LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Biola University’s Bardwell Hall has been newly renovated into a brand-new, state-of-the-art creative space for the Department of Art. The building formerly housed the sciences. Featuring individual studio spaces and outdoor exhibition areas to computer labs and galleries, there is no shortage of ways for students to engage with Biola’s vibrant art community. Join Biola as it dedicates Bardwell Hall as the new home of the Department of Art and kicks off The Celebration of Arts and Media on September 17 at 9:30 a.m.

“The remodeled Bardwell Hall for the Visual Arts provides a new space where students will continue to create works of arts that inspire others, stimulate conversations, provoke creative thinking and allow their creative vision to be a conduit for them to connect with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” said Todd Guy, Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication.

This year, the Biola School of Fine Arts and Communication is launching The Celebration of Arts and Media. The celebration is a year-long festival featuring both on-campus and online events — including concerts, symposiums, gallery openings and more — the celebration aims to present, support and advance the work of artists, musicians, rhetoricians, and storytellers of Biola University and beyond.

MEDIA ADVISORY — FOR DAY OF COVERAGE

What: Biola University is dedicating the newly renovated Bardwell Hall to the Visual Arts department while launching a year-long festival of The Celebration of Arts and Media.

Who: The Biola University School of Fine Arts and Communication is hosting the Biola community and neighbors to witness the dedication of Bardwell Hall. There will be festivities and other events following the dedication ceremony.

When: Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Biola University, 13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639

On site Media Contact: Sarah Dougher (562) 906-4524, sarah.m.dougher@biola.edu. Press passes are available upon request.

About the Department of Art: The Celebration of Arts and Media is a year-long festival hosted by the School of Fine Arts and Communication. Featuring both on-campus and online events — including concerts, symposiums, gallery openings and more — the Celebration aims to present, support and advance the work of artists, musicians, rhetoricians, and storytellers of Biola University and beyond. The Department of Art offers study in a range of disciplines, with various degree offerings — including a NASAD-accredited B.F.A. program. There are nine different concentrations: animation, design, illustration, interdisciplinary, painting, sculpture, photography, studio art and the brand-new pre-art therapy.