University of North Georgia (UNG) studio art majors will present their work during a group exhibition at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art in Buckhead, Georgia, Jan. 30 through March 5.
"The exhibition, Mixed Mania, will include a variety of works by UNG art majors who explore nontraditional mediums like masking tape and duct tape as well as more traditional mediums like pastels, inks, paint, color pencils, etc., and combine them in new and exciting ways," said UNG art instructor Stanley Bermudez. "Students will also experiment with materials, creating a series of projects that address line, shape, visual texture and color."
Bermudez was awarded a UNG Presidential Innovation Award to support this program. The program is an outreach effort that began with a presentation introducing UNG students to Georgia artist Steffen Thomas and his work. With guidance from the museum staff and Bermudez, Mixed Mania allows UNG students from Bermudez's Drawing III-Mixed Media and Two-Dimensional Design and Color Theory courses to mount a group exhibition of their work in the West Gallery of the museum.
"I'm pleased to offer my students the opportunity to learn about gallery contracts, pricing, art sales, commissions and supplying inventory sheets in a very real world experiential assignment. The culmination of this experience is a temporary exhibition of the students' best pieces, professionally installed in a respected museum setting, complete with a well-publicized gallery opening," he said.
UNG Presidential Innovation Awards provide up to $5,000 each for full-time faculty and staff members for interdisciplinary and/or cross functional collaborations among colleagues or individual pursuits focused on innovations and partnerships to promote implementation of best practice models.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 3-5 p.m. at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art West Gallery. For exhibition information, visit www.steffenthomas.org.