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Art Department Hosts Bi-Annual Pottery Sale

Rachel Hammond, Staff Writer

“We’ve been doing this thirty years!” said Professor John Jensen when about the Art Department’s bi-annual pottery sale.

Each semester, students in ceramics classes have the opportunity to share their work with potential customers and curious crowds.

As for the inspiration behind the event, Jensen says its main goal is to “give people incentive to make good quality pottery and have a little experience with what it’s like to actually sell some.”

“A lot of the pieces here are done by ceramics students here in the ceramics studio. That ranges from people who are just starting out or people who’ve been doing this for 20+ years,” Kimberly Barron, a Fine Arts major said.

A portion of the money raised from the sales goes to the pottery scholarship fund.

“It helps us provide travel money to go to specific ceramic events,” Barron said.

Additionally, it helps provide supplies to ceramic students.

As far as the unsold pieces, “they go back to the student or person who made the pottery or they can donate it to the ceramics studio to use it for next semester’s pottery sales,” Barron said.

Barron is currently working on a life-sized Buddha sculpture that she calls “Bad Buddha” and has a three-eyed cat sculpture in an art show in California.

The Art Department has a few events coming up including Raku Pizza Night in April where students can enjoy dinner and watch the Raku method of pottery-making.

Alumni Art Exhibition

Rebecca Munday, Staff Writer

If you want to see what Armstrong arts alumni have been up to since their graduation, visit the alumni exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery in the Fine Arts Hall.

 The Statesboro campus has hosted an event like this for many years but it is a first for the Armstrong campus. 

The exhibit is part of an effort to make the event calendars on both campuses coincide. 

The works are done in a range of media including paint, photography and graphic design. 

There is an introductory statement of intent located by the gallery doors for inquiries of creator, piece size,  medium, and sales.

There isn’t a set theme for this exhibit because “We wanted to showcase what the alumni are doing on their own,” explained Gallery Director Raymond Gaddy.

Each artist that submitted work got at least one piece included in the exhibition. 

Gaddy said he used mostly technical criteria, such as the size of the piece to judge them, along with a bit of his own personal preference to determine which pieces were displayed. 

However, he said it was all “strong work”. 

The Alumni Exhibition will be in Fine Arts Hall 129 from now through Sept. 27. 

All photos courtesy of Raymond Gaddy. 

 

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“Sping” By William Ashley Anderson, cyanotype (edition of 3)

 

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“Five Auxillaries” By Cameron Frost, acrylic resin

 

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Jim Mitchell, “4 Corners”, stoneware clay.

 

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Tyeisha Jenkins, “Untitled”, acrylic on canvas

 

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Gayle Kicklighter, “Peaceful Waves”, acrylic on canvas

 

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“Painters Made a Mess” By Jim Mitchell, stonewall clay

 

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“Morning Sun” By Jimmy Maine, acrylic on canvas