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The Ties That Bind | GHIA Opening Reception

Opening Reception: September 10, 2021 from 6 – 8pm 

Exhibit Dates: September 10, 2021 – October 8, 2021 


The Ties That Bind
Data analytics and media in the digital age is being used in strategic ways to efficiently target specific groups of people for personal, political or financial gain. Ideologies of “Us vs Them” are created to further divide people into groups that can be mobilized and manipulated to fight a perceived enemy.  For this reason, objective truth and empathy have been replaced by sensationalism, half-truths and extremist social/political ideologies.  This portfolio exchange aims to celebrate diversity and common threads that we all share.  Invitations to artists will be extended with the intent of representing diversity in race, culture, geography, gender and aesthetics.

The theme, “The Ties That Bind” is open for each artist’s interpretation.  16 Artists will be invited to participate and will create an edition of 18 prints on 15” x 15” paper.  Each artist is encouraged to create visual images with real or implied connecting points in the center of all four edges of their print.  When displayed together, there should be an implied point of connection, whether arranged side by side or top to bottom. The prints will be displayed at a national print conference in Cleveland and will be included in the permanent collection at Kent State University.  They will also be displayed nationally and in Canada at a site at each of the participant’s cities.

Chadwick Tolley
This print exchange and exhibit is organized by Chadwick Tolley, local artist and assistant professor of art at Augusta University. Tolley teaches printmaking and drawing at Augusta University and has exhibited widely across the United States and won various awards for his work. The exhibit will be on display in the 3rd floor galleries during the Fall Artists’ Market.

Visit the GHIA Website for a full list of participating artists.

Cumberland Island: Land, Water, Wind, and Light | Artist Talk & Reception

Date: August 19, 2021| Time: 5pm | Location: The Dome Room, University Hall (Augusta University Summerville Campus)

Augusta University’s Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art announces Cumberland Island: Land, Water, Wind, and Light
by Christa Bowden, Emily Gomez and Ernesto Gomez

on exhibition August 11 – October 1, 2021 at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery inside Washington Hall

This multi-media exhibition offers the fine art photography by Christa Bowden and Emily Gomez along with the wind drawings and sound installations of Ernesto Gomez.

This on-going collaborative project, which began in 2016 with the celebration of the national park centennial documents the unique biome and history of Cumberland Island. With this project, the artists hope to expand the existing documentation of Cumberland Island to increase awareness of its significance and fragility and provide a record for future generations, should the island be lost or irrevocably altered due to climate change or other threats. Through their photographs, wind drawings, and sound collages record the diversity of the island’s ecosystem.

For more information about the Mary S. Byrd Gallery, contact Shannon Morris, Gallery Director (706) 729/2427 or shamorris@augusta.edu / www.augusta.edu/pamplin/art/gallery .

Image Credit: Emily Gomez, Dungeness Ruins, 2019.

See more information about the artists here.

“Generations” A Solo Exhibition of New Artworks by Heather René Dunaway | Reception

Date: August 8, 2021 | Time: 4-6pm | Location: 4P Studios Martinez Gallery

Show Dates: August 3, 2021 – September 4, 2021
Please join 4P Studios at our Martinez Gallery location, for a solo exhibition, during the month of August to celebrate the newest collection of artworks by local artist, Heather René Dunaway.
“Generations” is a series of new works by Heather René Dunaway that explore her ancestry, nostalgia and the passing on of energies over many years as it reflects into the greater cosmos.

“HIGH-POWERED” An exhibition of fine art by Aort Reed | 4P Studios Reception

Please join 4P Studios & The Augusta Regional Collaboration Project at the 600 Broad Gallery in Downtown | Augusta, GA during the month of July as we celebrate the vibrant and energetic new works by Aort Reed.

Works will be on display and available for purchase throughout the month of July.

Free reception:
FIRST Friday, July 2nd, 7-9 p.m.

Show dates:
Friday, July 2nd – Friday, July 30th

Gallery hours:
Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m.

By appointment all other days/times by contacting 4P Studios. 706-267-6724 or INFO@4PStudiosArt.com


Show Dates: June 18- July 30 | Opening Reception: June 18 from 6-8pm | Location: Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art 

* Masks are now optional. Visitors who have not had a vaccine are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

Tom Crowther
Crowther’s work often explores the theme of identity, the psychology of the self, and dealing/living with social anxiety and depression while raising a child in a world that is self-destructing from increasing social/political divides, a global pandemic, and capitalism. However, recently he is moving back towards picture making for picture making sake since he is growing frustrated with art work becoming increasingly elitist, pompous, cold and un-inviting often placing more focus on the conceptual idea rather than the quality of the work. Crowther makes work with the philosophy that artwork should be accessible to all people, and if the viewer needs an advanced degree to understanding and appreciate it, then then the work has catastrophically failed.

Although oil paint is his preferred medium, he likes to experiment and work with other media such as printmaking.

For more information about Tom and to view his work, visit www.thomascrowther.com

Staci Swider
My sole purpose painting is to elicit a smile from my viewer and to share an unspoken moment with them. Painting affords me an opportunity to connect with people without words. I began my art career as a textile designer in the home furnishings industry and today my work “reinterprets the patterns and textures found in function-driven objects such as quilts and baskets as dreamscape imagery that straddles the line between figurative and abstract.”  My work is exhibited at many galleries across the Southeast. 

For more information about Staci and to view her work, visit https://www.staciswider.com/

Gallery Hours: Monday- Friday from 10am-5pm (Closed on Holidays)