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Campus Gate Art Gallery at YHC to Host Student Juried Art Exhibition

Monday, October 28, 2013

Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5310,

Campus Gate Art Gallery to Host Student Juried Art Exhibition

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Campus Gate Art Gallery will host a Student Juried Art Exhibition featuring artwork by YHC students. The exhibit opens Thursday, Nov. 7, with an opening reception at 6 p.m. and will be on display through Friday, Dec. 6. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

All YHC students are eligible to submit artwork created while enrolled in classes at the College to be juried for awards. Student artists awarded Best of Show, second place and third place will receive cash prizes. All awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. during the opening reception.

The juror for the show is innovative sculpture artist Allen Peterson. Known for drawing inspiration from maps and honeybees, he explores themes of system and community in his work. Individual elements often combine to form structures based on interrelationships, and performance blurs the line between labor, system and ritual.

Peterson has served as professor of sculpture at the Savannah College of Art and Design since 2006. He previously served as the resident artist and teacher for the metal arts program of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Ala. Peterson earned his bachelor of fine arts from Birmingham-Southern College and his master’s degree in sculpture from the University of Minnesota. 

Peterson’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and across the globe. He has presented at several conferences and workshops including international symposiums regarding contemporary cast-iron art held in the United Kingdom and Trenton, N.J. 

For more information about Peterson’s work, visit

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 (706) 379-5256 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 1,100 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