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From “UnEarthed” by Amy McCullough.

Review: Amy McCullough unearths the connections between clay-making and life in new Plunkett Gallery exhibit

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor April 14, 2021
Amy McCullough has been an artist for over two decades, specializing in large-scale ceramic sculpture. She sculpted the magnolia pod finials that crown the brick columns at the entrance of Tattnall Square Park. She has also instructed Mercer students in her craft and owns Macon Clay downtown, where she hosts classes and workshops as well as has her own studio. 
Artist and former Mercer University student, Gwendolyn Payton, presented her art exhibit “The Faith of the Dreamer” at the Plunkett Art Gallery Sept. 25.

Mercer alumna’s dreams come true as she receives art degree withheld for 50 years

Ashley Pemberton, Contributing Writer October 7, 2020
Payton set out to achieve her art degree at Mercer University nearly 50 years ago. She completed all of her courses; however, the university did not allow her to exhibit her senior art show because of the racial tension present in the art department at the time.  Now, almost half a century later, Payton’s work is on display at the Plunkett Art gallery in Hardeman Hall for all to see.
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Review: Katina Bitsicas’ red thread of loss and longing

Ivy Marie Clarke, Staff Reporter October 26, 2019
Katina Bitsicas is the current visiting artist at Plunkett Gallery. Bitsicas’ exhibit, entitled “Revive,” explores themes centered around coming back to life even with death edging close. She uses the motif of red thread, commonly associated with human connection, to symbolize loss and longing.
Kristy Edwards will host a gallery talk tomorrow to discuss her work that will be on display until April 1.

Local artist’s work displayed in the Plunkett Gallery

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer March 30, 2016

Paintings by accomplished artist Kristy Edwards have been on display in the Plunkett Gallery since February 29. The art department hosted a reception for Edwards in the gallery on March 24 at 6:00 p.m.,...

Ernesto Gomez presents a sculpture show in Hardman Hall called Background Noise. It will be open until Oct. 24, and there will be a closing reception on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

Typical Sounds Creating Atypical Art

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer October 14, 2015

This month, local artist and engineer Ernesto Gomez will display unusual pieces of artwork in the Plunkett Gallery of Hardman Hall, home to Mercer’s art department. Gomez’s exhibit showcases an...

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