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“WINK!” Senior Show Now Open

August 13, 2019

Dateline: August 7, 2019, Decatur, AL – The Alabama Center for the Arts invites you to “Wink!,” a special single-student senior showcase featuring Athens State University graphic design major, Rachel Jackson. “Wink!” will be on display through Monday, August 26, with an artist reception on Friday, August 16 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The exhibit and reception are both free and open to the public.

“I always find it interesting each semester to see the overarching themes each student explores in their body of work and how those come to fruition in new and exciting ways in varied media,” said faculty show organizer, Dr. Mary Beth Johns. “The students’ investigations of topics and technical skill during their time at Athens State are reflected in these works of art, and it is my desire to help them present that work in the best way possible for the public to enjoy their accomplishments.”

During her time in college, Jackson’s art has earned her several honors and awards. In 2018, she was awarded the WID-TVC Scholarship from the Women in Defense Tennessee Valley Chapter and won Gold and Silver Addy Awards for her artwork from the American Advertising Association. Jackson plans to participate in the Disney College Program this fall where the professional development opportunities offered will help prepare her for her dream career as a graphic design artist.

The Alabama Center for the Arts is the region’s premier art center and degree program. The project continues a long-standing collaborative academic effort between Athens State University and Calhoun Community College and serves as a model of academic institutional cooperation for the state. The Alabama Center for the Arts is a venue for cultural events and activities and will enhance an appreciation of art while promoting opportunities for creative expression for residents throughout the region.

 Athens State University was founded in 1822, making it the oldest continuously-operated institute of higher learning in the state of Alabama. Offering over 50 undergraduate majors and degree options in addition to graduate programs, Athens State focuses on providing affordable, flexible, and high-quality options for all learners.