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“Rumors of Form” Curated by Hasani Sahlehe | Westobou Gallery

Exhibit Dates: July 2- August 14 | Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm / Friday 10am-7pm / Saturday 12-4pm

Rumors of Form is a three-person exhibition that explores painting’s influence on contemporary textile practices, collage, assemblage sculpture, and video. Caleb Jamel Brown, Coulter Fussell, and Y Malik Jalal share a Southern upbringing and a deep belief in materials’ ability to possess truth. This notion is revealed by the artists’ reliance on found materials, tying their work directly to their surroundings and previous owners of the objects.

An artist talk and gallery opening reception will take place on July 2, 2021 from 5pm to 9pm. 

Get more information about the curator and artists here! 

“Rumors of Form” Curated by Hasani Sahlehe | Westobou Gallery Artist Talk & Reception

Date: July 2, 2021 | Artist Talk: 5pm | Opening Reception: 6-9pm 

Rumors of Form is a three-person exhibition that explores painting’s influence on contemporary textile practices, collage, assemblage sculpture, and video. Caleb Jamel Brown, Coulter Fussell, and Y Malik Jalal share a Southern upbringing and a deep belief in materials’ ability to possess truth. This notion is revealed by the artists’ reliance on found materials, tying their work directly to their surroundings and previous owners of the objects.

Get more information about the curator and artists here! 

Congressional Art Competition Exhibit

Dates: May 7-28, 2021 | Location: Westobou Gallery

Westobou Gallery hosts the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Georgia’s 12th district.

Each year, members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a nation-wide arts competition open to all high school students (9th-12th grade). The winning piece in each district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, and the student artist will be invited to attend the national winners’ reception in Washington D.C.

Come see the artwork of Georgia’s 12th district students and the winning piece. Exhibit sponsored by Wynn Capital.

Visit Westobou Gallery to view the artwork on display through May 28th.
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday from 10a-5p
Fridays from 10a-7p
Saturdays from 12-4p

Women’s History, Still Being Written – An Artistic and Academic Discussion

Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Westobou

An artistic and academic discussion with a local poet, photographer, and professor on feminism, femme fatale, the centennial of the 19th Amendment, and the #MeToo movement.

In 1920 the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote (known as women’s suffrage), was ratified. When one reflects over the 100 years since, it is apparent women’s history is still being written. In a time where #MeToo was necessary to bring sexual harassment and abuse to the forefront, where a women confident in her sexuality is seen as threat to men, and when advocating for rights carries a negative perception it is of benefit for our community to have a forthright discussion. One that is both artistic and academic in nature.

The agenda for the evening includes; hearing poetry from Leah Savant ‘The Activist Artist’, viewing works and hearing about the recapturing of femme fatale from photographer Christy Flaherty, and hearing a historic and sociological overview of the journey from the 19th Amendment to present day from Dr. Melencia Johnson (USC-Aiken). It will also include a moderated discussion between the panel and the audience, within the beautiful Westobou Gallery in downtown Augusta.

*Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvre will be served.

Tickets: $5 | Get your tickets online HERE!
For more information on the speakers, check out the Westobou Event Page HERE!

Seeds Opening Reception

Exhibition Dates: November 1st, 2019 through December 20th, 2019
Gallery: Westobou Gallery
Gallery Hours: Mon –  Fri 10 AM – 5 PM

Opening Reception: First Friday, November 1st, 5 PM – 8 PM

An Annual Visual Arts Exhibition at Westobou Gallery

Westobou is pleased to announce SEEDS, our fifth annual juried exhibition of small works priced at an affordable $300 or less. SEEDS opens to the public on Friday, November 1 with a juror talk at 4 PM followed by a reception from 5-8 PM at Westobou Gallery.

Twelve local and regional artists, with a variety of artistic styles and backgrounds, come together in Westobou Gallery for a unique display of works. To stay true to Westobou’s values, our 2019 juror, Kreneshia Whiteside, chose artists based on quality, variety, creativity, craftsmanship and inclusivity. Chattanooga native, Whiteside is an advocate for the arts with a passion to sustain culture in the community. She has now been the Chief Curator at the Association for Visual Arts for the past two years.

Featured artists include:

Natalia Taylor Bowdoin
Jay Jacobs Art
Franklin Delgado
June Klement
Jacki Mayo Art Van Dyke
Chase Lanier Art
John Hayes
Alexandra Ries
Roxane Hollosi
George Stankus
Alea Hurst Art
Marianna Williams

Visit the Event Page HERE!
Learn more about the Westobou Gallery online at westoboufestival.com