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All Fired Up! exhibition, sale spotlights local art

One-of-a-kind ceramics, jewelry, paintings and other fine arts will be on display Thursday through Saturday at the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts during the annual All Fired Up! sale May 2-4.

The Averitt Center for the Arts and Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art have teamed up to provide GSU art students with the opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork. Other local and area artists will also display their wares during the three-day event. 

Averitt Center members are invited to a pre-sale Thursday from 2-4 p.m. Doors are open to the public from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday is a day-long event (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday’s sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Located at 31 East Vine Street, the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts is the location for the Averitt Center’s Visual Arts program and home to the biannual event that provides both GSU and Averitt art students a unique opportunity to network with the community and understand the business aspect of selling visual art.

"Selling and communicating with patrons is something that cannot be taught in a classroom," said Kim Riner, Averitt Center Visual Arts director. "I hope that these events will continue to teach aspiring artists the importance of marketing yourself and help them to understand that there is so much that goes into being an artist than just making art — you have to sell yourself."

Averitt Center visual art students, GSU's Student Made and Jewelry Guild, professional artists and professors will participate in the event, along with Statesboro Regional Art Association members, local painters and photographers and Roxie Remley studio artists.