Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art
College of Arts and Humanities

Senior fine arts major selected for gallery show in California

Kimberly Barron

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art senior Kimberly Barron was one of 21 artists selected for a national juried exhibition titled, “Pretty and Peculiar,” hosted by the Fe Gallery in Sacramento, California.

Barron is a fine arts major with a focus on ceramics and painting. To create her piece for the juried exhibition, she started with nearly 50 pounds of clay, creating the overall shape before placing the final touches which include glass eyes, bobcat teeth and bristle brush hairs.

“I find beauty in the process of letting the clay move and take form in a natural way,” says Barron.

Ceramics professor John Jensen is thrilled about Barron’s accomplishment and feels that it raises the bar for the ceramics program. 

“It is thrilling for me as an instructor to have an undergraduate student juried into a prestigious national exhibition,” said Jensen. “This represents the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art and Georgia Southern University at a high level. It is a significant honor and recognition for anyone, but in particular for an undergraduate student.”

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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