Senior Art Exhibition-“Art is Hard”

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Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery

VSU Fine Arts Building
Corner of Brookwood and Oak Street
Valdosta State University

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 3 pm

The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery presents Art is Hard
Senior Exhibition
Multi-media exhibition

April 15th – May 1st 2017
Opening Reception: April 15, 2017 1-3pm

Contact: Julie Bowland, Art Gallery Director 229-333-5835
VSU Fine Arts Gallery Web:

The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery presents the BFA and BA graduates in Fine Arts for the Spring 2017 term.  We invite you to join us in a celebration of their accomplishments on Saturday, April 15, from 1 to 3 PM.

The graduating class of spring 2017 will be exhibiting a variety of artwork including drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry metalworking. The event is free to the public.  Musical entertainment provided by the VSU Student Jazz Combo.

Creating art can be an emotional and psychological drain.  It can be difficult to express an idea or meaning without any words. Others may think art is easy and merely a method of escapism from the hardships of society—it is not.  Art is Hard is meant to challenge the public perception of art as a leisure.  On April 15th, we welcome you to celebrate and consider the works of the art presented by these ten graduates.   

 The exhibit will be displayed from Saturday, April 15th through May 1st.

Lamar Benefield

Patrick Hilgert

SaraBeth Hobbs

Carlos Johnson

Erin Makay

Eliza Reyes

Keith Riley

Zachary Steele

Abigail Trella

Alex Zenzola


-Julie Bowland

Professor and Gallery Director