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Georgia Southern staff member finds passion in collage art, hosts first gallery show
December 9, 2019
Collage art is something that Georgia Southern staff member Nancey Price uses as a creative outlet to clear her mind from the hustle and bustle at work. She listens to calming music, lights incense and sits on a pillow in her living room while creating a unique piece of art from other materials she finds inspiring.
“I spend a lot of time in my job being very analytical, working with a lot of people, experiencing a lot of moving pieces and running around,” she said. “But when I’m home with my art, it gives me a chance to focus on just one thing and allows my mind to be at ease and be creative. The meditative part of my collage art has probably been my favorite.”
Price works closely with many entrepreneurs in her role at the Business Innovation Group (BIG) located at City Center – Statesboro. This experience has shed new light on taking her passion for art to the next level.
“This role has put me in an environment where I’m surrounded by people who want to do things for themselves and people who are entrepreneurial, and that has sort of sparked an entrepreneurial spirit in me as far as expanding my brand, creating a website and hosting art shows,” said Price.
While her art has been featured in publications like O, The Oprah Magazine, most recently, Price held her debut art show at the Rosengart Gallery in downtown Statesboro. She described her show, which ran from October through November, as an homage to her hometown of Girard, Georgia, growing up in the country, and spending time with family members and elders in her community.
In addition to the inspiration she finds being surrounded by entrepreneurs, she finds support from her colleagues at BIG. BIG hosts a monthly Entrepreneurship Night event for business owners in the community, and in November, Price said the Director of BIG, Dr. Dominique Halaby, suggested having the event at Price’s debut art show at the Rosengart.
“My department has been very supportive in my ventures, and that just further strengthens the support that I have here not only as a creative but also as an entrepreneur,” she said.
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