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Young artists take over 10th annual SWGA art exhibit

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ASU Art professor Charles Williams discusses his excitement for this year's show. ASU Art professor Charles Williams discusses his excitement for this year's show.
Darton professor John DiMino explains what he looks for in student work Darton professor John DiMino explains what he looks for in student work
Artist Horace Williams explains his love for creating art pieces Artist Horace Williams explains his love for creating art pieces
Artwork displayed by Horace Williams Artwork displayed by Horace Williams
Sculpture made by Horrace Williams Sculpture made by Horrace Williams
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Self portraits, medusa's head an a intricate black and white drawings---its all here at the Carnegie Library in Albany. Its the 10 annual South Georgia Art Invitational, an exhibit that displays work created by students from various colleges. It's a show that ASU professor Charles Williams looks forward to each year.

"Everything comes in cardboard and bubble-wrap and you never know how its going to look like, so getting them up and seeing it fresh for the first time," Williams said.

Students will be critiqued in 6 different categories giving them a chance to take home an award, a task that can be just as difficult for the judges as it is for the artist.

"Its hard to judge a show, I look for something that shows some unique vision," DiMino said. "And also something that is visually arresting, a strong point of view and a definite idea."

For artist, Horace Williams, it's a competition he never thought he would be in, he started out as a Biology major to become a dentist.

"When I looked at things through a microscope it was a visual thing that intrigued me more than anything else, like the colors of cells, just all the lines and everything," Horrace Williams shares. "Then I realized I've been an artist this whole time."

The exhibit will teach young artists professional practices such as craftsmanship, resume detailing, collaboration and networking skills.

Horrance Williams continues,"I love being around people like me possibly get together and start something bigger than all of us."

Those involved say it's a time challenge the public and push boundaries to see what they are capable of creating.

Art exhibit opens November 7th at 5:30pm at the Carnegie Library in Albany, it will run until November 28th.

 

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