October 24, 2021

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Visual Arts hits golden anniversary

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Just about 25 several years in the past, Paul Dunlap enrolled as a non-common scholar at UNG to go after a diploma in art. He enrolled in Hank Margeson’s images class and uncovered his enthusiasm.

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“That was a recreation changer. The knowledge at UNG improved my daily life profoundly,” Dunlap claimed. Now, the 2001 alumnus is a professor in the Section of Visible Arts at UNG. His is a single of lots of comparable tales through the earlier 50 a long time.

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Dunlap and others in the UNG group are encouraged to share their recollections of the past and present on the department’s Facebook and Instagram internet pages. UNG learners, alumni, faculty, employees, supporters, or artists, are requested to use the #DOVA50 in the article.

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“When we search back again at 50 many years in the past, so several people left their footprints at UNG,” Vanessa Bamber, advancement officer for the College of Arts & Letters, explained. “The ‘Celebrating 50 Decades of Visible Arts’ encounter provides an possibility for those people to share their views and keep on to engage with the division.”

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UNG’s visual arts method was shaped with audio and theater in 1971 as the Department of High-quality Arts on the Dahlonega Campus. Headed by Robert “Bob” Owens from1972-2002, it had two school associates and available two degrees. Two a long time later on in 1973-74, a complete-time instructor of artwork commenced instructing on the Gainesville Campus in the humanities division.

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Because then, visual arts has developed to 36 school and staff members who teach practically 500 artwork majors and 150 art minors in 6 areas or concentrations. The office gives seven undergraduate degree applications, 5 minors and 1 certification.

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Visual arts has hit a number of milestones in the earlier 10 years. In 2015, it gained accreditation from the National Association of Educational institutions of Art and Structure, the most prestigious accreditation in visual arts instruction. In two several years just after that, it launched a digital arts and graphic design and style concentrations. In 2018, it switched from a Bachelor of Arts diploma to a Bachelor of Good Arts. And this fall, the department moved into a new facility on the Gainesville Campus.

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The golden anniversary will be celebrated all calendar year extended to make it possible for a extensive audience to take part.

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