Announcing 2014 ArtsStops!


Announcing 2014 ArtsStops!

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) is excited to announce its ArtsFest’14 ArtStops that will provide festival goers a fun-filled, creative day on Georgia Southern’s Sweetheart Circle!

In addition to volunteers from the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff, and the surrounding community will join together to host a wide variety of ArtStops available for attendees of all ages at ArtsFest on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Participation from the University and community is an integral part of ArtsFest. This year, the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is proud to announce that over half of the nearly 30 ArtStops will be hosted by organizations outside of the Department of Art.

ArtStops are free activities designed to let participants explore types, techniques and mediums of art while learning about various subject matters not always pertaining to fine art.

ArtStopsThis year, adults and children alike will be able to learn to dance, graph sound waves, build bridges, construct paper flowers, tie dye commemorative ArtsFest t-shirts, fractalize art, measure a fish (in traditional Japanese form), paint with some of Statesboro’s finest artists, learn about medieval times, make paper, get clay under their fingernails, explore musical instruments, and more.

Georgia Southern student organizations hosting ArtStops include the Community Liaisons, International Club, National Association for Music Educators, Society of Women Engineers, Southern Creative Anachronists, Student Art League, i2STEMe, Euphoria Dance Crew, and the Child and Family Development Club.

Community members, businesses and organizations hosting ArtStops include Adventures in Art, the Averitt Center for the Arts, Ferst Foundation, Colonial House of Flowers, Statesboro Regional Art Association, Fractal Art, and Bulloch County 4-H, the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County, and the Garden of the Coastal Plain.

Additionally, the Georgia Southern’s Center for Sustainability and Georgia Southern Museum will be co-hosting an ArtStop in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition, Victory From Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience to teach visitors about art created by Prisoners of War.

ArtsFest, completely powered by volunteers, is a free public event that unites the community in celebrating the importance of the performing and visual arts by creating their own art, experiencing cultural performances and treating their taste buds to culinary delights. ArtsFest, presented by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, is celebrated annually on Georgia Southern’s Sweetheart Circle located in the historic part of campus.


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