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Georgia Southern University Features First Alumni Exhibition

eagleheadGeorgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents Continuum, an exhibition that showcases paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and works in new media by outstanding art alumni. The exhibition opened Oct. 8 and will run through Nov. 7 in the Contemporary Gallery at the Center for Art and Theatre on Georgia Southern’s campus. The Department of Art will host a reception on Friday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m.

“The selection of alumni work for this exhibition posed a curatorial challenge” said Gallery Director Marc Mitchell, who teamed with Art History Professor Julie McGuire to curate the event.

“We are well aware of the many accomplishments of our alumni, but how were we to make selections among the many fine possibilities? It was akin to being asked which is your favorite child,” added McGuire, whose history with the alumni aided the recently appointed Mitchell in the organization of the show.

The duo identified a diverse, yet select, representation of the leading work by graduates. Mitchell and McGuire agree that the artists whose work has been selected for this inaugural alumni exhibition bring a range of approaches and techniques to their artistic practice. Seen together, their work “exemplifies the vibrancy and eclecticism of the contemporary art world.”

Alumni contributing to Continuum include Ashley Anderson, Marisa Avelar, Samantha Bonnell, Rob Chandler, Justin Collins, Jermaine Dawson, Dawn and Michael Dickins, Scott Howard, Matt Jones, Duke Oursler, Michelle Parker, Desmal Purcell, Heath Ritch, Mandy Rutherford, Elizabeth Shoer, Linda Smith, Josh Strait, Matthew Toole, Josh Tuminella, Brent Williams, Ian Winsemius and Michael Winsor.

Gallery Programming is supported by Student Activity Fees; all events are free and open to the public. The Center for Art and Theatre is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information on this exhibition and other gallery programming provided by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, visit:

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906 offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University is one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, and is the top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:


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