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Circle Gallery

The Architecture of Landscape, an exhibition by Athens artist Jim StipeMaas is on display through Oct. 31 at the Circle Gallery in the School of Environmental Design. The exhibition showcases StipeMaas’ work with painted landscapes throughout the country.

“I worked as a custodian, a stained glass artist, an art museum preparator, a carpenter and an electrician to support my family while in constant pursuit of painting,” StipeMass said.  “I have always followed the mold of an artist, having won my first art contest in first grade, and I have traveled that path ever since.”

When StipeMass paints, he manages color, light and forms to get the best results in a composition.

Intrigued by the relationship between landscape architecture and landscape painting, StipeMaas works in a variety of media including oil, oil pastel, watercolor, acrylic and charcoal. He has shown his work regularly in Athens, Atlanta and Kalamazoo, Mich.

Located in G14 Caldwell Hall, Circle Gallery is open weekdays 8:30 a.m.–­­6 p.m. More information about the exhibition is available online (