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Workshop to examine ‘ART’ of doing business

Artist Richard Mangum will speak on art and business March 28 at 3:30 p.m.

The three essential “ingredients” for building a successful business and entrepreneurial career will be the focus of a professional development workshop hosted by the Graduate School and presented by North Carolina artist William Mangum.

Mangum will discuss how to use three key principles: Alliance, Resourcefulness and Tenacity to transform  innovative ideas and research into new businesses and solve problems to address social issues. Mangum’s multimedia presentation will provide a creative approach to help students understand how to use their own skills and passion to launch a successful career.

The workshop will be held on March 28 at 3:30 p.m. in room 350 of the Miller Learning Center. It is part of the annual Graduate and Professional Students Appreciation Week, which recognizes the contributions of these students to UGA.

Beginning with just a 59 cent tray of watercolors, Mangum launched an international art career. In 1982, he opened his first art gallery, now known as William Mangum Fine Art, located in Greensboro, N.C.

Mangum’s paintings are inspired from nearly 30 years of travels throughout North Carolina and abroad and include depictions of several college campuses and golf courses throughout North Carolina. Most notably, Mangum’s depictions include Duke University, the University of North Carolina, Pebble Beach Resort and Pinehurst Resort.