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UGA to host science and medical illustration exhibition

UGA to host science and medical illustration exhibition

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art, along with colleagues and students from the Medical College of Georgia, will host the 17th annual science and medical illustration exhibition from Feb. 23 – March 8 in Gallery 307 of the art school.

A reception for the exhibition will be held in the gallery on March 3, following a lecture at 6 p.m. in auditorium S150 by Dr. W. Scott Richardson, campus associate dean for curriculum in the MCG/UGA Medical Partnership. The exhibition and the lecture are free and open to the public.

The exhibition brings together undergraduate students from UGA and students from the graduate program in medical illustration at MCG. Each year, UGA art students in natural science illustration are accepted into the MCG graduate program, one of only four such programs in the nation. The UGA exhibition allows the students and faculty to interact and have the student work juried by faculty from both institutions, including faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine at UGA.

“From an illustrator’s perspective, this exhibition enhances curriculum development by helping our students continue to develop their anatomical expertise even as they get to know the audience for their work,” said Gene Wright, an associate professor in the art school and chair of the scientific illustration area.

“The exhibition demonstrates how important visual thinking is across disciplines,” said Georgia Strange, director of the art school. “Since observation and precision are valued skills in medical illustration as they are in the visual arts, students in scientific illustration learn how to create emphasis and clarity in complex systems.”

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