SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens will host an exhibition highlighting the work of Freed-Hardeman University’s Laquita Thomson. Her pieces, which feature landscapes, will be displayed in the Visitor Center and Conservatory from Oct. 20 through Nov. 24.
The exhibit will include 18 reduction linocuts, created using printmaking techniques. The Georgia Museum of Art, which has a copy of Thomson’s linocut “Cotton Field II” in its permanent collection, is co-sponsoring the show.
“Response to a landscape is one of the principle artistic joys of living in the South,” Thomson states. “I have responded to landscapes in many artistic genres.” Thomson’s linocuts were completed over several summers as she served as a visiting artist at the House Print Studio and Studio 150 in Gordo, Ala.
With degrees in painting and printmaking, Thomson teaches art and art history courses at FHU. Her work, which she shows professionally, has been included in museum collections across the country.
Admission to the exhibit is free. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu.