Valdosta Daily Times


August 19, 2013

Faculty Facets

VALDOSTA — There’s the elegant marvel of new faculty member Abigail Heuss’ cut-out design for a foldable tea set; the kitschy cool of nebulizer-induced, smoke-blowing ceramic bust of M. T with Mark Stafford’s “Pity”; the bold graphics of Cindy Hasio’s archetypal forms in “Shelter Dogs”; the lush depths of forest and stream in Julie Bowland’s “Lower Amicalola Falls.”

These are only a few of the facets of talent unveiled this week with the opening of the 2013 Valdosta State University Faculty Art Exhibition.

As VSU Fine Arts Gallery Curator Julie Bowland has said of this exhibit in the past, “It is where the faculty can show that we still have the chops. We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk! All of us are practicing artists, but with eclectic tastes, styles, media and sensibilities.”

This year’s exhibit features works by Abigail Heuss, A. Blake Pearce, Clyde Edwards, Cindy Hasio, Craig Hawkins, Dominick Gheesling, Hollis Barnett, Julie Bowland, Jim Hornsby, Kalina Winska, Karin Murray, Kyoung-Im Park, Michael T. Schmidt, Dr. Paula McNeill, Richard Peterman, Dr. Selena Nawrocki, Mark Stafford.

Given the talents and versatility of VSU Art’s faculty, this show is always a must for anyone who loves art and for anyone who hopes to learn a thing or two about almost any artistic medium.


2013 VSU Art Faculty Exhibition.

Where: VSU Art Gallery, VSU Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood.

Reception: A free, public reception is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19. The VSU Faculty Jazz Combo will play.

Exhibit sponsor: Hester & Morris Orthodontics.

Run dates: Show runs Monday, Aug. 19, through Sept. 6.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays.

Admission: Free.

More information: Call (229) 333-5835; or visit

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