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Lucas Art Workshop Named & Dedicated


Covenant College’s new visual art facility was officially named and dedicated at a ceremony on the evening of March 17, 2016. The Lucas Art Workshop is named in honor of David and Linda Lucas, whose leadership and generosity provided a place where artists may work, imagine, and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. David Lucas attended the dedication ceremony along with his children, and a dinner was held in the Lucases’ honor after the ceremony.


David serves Covenant as a member of the College’s board of trustees and as a board member for the Covenant College Foundation. He brings years of wisdom and experience in business to those roles.


“It’s a blessing to call David a friend,” said Troy Duble, former vice president for advancement. “He has blessed me and Covenant College with his chapel talks, his deep sharing of who he is, and his encouragement to our community. On a lighter note, David has worked hard to help me grow in my golf game, in fundraising work, and in life. I’m thankful for a friend and a mentor who has given of his time and talent to help others and of the money that he is stewarding.


The Lucas Art Workshop dedication ceremony included reflections from President Derek Halvorson ’93, professor Ed Kellogg, alumna Bekah Meyer ’15, professor Jeff Morton, and David Lucas. The ceremony concluded with the singing of the College hymn, “All for Jesus.”


“The fine arts are critical components of a rich education in the liberal arts and sciences,” said President Derek Halvorson ’93. “We are thankful for the gracious generosity of David and Linda Lucas, which has provided a place where young men and women can grow in their understanding of God’s creation and His calling on their lives, while honing their skills in the visual arts. We are thrilled with the new Lucas Art Workshop, and are grateful for the Lucases’ faithful partnership and abundant generosity.”


The Lucas Art Workshop provides the square footage necessary to accommodate more student studio space as well as offices and studio space for art faculty. The building features improved natural lighting, ventilation in studios, designated work space for senior art students, major studio spaces for 2D and 3D art, and a commons.

Listen to David Lucas’s chapel talk, “The Art of Living,” on SoundCloud.