The Moon Gallery
Professor Jere Lykins is the Director of the "Moon Gallery," which is considered to be the artistic center of the Berry Art Program. The Moon Gallery presents professional shows, and on average a new show arrives in the gallery every four weeks. Over the last forty years these shows have come from all over the United States and from across the world. The Moon Gallery program is truly "international" in character. In many cases, the artists whose works are shown in the gallery are able to attend the opening of the Moon Gallery exhibitions to give gallery talks and interact with Berry students.
All Art majors concentrating in studio art are required to create a "Senior Thesis Exhibition". Each student prepares a body of work their senior year and presents their work in the gallery for a week. These students are not only responsible for providing the art shown in the gallery but are also expected to provide the publicity for the showing of their work and to manage the opening reception. Students who apply to graduate school produce a set of twenty professional quality images of their works to submit as their portfolio. The senior show represents the culmination of the student's career as a Berry Art major.
In the spring the annual "Student Honors Show" is held, showcasing work from all Berry Art students. A nationally known artist, critic, gallery owner or curator is invited to the show each year to give a presentation, judge the show and designate award winners. The visiting artist also meets with students individually to view and discuss their work.
The gallery is well equipped with track lighting, and provides approximately 125 feet of wall space and 1600 square feet of floor space.
Department of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 580
Mount Berry, GA 30149-0580
Phone: (706) 236-2219 or (706) 236-2289
Fax: (706) 238-7835
Or send E-mail to:
Dr. Stan Pethel
Fine Arts' Department Chair
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