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Visiting Artist/Lecture Series

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, BFA, BA, Visual Art, Fine Art, MFA, Art School, Bachelors of Fine Art, Bachelors of Art, Masters of Fine Art, Student, Student Success, Exhibition, visiting, lecture, artist

An invaluable resource for University students and the public alike, the mission of the Visiting Artists program is to educate and foster a greater appreciation for contemporary art and culture through a wide range of programming. BFSDoArt organizes formal lectures, gallery talks, studio critiques, and panel discussions that highlight each artist and/or scholar. These programs provide the community with direct access to many nationally and internationally renowned artists and scholars working in various disciplines.The BFSDoArt Visiting Artists Program is supported by the Betty Foy Sanders Visiting Artist Endowment, Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC), Student Activities Funds, and other sources.

RECENT YEARS Over the years, the BFSDoArt has hosted many Visiting Artists/Lectures such as Daniel Dejan of Sappi Fine Paper, Michael Velliquette and Luke William Achterberg just to name a few.


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Upcoming Visiting Artist/Lectures

Spring 2015

Title Synopsis
Holly Akkerman

ARTIST LECTURE

Holly Akkerman is lead designer for the Jepson Center/Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. Holly’s designs have been recognized by the American Association of Museums, Southeastern Museums Conference, Savannah Advertising Federation, and the Communicator Awards. Holly is active in her local design community, recently serving as the 2013 SEMC Publication Competition Chair and Judge. She is skilled at print design, branding, typography, photography, exhibition design, digital communications, and marketing. Holly is also an artist, museumist and pattern designer.
ARTIST LECTURE
Thursday, February 12
5pm
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Creative Director at Jepson Center/Telfair Museum
Expertise: Graphic Design, Branding, Marketing
FYI: Telfair Wins 6 Addy Awards
Susannah Darrow

EXHIBITION

Susannah Darrow is a native Atlantan who left briefly to study art history, printmaking, 60s and 70s underground music, and English. In 2013 she was chosen as one of the top 30 nonprofit leaders in Atlanta under 30 years old by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. She serves on the Board of Directors of ART PAPERS magazine and the Advisory Committee for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. She has served on the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award Committee, Hudgens Award Advisory Committee. She is currently in the 2014 class of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta. She received a BA in Art History from the University of Georgia (2007) and MA in Art History from Georgia State University (2013).
ARTIST LECTURE
Tuesday, March 31
5pm
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Executive Director/Co-Founder, Burnaway
Expertise: Art History, Criticism
FYI: burnaway.org
Desmal Purcell

ARTIST LECTURE

Desmal Purcell is an artist, traveler and teacher who actively engages participation from audiences through innovative projects and exhibitions. Purcell was co-director/co-founder of Gallery A.D. in Savannah, GA, owner of DK Arts in Statesboro, GA and is a co-founding member of the arts advocacy group Stillmoreroots. Mr. Purcell’s is currently the Director of the Kalmanson Gallery, East Georgia College Art Gallery and the Longshot Gallery. Purcell regularly exhibits his artworks both nationally and internationally. He believes strongly in the power of art to unite communities through a consistent commitment to collaboration and communication.
ARTIST LECTURE
Thursday, April 9
5pm
Arts Building, 2071
Topic: Art and the Audience
Expertise: Installation, Outreach, Public Works, Collaboration
FYI: desmundo.com
Karen Paty

ARTIST LECTURE

Karen Paty is Executive Director of the Georgia Council for the Arts. Since 2011, she has overseen the development of policies to strengthen and sustain the arts industry in Georgia. She is a graduate of New York University and has worked in arts and community development for more than fifteen years. She was associate director of civic engagement at Hands on Atlanta before taking on the role as Director of the Georgia Council for the Arts. Paty is dedicated to enhancing awareness and visibility of the arts in assisting economic development, creating vibrant communities and contributing to a strong educational curriculum. In 2013, Karen Paty was named one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians: by Georgia Trend Magazine.
ARTIST LECTURE
Thursday, April 23
5pm
Arts Building, 2071
Position: Director, Georgia Council for the Arts
Expertise: Administration, Civic Engagement, Community Development
FYI: gaarts.org

 

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