An event in partnership with Trees Columbus for the Arbor Day Festival
February 8 – 24, Reception, February 16, 5:30 – 7 pm
Bay Gallery, With a special viewing of High School Poster Design Contest
Friends of Art was formed in 2000 to provide supplemental financial support to the Department of Art, and to participate in building the CSU art program to one of the preeminence in the Southeast. Funding made possible through the Friends of Art provides a margin of excellence not possible through state appropriations.
Victoria Dugger (B.F.A. 2016) won the First Prize in the (Re)Invention exhibition presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program. This national art competition provided fifteen young artists with disabilities the opportunity to display their work in a year-long national touring exhibition. Victoria’s work Soft Machine 1, made from encaustic, nylon, and brick “confronts us with a duality of beauty and the grotesque through sculpture that heavily distorts the human body”. Victoria describes her work as “questioning the projected ideals of normalcy and majority”. Victoria recently accepted a position at the High Museum in Atlanta, GA.
Art History student, Christofer Gass has been selected to receive the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries' Student Project Award. Chris is being recognized for his work on the Columbus Museum's Common Grounds exhibition, for which he served as the lead curator, and for his subsequent data analysis of feedback generated by visitors. He began this project as a curatorial intern in spring 2017, completing a museum internship as part of his art history major, while utilizing skills from his classes as a geography minor.