Exhibition Christens Student-Run Gallery

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Columbus State University’s Department of Art this week has opened a new, student-operated gallery with a mixed-media exhibition reflecting youthful nostalgia and boundless imagination.

The exhibition of contemporary works by a trio of senior art majors is titled “play>” and runs through Oct. 19 in the Bay Gallery, part of the common space linking the Illges Gallery and studio facilities of the Corn Center for the Visual Arts in the CSU RiverPark art and theatre complex in downtown Columbus.

“This is the first of three exhibitions this fall by students in their own newly designated space,” said Assistant Professor and CSU Gallery Director Hannah Israel, who will supervise the student exhibitions.

Viewing hours for the new gallery will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The schedule applies to the current exhibition featuring “Silly Children Tricks are for Bunnies” (fabric) by Elizabeth Chong; “The Brevity of Innocence” (video and sculpture) by Rondal Scott; and “Objective Occupation” (painting and sculpture) by Maxwell Todd.

Collectively, the works “incorporate the notions of childhood nostalgia, wonderment and imagination,” said Scott, also a graphic designer whose volunteer work includes print and Web media for the Columbus Ballet, Open Door Community House and CSU.

A closing reception onsite is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or 706-507-8312.