About Artbeat

Artbeat was created as a Capstone project for the University of Georgia's New Media Institute. They will hopefully be receiving an A because Artbeat is so fabulous.

Artbeat started in the hopes of creating a world of bridged communication between artists and viewers - a world where artists could openly share views and ideas with citizens within any barriers.


Evan Laforge


Evan LaForge is a third year advertising major at the University of Georgia. Apart from Art-Beat, Evan is involved with the UGA Club Baseball team, multiple campus ministries, and the student-led advertising agency. In his free time, Evan spends most of his time eating Chick-fil-A or watching re-runs on the Food Network.


Sam Bond


Sam Bond is a senior student in Scientific Illustration, graduating May 2014. After graduation, Sam will be moving to Chicago to earn her Master's in Biomedical Visualization. In her free time, she enjoys pointlessly critiquing the merits of bad horror movies.

Mary Grace

Mary Grace Shaw

Visual Designer

Mary Grace Shaw is a sophomore Digital and Broadcast Journalism major at the University of Georgia. Besides Art-Beat, Mary Grace is involved in the Family Relations Committee for UGA Miracle, Kappa Delta Sorority, and a campus ambassador for Avelist. In her spare time she enjoys online shopping and eating banana pudding.


Elizabeth Bernardin

Content Creator

Elizabeth Bernardin is a senior Consumer Journalism student from the University or Georgia. Elizabeth enjoys being a part of Relay for Life, cheering on the dawgs, and hanging out with her friends.