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Juried exhibition to feature student scientific, medical illustration

Works by (clockwise from left) Stephanie Pfeiffer

The Lamar Dodd School of Art will display the 20th annual Science and Medical Illustration Exhibition until March 9 in the plaza and suite galleries on the third floor of the art school.

The exhibition features work from the scientific illustration program and the Georgia Health Sciences University graduate program in medical illustration. A reception and awards ceremony will be held Feb. 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. The reception is free; and the public is invited.

A long-running collaboration between UGA and GHSU, the exhibition is an opportunity for undergraduates and graduates in science and medical illustration to present their work demonstrating the educational value of visual aids in learning complex medical and natural scientific material. Six professional medical and scientific illustrators will judge the students’ work on an assortment of criteria including accuracy, technical proficiency and composition.

“Illustration is one of the keys to teaching anatomy and medicine, which cannot be learned without the artwork,” said Gene Wright, professor in the art school and chair of the scientific illustration program. “In this context, our students will play an important role as professionals and so it is crucial for them to have their work exhibited and judged in this competitive setting.”