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Young Harris College to Host Exhibit Featuring Works by Mississippi Artist Jason Twiggy Lott
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Campus Gate Art Gallery will host an exhibit featuring a variety of works by mixed-media artist Jason Twiggy Lott. The exhibition opens Thursday, Jan. 23, with an opening reception at 6 p.m. in the gallery and will be on display through Thursday, Feb. 20. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Lott’s work references the physical and the spiritual, decay and renewal, the external and internal worlds. His work ranges from abstract painting to oil portraiture and found object assemblage. Most of the materials he utilizes—discarded items found in trashcans, abandoned homes and businesses, and in the streets—are procured around his hometown of Jackson, Miss.
Christian iconography, symbolism and figures are some of his primary inspirations, and he also draws heavily from alchemy and mythology. His work speaks to our fundamental understanding of the human condition, underscoring the idea that what we leave behind can say as much about the present as it does about the past.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.
"Study of Brooke" by Jason Twiggy Lott