated in several artist-in-residency programs in Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Colorado. In 2014 he was selected to create Ohio Governor’s Art Awards by the Ohio Arts Council. In 2015 Walker received honorable mention in the Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence Competition.

The Walkers currently live in Hahira, Georgia, where their daughter helps run the art studio.

A closing reception for the exhibit will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 4. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The gallery is open 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, and 8 a.m.- noon Fridays.

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