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UNG faculty shows off artistic flourish
Biennial show lasts until February
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This artwork by Jon Mehlferber, an associate professor in the department of visual arts at the University of North Georgia, is among the work by UNG faculty on display during the Faculty Biennial shows. The show will be in the university’s art galleries in Dahlonega, Gainesville and Watkinsville.

The University of North Georgia will showcase the work of faculty members of the Department of Visual Arts in the Faculty Biennial, which runs through January and February in galleries across the university’s campuses.

“The Department of Visual Arts faculty has some very talented artists who are dedicated to maintaining their studio practices,” said Beth Sale, director of UNG’s art galleries. “These group exhibits are an opportunity to see fresh new work, and several faculty members will be exhibiting pieces completed over the winter break.”

The media and artistic styles featured in the exhibits — drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media works — are as varied as the department of visual arts’ course offerings and the talents of the faculty members who teach them. Each studio faculty member will have work featured on his or her home campus.

In the inaugural biennial exhibit for Dahlonega campus faculty, work will be displayed in the Bob Owens Art Gallery from Jan. 8 through Feb. 5, with a reception at 5 p.m. today. Exhibiting artists are Stanley Bermudez, Erik Day, Chris Dockery, Paul Dunlap, JoMarie Karst, Alexandra Kraft, Vivian Liddell, Michael Marling de Cuellar, Jon Mehlferber and Craig Wilson.

Artists exhibiting in the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on the Gainesville campus include John Amoss, Rebecca Brantley, Jennifer Graff, Jennifer Manzella and Erin McIntosh. The exhibition will take place from Jan. 12 through Feb. 6.

A reception will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 15 in the lobby outside the gallery, which is in the Continuing Education/Performing Arts Building. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to 3 p.m. Friday.

The Oconee Campus Gallery will present the second Oconee Faculty Biennial Exhibit from Jan. 22 to Feb. 19, with an opening reception at 5 p.m. Jan. 22. The exhibit will include work by Isabell Daniel, Stacy Koffman and Kate Windley.

The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For more information, email gallery@ung.edu or call 678-717-3707. Directions to the galleries and other information can be found at www.ung.edu/art-galleries.

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