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Professor Emeritus Richard Tichich Exhibits with Alumni

International Insights: A Richard Tichich Retrospective

on View January 17 – February 28 at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Artesanias of Michoacán, Richard Tichich

Artesanias of Michoacán, Richard Tichich

AUGUSTA, GA (01/02/2014) —The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art will present a solo exhibition of work by photographer Richard Tichich on Friday, January 17, in the Main Gallery with an opening reception from 6:00—8:00 p.m.

International Insights: A Richard Tichich Retrospective is comprised primarily of portraits from the artist’s travels around the world. Interested in contrasting myth and reality, Tichich offers a provocative glimpse into his subject’s lives and cultures presenting the viewer with an opportunity to discover their own perception of the images’ truths.

Richard Tichich received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas, San Antonio and was the founding director of the School of Art & Design at Western Carolina University. He has held similar academic positions at both East Carolina University and Georgia Southern University. Currently, Tichich serves as a professor at WCU and Professor Emeritus at Georgia Southern.

To further compliment the Main Gallery’s exhibition, works from Richard Tichich’s previous students at Georgia Southern University will be on display in the Creel-Harison Gallery. Before, During, and After: Georgia Southern Alumni will feature artists Roger Finch, Janine Reynolds, Travis Wiggins, and Dorothy Eckmann Fletcher. Tichich describes his years at Georgia Southern as “a chance to work with talented individuals who share my love for creative processes…these gifted artists were not my apprentices; they have always been distinguished in their own ways, and I merely helped structure an educational environment conducive to encourage their creative development.”

The opening reception for International Insights: A Richard Tichich Retrospective will be held Friday, January 17 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. and will include an informal gallery talk by the artist. The reception is free for members of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and $5 for nonmembers. Opening in conjunction with Richard Tichich is Before, During, and After: Georgia Southern Alumni, in the Creel-Harison Community Art Gallery. Both exhibitions will remain on view through February 28, 2014.

Related Events

International Insights: A Richard Tichich Retrospective Opening Reception
Friday, January 17, 2014, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair Street
Free for members; $5 for nonmembers

Before, During, and After: Georgia Southern Alumni Opening Reception
Friday, January 17, 2014, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair Street
Free for members; $5 for nonmembers

Image Credit: Richard Tichich, Artesanias of Michoacán, portrait series.


Founded in 1937 and housed in historic Ware’s Folly (c. 1818) and the Walker-Mackenzie Studio (c. 1909), the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art has as its mission to provide opportunities for visual arts education and to develop visual arts awareness and appreciation throughout the greater Augusta community. The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art serves as the only independent nonprofit visual arts school and contemporary art gallery in the Central Savannah River Area, offering studio art classes and workshops on an ongoing basis for art enthusiasts of all ages, from beginners to professionals. As a contemporary art gallery, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art presents over twenty exhibitions each year, spotlighting regional, national, and international artists in a variety of styles.

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