Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Faculty in the Department of Art kicked off the fall semester at UWG with their Annual Faculty Exhibition that began on Friday, August 15. A reception is scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Humanities Building. The exhibit and reception are free and the community is invited to attend.
Faculty artists exhibiting their work are Gordon Chandler, Dave Collins, Eilis Crean, Erin Dixon, Joey Hannaford, Richard Hill, Perry Kirk, Kevin Rutherford, Clint Samples, Debrah Santini, Kevin Shunn, Stephanie Smith, Joe Tsambiras and David Webster.
The show features a mixed media collection in the Main Gallery and the second floor gallery in the Humanities Building. Works include oil painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, drawing and photography. The Annual Faculty Exhibition will run through September 4 with both galleries open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stephanie Smith, instructor of printmaking at UWG, coordinates the gallery shows. She said people are going to applaud this year’s Main Gallery art program.
“After the annual faculty show, the art department will exhibit Argentinean-born artist Mariana Depetris' mixed media encaustic paintings. She’ll stay for a two-day workshop for UWG students and for a Saturday workshop for faculty, staff and the community. There are many other exciting gallery exhibits coming to the campus this year.” A completed schedule for the gallery will be posted soon.
The Department of Art offers a Bachelors of Art degree in art history, pre-medical illustration and studio art; and a Bachelor of Fine Art in art education, ceramics, graphic design, interior design, Painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
For more information on the exhibit, call 678-839-6521.