Circle Gallery Exhibit Schedule
The Circle Gallery, located in the Jackson Street Building on UGA’s North Campus, is an inspiring venue for art that engages, informs, and entertains visitors interested in environmental design. A diverse selection of seven shows per year reflects our college’s interdisciplinary character. From landscape architecture, to historic preservation, to planning and design, the Circle Gallery strives to enrich the experiences of our students and the community.
Contact Director Melissa Tufts for more information about the gallery.
Figure Settings: Sculpture by Jean Wilkins Westmacott
January 17-February 22, 2018
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk January 17, 2018 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Sculpture by Jean Wilkins Westmacott will be featured in the exhibit, Figure Settings, in the Circle Gallery at the College of Environment and Design from January 17th through February 22nd, 2018. The gallery, which is free and open to the public, is located at 285 S. Jackson St. in the Jackson Street Building. An opening reception and gallery talk by the artist will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17th from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The Circle Gallery exists to inspire students and the community through art and exploration of the nature of design at varying scales. Westmacott is a sculptor living in Oglethorpe County where she and her husband Richard Westmacott have restored numerous historic buildings, including their own 19th century farmhouse. A graduate of Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Jean served as Gallery Director and as the arts management and sculpture programs’ director on the Art and Design faculty at Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga. There she organized a wide variety of exhibitions, delivered museum education programming, and managed Brenau’s art collection for sixteen years. In 2005, she received Brenau University’s Vulcan Award for Teaching Excellence and Community Leadership.
Westmacott has also completed a number of sculpture commissions, including the Athena statue, installed in front of the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Ga. in time for the 1996 Olympics, and an over life-size portrait of Gainesville, Ga. civil rights activist and educator, Beulah Rucker. She also served as a panelist for the Georgia Council for the Arts in the 1990s, on the Art Selection Committee for Concourse E at Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta in 1995 and as a juror for numerous art competitions in Georgia. Until her retirement, she was deeply involved with the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. In 1997, she was honored as one of “Georgia’s 100 Women in the Visual Arts”.
After retirement from Brenau in 2006, Westmacott has continued her studio and commission work, including three bronze figures for Brenau University and the figure Elpida for Anne’s Garden at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. She recently completed another commission, a life size bronze dancer titled Terpsikhore, for the lobby of Brenau’s performing arts center.
For more information about the Circle Gallery and the College of Environment and Design, see ced.uga.edu or call 706-542-8292.