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‘Juried 2016: Undergraduate Exhibition’ Opens at Center for Art & Theatre

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Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents “Juried 2016: Undergraduate Exhibition,” April 4-14, in the Contemporary Gallery at the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition spotlights the exceptional artwork being produced by undergraduate students within the BFSDoArt. Work in this show represents the various disciplines taught within the department including: sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. A reception and awards ceremony will be, Friday, April 8, 5-7 p.m. at the gallery. The public is invited to attend.

“Juried 2016 was juried by New York City Gallerist and Curator Bridget Donahue. Donahue is co-founder of the innovative DIY gallery space, and was gallery director at D’Amelio Terras Gallery and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. Donohue owns her own gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Bridget Donahue Gallery, which made a number of “Best of 2015” lists from such publications as the New York Times and Art in America. Donahue’s expertise ranges from 2D painting, 3D sculpture and installation, new media work and more.

“The BFSDoArt is an interdisciplinary program, a fact readily apparent through the great diversity of styles, media and disciplines on display in this year’s ‘Juried Undergraduate Exhibition,’” said Jason Hoelscher, BFSDoArt gallery director and assistant professor. “Thanks go to the enthusiasm and critical eye of Bridget Donahue in jurying this thought-provoking and compelling exhibition, as well as big-time congratulations to the students whose work is featured.”

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree.  For more information, visit class.georgiasouthern.edu.

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