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Arch and Academic Building
The University of Georgia

                     The Arch and Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
                       The University of Georgia

 

"I could just walk right into that picture!" said a collector of my artwork, speaking of the painting's depth and three dimensional feel. As a Georgia alumna, I enjoy my visits to campus with its ever changing seasons of beauty. Over the hearth in the Wray-Nicholson House, home to the UGA Alumni Association, hangs this Arch. 

Erected in the ante-bellum period, the Arch was modeled after the great seal of Georgia. Originally part of an iron fence, it could be closed by two iron gates which have since disappeared. Over the generations, the Arch has become one of the primary symbols of the University of Georgia and has been the gateway between the University and the city of Athens. Artwork of the Arch is frequently used for awards, retirement gifts, and graduation gifts. My framed Arch print was once presented to his Excellency, Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, upon his visit to the University of Georgia on May 3, 2008 by Dr. Arnett C. Mace, Jr., Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (retired).