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Screening of “The Pushouts” Film at Jessye Norman

Friday, April 19th, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 10 PM | The Jessye Norman School of Art

The Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Westobou, the National Endowment for the Arts, and South Arts present a screening of The Pushouts, a film following the story if Dr. Victor Rios who, by 15, was a high school dropout and gang member with three felony convictions and a death wish. But when a teacher’s quiet persistence, a mentor’s moral conviction, and his best friend’s murder converge, Rios’s path takes an unexpected turn.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Film Creators at 9:30 PM!

Visit the Event Page HERE!

Remember You Are Dreaming by Jacki Mayo – Westobou Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: February 1st – March 15th, 2019
Gallery: Westobou Gallery
Gallery Hours: Mon –  Fri 10 AM – 5 PM

Artist Reception: First Friday, February 1st, 5 PM – 8 PM

Each year, Westobou seeks to support the work of local artists through an annual solo exhibition. This year, Westobou selects Jacki Mayo as our featured local artist. Her exhibition, Remember You Are Dreaming, will be on display at Westobou Gallery from February 1-March 15, 2019.

The human condition is forever bound to the impressions that are received through the senses.  Jacki’s latest work explores a multi-dimensional dream world of tricks and illusions we perceive from those senses which often fail us. She aims to make viewers question what is real by exploring beyond our own perceptions of reality and to be awakened to the infinite possibilities of life. Remember You Are Dreaming is on display at Westobou Gallery from February 1 through March 15, 2019.

Artist Statement: I enjoy exploring themes of space and sea, two vastly unexplored regions of mankind. Painting these scenes has become a tool for me to navigate and process my thoughts as I delve into the depths of my own consciousness. It has provided catharsis in the sometimes painful process of illuminating the dark corners of myself while also helping me to live in the present moment. It is my goal to inspire others, to encourage them to question their realities, to integrate the wholeness of their beings, and to awaken the creative child within, while also bringing attention to the natural and supernatural world.

Artist Bio: Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, Jacki first became interested in art at a very young age after watching her mother doodle a woman’s portrait. Later influences of Lisa Frank, Bob Ross, Alex Grey, and Jay Jacobs would build on that foundation and help shape the work she creates today. It has since become her goal to plant seeds of creativity in hopes that others may find solace in the wonderful worlds of their own imaginations.

Learn more about the Westobou Gallery online at westoboufestival.com

Westobou Exhibition Opening: Remember You Are Dreaming by Jacki Mayo

Exhibition Dates: February 1st – March 15th, 2019
Gallery: Westobou Gallery
Gallery Hours: Mon –  Fri 10 AM – 5 PM

Artist Reception: First Friday, February 1st, 5 PM – 8 PM

Each year, Westobou seeks to support the work of local artists through an annual solo exhibition. This year, Westobou selects Jacki Mayo as our featured local artist. Her exhibition, Remember You Are Dreaming, will be on display at Westobou Gallery from February 1-March 15, 2019.

The human condition is forever bound to the impressions that are received through the senses.  Jacki’s latest work explores a multi-dimensional dream world of tricks and illusions we perceive from those senses which often fail us. She aims to make viewers question what is real by exploring beyond our own perceptions of reality and to be awakened to the infinite possibilities of life. Remember You Are Dreaming is on display at Westobou Gallery from February 1 through March 15, 2019.

Artist Statement: I enjoy exploring themes of space and sea, two vastly unexplored regions of mankind. Painting these scenes has become a tool for me to navigate and process my thoughts as I delve into the depths of my own consciousness. It has provided catharsis in the sometimes painful process of illuminating the dark corners of myself while also helping me to live in the present moment. It is my goal to inspire others, to encourage them to question their realities, to integrate the wholeness of their beings, and to awaken the creative child within, while also bringing attention to the natural and supernatural world.

Artist Bio: Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, Jacki first became interested in art at a very young age after watching her mother doodle a woman’s portrait. Later influences of Lisa Frank, Bob Ross, Alex Grey, and Jay Jacobs would build on that foundation and help shape the work she creates today. It has since become her goal to plant seeds of creativity in hopes that others may find solace in the wonderful worlds of their own imaginations.

Learn more about the Westobou Gallery online at westoboufestival.com

Annual Seeds Art Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: November 9th, 2018 – December 21st, 2018
Gallery/Gallery Hours: Westobou | Mon – Fri | 10 AM – 5 PM

Westobou is pleased to announce SEEDS, our fourth annual juried exhibition of small works priced at an affordable $300 or less.
SEEDS 
opens to the public on Friday, November 9 with a free reception from 5-8 PM at Westobou Gallery.

Our 2018 juror, Mike Calway-Fagen, is the Curator of Exhibitions at Stove Works in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Featured artists include:

Makenzye Barfield Colleen Beyer-Stewart
Kimberly Binns Jesse Butcher
Franklin Delgado Beth Droppleman
Jay Jacobs Joseph Kameem
Katie Kameem Lucas Korte
Kevin Mahoney Chris Murray
Dylan Pew Jency Sekaran

Learn more about the Westobou Gallery at westoboufestival.com

Augusta University’s Art Department Presents ‘The Eyes Have It’: Opening Reception

The Eyes Have It is presented in conjunction with Augusta University’s Art Department featuring four graduating seniors. The Pamplin College/Westobou collaboration provides art students the opportunity to complete a body of work and to exhibit this work in a professional gallery space. Featured artists: Kenneth James Benson, Macy Shawn Goodwin, Rebecca Hogue, and Alexandra Ries.

An opening reception with the artists will be held on May 4 from 5-8 pm.