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Campus Gate Art Gallery at YHC to Host Wall Drawings Exhibit by Dawn Dickins

Friday, January 6, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

 

Campus Gate Art Gallery at Young Harris College to Host Wall Drawings Exhibit by Dawn Dickins

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Campus Gate Art Gallery will host “Follow and Guide: wall drawing,” an exhibit by YHC Associate Professor of Art Dawn Dickins. The exhibit opens Thursday, Jan. 19, with an opening reception at 6 p.m. in the Campus Gate Art Gallery. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, Feb. 17. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Since she was a child, Dickins has had a passion for drawing. She loves the sound of a graphite stick dragged across a wood panel, the scent of a warm, worn-in eraser and the smearing of dense charcoal on white paper. For this installation, her work will be drawn directly on the gallery walls, allowing the viewer to enter the work and experience drawing in a new way.

“I like the idea of letting the space determine the scale and not being limited to the size of the drawing paper or the size of frames,” Dickins said. “I really want the viewer to feel like they have entered into the drawing and to create an experience that can forever live in the viewer’s memory.”

Dickins earned her B.F.A. in studio art from Georgia Southern University and her M.F.A. in drawing from the University of South Carolina. Prior to coming to Young Harris, Dickins taught at Augusta State University, Georgia Southern University and the University of South Carolina. A practicing professional artist, her drawings and installations have been exhibited widely throughout the Southeast in solo and group exhibitions.

Campus Gate Art Gallery is located at 5149 College Street on the Young Harris College campus. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information contact the Campus Gate Art Gallery at (706) 379-5114 or campusgate@yhc.edu.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

Artist Dawn Dickins.

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