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Alice Hirt and Jo Bearse Endowed Art Exhibition to Open at Young Harris College Campus Gate Art Gallery
Exhibit Features YHC Alumnus and Photographer Trent Sizemore, ‘14

YOUNG HARRIS, GA. — Young Harris College’s Campus Gate Art Gallery (CGAG) is thrilled to present “Remaining Wild: Life in Yellowstone” by photographer and YHC alumnus Trent Sizemore, ’14, for the annual Alice Hirt and Jo Bearse Endowed Art Exhibition. The exhibit will open Thursday, Nov. 2, with an opening night reception at 6 p.m. and will be on display through Tuesday, Nov. 21. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Sizemore followed his dream of moving out west a day after graduating from YHC. He currently resides in West Yellowstone, Mont., between the Tetons National Park and Yellowstone National Park as he pursues a career in wildlife photography. Since moving out west, he has written a book entitled “Moving West: A Journey From Georgia to Montana” that documents his experiences and photographs from his two years in Yellowstone. His art embodies the beauty of wildlife and the majestic landscapes of a life he once only dreamed about. 

“Wildlife photography as art is more than just snapping a quick photo as proof of an encounter,” said Sizemore. “Through my work, I hope to raise awareness of the greater Yellowstone area as one of the last remaining fully intact ecosystems—a place worth protecting.”

The CGAG is located at 5149 College Street on the YHC campus. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact the CGAG at (706) 379-5114 or [email protected].

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., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2017-2018 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit