Monday, March 16, 2009

UGA Master of Fine Arts Exhibition to Showcase Student Work in April

An exhibition featuring artwork by graduates of the University of Georgia Masters of Fine Arts program will be on display at the Lamar Dodd School of Art building from April 1 to April 17.

The exhibition provides an international showcase for new and noteworthy talent in the field of contemporary art. The visual artists of the UGA MFA program employ a wide range of subject matter in their multi-disciplinary practices. Each artist has spent years studying the representation and analysis of human experiences through creative research in visual art.

“The MFA exhibition is the highlight of the academic year,” said Georgia Strange, director of the art school. “Historically, the MFA exhibition commands the largest community turnout of all of our exhibitions. The students who will be graduating have been working toward this exhibition for three years. They will remember the MFA show all their lives.”

The exhibiting students are Wes Airgood, Jon Barwick, Maury Gortemiller, Joshua Dudley Greer, Jennifer Hartley, Nick Helton, Stacy Isenbarger, Soon Baek Kim, Erin McIntosh, Samantha Mosby, Laura Noel, Jon Roy and Tiffany Whitfield.

An opening reception, free to the public, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at the Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries 101, 307 and Orbit galleries. All galleries are handicap-accessible; gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Lamar Dodd School of Art is located at 270 River Road, next to the Georgia Museum of Art and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music on East Campus. Parking for the event is available across from the building in lots E07 and E11.

For information on the MFA artists featured, see For additional event information, contact the Graduate Art Office at 706/542-1636 or 706/542-1624 or by e-mail at For information on the Lamar Dodd School of Art, see

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