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Georgian College exhibition features 'thought-provoking' art

Re-Emerge is student-curated show that includes 12 artists whose creations originated during and as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Curated by the students in the museum and gallery studies program, Georgian College's Campus Gallery is hosting an art exhibit called Re-Emerge until Feb. 5 in Barrie. 

In 2023, officials say The Campus Gallery will continue to work with "dynamic artists in thought-provoking exhibitions." 

Re-Emerge is a student-curated show that includes 12 artists who are faculty members in the School of Art and Design for Georgian College. They include Amy Bagshaw, Michael Farnan, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Jason Hunter, Max Lupo, Jeff Nye, Tony Pickard-Ferguson, Nic Rodrigo, Kat Sumpton, Amy Switzer, Clinton Todd, and Andrea Wenckebach.

The college says their creations originated during and as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Re-Emerge showing has been described as bringing "to life a rebirth of gallery spaces and artistic motivation following a long period of isolation. In terms of relevance, it emphasizes the consequential reflections of art and its role in the wake of this international tribulation."

The Campus Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is located in Room 140 in D building, which is the Helen and Arch Brown Centre for Design and Visual Arts, at 1 Georgian Dr.

Other upcoming events in the works include Sean-William Dawson's Simple Abundance Feb. 15 to March 26, followed by an exhibition featuring work by second-year fine arts students March 30 to April 19, and then a student scholarship show April 28 to May 17. 

For more information, visit the gallery's Facebook page.

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