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GSU sale features artwork made by students, faculty

Event to take place Thursday-Saturday in Center for Art & Theatre

GSU sale features artwork made by students, faculty

GSU sale features artwork made by students, faculty

This file photo shows ceramic bowls s...

Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art announces the Fall Student Made sale (formerly known as Club Mud Exhibition and Sale), which will take place Thursday through Thursday at the Center for Art & Theatre, 1334 Southern Drive.

The sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Artwork from all disciplines of the art department will be showcased, including handcrafted ceramics, jewelry, print and papermaking, paintings, and photographs.

"Last year we were unable to host this sale, and we received numerous phone calls and emails asking what happened," said Hans Mortensen, the interim chair of the art department. "We are glad to have the sale back this year and hope that the community will stop by and support our students."

Christina Lemon, a jewelry and metalsmithing professor, said the sale provides her students with beneficial experience and knowledge that a professional artist needs to be successful.

"Participation in sales is an educational opportunity for students to learn basics in marketing their work to the public," she said. "They learn to create thematic jewelry series that appeals to a broad audience of the community as well as fellow students."

Professor Emerita Jane Pleak began the tradition of the department's student art sale in 1985, and the first sale featured artwork from the 3D program. Pleak saw the event as an opportunity to teach students about the business of art and provide the community a place to purchase and learn about artwork. Over the years, the exhibition and sale has grown to become a campus and community favorite.

"People look forward to this sale each year," Mortensen said. "It provides a great opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork that makes the perfect holiday gift!"


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