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'Beyond Go Figure V' Exhibition at the Bartlett Center Features Top Local Artists & Students

The fifth annual Beyond Go Figure exhibition is now on display at the Bo Bartlett Center with the public reception set for Thursday, June 20th at 6PM. The reception is free and open to the public with food and beverages provided.


The exhibition includes approximately 100 Columbus artists with a quarter of the exhibition being current Columbus State University students and alumni. Multiple mediums are represented within the show including drawing, painting, mosaic, fused glass, ceramic, sculpture, installation, mixed media, photography, and textiles.


Beyond Go Figure highlights the prodigious talent in our local community," said the Center's namesake and world-renown artist, Bo Bartlett. " The Art being made here could easily be a part of a group show in large galleries or institutions in any more established art city. We are lucky to have such a generative and creative community in Columbus.” 

Pictured Above: Fred C. Fussell, PROVIDENCE, Acrylic on a hardboard panel


The Bo Bartlett Center is an 18,425-square-foot interactive gallery space housed on the River Park campus of Columbus State University in downtown Columbus, GA. The red brick, former textile warehouse turned gallery space, designed by AIA award-winning architect, Tom Kundig, sits on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Complementing exhibitions in the CSU Department of Art’s acclaimed Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery, the Bartlett Center serves as an experiential learning center and cultural hub for the visual arts while affording visitors a broad range of arts experiences offered within the College’s arts district. As part of the College of the Arts’ Corn Center for Visual Arts, the Bo Bartlett Center is a pivotal element in the continued emergence of a national and international presence. (source) In other words? The Center is a hub for the arts in Columbus, and this summer, it's a perfect place to experience the work of many of the city's top artists all in one place.


"We absolutely love having the 'Beyond Go Figure' exhibition at our center," said the Center's director, Michael McFalls. "It showcases the rich artistic talent we have here in Columbus. This exhibition is the result of the hard work and dedication of Joshua Newbend, our gallery coordinator, and local artist Gloria Mani. As a non-juried show, it features the works of the first 100 students and community members who applied, truly celebrating the diversity of our local art scene."


For more information, visit https://www.columbusstate.edu/bartlett-center/. Scroll down to see a complete list of exhibition artists and details on the public reception. ◾️


Participating artists:

Nyah Avila

Lauren Baker

Steven Bardon

Richard D. Barham

Brian James Bartlett

Monica Beck

William Bence

Glynda Benham

George Boyd Jr.

Mary Boyd

Steve Boykin

Kelly A. Bridges

Jon Brinley

Bridget Brown

Jacquelyn Grant Brown

Jeniyah Burton

Theo Burzynski

Patrick Butler

J. Patrick Calhoun

JoAnn Camp

Fran Poole Carpenter

Faith Cassas

Davian Chester

Elaine Clayton

Alan E. Corbett

Georgia Cosmah

Susan Culpepper

Grande Dame

Jenna Deibel

Susan Dolan

Keith Douglas

Jennifer Yvonne Emery

Jaclayvious Emmanuel

Kaitlynn Etheridge

Campbell Eubanks

Jo Farris

Suzanne Reed Fine

Melissa Terry Fish

Charles Fowler

Ralph Frank

Stephen Funderburk

Cathy Fussell

Fred C. Fussell

Corinne Galla

Thomas Ganzevoort

Ric Geyer

Kenny Gray

Emily Gutowski

Page Hall

Thelon Hamby

Kristin Hammock

Lori Harrell

Jarrett Holbrook

Daniel Hughes

Vinh Huynh

Nathan Kersey

David King

Sandra King

Kench Lott Weathers

Gloria Mani

Holly Matthews

Madison McCann

Joseph Middaugh

Matthew Moye

Sharon Nelson

Dalton Newbend

Joshua Newbend

Randy Nguyen

Frederic O'Reilly

Jacqueline Perkins

Christina Phillips

Millicent Plunkett

Garry Pound

Nellie A. Ralat

Ena Ramille Quinones

Marshall Ransfield

Karen Remus

Tracy Rogers

Sammie Saxon

Adleyn Scott

Rhaniya Spellers

Rob St. Clair

Ainsley Steeves

Eris Swager

Joseph Talerico

Tessa Tallakson

Jade Tamaski

Steven Têtte

Sidney Thomas

Jarrod Turner

Julie Umberger

Raymond VanTilburg

Benjamin Weldon IV

Julianna Wells

Michele West

Sarah West

Fern Whitmire

Howard C. Willis Jr.

Susan Wirt

Holly Wolfe


If You Go:

What: Beyond Go Figure Public Reception

When: Thursday, June 20th from 6PM-8PM

Where: The Bo Bartlett Center

Cost: Free admission, food and beverages provided.

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