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Georgia Museum of Art creates new free teen program

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Susan Hable works with a student.

Athens, Ga. – Responding to an audience underserved by museums, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has created a new program specifically for teenagers.

The first Teen Studio Night is scheduled for May 3 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Participating teens can join GMOA editor Mary Koon and textile designer Susan Hable as they discuss the exhibition “Pattern and Palette in Print: Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters” and then be a part of a fabric design workshop inspired by the exhibition.

“Pattern and Palette in Print” is a collaborative exhibition featuring work by students in the fabric design program in UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Students took inspiration from the 1950s menswear periodical Gentry and were asked to create a color palette and design their own patterns based on their studies of the magazine and other 1950s-era media. Koon and Hable served as co-curators of the exhibition, along with Clay McLaurin, fabric design chair in the art school.

“This is a really great chance for teens to work alongside successful professionals in the field and get authentic hands-on experience,” said Melissa Rackley, who organizes community programs for GMOA’s education department.

The program provides a unique opportunity for teens to tour the exhibition and participate in an individualized workshop with the co-curators. Pizza will be served, and space is limited. For reservations, call the museum at 706/542-GMOA (4662).

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see or call 706/542-GMOA (4662).