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UNG art faculty display talents in biennial show

Work by Jennifer Manzella, a member of the visual arts faculty on the Gainesville Campus, is among the artwork featured in the upcoming Faculty Biennial.

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will showcase the work of faculty members of the Department of Visual Arts in the Faculty Biennial, which runs through January and February in galleries across the university's campuses.

Alexandra Kraft
Alexandra Kraft is among the faculty members exhibiting work on
the Dahlonega Campus.

"The Department of Visual Arts faculty has some very talented artists who are dedicated to maintaining their studio practices," said Beth Sale, director of UNG's art galleries. "These group exhibits are an opportunity to see fresh new work, and several faculty members will be exhibiting pieces completed over the winter break."

The media and artistic styles featured in the exhibits – drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media works – are as varied as the Department of Visual Arts' course offerings and the talents of the faculty members who teach them. Each studio faculty member will have work featured on his or her home campus.

In the inaugural biennial exhibit for Dahlonega Campus faculty, work will be displayed in the Bob Owens Art Gallery from Jan. 8 through Feb. 5, with a reception at 5 p.m. on Jan. 8. Exhibiting artists are Stanley Bermudez, Erik Day, Chris Dockery, Paul Dunlap, JoMarie Karst, Alexandra Kraft, Vivian Liddell, Michael Marling de Cuellar, Jon Mehlferber, and Craig Wilson.

Isabell Daniel
Isabell Daniel's mixed media work is
included in the exhibit on the Oconee

Exhibiting artists in the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on the Gainesville Campus include John Amoss, Rebecca Brantley, Jennifer Graff, Jennifer

Manzella, and Erin McIntosh. The exhibition will take place from Jan. 12 through Feb. 6. There will be a reception on Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in the lobby outside the gallery, which is located in the Continuing Education/Performing Arts Building. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Oconee Campus Gallery will present the second Oconee Faculty Biennial Exhibit from Jan. 22 to Feb. 19, with an opening reception on Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. The exhibit will include work by Isabell Daniel, Stacy Koffman and Kate Windley.

Koffman, who has been exhibiting her work in the faculty exhibits at UNG for 18 years, will display small, mixed media works of art with abstract shapes and lines of text. She is also creating larger works of oil on canvas that may be completed in time for the exhibit.

"My works are all abstract and created from a very intuitive level," Koffman said. "I really enjoy talking with others about my work. I love hearing what they see and feel when they look at the images."

The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail or call 678-717-3707. Directions to the galleries and other information can be found online at

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