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Attrition by Thom Houser

UGA professor and artist Thom Houser uses materials, technology and a perceptive aesthetic imagination to explore what goes into, and what can emerge from, a landfill outside of Venice.

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Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

The LDSOA Galleries kick off the 2012 -13 academic year with two shows full of color and mischief. The Real-Fake: Simulation Technology After Photography is an international exhibition featuring four artists using 3D software to create post-photographic cinematography. Minds will be blown in Gallery 101! The third floor gallery (307) presents INSIDE OUTSIDE, an exhibition of figurative paintings by Holly Coulis and Karen Ann Myers, whose work pops off the wall with dynamic patterns and unexpected compositions. On view through 9/13, the opening reception is Friday, Aug. 17 from 7-9 p.m. and open to the public.

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Different viewpoints

In 1956, George Beattie painted eight murals for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Four of those murals addressed the history of agriculture in the state. In recent years, their content (which addresses slavery and the history of American Indians in Georgia) became recognized as offensive to many visitors to the building, and in 2011, Gary Black, the commissioner of agriculture, requested their removal. The Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA), which is the official state museum of art, agreed to take all eight murals to preserve them as an important part of the state's art history.  The museum also created four videos to educate the public, provide context for the images and discuss exactly why they are problematic. This one features…

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Berkeley Minor's dedication to GMOA and her willingness to continually expand her knowledge of art is fueled by her respect for the underlying purpose of the museum.

Docent Spotlight: Berkeley Minor

Reposted from FACET SUMMER 2012 As a volunteer at the Georgia Museum of Art for 12 years now, it is safe to say that Berkeley Minor has a gift for enriching the public with her knowledge of art. A degree in art and teaching experience have helped Minor master her role as a docent. Before she became a docent in 2000, Minor served on the board of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art for four years and eventually became the membership organization’s president. Four years ago, she joined the Board of Advisors and will continue her role as a board member in the fall. Due to her background in art education, Minor’s favorite role at GMOA is community docent, a position that requires much time and effort. Docents give tours of both the…

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