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Mason's Department of Art & Visual Technology Arts Show

February 23, 2007
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES
PUBLIC ARTISTS
Drawing, models and documentation of artists in the public realm
Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Heidi Lippman, Byron Peck, Wendy M. Ross,
Tom Ashcraft, Peter Winant and Janis Goodman
Fine Arts Gallery, George Mason University’s Fairfax campus
FEBRUARY 27—MARCH 23, 2007
Panel discussion with artists: Tuesday, February 27, 4-6PM,
reception 6-8PM in Fine Arts Gallery
Panel discussion with arts administrators: March 22, 7:30-9PM
Harris Theater

WHO: -Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Heidi Lippman, Byron Peck, Wendy M. Ross,
Tom Ashcraft, Peter Winant and Janis Goodman, public artists.
-Public Art administrators—Angela Anderson Adams (Public Art Administrator, Arlington County), Rachel Dickerson (Public Art Manager, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities), David Furchgott (President and CEO, International Arts and Artists), Nancy Sausser (Exhibitions Director, McLean Project for the Arts), Ann Rodriguez (President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fairfax County).

WHAT: -Exhibit of public art featuring panel discussion and reception with the artists.
-Panel discussion on the “why” of public art with public arts administrators.

WHERE: -Exhibit takes place on Mason’s Fairfax campus in the Fine Arts Gallery (main level of the Johnson Center).
-Panel with public arts administrators is held ON the Fairfax campus, in Harris Theater.

WHEN: -Public Art Exhibit runs from February 27-March 23, 2007. Panel and reception with the artists is Tuesday, February 27, 4-6PM (panel), 6-8 p.m. (reception).
-Public Arts Administrators Panel Discussion is Thursday, March 22, 2007, 7:30-9 p.m.


FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 703-993-8950 OR VISIT www.gmu.edu/gallery/

The Galleries are all located on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The Johnson Center Gallery is located on the main level of the George W. Johnson Center in the heart of the campus. The Fine Arts Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Fine Arts Building in room B104. The Mason Hall Gallery is on the ground floor of Mason Hall on Mason Pond Drive. Galleries are open Mon. through Thurs., from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and by appointment. The Concert Hall Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gallery Program is a division of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, home to the Center for the Arts. The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music and Theater.