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Sold paintings bring funding for scholarships

By Montreal Spencer/south news editor

The South Campus art gallery received $3,000 for student scholarships after artist Bill Komodore sold three paintings at his fall show, The Sun Paintings.

Whenever an artist sells a painting from the South Campus Carillon Gallery, a portion of the funds go to the Unified Student Art League.

An Athens, Greece, native, Komodore tells epic stories borrowed from Greeks, Christians and his own life in his Sun paintings. His art has been seen in numerous exhibitions across the nation.

Josh Goode, South art instructor, said it felt great to have collectors from Shreveport, La., visit the gallery.

“For our gallery here to have people from the other states driving out here is pretty amazing,” he said. “We hope to continue this with the gallery to have high-profile exhibitions with famous artists.”

Molly Floyd, fine arts department chair, said this was the first time they had any paintings sold while she was department chair.

“Scholarships will be awarded to art students enrolled in art classes on the South Campus,” she said. “The art department criteria used in adjudicating the Student Art Show will be used to identify scholarship recipients.”

The next artist to visit the Carillon Gallery is Anne Albagli who will attend from 6-8 p.m. Jan 28. She will give an artist lecture earlier that day at 11 a.m. in SREC 1107.

Her work, Dream a Little Dream, will be on display through Feb. 18. Abigail creates large-scale interactive installations based on sacred places, Goode said.

“It will be a very interactive show for the people who attend,” Floyd said. “There will be clouds hanging from the ceiling, grass on the gallery floor, and she’s repainting the walls.”

Goode said he is excited about the show.

“It will be a great experience for the viewers to walk into Anne’s world,” he said.

Floyd said she is happy with everything that is going on with the art program.

“Mr. Goode has done a wonderful job of pulling in nationally and internationally known artists in the gallery and is doing a wonderful job working with the art club and the gallery,” she said.

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