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A $3.25 million art studio and engineering facility has been approved by trustees for John Brown University, with a $2 million grant from the Windgate Foundation supporting the project, the school announced.

The 16,800-square-foot facility will have a split design with separate areas for arts and engineering students. The Peer-Andrus Studio and Project Barn is set to open next summer and will include a wood shop along with space for commercial photography and video.

"This new studio barn will provide much-needed room for students and faculty to work in almost any media from photography and cinema, to drawing and painting, woodworking and 3D work," Dave Andrus, head of John Brown's visual arts department, said in a statement released by the university.

The building is named in honor of Andrus and also Charles Peer, a longtime professor of visual arts. They founded the university's visual arts program in 1990.

Metro on 10/20/2017

Print Headline: $3.2M project gets OK at John Brown

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