Art Galleries Host Exhibit of Undergraduate Artists

Posted: June 23, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mid-Atlantic Marvels 2000, the second annual regional exhibition of undergraduate artists, opens this week in the Johnson Center and Fine Arts Galleries on the Fairfax Campus. Mid-Atlantic Marvels 2000 features 17 artists from nine colleges and universities in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, creating works in an array of media and materials, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, ceramics, installation, text art, performance documentation, and computer arts.

Mid-Atlantic Marvels began last year as a way to showcase and honor the high caliber of art created in arts programs throughout the region. The exhibition was created by Evans Mandes, director of academic affairs for the Institute of the Arts (IOA), with the help of gallery director Kirby Malone and the cooperation of the exhibiting artists and faculty members from the eight other schools.

This year’s nine participating institutions represent almost a doubling in size from the 1999 show, and administrators in the Division of Art and Visual Technologies and IOA anticipate that the number of participants will increase again next year. The exhibition is open to any university or college art program or art school in the Mid-Atlantic region. Each school may appoint two artists to the show, by methods of the school’s own choosing.

The exhibition runs until July 28. A reception for the artists, the George Mason community, and the general public is scheduled for Thursday, June 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on weekends by appointment. For more information, call the gallery office at x38865.

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