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DAWN HUNTER     
Immediate Observations
Drawings & Paintings
October 23-December 4, 2014 
Artist Talk: October 23, 2:00pm Cashen Hall
Opening Reception: October 23rd, 3-5pm

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About the exhibition:
Even though Dawn Hunter is primarily known for creating socio and political artworks that often address women's issues within contemporary culture, the exhibition "Immediate Observations" highlights an important thread within and integral part of the artist's studio practice:  drawings and paintings done from direct observation.  These works are straight forward and inspired from the artist's daily interaction with her immediate environment; like an arrangement of toys in her daughter's bedroom or a landscape location that is noticed during a walk to work.  Works in the show are comprised of sketchbook entries and long term, large scale paintings and drawings. 

About the artist:
Hunter pursued her undergraduate studies at the Kansas City Art Institute, Parsons School of Design, and the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art & Music. As a Regents Fellow, she received her MFA from the University of California, Davis where she studied with Robert Arneson, Roy DeForest, and Irit Rogoff. She has participated in numerous solo and multiple artist exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Additionally, she has also received many awards and grants for her artwork, most notably, a Starr Foundation Fellowship, enabling her to be the first American woman to serve as Hunter pursued her undergraduate Artist-in-Residence at the Royal Academy of Art, London. Hunter is Associate Professor and Head of Foundations at the School of Visual Art and Design, University of South Carolina in Columbia.

About the Permanent Collection
The Department of Art's permanent collection holds over 500 pieces dating from 1964 to the present, and primarily purchased from talented UWG students enrolled in art courses, in addition to visiting professional artists. As a whole, the collection's fifty years of work provides an insightful document and cultural history of the University and the Department of Art. The collection's strengths include pieces from the printmaking and painting programs, while artwork from photography, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics is also represented. Through an active loan program, such work is available for check out and, as a result, may be seen across the University. Thanks to a recent SRAP grant in 2012-2013, the collection was reinventoried and photographed. For more information, contact the Department of Art's Visual Resources Center at gdavidso@westga.edu.


Previous Events
Meaghan Dee
March 13, 2014
Typographic Collage Workshop &Professional Portfolio Q & A

Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine
April 2, 2014
Artist talk & Screenprint demo

Valerie Zimany
March 27-April 24,2014
Ceramic Exhibition & Artist talk



For more information contact Stephanie Smith, Gallery Director, at (678) 839-4950 or (678) 839-6521. slsmith@westga.edu. www.westga.edu/art


The Bobick Gallery, located on the first floor of the Humanities Building is the Department of Art's primary exhibition space. Exhibitions change monthly and the gallery is open Monday- Friday 9am-4pm. Closed weekends and school holidays. The gallery and events are free and open to the public.

The Bobick Gallery is named in honor of former chair and professor emeritus Bruce Bobick. Bruce served as chairmain of the department for 26 years until he retired in 2005. His website is www.brucebobick.com.

Gallery Information:

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Please Submit documents for review to:
Stephanie Smith, Gallery Coordinator
slsmith@westga.edu
UWG Dept. of Art
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, Georgia 3011


Gallery 2 and the Visual Arts Building Installation space both serve as primary gallery spaces for students and are dedicated to the experimentation and development of student artists as they progress toward their professional careers.

Located throughout the campus grounds, the Sculpture on Campus Program includes rotating exhibitions of sculpture from some of the most exciting artists working today.

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series brings creative and talented individuals to campus for one to three days to interact with students and faculty, creating opportunities for demonstrations and discourse.

Carrollton Collects: Prints from the WPA exhibition features original prints from UWG's permanent collection and the collections of local residents. On display are works commissioned as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project of the 1930s.

Roosevelt's Federal Art Project, a part of the WPA, could be considered a Depression era stimulus package. Its goal was to provide work for artists. It was also meant to raise the spirits and confidence of citizens across the country, through theater, dance, art education, and the fine and graphic arts. This highly successful and historically significant project brought a myriad of art forms to humble locations and non-traditional settings. It cut across financial and racial boundaries, and revealed the melting pot that was the American artist while documenting a cross-section of America before the technology-saturated world of today.