The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) commits to serving Bulloch County and surrounding communities in outreach events and service learning projects. The Department’s efforts in hosting the annual Empty Bowl Project, which raises money for the Statesboro Food Bank, contributed to Georgia Southern being named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The BFSDoArt takes prides in giving back to the local community and offers events and services to provide students with valuable work force experience.
Students and faculty are given the opportunity to showcase their artwork and to be inspired by professional, contemporary works through gallery programming housed in the Center for Art & Theatre and visiting artists/lecture series. Students’ talents are showcased throughout the year at events including the annual Evening of the Arts gala that provides an opportunity to raise funds for scholarships and the fall Student Made (formerly “Club Mub”).
Each semester, BFSDoArt students power two community-based events — the fall Empty Bowl Project benefiting the Statesboro Food Bank and ArtsFest, held each spring to promote family fun and art education. During the summers, you will find the Graphics Communication Management (GCM) Program in full swing, with interested high-school students and recent graduates getting a taste of the GCM program at Georgia Southern University during Graphics Summer Camp.
The University’s Eagle Nation on Parade is a public art project hosted by the BFSDoArt. Celebrating Georgia Southern’s unity of campus and community, the project also contributes to the economic vitality and quality of life in Statesboro and supports student scholarships and research.
In addition to interning and volunteering, Service Learning is one of the best ways for a student to get hands on experience in their field. The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art teams up with entities throughout the region for various projects that broaden students’ understanding of the creative process – from start to finish.
Some of the projects BFSDoArt students have collaborated as part of their studio courses on are the Georgia Southern Student IDs, annual calendar for Oracal, exhibition design at the Georgia Southern Museum, package design for B&G Honey,
Some of these options can be logged towards leadership hours.