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UWG Painting Major’s Special Journey

UWG Painting Major’s Special JourneyUniversity of West Georgia student Janice Sundberg is a painting major who is graduating fall 2014. I know what you’re thinking. Thousands of students graduate from college every semester, what’s the big deal? Janice is special because she is a 71-year-old painting major that has been in the art program at UWG for seven years.

UWG Painting Major’s Special Journey “She has been a delight to teach and have in our program,” said Clint Samples, assistant chair and associate professor of the UWG Department of Art. Read more ...


UWG Art Department Hosts Steamroller Printing Event

UWG Art Department Hosts Steamroller Printing EventOne great aspect of art is the use of different materials and instruments to create remarkable pieces, and steamroller printing is a clear example of that virtue. The process involves using a steamroller, typically used in road construction to flattening asphalt, to print large-scale inked designs from woodcuts to paper or cloth.

On the final day of Art Incend, an annual week-long celebration of different art media, the University of West Georgia’s art department recently organized a steamroller printing event for students and visitors. The program saw collaborative images using various student-made inked woodcut designs pressed onto white sheets. Steamroller printing is a derivative of woodcut relief printing, the oldest printmaking technique in the world. Read more ...

University of West Georgia Holds Panel Discussion on Africa and the First World War

Imagine West to Showcase the Talent and Artwork of UWG StudentsOn September 25, the University of West Georgia department of history marked the Great War’s centenary by convening a panel of local historians to examine the subject of Africa and the First World War.

“The First World War was a watershed in world history that affected and involved people around the globe, including Africa. We in the history department are very pleased that three excellent historians from around the country joined UWG’s own Dr. Molly McCullers to explore both the impact of the conflict for Africa and African influences on its course,” said Dr. Tim Schroer of the UWG department of history. Read more ...

UWG Department of Theatre Presents “Cabaret”

UWG Department of Theatre Presents “Cabaret”The University of West Georgia’s Theatre Department presents “Cabaret,” directed by Shelly Elman. “Cabaret” is a Tony Award winning musical and a book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb.

“Cabaret” is centered around Berlin’s Kit Kat Klub in the 1930s. Cliff, a young American writer, meets Ernst, a German who surprises Cliff by putting his briefcase among Cliff’s luggage at the German border. The audience will be entranced with dancing, musical scenes and theatrics. Read more ...

Imagine West to Showcase the Talent and Artwork of UWG Students

Imagine West to Showcase the Talent and Artwork of UWG StudentsImagine West to Showcase the Talent and Artwork of UWG StudentsThe University of West Georgia College of Arts and Humanities School of the Arts presents Imagine West, a premier arts variety show that features student artists from all the major disciplines such as visual art, creative writing, film, music and theatre. This free and public event will take place on Saturday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the AMP at Adamson Square in downtown Carrollton. Pre-show events start at 6 p.m.

“Each program in UWG's School of The Arts--creative writing, film, music, theatre and visual art--offers a staggering amount of events each year. Imagine West is unique among all of these events, however, in that it brings all of our programs together for a variety arts show,” says Director of the School of The Arts Dr. Chad Davidson. Read more ...

Keith Pacholl Selected for Governor's Teaching Fellows Program

Keith Pacholl Selected for Governor's Teaching Fellows ProgramDr. Keith Pacholl, history professor at the University of West Georgia, has been selected as one of 12 Fellows for the 2014-2015 Governor's Teaching Fellows Program. As one of 12 faculty members from institutions of higher education across Georgia, he was selected after a highly competitive application and selection process.

The Governor's Teaching Fellows Program is sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia. The program was established by former Governor Zell Miller in 1995 to provide Georgia's higher education faculty with the opportunity to develop important teaching skills. Read more ...

UWG Bobick Gallery Presents Kingdom Animalia

UWG Bobick Gallery Presents Kingdom AnimaliaFor the first year, the UWG Art Department featured an exhibit titled, Kingdom Animalia in the Bobick Gallery. From May 1, 2014, through August 1, 2014, students, alumni and visitors will have the opportunity to view works from UWG alumni and visiting artists. This exhibit is free and open to the public for four months and features various media with animals as the subject matter.

Kingdom Animalia was created from artwork selected from the permanent collection. The art department's permanent collection holds over 500 pieces dating back to 1964 and is primarily purchased from UWG art students and visiting professional artists. The collection is kept to document the cultural history of the university and art department. Read more ...

Graphic Design Students Represent UWG in Design Competitions

Graphic Design Students Represent UWG in Design CompetitionsGraphic design students proudly represented the University of West Georgia at the annual Signature Awards, hosted by the Northern Illinois University chapter of AIGA and AIGA Chicago. Graphic design students Crystal Sutz, Amanda Ramos, Madison DeFilipis, Julie Stone and Amanda Douthit received awards.

The American Institute of Graphic Arts is one of the oldest and most renowned graphic design organizations in the world. They currently have 67 chapters across the United States and over 25,000 members. “There were three extremely talented judges this year. Each one could give their ‘signature’ to as many of the designs submitted. Read more ...

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