August 18, 2021
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator
Artist: Lindsay Godin
Artist: Ray Noll
Artist: Kaleena Stasiak
VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery will kick off its 2021-2022 season with a return to live, in-person experiences and the annual art and design faculty exhibit.
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23. The 2021 Faculty of Art and Design exhibition will run until Friday, September 24.
“This hugely popular annual event is where our Art and Design faculty members show they don’t just ‘talk’ but also ‘walk’, as all studio instructors are also practicing artists,” said Julie A. Bowland, professor, renowned landscape designer and director of the Fine Arts gallery.
All full-time and part-time members of the Department of Art and Design have been invited to participate in the 2021 Faculty of Art and Design Exhibition. The exhibition will feature works by newcomers Jenny Evans, Lindsay Godin, Taylor Shaw and Kaleena Stasiak, as well as returning favorites Julie Bowland, Tommy Crane, Evelyn Davis-Walker, Clyde Edwards, Mark Errol, Craig Hawkins, Abigail Heuss, Karin Murray, Selena Nawrocki, Ray Noll, Kyoung-Im Park, A. Blake Pearce, Richard Peterman and Michael Schmidt.
Throughout the opening reception, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the participating artists; listen to a live performance by acclaimed pianist David Springfield, faculty member of VSU’s music department; and view the multimedia exhibit showcasing “a wide variety of media, aesthetic perspectives, and visual expressions representing the wide range of interests and talents of VSU’s Department of Art and Design faculty,” Bowland shared. . To protect the health and well-being of teacher-artists and guests, refreshments will not be served due to the current COVID-19 health crisis.
VSU’s Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery is located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building at the intersection of Brookwood Drive and Oak Street. Free entry.
After the opening reception, the 2021 Faculty of Art and Design Exhibition is scheduled to be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. However, due to the gallery’s lack of temporary staff, guests are encouraged to contact Bowland at [email protected] prior to visiting to confirm that the gallery is open. Gallery hours will normalize at the start of the fall semester.
Bowland said all gallery visitors are asked to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth when viewing the exhibit. The gallery space is small and she wants everyone to have a safe viewing experience.
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