New art exhibitions planned for the spring semester

The work of several artists will grace the art galleries on the University of North Georgia (UNG) campuses this spring, offering something that is sure to please art lovers. Professors, students and founders of the Department of Visual Arts will exhibit pieces in various media.

A Stacy Koffman exhibit will be held March 3-22 at UNG’s Gainesville campus. Koffman was an art teacher on the Gainesville campus and later on the Oconee campus. She taught for many years and even served as head of the visual arts department on the Gainesville campus. Koffman’s work will be exhibited as a retrospective, which treats viewers in a unique setting to the progression of an artist’s work throughout their lifetime..

His exhibit, titled “Transitions,” will open at the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on the Gainesville campus on March 3. It will end in Gainesville and part of the exhibition will then be exhibited in the Oconee Campus art gallery starting in March. April 28-22.

Koffman will offer a talk and discussion on his show via Zoom. To reach Koffman, please contact Victoria Cooke, Director of UNG Art Galleries, at [email protected]

A biennial visual arts faculty exhibit is on view at Oconee through March 11 after beginning in January.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) main exhibitions for Calli Buttrey, Sarah McPherson and Sara Wagler will take place on the Gainesville campus from March 30 to April 13.

Seniors work throughout the semester to create work to represent themselves.

“This series is a visual progression that explores emotion,” Buttrey said. “My work is a representation of how I think about my own emotions and my journey through them. I am thrilled that my sculptures are on display and take on a unique meaning for each person who sees them.”

From February 28 to March 22 at the Bob Owens Art Gallery on the Dahlonega campus, “Foundations: Bob Owens, Tommye Scanlin, Hank Margeson, and Win Crannell,” features the work of four professors who laid the foundations of the visual arts in the ‘A G.

Owens was the first department head and professor of ceramics. With the addition of Scanlin (McClure) and Crannell, the department was able to add drawing, painting, printmaking and textile arts to its curriculum. In 1989 Margeson joined the department, adding photography. Owens helped establish UNG’s reputation as a leader in the field of arts education.

The Hal B. Rhodes III Student Juried Exhibit will run from April 4-26 on the Dahlonega campus and will showcase the best work of UNG visual arts students. The annual event includes an awards ceremony as part of the month-long exhibition.

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