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An artful exit
GSU art seniors display their work in final exhibition
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Senior Christine Smeaton prefers her metal sculpture on the miniature level. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff

Georgia Southern Senior art students

Tracy Alene Adams, Photography
Zachary Butterfield, Painting
Laura Gordon, Photography
Jennifer Hager, Ceramics
Kelly Hill, Photography
Lisa Hughes, Photography
Michael Owens, Painting
Jordan Phelps, Sculpture
Ruben Renteria, Drawing
Christine Smeaton, Jewelry/Small Metals
Melinda Swift, Photography

    Art created by seniors in Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art was on display all last week in the downstairs gallery of the Center for Art and Theatre. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition held a closing reception on Friday for all the artists and the public.
     Artwork varied in scope and media from prints to sculptures, installation, ceramic pieces, jewelry, figurative paintings and photography.
     Photographer Tracy Alene Adams, a senior from McDonough, Ga., was excited about displaying her work to not only the public, but to GSU professors and her fellow artists. Adams had several photographs taken in low light and two three-dimensional box photos on display.
     "Some professors who have never seen my photos before will critique my work," Adams said. "I'm looking forward to that."
     Travis Linville, an assistant professor in GSU's Department of Art, said it is important graduating seniors have a venue to show their work.
     "For most, this is the first public display of their work," Linville said. "Getting feedback on your work is critical to artists."
     Gallery events are supported by Student Activity Fees and all events are free and open to the public. The Center for Art & Theatre is open Monday through Friday from 9-5.
     For more information on this exhibition and other gallery programming provided by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, visit http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/art/.

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