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BFSDoArt presents ‘Portfolio Reveal’ exhibit this April

The Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) will host “Portfolio Reveal,” an annual exhibition of senior graphic design work, from April 12 to 24 in the Contemporary and University Galleries at the Center for Art and Theatre on the Statesboro Campus. A reception is April 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

“As every aspect of our culture is increasingly designed, good design can be hard to notice—like water to a fish,” says BFSDoArt Gallery Director Jason Hoelscher. “That’s one reason I love graphic design exhibitions so much, due to their focused quality with lots of design on display. These emerging designers will be designing all sorts of things we will all be using in the future, so this exhibition is a great chance to see what kinds of great ideas and results they have worked up during their studies.”

This exhibition features four years of graphic design work in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. This advanced-level, senior capstone Graphic Design Portfolio course was taught by Ed Rushton, MFA, and Onyile Onyile, Ph.D.

“At the beginning of this semester, I had my students look deeply into themselves and the discipline of graphic design to connect design to culture, society, its users and technology,” Rushton said. “They have been hard at work re-working and refining their existing projects while also self-assigning themselves new work for their portfolio. Students are using the portfolio show to exhibit both their career goals and their readiness to enter the graphic design profession. I am very proud of their focus and hard work they’ve demonstrated this semester.”

The exhibit features work from Mitchell Burgess, Cara Carew, Brandon Castro, Samantha Cleveland, Charles Crawford, Abbie Crosby, Cameron Davis, Abigail Deal, Erin Fortenberry, Macie Giordano, Thyatira Grant, Rikki Hagerty, Bethany Hayes, Shannon Howard, Emily Hudson, Abigail Hutchins, Stevey Mann, Jessica Martin, Meaghan McClain, Cassidy McCrea, Amber McCullough, Micaela Nylund, Jackson Powell, Macintyre Pullen, Janesha Rhodes, Jordon Rosier, Elise Rustine, Hayden Strickland, Hailey Wallace, Angelica Wallerstedt, Eric Ward and Dionna Williams.

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