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Club Mud exhibition and Sale is Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Club Mud, the twice-yearly ceramic exhibition and sale sponsored by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, will take place Thursday, Nov. 30, through Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Georgia Southern Ceramics and Sculpture Studio, 236 Forest Drive, Statesboro. Doors will be open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Club Mud, now is in its twenty-second year, is an opportunity for the public to view and purchase original artworks created by student artists at Georgia Southern University. This year’s exhibition and sale features work from the art students in ceramics, jewelry, and small metals.

‘This opportunity to turn the studio into a gallery offers the students a chance to enter into the business of art,” said ceramics professor Jane Pleak, who began this exhibition and sale with her students years ago as a learning activity sponsored by the ceramics student organization, Club Mud. ‘Learning about the marketplace, meeting the public and offering a product for exhibition and sale are essential components of being a functional and successful artist. Reaching out to their community, and their audience, is a necessary process in students’ growth as artists and craftspeople. Through this biannual event, the students understand the practical hands-on work needed to operate a full-time studio.”

Although students receive 80 percent of their sales to support their development in the arts, proceeds from the sales also support visiting artists and travel to ceramic and jewelry conferences for students.

Admission to Club Mud’s Annual Exhibition and Sale is free. The community is welcome, and is encouraged to visit the studio, meet with the student artists, and view their artwork. For further information, please call the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at 912-681-1712.

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