VSU celebrates the works of art and design graduates

VALDOSTA – VSU celebrates the artistic work of graduates with the Spring 2022 Senior Exhibition showcasing many different artistic mediums.


Valdosta State University celebrates the work of 16 graduate students from the Department of Art and Design with “In Situ,” the Spring 2022 main exhibit currently on display at the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public until May 2.

Valdosta State University Department of Art and Design Spring 2022 Main Exhibition: “In Situ”

“In Situ” features drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and mixed media created by Tiffany Renken, Taylor Gray, Ta’kesia Parker, Sophia Roland, Raegan Register, Myles Holcomb , Keshon Jernigan, Jessica Smidley, Jen Arellano-Medoza, Hannah Gandy, Gloria Townsend, Garrett Scherer, Bailey Bullard, DaMea Hughes, Alexis Silveria and Abigail Brock. All students are art majors planning to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts in May.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “in situ” is an adjective meaning “in the natural or original position or place”.

Valdosta State University Department of Art and Design Spring 2022 Main Exhibition: “In Situ”

“Being at the place of origin is us,” the graduate student-artists share in a group statement. “We came together with a melody of creativity and vision to form this body of work. VSU was our original place to cultivate who we are as collective and individual artists.

“’In Situ’ embodies our foundation as artists come together for our senior exhibition. It’s the first time many of us have found a place of community that has nurtured our individual artistic skills and abilities and brought us together as a group. Many perspectives, beliefs, skills, passions and mediums have blended to form the “In Situ” exhibition. This is just a glimpse of how we have worked and grown together over the past few years, supporting and accepting each other and our artistic processes. This body of artwork has been carefully selected to share pieces of ourselves in a unique way. It kisses a farewell to where we grew up in situ to begin the next chapter of our journey, taking our love for art with us wherever we go next.

Valdosta State University Department of Art and Design Spring 2022 Main Exhibition: “In Situ”

The Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery is located on the first floor of the VSU Fine Arts Building at the intersection of Oak Street and Brookwood Drive. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Contact Julie Bowland, director of the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, at (229) 333-5835 or jabowlan@valdosta.edu to learn more or to schedule a guided tour of the exhibit.

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