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Emerging Artists Group Exhibition

February 3, 2017 – May 7, 2017

The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents its 5th annual Emerging Artists exhibition, showcasing rising stars from the Southeast. Seven professional contemporary artists, representing some of the nation’s finest undergraduate and graduate art programs, will display works ranging from large-scale abstract paintings and mixed media installations to ceramic sculpture.


Night with the Artists

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7-10 PM

A special Cocktail Reception to benefit the Museum of Arts and Sciences will include gallery talks with the Emerging Artists, an opportunity to purchase the exhibited works, open bar, and catering by Fountain of Juice, plus artisanal bourbon tasting. Tickets are $50.


This year's exhibiting artists:

Barbara Balzer, Tallahassee, FL (ceramic sculpture)

MFA, Florida State University


Jean Banas, New Smyrna Beach, FL (painting)


Luke Buffenmyer, Macon, GA (painting)

Assistant Professor of Art, Mercer University

MFA, Syracuse University


Ester Lipscomb, Lakemont, GA (ceramic sculpture)

BA, University of North Georgia


Megan McNaught, Macon, GA (painting)

Adjunct Professor of Art, Middle Georgia State University

MFA, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Michael Ross, Athens, GA (painting)

MFA, University of Georgia


Jerry Smith, Plano, TX (painting and mixed media installation)

Professor of Art, Collin County Community College