The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) at Georgia Southern University recently presented awards to students whose works were selected for the annual “Form & Content” exhibition. The exhibition and awards were presented at the University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theater on the Statesboro campus.
The “Form and Content” exhibit features student work from art foundation courses including Drawing I, Drawing II, 2D Art and Design Foundations, 3D Art and Design Foundations, and Digital Foundations. Of more than 50 works of art submitted to the exhibit by students from the Statesboro and Savannah campuses, only 24 were accepted into the exhibit.
Graphic design student Alexis Lymus won first place for her aluminum sculpture “Sploosh”.
“I realize that others see the value in my artwork, even when I lack the confidence to do it myself,” Lymus said. “On top of that, it shows me that hard work pays off. I’m excited to keep pushing myself to see where my work can lead.
Kya Kelly, a freshman art history major, received second place for her work “Pyramid.” Kelly said she was taken aback by his presentation and said when told about the recognition, she initially thought she had heard the news wrong.
“It wasn’t until I heard my name called at reception that I understood!” Kelly exclaimed. “I participated in the arts for a long time, and ‘Form & Content’ was my first exhibition, so getting a high ranking was very encouraging for me.
Madison Yocum, a first-year 2D studio art student, created “Soft Sculpture,” which won third place. An honorable mention was awarded to Angel Thomas, a second-year graphic design student, for her installation work “Untitled”.
The “Form and Content” finalists were Isabella Amorine, Antonio Calle, Caitlin Ceccotti, Madi Cowart, Jonathan Diaz, Kya Dickson, Kya Kelly, Alexis Lymus, Lauren MacMahon, Noah Mirabile, Samone Moore, Kimberly Rodriguez, Hayden Smith, Angel Thomas, Mary-Porcher Warner and Madison Yocum.
“Form & Content” was also judged by Savannah-based artist Will Penny.
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