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BFSDoArt Welcomes a New Gallery Director

Georgia Southern University’s

Center for Art & Theatre Welcomes New Gallery Director 

Statesboro, Georgia (August, 2010) — Georgia Southern University has appointed Marc Mitchell as director of the Center for Art & Theatre galleries and faculty member in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.

Since 2006, Mitchell has served as the Director of the Boston University Art Gallery where he has managed numerous professional exhibitions of nationally and internationally known artists while overseeing the production of accompanying exhibition catalogues.   This includes the award-winning catalogue, TO FLY: Contemporary Aerial Photography.  In addition, Mitchell was responsible for the general management of gallery staff, student and traveling exhibitions. and outreach programs.   Mitchell holds an MFA in Painting from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts and has exhibited and lectured widely on 20th-century and contemporary art.

“The vast range of experience Mitchell brings to his new leadership role will add to the strength and success of our exceptional and highly visible components of the college and university” said Patricia Carter, Chair of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.


“I am extremely excited and honored to join the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art,” said Mitchell, “The university’s commitment to the arts is evident with the Center forArt & Theatre, as well as the Fine Arts Building at Georgia Southern University. These facilities are outstanding spaces for furthering the education of students and the greater Statesboro community. In addition, Georgia Southern has been fortunate to acquire a plethora of fantastic resources, such as the Georgia Artist Collection and Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection, which help to create cross-disciplinary learning.  If you couple the already existing resources with the new direction of the university, this creates a tremendous opportunity for the art galleries to play an integral role in the school’s expanding vision.”

The Center for Art & Theatre galleries include a Sculpture Garden, the Contemporary & University galleries featuring monthly rotating exhibits, and two permanent galleries highlighting works from the Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artist Collection and the Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection.

Center for Art & TheatreCenter for Art & Theatre
233 Pittman Drive
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
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Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

All events are free and open to the public. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Georgia Southern University will honor requests for reasonable accommodations. For more information contact the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at (912) GSU.ARTS or online at




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