Art Open House and Sale to Feature Works by Students, Alumni

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Guests can purchase unique gifts for the holidays as Columbus State University’s Department of Art holds its second annual Studio Open House and Student Art Sale 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on CSU’s RiverPark campus.

Columbus State students and alumni, including recent graduates, will display and sell their work — ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture — that fits any price range. Proceeds will benefit students by offsetting textbook costs and related course expenses.

The event also is an opportunity for the public to interact with the Department of Art students and faculty and view classroom-studio works in progress. “The students really enjoyed it last year,” said Michele McCrillis, associate professor of art history. “It was an opportunity for them to meet and talk to people about their work.”

The open house and sale also will feature live music by the CSU Jazz Band and refreshments.

Friends of Art — community leaders, alumni and others who donate and raise funds supporting CSU's art department — have an opportunity for an exclusive sneak peek of the artwork prior to the open house, from 4-6 p.m.

The Corn Center is located at Front Avenue and Dillingham Street. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or 706-507-8313.