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Art Students’ Work on Display in Savannah Next Month


ComArts_IconSavannah’s Blick Gallery presents Ovation, an exhibition showcasing Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art 2015-16 Visual Art Scholarship and award recipients.

Awardees Schwarga Battacharjee, Courtney Bonacci, Rachel Brown, Brenda Brown, Shaunte Francois, Erika Jordan, Allison Mueller, Ray Pettit, Katie Randall, Jonathan Simons, and Alexandra Spee will be featured in the exhibition that will include their work consisting of drawing, ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and small metals design.

“We are once again excited to introduce Savannah to the best of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. Ovation is going to be a fabulous exhibit,” said professor Elsie Taliaferro Hill.

Ovation is open to the public and will be on display from Sept. 5 through Oct. 1 with a closing reception on Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art awarded the Rosalind D. Ragans Art Scholarship, Carolyn Joyner Memorial Scholarship, Peter Smith Memorial Graphic Design Award, Memorial Robert J. Focht Memorial Drawing Award, Roxie Remley Scholarship, the Eagle Nation on Parade Scholarships, and four Betty Foy Sanders Scholarships this academic year. The criteria for receiving these competitive awards reflect the student’s academic achievement and creative performance while enrolled at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase the artistic accomplishments of our scholarship recipients in Savannah, and we could not be more proud of their work,” said Professor and Visual Art Scholarship Director, Dr. Julie McGuire.

The Blick Gallery is located inside Blick Art Materials at 318 East Broughton Street in Savannah, Georgia and is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blick Art Materials, a leading provider of art materials, has been a long-time supporter and advocate for the arts, and continues to be involved in many national and local initiatives to support art and offset budget constrictions in schools and communities.

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) at Georgia Southern University is committed to offering quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students to become professional artists, designers, art historians, and industry executives. The BFSDoArt is recognized as an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and is pending accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC).

Learn more about the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at or #BFSDoArt.


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