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Art exhibits talents of students, professionals
Three shows on display at UNG Galleries this fall
Athens artist Andy Cherewick painted this piece, which is on display until Sept. 19 in the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery at University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.

University of North Georgia art exhibits:

* Athens artist Andy Cherewick at Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on Gainesville campus

* ‘Inspired by Sapelo’ at Oconee campus gallery

* ‘Art Appreciation’ in Library Technology Center on the Dahlonega campus

The galleries of the University of North Georgia open three new exhibits this fall featuring artwork by faculty members and guest artists.

“As we start a new school year, the art exhibitions at UNG reflect the variety of experiences we want to bring to students, faculty, staff and the community,” said Dr. Pamela Sachant, head of the university’s Department of Visual Arts. “In one exhibit, students have the opportunity to see work created by the visual arts faculty. Each is a professional artist, perhaps easy to forget in the midst of busy day-to-day schedules, and the show demonstrates the faculty’s talent and dedication to their own creative efforts as well as those of their students.”

The free exhibits offer a wide variety of styles and will be featured on three of the university’s four campuses.

“The UNG Art Galleries’ exhibits this August are a farewell to summer,” said Beth Sale, UNG art galleries director. “In Gainesville, Andy Cherewick’s paintings feature water themes and a beach scene. The ‘Inspired by Sapelo’ exhibit features artwork and artifacts from the beach. And the ‘Art Appreciation’ exhibit, featuring work by the Dahlonega campus art faculty, offers a wide range of styles, themes and media.”

The exhibit by Athens artist Andy Cherewick runs until Sept. 19 in the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on UNG’s Gainesville campus.

“In Gainesville, the campus and surrounding community will be treated to an exhibition of paintings by Athens artist Andy Cherewick,” Sachant said. “To see his dynamic and texture-filled compositions in a gallery setting is a pleasure, and an important lesson in what is gained from looking at art in person.”

The Roy C. Moore Art Gallery is on the Gainesville campus in the lobby area of the Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays. The gallery is closed Friday through Sunday.

Two UNG galleries host the “Inspired by Sapelo” exhibit, featuring work from University System of Georgia faculty. Pieces are from art administrators who attended the annual “State of the Arts” conference on Sapelo Island. Schools represented in the exhibit include UNG, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Columbus State University, Darton State College, East Georgia State College and Valdosta State University.

“Inspired by Sapelo” runs through Sept. 13 in the Oconee Campus Gallery, with a closing reception at noon Sept. 13. The Oconee Campus Gallery is in the lobby area of the Faculty Center and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The same exhibit runs until Sept. 19 in the Bob Owens Art Gallery on the Dahlonega campus, with a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 29. The Bob Owens Art Gallery is in the Hoag Student Center and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 3-7 p.m. Sunday.

“Art Appreciation,” featuring work from the Dahlonega campus art faculty, opened Aug. 19 in the Library Technology Center. The exhibit runs through Sept. 19, when a closing reception will be 5-6:30 p.m. in the library. The exhibit is open during regular library hours.

For information about UNG’s art galleries, email or call 678-717-3438.

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