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UGA College of Environment and Design Circle Gallery spring 2010 exhibit season opens

UGA College of Environment and Design Circle Gallery spring 2010 exhibit season opens

Athens, Ga. –The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design’s Circle Gallery will display six uniquely diverse exhibits during spring semester.

The Gallery’s first exhibit, Italia—photographs and sketches of Latium, Tuscany and Venetia, in the central and northern regions of the Apennine Peninsula—will run until Jan. 29. In the exhibit, professors Brian LaHaie of UGA and Clark Lundell of Auburn University share their interpretations of the Italian landscape while on their respective study-abroad programs. A reception will be held on closing night, Jan. 29, from 5–7 p.m. in the gallery.

Plant Communities of the Trail of Tears, a collaboration between CED professor Alfie Vick’s Maymester class and the UGA Institute of Native American Studies, will run Feb. 3–24. The exhibit is comprised of student research, documentation and design associated with the construction of an interpretive 1710-era Cherokee Village. The gallery reception will be held on Feb.19, and participants of the Symposium for the Institute of Native American Studies are encouraged to attend. 

From March 1-31, the Circle Gallery will feature Cemeteries: From Local Landscape to International Context. In the exhibit, Janine Duncan (MHP ‘07), and Jim Cothran, FASLA (adjunct CED professor; author of Gardens and Historic Plants of the Antebellum South) explore the significance of Jackson Street and Oconee Hills Cemeteries, and the insights that cemeteries provide into cultures worldwide.

On April 1, Landscapes for Rain – The Art of Stormwater opens. This exhibit, created by the City of Portland Environmental Services, focuses on merging art and stormwater design in the Pacific Northwest, and runs through April 9. A reception will be held on April 1, and the Circle Gallery encourages participants of the Porous Pavement Conference to attend.

From April 14–29, CED will present International Engagement Opportunities at CED. The purpose of this exhibit is to increase awareness of international opportunities available to CED students, as well as to highlight the scholarships that support international study. 

The final exhibit of the season is IDEA 42, in which graduating seniors collectively will share insight into the trends and knowledge of the emerging profession, will run May 3–8.All seniors will synthesize their fifth-year research and design onto one board that explains the essence of their senior capstone project. 

Located at G14 Caldwell Hall, the Circle Gallery shares exhibits that visually stimulate intellectual discourse in the college, the University of Georgia, and the greater community. The exhibits are created by students, faculty, alumni and visitors, bringing together diverse viewpoints on how design can shape our communities and our world. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

The College of Environment and Design is the only college of its type in the nation, housing programs in landscape architecture, historic preservation, environmental ethics, and environmental planning. CED’s large and diverse faculty, cutting-edge technology, and talented student body earn its bachelor and master of landscape architecture programs consistent top five national rankings. 

For more information, contact René Shoemaker at or 706/542-8292.