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Drawing and Its Peripheries

Drawing and Its Peripheries is an exploration of the notion of “contemporary drawing,” an exhibition of about thirty works that include sublimely crafted drawings in the historical tradition as well as works that challenge, expand, or defy assumptions of what drawing can be.

The show presents a means for thinking about what the fundamental art of “drawing” can be/mean/do, and how it is integrated into contemporary art practices. 

Drawing & Its Peripheries is a traveling exhibit of selected student artwork from the School of Visual Art at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, and the Department of Art & Design at Augusta University, Augusta, GA.  The show will open in Augusta at the Ann & Ellis Johnson Gallery at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts and will then travel to the Armory Gallery at Virginia Tech in Blackburg, VA.  The co-curators and jurors of the competitive-acceptance show are Kristin Casaletto of Augusta University and Amelia Salisbury of Virginia Tech, both working artists themselves with an interest in drawing. 

On view in Augusta:  Sept. 27 – Oct. 20, 2017

Featured Westobou Festival event: Reception with the artists Fri., Oct. 6, 5-8 p.m.

In Blacksburg, VA:  Nov. 2017

The Artists:

Cori Black                   Teresa Bliss                Kara Bocklet               Taylor Carroll

Stefni Cerny                Emma Crim                Isabella Cruz               Hailey Delaney

Celeste Finelli             Cody Ford                  Alexandra Church     Sydney Haddon

HAM                           Morgan Hayes            Kristen Hayter             Elizabeth Henderson

Charlotte Hendrix      Madison Hermann      Elizabeth Kenyon        Emerson Kelly

Jenny Klug                  Ian Josey                     Susan McKew             Robin Morse

Carmen Moses            Megan Nilsson            Riley Orwig                Kayla Rayburn

Brittany Roberts         Jonkota Samuels         Karissa Snowden         Romantra Spence

Peter Stehm                 Yiming Wang             Arthur Youngblood      Kenya Gibbons

Cover Image: Jonkota Samuels, Self Portrait, Diptych