Exhibit by Mobile Artist Georgia Jones Godwin Featured at University of Mobile Gallery

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Exhibit Open Oct. 3-28, Art Talk set for Oct. 27

MOBILE, Ala.- University of Mobile’s Marilyn Foley Art Gallery will feature “Life Leaves a Mark,” an exhibit of works by Mobile artist Georgia Jones Godwin from Oct. 3-28.

Godwin will discuss her work Oct. 27 at Art Talk, beginning at 1 p.m. at the art gallery on campus in the Ben May Building. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the gallery and Art Talk are free.

“The common thread in all my work is time – its passage, effects and remembrance,” said Godwin. “These clay figures are meditations on the effects of time and decision. This is reflected both in my treatment of physiognomy and of surface, what I call patina and invisible patina: the seen and unseen effects of time and consequence on the physical body and on nonphysical human character.

“We spend a lifetime accumulating experiences – memories both good and bad – that stick to our psyche,” said Godwin. “They can affect our perspectives and leave lasting impressions on our souls and our bodies.”

Godwin said several of her works include antique objects left in their original finish that “further the narrative of the piece, providing psychological weight – an exaggeration of features or a visual puzzle.”

Godwin lives in Mobile where she is self-employed as a commissioned studio artist, graphic designer, ceramist and seamstress. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and ceramics from University of South Alabama.

Her ceramic work has been published in two Lark Publication books, “500 Figures in Clay Volume 2” and “Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces: A Guide to Modeling The Face and Head with Clay.”

Godwin’s art work has been displayed at exhibits across Alabama, including the Mobile Museum of Art, the Eichold Gallery at Spring Hill College and the Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville.

For information about exhibits at the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery or studying art at University of Mobile, contact Phillip Counselman, associate professor of art, at 251.442.2283 or pcounselman@umobile.edu.

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Trey Taulbee

Trey Taulbee

Trey oversees all facets of the university’s creative process, including photo, video, design, print and digital media. He received his Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM and his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University. Prior to his current role, Trey worked in enrollment services and student life. Additionally, Trey co-owns a photography business with his wife, Michelle, specializing in wedding and portrait photography. He lives on Alabama’s eastern shore with Michelle, son, Jack and dogs Cammie & Malone.

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