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Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Gallery Programming, Arnold Kemp, Georgia Southern University

November 10 –
December 12, 2014

DEPARTMENT CHAIR LECTURE

Wednesday, November 5 at 5pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 2016

RECEPTION

Thursday, November 13 from 5-7:30pm
Center for Art & Theatre


IMAGE CREDIT: Robert Farber
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Courtesy of the artist
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents 2014 BFSDoArt Faculty Exhibition from November 10 – December 12 on campus in the Contemporary Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist reception on Thursday, November 13, at 5 p.m. in the gallery. The event is free, and the public is welcome.

The 2014 BFSDoArt Faculty Exhibition features recent artworks of 19 accomplished faculty members representing all disciplines in the Department, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, mixed-media, installation, and video work. The annual exhibition is a showcase of projects, explorations, and selected works created during the past year. Many of the faculty artists have active exhibition records nationally and internationally, so the annual show is a presentation of their artistic achievements for students, staff, and community members.

“One of the things that makes our art faculty so dynamic is that they are also practicing professional artists,” said Interim Gallery Director Anthony Faris. “Art faculty often teach lessons they learned from their own studio practice. Our faculty members create great work and are extremely accomplished, and we are proud to showcase their recent artistic achievements.”

This year, the Department welcomes Robert Farber as its new chair. He will exhibit alongside Donald Armel, Sarah Bielski, Jessica Burke, Patricia Carter, Anthony Faris, Elsie Taliaferro Hill, Jessica Hines, Derek Larson, Christina Lemon, Santanu Majumdar, Julie McGuire, Hans Mortensen, Marc Moulton, Onyile B. Onyile, Kimberly Riner, Edward Rushton, Jeff Schmuki, and Tiffanie Townsend.

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Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Gallery Programming, David Mirer, Georgia Southern University

November 10 –
December 12, 2014

RECEPTION

Thursday, November 13 from 5-7pm
Center for Art & Theatre


IMAGE CREDIT: Jason Walker
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24″ x 36″
Courtesy of Artist
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents Eleven Bullets, the 2014 Fall Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of Jason Walker, from November 10 – December 12 on campus in the University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist reception on Thursday, November 13, at 5 p.m. in the gallery. The events are free, and the public is welcome.

Jason Walker: Eleven Bullets features propaganda posters that explore a range of liberal and conservative viewpoints, concerns, and fears associated with gun control. The work utilizes visual conventions of two-dimensional/ graphic arts to communicate correlations between intensity of message, color, and design within each poster.

“Using the issues related to the topic of gun control, I was inspired to illustrate the varying degrees of intensity in the dogmatic views of opposing audiences that I believe stifle progress, compromise, and healing in our society,” Walker said. “ I wanted to create an experience that isolates the audience from their chosen source of subjective media and forces them to consider views that might be in opposition to their own.”

Walker received his master’s of art in teaching and learning from Georgia Southern in 2008. He has taught high school for six years and worked as an illustrator and designer for a firm in Warner Robins. Walker has spent the last two years working on his M.F.A. at Georgia Southern. Eleven Bullets is a presentation supporting his M.F.A. thesis work.

“Jason has created an interesting and challenging body of work that deals with a subject matter we are all highly conscious of,” said Gallery Director Anthony Faris, “We expect this exhibition to start a very interesting conversation about how we defend and propagate our beliefs on an issue as divisive as gun control.”

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