Tag - Department of Art and Design

Students bring public art installations to North Augusta

A class assignment recently provided art students at Augusta University with a glimpse into their lives as professional artists following graduation. Turner Simkins, real estate developer for Hammond’s Ferry, had an interest in art works that could be publicly displayed in Hammond’s Ferry. So, he...

Student art on display at Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

This spring, twenty senior art students had exhibitions across the Central Savannah River Area. These exhibitions were part of the senior capstone class and one of the final college requirements for art students. “The capstone class is designed to be a bridge out of the university and into...

‘The Adventures of Legoman’ now at the Byrd Gallery

Graduation day is just around the corner and many Augusta University seniors are feeling the pull of senioritis. Augusta art majors may be the exception, though. This group of seniors has worked hard to prepare and present exhibitions of their artwork as well as give public artist’s talks. These...

In Place: One Man’s Folly

To be called a “folly,” the mansion at 506 Telfair commands more respect than most Augusta landmarks. Known today as Ware’s Folly, the home was built in the early 1800s by future Augusta mayor and U.S. Sen. Nicholas Ware for the exorbitant sum of $40,000. While its floating spiral...

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