While Tom Polk’s (1940-2014) professional life was fulfilled as an associate professor and Area Chairman of Art History at the University of Georgia, he was also a life-long artist. He earned a combined undergraduate degree from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design in both art history and studio art. At peace in nature, landscapes were his most frequent subject and the State Botanical Garden was one of his favorite haunts. This show will feature drawings and paintings of landscapes and flowers executed across the span of his life, but with a special emphasis on the explosion of work done during his retirement. The Polk Exhibition will run from July 10, 2016 through August 13, 2016.