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Russian student art exhibit, exchange is a success

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Russian exhibitors and BPC faculty and staff talk about the Russian Studen Art Exhibit at the Fountain-New Library on BPC’s Mount Vernon campus April 15. (Photos by Nicole Mathis)

By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News and Public Information

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College faculty, staff, students and community members gathered at Mount Vernon campus’ Fountain-New Library Sunday, April 15 to express appreciation to the three visiting artists and educators from Ekaterinburg, Russia, who traveled with the student art exhibition hosted by the college April 13-15.

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The Brewton-Parker College family welcomed the visiting Russian exhibitors with open arms. From left, are Kokoreba Ludmila of the The Art and Architecture Institute of Ekaterinburg, Russia; Barry Bull, BPC staff; Olga Kuzmina, headmaster of a K-12 school in Ekaterinburg; Dr. David Smith, BPC president, and his wife, Jackie; Liliya Sheina, Russian art coordinator; Shannon Bull, BPC staff; Taylor Hereford, BPC staff.

The exhibition stems from an educational partnership between Brewton-Parker, Anderson University (S.C.) and educators in Ekaterinburg. The displayed artwork included fashion and graphic design projects from seniors at The Art and Architecture Institute in Ekaterinburg.

Ekaterinburg is a city of 1.5 million people on the Asian side of Russia in the Ural Federal District. Russian educators visited BPC in August, 2006 as part of the educational partnership and to begin the planning process of this exhibit.

“The exhibition of Russian student art brought to South Georgia a touch of the international landscape, and a better understanding of the common spirit of all people throughout the world,” said Dr. David R. Smith, president of Brewton-Parker College. “I hope that such opportunities abound for our region in the future.”

A portion of the exhibition traveled to Waycross College April 16, while the fashion design artwork traveled to The Savannah College of Art and Design to be featured in a History of Fabrics class before arriving in Waycross. Waycross College hosted the full exhibition April 16-19. Shorter College in Rome, Ga., BPC’s sister college in the Georgia Baptist Convention, was the exhibition’s final stop before it and its facilitators returned to Russia April 24.

Brewton-Parker College is the only four-year, liberal arts Christian college in Southeast Georgia. Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, the college offers 37 majors and 23 minors of study in a caring, Christian environment that nurtures the whole student.

For more information on the exhibit, contact BPC’s Office of Marketing at (912) 583-3217.

             

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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM