EMERGE: An Intercollegiate Art Student Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4, 7–10pm
Exhibition Dates: April 4–27, 2019
Viewing hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12–5pm, or by appointment.

Day & Night Projects and the Art Student Union at Georgia State University present EMERGE: An Intercollegiate Art Student Exhibition. This fourth annual, juried exhibition is organized by students for students. The multimedia exhibition showcases a diverse selection of works by current undergraduate and graduate students Atlanta-area colleges and universities.

This year’s juror is Day & Night Projects: Co-Directors Steven L. Anderson, William Downs, and Mark Leibert; and Program Director Megan Castro. Choosing from a pool of 107 entries by 40 artists, the jury has selected the finalists:

Dimelza Broche (University of Georgia)
Alexis Childress (Georgia State University)
Rachel Clink (University of West Georgia)
Sydney Daniel (University of Georgia)
Benjamin Hunsinger (Georgia State University)
Jackson Markovic (Georgia State University)
Ana Meza (Georgia State University)
Jess Self (Georgia State University)
Hannah Surace (Savannah College of Art and Design—Atlanta)
Parker Thornton (Georgia State University)


Dimelza Broche is an Athens based Cuban artist. She attended the Leopoldo Romanach Academy of Art in Santa Clara, Cuba. She studied for two years at Florida State College of Jacksonville before transferring to the University of North Florida where she graduated with a BFA. She is currently an MFA candidate at University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art. Broche has exhibited her work at Roberts Gallery, the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, the Wilson Center Gallery, The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens, and at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC. In 2011 she was the Grand Prize recipient of Momentum: a National Juried Exhibit for Emerging Artists with Disabilities.

Alexis Childress is a photographer currently based in Atlanta, GA where she is an anticipated BFA graduate at Georgia State University.

Rachel Clink is a senior at the University of West Georgia about to graduate with a BFA in photography.

Sydney Daniel is originally from Alpha–retta, Georgia and received her BFA in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking in 2013 from Georgia State University. She has worked extensively in event management and curatorial projects. She will receive her MFA from the University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art in May 2019.

Benjamin Hunsinger is a BFA Painting major at Georgia State University.

Jackson Markovic is an artist and educator based in Atlanta Georgia. He currently is a teaching artist at the High Museum of Art. He plans to graduate from Georgia State University in 2023 with a Masters in Art Education.

Ana Meza is a sculpture artist born in Barranquilla, Colombia. She received an associate degree in Design Technology from Ivy Tech Community College in 2011, and a Bachelor of Science degree for Interior Design as well as a Bachelor of fine art degree for Sculpture in 2016. Ana is currently an MFA candidate at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Jess Self is a contemporary artist from Black Mountain, NC who works primarily with wool as her sculptural medium. She received her BFA from Warren Wilson College and is currently working on her MFA at Georgia State University. Along with making exhibition work she loves running her craft fair business, Heart Felt Designs, attending residencies, and teaching workshops.

Hannah Surace was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a candidate for an MFA in Sculpture at Savannah College of Art and Design and received a BFA in Fine Art at Moore College of Art and Design. Surace has exhibited nationally and plans to exhibit internationally at the CICA Museum in South Korea this spring. She was awarded honorable mention in the 2016 International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards and was listed in the 2016 October issue of Sculpture Magazine for the honor.

Parker Thornton is currently a photography MFA candidate at Georgia State University. In 2014 Thronton co-founded Callosum Collective, an Atlanta-based creative collective that applies collaborative methods across media to explore the intersections between art, technology, and the senses.