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Three exhibits open soon at UNG galleries

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This work by Dr. Steve Lahr is among the pieces in the "Inspired by Sapelo" exhibit.

The galleries of the University of North Georgia (UNG) open three new exhibits this fall featuring artwork by faculty members and guest artists. All exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

"As we start a new school year, the art exhibitions at UNG reflect the variety of experiences we want to bring to students, faculty, staff, and the community," said Dr. Pamela Sachant, head of the university's Department of Visual Arts. "In one exhibit, students have the opportunity to see work created by the visual arts faculty. Each is a professional artist, perhaps easy to forget in the midst of busy day-to-day schedules, and the show demonstrates the faculty's talent and dedication to their own creative efforts as well as those of their students."

The exhibits offer a wide variety of styles and will be featured on three of the university's four campuses.

"The UNG Art Galleries' exhibits this August are a farewell to summer," said Beth Sale, director of UNG's art galleries. "In Gainesville, Andy Cherewick's paintings feature water themes and a beach scene. The 'Inspired by Sapelo' exhibit features artwork and artifacts from the beach. And the 'Art Appreciation' exhibit, featuring work by the Dahlonega Campus art faculty, offers a wide range of styles, themes, and media."

By Michael Marling

Two UNG galleries host the "Inspired by Sapelo" exhibit, which features work by art faculty from the University System of Georgia. "Inspired by Sapelo" features artwork by art administrators from around the state who attended the annual "State of the Arts" conference on Sapelo Island. Schools represented in the exhibit include UNG, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Columbus State University, Darton State College, East Georgia State College, and Valdosta State University.

"Inspired by Sapelo" runs from Aug. 19 to Sept. 13 in the Oconee Campus Gallery, with a closing reception at noon on Sept. 13. The Oconee Campus Gallery is located in the lobby area of the Faculty Center and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.

"Inspired by Sapelo" runs from Aug. 26 to Sept. 19 in the Bob Owens Art Gallery on the Dahlonega Campus, with a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. The Bob Owens Art Gallery is located in the Hoag Student Center and is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

"Art Appreciation," featuring artwork from members of the art faculty on the Dahlonega Campus, opens Aug. 19 in the Library Technology Center. The exhibit runs through Sept. 19, when a closing reception will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the library. The exhibit is open during regular library hours, which can vary. Click here for information about library hours.

An exhibit of paintings by Athens artist Andy Cherewick runs from Aug. 26 to Sept. 19 in the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on UNG's Gainesville Campus.

By Andy Cherewick

"In Gainesville, the campus and surrounding community will be treated to an exhibition of paintings by Athens artist Andy Cherewick," Sachant said. "To see his dynamic and texture-filled compositions in a gallery setting is a pleasure, and an important lesson in what is gained from looking at art in person."

A free reception, featuring Cherewick talking about his work, is set for 1:15 p.m. Aug. 28 at the gallery.

The Roy C. Moore Art Gallery is located on the Gainesville Campus in the lobby area of the Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. The gallery is closed Friday through Sunday.

For more information about UNG's art galleries or to learn more about other upcoming exhibits, visit the website at, email or call 678-717-3438.

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