Arts & Humanities

McAlister to exhibit work at Circle Gallery

Susan McAliseter’s work, including In Search of the White Flower, will be on display at the Circle Gallery in the Jackson Street Building beginning March 28.

The Circle Gallery in the Jackson Street Building of the College of Environment and Design will host an exhibition by North Carolina artist Susan McAlister. She will give a gallery talk at the show’s opening reception March 28 at 5 p.m.

Titled Field_Forest_Flora, the exhibit of paintings and drawings explores the human relationship to natural places of inspiration. Combining layers of paint, wax, graphite and other materials, McAlister’s work is inspired by art of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

“I want to lure the viewer into a personal sense of place and time,” she said.

A native of Virginia, McAlister holds a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College. She has studied with numerous painters, including Herb Jackson and Eric Aho. Her work is represented by two galleries in North Carolina and Virginia.

The exhibition will be on display through April 30. The Circle Gallery is open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and by appointment. This exhibit is supported by the College of Environment and Design, and as part of the gallery’s mission, seeks to engage the UGA and broader Athens communities in the appreciation of the natural and built environment.

For more information, call 706-542-8292.