Next a lot more than a yr of preparing for an interactive artwork screen based mostly on Georgia Southern University’s bald eagle mascot, “Birds of a Feather” is now on display screen in the University of Education’s (COE) classroom building on the Statesboro Campus.
“We reviewed how the University and University host various occasions in this spot, and it would be mutually useful to promote the do the job of art pupils at Ga Southern as well as serve as a photo spot for students, alumni and site visitors alike,” reported Cinnamon Dowd, communications coordinator for the COE.
Collaborating with the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt), the artwork arrived to existence less than the management and direction of Kimberly Riner, adjunct professor of art.
“I was fired up to take part in this venture,” reported Riner. “I experienced the highly developed ceramics students support with the all round structure although making it possible for students in all ranges of ceramics courses participate in generating the pieces that would make the over-all picture.”
Pupils commenced perform on the collaborative challenge in spring 2020, but have been delayed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lyndsey Frantz, Grasp of Fine Arts alumna (‘21), furnished the sketch of the eagle after checking out the University’s Heart for Wildlife Education to check out the eagles and feathers in man or woman. The particular person feathers were crafted by pupils from two introductory ceramics classes even though two innovative ceramics students on the Armstrong Campus, Jamel Richardson and Sabrina Harn, glazed and fired all of the pieces.
“It was an interesting task mainly because we experienced quite a few persons operating on it at various periods and from unique views,” discussed Riner. “It was a bit complicated with receiving quarantined in the middle of the undertaking and my first programs getting thwarted. I imagine it all came with each other effectively in the end due to the fact pupils from each the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses had been capable to be concerned in the undertaking.”
Set up by BFSDoArt studio technician Jason McCoy, “Birds of a Feather” will be on display ongoing in the COE classroom building foyer.
“This piece is a real representation of a collaborative artwork do the job that we are elated to have on show in the Faculty,” claimed Dowd. “To Kim Riner, Jason McCoy, and all of the students who have been a aspect of this challenge, we would like to thank you for sharing your really hard work and creativity with us.”
More college students contributing to the community artwork show include: Jalen Austin, Ronald Brow, Sara Califf, Carlos Carvajal, Anna Forbes, Lindsay Getz, Michael Harper, Kristin Johnson, Breanna Majors, Morgan McClain, Stella McDaniel, Taylor McMahan, Amanda Rothenberg, Ainslee Silverthorne, Rachel Borkowki, MacKenzie Cintron, John Ewald, Patrick Galula, Henvil Grant, Francis Hampton, Quinderrious Humphrey, Anna Jackson, Dejon Johnson, Sydney Kiewit, Christian Maude, Loudashia McCall, Katherine Naude, Anna Raley, and Chad Reese.