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GAF Turns 25


From the Summer 2017 Gallatin Today

The Gallatin Arts Festival (GAF) is a week-long, community-wide celebration of the unique artistry and interdisciplinary scholarship of students at Gallatin. The Festival features student work in the visual and performing arts and serves as a galvanizing force and springboard for action and discussion through the creation and presentation of artistic work.

Gallatin marked the 25th Anniversary of the Festival in 2017. GAF began in 1992 as a collaborative effort between Professor Laurin Raiken and graduate student Barry Spanier, who developed the Festival as part of his master’s thesis. Since then, GAF has expanded into the largest public event at Gallatin. In 2017, over 50 student artists, producers, and curators exhibited work and brought the greater community together.

Photography by: David Andrako, Nahal Mottaghian, and Em Watson

Bottom image on this page: GAF Visual Arts Adviser Keith Miller offering a tribute to GAF Artistic Director Kristin Horton on the occasion of her 10th year as Artistic Director of the Festival.


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