Professor of Art
Drawing, Art Experience, First-Year Seminar, Senior Capstone
MFA University of Cincinnati
BFA Murray State University
Layering and scraping, scratching and inscribing, shading and modeling:
these are what images are doing to the creatively-engaged person.
Professor David Ribar began his career
in the arts in 1979 as the Preparator/Exhibitions Designer at the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville. Before coming to Belmont in 1991, he also served for five years as Cheekwood's Curator of Exhibitions. He has worked as a consultant, juror, panelist and lecturer for arts organizations and schools throughout the region, and has published numerous articles of art criticism for local and regional publications. His most recent essay appears in the Instructor's Manual accompanying the 8th Edition of Living with Art. He has also shown in juried, invitational and one-person exhibitions throughout the United States, with works found in a variety of private and public art collections. In addition to his pursuit of the art of teaching, Professor Ribar has completed a two-year term as Interim Chair of the Art Department, and has been engaged as the Co-Director of the Belmont in Italy Program for the last seven years.