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Campus Gate Art Gallery to Host Exhibit Chronicling YHC's 2012 Art Tour of Italy

Monday, October 22, 2012

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310,

Campus Gate Art Gallery to Host Exhibit Chronicling Young Harris College’s 2012 Art Tour of Italy

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Campus Gate Art Gallery will host a special multimedia exhibition featuring faculty and student artwork inspired by the YHC Art Tour of Italy in May 2012. The exhibit will be on display Wednesday, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 2, and is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature photography, drawings and video projections that encapsulate the experiences of 24 YHC students and faculty members who recently embarked on an immersive 16-day tour of Italy in May 2012.

“This tour was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Kyle Huneycutt, a senior art and English major from Blairsville, Ga. “As an aspiring artist, visiting Italy has always been a dream. I am very glad I chose to go while enrolled at YHC, because I could not have asked for a better group of traveling companions or a more fulfilling journey.”

The group studied Italian art, literature and culture while touring museums, cathedrals and historical monuments in many of Italy’s cultural and historical centers including Florence, Rome, Venice, Lucca, Pisa, Siena and Cinque Terre.

The excursion was led by Dean of the Division of Fine Arts and Department of Art Chair Ted Whisenhunt, Director of Study Abroad and Lecturer of English Eloise Whisenhunt, Ph.D., and Campus Gate Art Gallery Director and Adjunct Instructor of Art Scott Dean.

“The students were inspired by the brilliant works of Italian art and architecture they studied and experienced firsthand, and many of them were motivated to creatively express what the trip meant to them through their own artwork,” said Dean. “This exhibition will showcase the remarkable talents of our students while also allowing people to experience their journey to Italy in a unique way.”

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

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. The College currently has more than 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, 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 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit


A group of 24 Young Harris College students and faculty members embarked on an immersive Art Tour of Italy in May 2012. The group visited the Coliseum in Rome (pictured here) as well as many other museums, cathedrals and historical monuments in Italy’s cultural and historical centers.

“Ponte Vecchio” by Young Harris College junior art major Camden Goddard, of Blairsville, Ga., will be on display in the Campus Gate Art Gallery Wednesday, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 2, along with other student and faculty artwork inspired by the YHC Art Tour of Italy in May 2012.