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Georgia Southern’s Department of Art Presents Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

eagleheadThe Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. It is now on display in the University Gallery at Georgia Southern’s Center for Art and Theatre through Dec. 14. The community is also invited to attend an artist reception on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Dedicated to serving the public of southeast Georgia and the University community, the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is geared toward an interdisciplinary interpretation of art and culture.

“The BFSDoA MFA graduate program is extremely diverse and offers degree specialization in two and three-dimensional art, plus graphic design,” said Professor Marc Moulton, MFA director for the Department. “Courses are specifically tailored to develop the professional practices necessary for any contemporary artist. Our graduate student body is dynamic, energetic and passionately focused on creating work that reflects their broad interests. This exhibition is the culmination of three years of deep artistic research and is a wonderful showcase of creative expression.”

The exhibition features MFA candidates Alicia Perez and Jennifer McLaughlin.

La Sangra Llama (“The Blood Beckons”) by Alicia Perez features two-dimensional art. Perez says her work explores the contemporary immigrant experience that often involves instability, acculturation, and loss of identity. “By focusing on patterns and colors typically found in Hispanic textiles and ethnic attire, La Sangra Llama considers racial stereotypes and shared experiences of immigrants within the United States,” said Perez.

MFA graphic design candidate Jennifer McLaughlin’s exhibition is titled The Hapathetic Generation. In her showcase, McLaughlin investigates the various ways that mass communication can be utilized to influence social change. “The Hapathetic Generation addresses the apathetic behavior predominately associated with the millennial generation and the impact mass communication has on their ideology,” said McLaughlin.

Gallery Programming is supported by student activity fees; all events are free and open to the public. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Georgia Southern University will honor reasonable requests for accommodations. The Center for Art and Theatre is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Docent tours are available upon request by calling (912) GSU-ARTS.

For more information on this exhibition and other gallery programming provided by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, visit class.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/art.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906 offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,500 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: www.georgiasouthern.edu

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