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Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus hosts senior visual art exhibition “Dichotomy” beginning Oct. 22

“Dichotomy,” an upcoming senior art show on the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus in Savannah, will feature the work of three graduating seniors, Darian Merritt, William Wright and Eric Sanders, at the Fine Arts Gallery Oct. 22 through Nov. 2. A closing reception will be held Nov. 2 from 5:30-7 p.m. The gallery and reception are both free and open to the public.

The work represents the culmination of undergraduate studies, the development of technical ability and a refinement of communication through artistic expression through a cohesive body of work. These three artists use a vast array of media to create a juxtaposition of subject matter that initially may appear radically different yet are far more connected than they appear.

The spirit of “Dichotomy” that unites these three artists is a desire to reveal the connections that bind even the most different of thoughts and emotions. The show’s overall intent is to present three different perspectives into looking beyond stereotypes, blanket statements and unyielding perceptions in order to dig deeper than face value.

“Lost and Found” by Merritt delves into feelings of chaos and inner calm that fully awakens for the artist within the seclusion of the darkroom; “Vices and Virtues” by Wright explores the complexities of his childhood experience with the Christian faith as well as the evolution of his religious beliefs that govern his interpersonal relationships; and “Whimsy and War” by Sanders exposes a duality in influence and inspiration that have shaped him.

A raffle will be held during the show’s reception on Nov. 2, in which each artist will donate one piece of art exhibited in the show. All proceeds will go to Warrior Art, a nonprofit organization that assists military veterans dealing with PTSD through creativity.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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