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Upcoming exhibits feature painting, weaving

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This painting by Terry Rowlett is among those featured in the Outsiders exhibit Sept. 25 through Oct. 30 on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega Campus.

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will host art exhibits featuring decorative objects, paintings and tapestry through September and October on the university's Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses. The exhibits and accompanying receptions are free and open to the public.

The exhibit Belongings Once Were will be on the Gainesville Campus Sept. 22 through Oct. 16 in the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery. There will be a reception at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

Woven Together: Tapestry Weavers
South will feature contemporary
tapestry weaving from across the
South.

Belongings Once Were is an exhibit of artwork by Lauren Frances Adams and Jasey Jones that re-interprets historically popular items as commentary on consumer society.

Adams, who is exhibiting work from her Elusive Contact series, deals with issues of decorative objects as agents of social structure. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Carnegie Mellon University and is a full-time faculty member at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

Jones is exhibiting works from his Collector Plates series, which are constructed like miniature mosaics and address social issues by juxtaposing disparate images through collage on vintage plates. He has an MFA from the University of Georgia, and a studio in Nicholson, Georgia.

The university's Dahlonega Campus will feature the Outsiders exhibit by Terry Rowlett from Sept. 25 through Oct. 30 in the Bob Owens Art Gallery. There will be an artist talk and reception for Rowlett on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 5 p.m.

The exhibit will feature paintings by Rowlett of highly representational images of contemporary figures in natural landscapes, with compositions informed by art historical references. In many of his paintings, Rowlett explores a catastrophic or apocalyptic vision of civilization.

Rowlett earned his BFA from the University of Arkansas and his MFA from the University of Georgia.

The Library Technology Center will host Woven Together: Tapestry Weavers South on the Dahlonega Campus from Oct. 1 until Oct. 31. There will be a reception Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the library atrium.

"Exhibit organizers Tommye Scanlin and Pat Williams of Tapestry Weavers South have created a wonderful opportunity to celebrate some of the most vibrant examples of contemporary tapestry weaving in the South," said Beth Sale, director of UNG's galleries.

This exhibit will showcase contemporary tapestry done by members of the Tapestry Weavers South organization. "Tapestry Weavers South was born when a group of tapestry weavers met near Dahlonega almost 20 years ago to consider the possibility of creating a regional tapestry organization," said Scanlin, exhibition organizer and former faculty member in UNG's Department of Visual Arts. "Since then we've met annually somewhere in the Southeast to take part in a workshop or retreat, and we've held many exhibits to share our work with others."

This exhibit will also feature visiting artist Joan Baxter of Scotland. Baxter, a native of Edinburgh, studied tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art, and lives in the far north of Scotland. She has been an independent tapestry artist since 1987, regularly exhibiting her work in solo and group shows.

Baxter will give an artist talk on Oct. 8 at 6:45 p.m. in the library's David Potter Special Collections Room 382.  

For more information on the upcoming UNG art galleries, please visit http://ung.edu/art-galleries/index.php.

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