CSU also Hosts Peach Belt Conference Art Exhibition

[caption id="attachment_2297" align="alignleft" width="358"]Jose Jesus Rizo Fonseca’s winning cut paper work, “Axiom.” Jose Jesus Rizo Fonseca’s winning cut paper work, “Axiom.”[/caption]

COLUMBUS, Ga.Columbus State University is hosting a wide range of artwork by 47 student artists from 10 universities through Sunday, March 9 as part of the 2014 Peach Belt Tournament Art Exhibition.

The art created by students attending PBC schools will be on display at CSU’s Student Recreation Center, directly across the street from men’s and women’s basketball tournament action at the Lumpkin Center on CSU’s main campus. The rec center is open until 10 p.m. today (Friday), from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.

Jose Jesus Rizo Fonseca, a senior at the University of North Georgia, won the competitive exhibition’s first place prize for his cut paper work, “Axiom.”

“This piece reflects an intricate, bold and beautiful pattern through precise paper cutting,” said the exhibition’s juror, Yeon Jin Kim, the 2014 visiting artist and scholar resident at CSU’s Department of Art. “It is both fragile and amazing.”

Kim said the winning entries in this year’s exhibition reflected attention to intricacy, practice, aesthetic and discipline. “It was a difficult choice to make among so many talented artists,” she said.

Lauren Browder, a Columbus State senior, received the exhibition’s second place prize for her mixed media work, “Nuclear Family.” Third place went to Susan Compton, a University of North Georgia senior, for her clay sculpture, “Leather Brief Case.” Kayleigh Goodwin, a Georgia Southwestern University senior, received the Merit Award for “Intrusion,” her wood, sand and metal sculpture.

All four student artists receive cash awards from the Peach Belt Conference.

In addition to the men’s and women’s basketball championships, Lumpkin Center action on Saturday includes cheer, dance and pep band competitions. For more on the tournament schedule, visit http://peachbelt.com/Tournaments/14basketball/.

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