November 8, 2021
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator
Marissa E. Hanson “Memories of the House”
Erica Thrift “Despair”
Taylor Nalley “Self”
VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University will celebrate the work of 12 graduate students of the Department of Art and Design during the presentation of “12 Professions” at the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery from November 14 to December 6. Entrance to the gallery is free and open to the public.
An opening reception for “12 Métier”, the senior fall 2021 exhibition, will take place from 1 pm to 3 pm on Sunday, November 14. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their works.
“12 Profession” features photography, printmaking, illustration, painting, ceramics, digital media and mixed media works created by Rebecca Bradley, Jason Cajigas, Kelley Gray, Marissa E. Hanson, Joseph Mays, Makevia Moore, Taylor Nalley, Shade Royer, Ramiro Santillan, Sarah Sims, Victoria Shuman and Erica Thrift. All students are art majors who plan to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts degree in December.
This is the first class of seniors from the Department of Art and Design to exhibit their work in the campus gallery since the onset of the global pandemic in early 2020.
“Students present individual work bodies based on the skills, interests and inspirations they have developed during their VSU journey,” explained the event organizers. “To discover themselves through artistic expression, they experimented with different mediums until they found their strong point, inspiring their title“ 12 Profession ”. Profession is a French word which is defined as a field in which one excels.
The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery is located on the first floor of the VSU Fine Arts Building, at the intersection of Oak Street and Brookwood Drive. It is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday.
Contact Julie Bowland, Director of the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, at (229) 333-5835 or [email protected] for more information or to schedule a guided tour of the exhibition.
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