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NGCSU exhibit drawing to a close
Student and faculty art on display

 An annual juried exhibition of art created by the best students in the Department of Visual Arts at North Georgia College & State University is in its final month, and will remain open through July 30.

"Drawing the Line: The 2012 Hal B. Rhodes III Student Exhibit" is on display at the Library Technology Center on North Georgia’s campus during library hours; call 706-864-1889 for daily hours. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is installed throughout the library. Most pieces in the show are available for purchase.

The exhibit features students’ paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, and sculptures. Students work in a variety of materials, from mixed media and metal to textiles and wood.

Several awards, including the Hal B. Rhodes Outstanding Artist of the Year and the President’s Choice Award, are presented each year to students in the show.

Ethan Hopkins was honored as the Hal B. Rhodes III Outstanding Artist of the Year. Chris Hartwell was selected by North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs for the President’s Choice Award.

Her piece, a tapestry featuring a unique "painting" with thread technique, will be displayed for one year in the president’s office in Price Memorial Hall and then will enter the university’s permanent collection.

Hartwell also received third prize in the exhibit, a Scanlin Award of Merit and a Gloria Shott Fine Arts Scholarship.

Other awards presented during the exhibition included: Best in Show, Michael McArthy; first prize, Sarah Claussen; second prize, Amanda Wright; honorable mention, Karen Dressler; Social Justice Award, Kyle Clark; Scanlin Award of Merit, Jillian Loeffler; McClure-Scanlin Award, Ashley Self; Visual Arts Department Head Award, Mary Ledford; Gloria Shott Fine Arts Scholarship, Mary Bricker, Anne Bruton, Jo Badgett, Kelly Glaze; Bob Owens Award, Robert Proctor.

While on North Georgia’s campus, visit the Hansford Gallery, located in Hansford Hall, to see an exhibition of visual arts instructor Stanley Bermudez’s work. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" will be on display through July 27. The installation is part of his Continuity series, a set of contemporary portraits of members of his family, people in American and Latin American history and popular culture.

Bermudez, who works in pastels, paint, clay and metal, has had work exhibited throughout the United States and Venezuela. He expresses himself through a variety of media in art that reflects his interest in traditions of the western Venezuelan state of Zulia, where he was raised, and in characters from history, literature, music, politics, religion and family.

For more information on these exhibits, contact the Department of Visual Arts at 706-867-2832 or