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The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery

Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 921 Front Avenue (Not a mailing address for GPS use only)
The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery is located in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts. It occupies 3,250 square feet with 20-foot ceilings. The gallery has been designed to accommodate professional art exhibitions as well as student exhibitions such as the annual Senior Thesis exhibition. The gallery program presents 6 - 8 exhibitions per year, both national and international in scope, often with accompanying lectures and gallery talks. The Illges Gallery is free and open to the public.

Current Exhibition

Annie Greene - What Color is Water?

Bay Gallery
November 16th - December 18th
Reception, November 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Annie Greene - What Color is Water?

The CSU Department of Art is pleased to announce What Color Is Water? Growing up Black in a Segregated South, an exhibition by Annie Greene in the Schley Gallery at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts. Annie Lucille Greene is a Georgia native, painter, craftswoman, and retired educator. She is best known for her yarn paintings. Her recognizable style is distinguished by her use of colorful yarns outlined in black embroidery thread. Her paintings frequently reflect culturally and socially relevant images of her life as an African American in the rural South.

Annie Greene

Her first book, Georgia Farm Life in the 1940's, was published in 2005 and features a collection of yarn paintings based on her memories of summers spent on her grandparents' farm in Adel.

In this exhibition, Greene narrates her early life leading up to desegregation. She spent her childhood in Hinesville, finished high school in Hogansville, and attended Spelman College in Atlanta. After completing her undergraduate degree at Albany State College, she began teaching in Thomasville in 1954 and took a job in LaGrange in 1955, where she taught until her retirement in 1989. She earned a master's degree in art education from New York University in 1961 because Georgia gave her an out-of-state tuition voucher. Many southern states used tuition vouchers as a way of avoiding the expense of providing "separate but equal" post-graduate educational opportunities for African Americans.

She and her husband Oliver raised their family and continue to live in LaGrange, Georgia.

Liminal Light

Illges Gallery
November 30th - December 11th
Reception, December 4th, 5:30pm - 7pm

Liminal Light: BFA Thesis Exhibition | Fall 2021

Katie Best
Nic Best
Mary Cameron
Tamia Chatman
Tanasha Coleman
Teressa Danielle Phillips
Daniel Hughes
Andrea Mendoza-Gonzalez
Ainsley Steeves
Perry Valentine

The exhibition in the Illges Gallery is made possible by the support of The Mildred Miller Fort Foundation, CSU Student Activities Fee, and CSU Friends of Art.

Art Lab

Seaboard Depot Studio Building, 941 Front Avenue (Not a mailing address for GPS use only)
The Art Lab gallery is located in the newly renovated Seaboard Depot Art Studios. Art Lab is a 450 square foot exhibition space for new and emerging media, Digital Arts and Design, and experimental exhibitions. Art Lab also supports the VASRP program and adjacent studios by allowing short-term, working installations. Like the Illges Gallery, this space features track lighting and projection capabilities. Exhibition receptions and special events are open to the public.

Hours of Operation & Parking ( Please see attendant in the Illges Gallery to have access in the ArtLab)
Tuesday: 11 am - 8 pm and Wednesday - Sunday: 11 - 5 pm, or make an appointment with Hannah Israel at israel_hannah@columbusstate.edu
Parking: 920 Front Ave or street parking if available.


Bay Gallery

The Bay Gallery is located in the secured common area of the Corn Center for the Visual Arts Building. Bay Gallery is a 1,500 square foot exhibition space for student exhibitions, community outreach programs, and for teaching support. Like the Illges Gallery, this space has excellent track lighting, 20-foot ceilings and movable walls. Exhibition receptions and special events are open to the public.

Hours of Operation & Parking
For Public access inside the Bay Gallery see attendant in the Illges Gallery.
Tuesday: 11 am - 8 pm and Wednesday - Saturday: 11 - 5 pm, or make an appointment with Hannah Israel at israel_hannah@columbusstate.edu
The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday and during School Closings and National Holidays
Parking: 920 Front Ave or street parking in front if available


Fulcrum Gallery

The Fulcrum Gallery is the fulfillment of a long-held desire to expand our community outreach by establishing a high visibility exhibition space in Columbus's thriving Uptown district. Fulcrum's location as a small window-front space provides the public exciting contemporary arts 24/7 while providing information about public programming offered by the Department. Exhibitions are visible from the sidewalk on Broadway.


CSU Art on Campus Program

The Art on Campus Program provides high quality works of art from the CSU Permanent Collection displayed throughout the Main University Campus as well as the RiverPark Campus. This program is managed by the Department of Art.

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