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Senior I Exhibition: Beyond the Surface

Armstrong Campus Senior Gallery Exhibition: Beyond the Surface 

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents a Senior Exhibition, Beyond the Surface, the exhibition runs Oct. 1-12, Weekdays 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. with a reception on October 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University Fine Arts Gallery.  

Beyond the Surface features the work of Mercedes Warren, Amanda Austin, Tyeisha Jenkins and Marian Trainor. The artists want to encourage viewers to look beyond surface appearances, which can often be misleading. 

Each artist brings their unique creative styles and interpretations together to share their vision of the ordinary world around them in an extraordinary way. Amanda’s work uses abstract visuals and textures to portray an emotional feeling. Her work consists of paintings on both canvas and acrylic.

When talking about her work, Austin stated, “I create texture paintings to physically and metaphorically project the personality of the paintings to the viewer”. Jenkins’ pieces are influenced by daily life. She added “My artwork expands to the edges of my personal experiences.” Other pieces, such as those from Warren, force the viewer to examine uncomfortable truths about the world around them stating, “Mental and spiritual growth do not come from comfort and routine; rather, they emerge when we face our toughest challenges and sometimes ugly truths.” 

Meanwhile, Trainor’s work focuses on surrealist art.

The show is open to all ages, and the artists will be available for questions and will be giving a talk about their work at the closing reception.

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Fine Arts Gallery

Event Type

Arts, Culture and Entertainment


Armstrong Campus


College of Arts and Humanities


Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art




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