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The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery is pleased to share a preview of our Fall 2017 programming. Our offerings include work from three Georgia-based studio MFA programs, a group exhibition that considers the genre of  performance using photography and video since the 1970s, and our twice yearly exhibition of the work of senior students in our BFA program.

Trifecta 2.0, selected by Ridley Howard, is the second annual juried exhibition featuring current MFA candidates from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro; Georgia State University, Atlanta; and University of Georgia, Athens. The first iteration of Trifecta, curated by Georgia Southern graduate students and hosted by Augusta University, opened in the summer of 2016.

The exhibition will be on view May 12 through September 22, 2017. The public is invited to the  closing reception on Thursday, September  21 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Participating Artists Include:
Aaron Artrip, Rachel Ballard, Thomas Bosse, Shawn Campbell, Amelia Carley, Katelyn Chapman, Ally Christmas, Tyler Cieplowski, Kelli Couch, Arron Foster, Shanequa Gay, Kyle Hooten, Mohammad Javad Jahangir, Yeonsoo Kim, Michelle Laxalt, Nuni Lee, Travis Lindquist, Jessamy McManus, Tyler Mann, Esther Mech, Ana Meza, DEAD ART STAR, Guadelupe Navarro, Lauren O’connor-Korb, Usman Oladeinde, Maryam Palizgir, John Prince, Aaron Putt, Katlin Shae Rothacher, Paula Runyon, Kelsey Scharf, Kaleena Stasiak, and Dan Vu.

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Socially Engaged, curated by Brenda Massie,  includes artists who create performances for photographs and videos that explore identities of gender, race, class, power, history and place from the 1970s to today. Participating artists are Marilyn Minter, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Adrian Piper, Deborah Bright, Pixy Liao, Kerry Skarbakka, Cheryl Pope, Christina Price Washington and Tyler Gill.The exhibition will be on view at the Welch School Galleries October 2- November 11, 2017. A reception on Thursday, October 5 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm is free and open to the public.Associated programming includes a conversation between Marilyn Minter and Wieland Family Curator Michael Rooks at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, October 12, from 7:00 – 9:00pm; and a panel discussion at Kopleff Recital Hall on Georgia State University Atlanta campus on Thursday, October 19, time TBA.  The exhibition and associated events are supported by The Welch School Galleries, The Center for Collaborative and International Arts at Georgia State University (CENCIA) and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP).

We will conclude the semester with the Fall 2017 BFA exhibition, November 30 – December 13, 2017. The exhibition features works by BFA students in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, graphic design and interior design.
The public reception is to be announced.

Gallery Schedule Summer/ Fall 2017

Trifecta 2.0, selected by Ridley Howard
May 12 – September 22, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 12,  6:00-8:00pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, September  21 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Socially Engaged, curated by Brenda Massie
October 2 – November 11, 2017
Reception: Thursday, October 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Marilyn Minter in conversation with Wieland Family Curator Michael Rooks: Woodruff Arts Center Thursday, October 12, from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Panel Discussion: Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University Atlanta campus, Thursday, October 19, time TBA.

BFA Fall 2017 Exhibition
November 30 – December 13
Reception TBA

To request disability accommodations at the Welch Galleries, please contact 404-413- 5230 / cfarnell @gsu.edu with your request making sure to provide your name and the event name/date.

Directions/ Parking:  The galleries are located at 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta GA 30303. We are within walking distance of the Five Points and Georgia State MARTA Stations. Pay parking available in T-Deck and metered parking on Gilmer Street.

The exhibitions and programs are supported in part by GSU Student Activity Fee Fund.


Welch School Galleries hours:
M-F, 10am until 6pm; closed weekends and University holidays.
10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.
404/413.5230. Cynthia Farnell, Gallery Director