September 16, 2002
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VSU?s Art Department hosts gallery show

Valdosta State University's Art Department invites the community to attend the opening reception for the ?Eight: Paint & Clay? exhibit, Sept. 23, 7?8:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery (located in the Fine Arts Building). The show runs through Oct. 12.

This exhibition features the work of eight nationally known artists, including three painters and five artists. The three painters are John Hartley of Fort Worth, Texas; Suzanne Ally of Valdosta and Karen Dehart of Troy, Ohio. The five ceramics artists are Ryan Fitzer of Dallas, Texas; Todd Shanafelt of Mankato, Minn.; Brad Shanafelt of Athens, Ohio; Rick Nickel of Norfolk, Va.; and Matt Wilt of Edwardsville, Ill.

?This group of artists features some real heavy hitters in the world of ceramics and painting, as well as some very exciting young emerging artists,? said Julie Bowland, art gallery director.

The Art Gallery is open Monday?Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Art Department at 229?333?5835.