The inaugural Lamar Dodd School of Art/Aurum Studios Juried Exhibition and Sale will be displayed through May 19 at Aurum Studios, 125 E. Clayton St., in downtown Athens. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held April 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Aurum Studios.
The juried exhibition presents two- and three-dimensional artwork created by master of fine arts candidates from the school of art. The exhibition combines the experience of a juried submissions process for the students with the presentation of selected works in a commercial gallery setting. Submissions were open to all 52 students currently enrolled in the art school’s master of fine arts program.
Jurors for the exhibition are Tricia Ruppersburg, owner of Aurum Studios; Carole Henry, professor and graduate coordinator in the school of art; and Mary Pearse, assistant professor and chair of the jewelry and metals area in the school of art.
“Whenever I see student work displayed at the art building, I am so impressed with the quality and creativity and feel regret that more people do not have the opportunity to see it,” said Ruppersburg, a member of the art school’s board of visitors.
“While Aurum Studios is primarily a jewelry store, we thoroughly enjoy the gallery aspect of our shop, showing work by artists in many media and being able to brag on them and share their work with the public.”