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Arts at Winthrop

All exhibitions, presentations and receptions are open and free to the public.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed weekends, university holidays and between exhibitions for installation. 

Galleries will be closed:
October 16-17, 2017
November 22-26, 2017
December 18, 2017-January 5, 2018

Tuesday, Sept. 12 - Monday, Sept. 25
Illustration Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Friday, Sept. 22 - Friday, Nov. 17
pen & ink: Winthrop Illustration Alumni Matthew Cordell '97 & Katie Kath '11
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

pen & ink celebrates two acclaimed children's book illustrators and Winthrop alumni Matthew Cordell '95 and Katie Kath '11. The exhibition focuses on each illustrator's style and process from early sketches to the final published books. Cordell's many acclaimed books for children include "Toby and the Snowflakes," "Mighty Casey," and "Special Delivery," and Washington Post best picture book of 2015. He is the author and illustrator of "Trouble Gum," "Another Broher," "Wish," and "Hello! Hello!," a New York Times Notable picture book. Cordell resides in Chicago with his wife and two children.

Katie Kath earned her M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently living in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Kath's clients include Abrams, Penguin-Random House, Running Press Books (Perseus Books) and most recently she completed a re-illustration of "Come Over to My House," an out-of-print Dr. Seuss book for its 50th anniversary edition. 

Friday, Sept. 22 - Friday, Nov. 17
Precursors to the Digital Age: Commonplace Books, Scrapbooks, and More
by Dr. Laura Dufresne & Dr. Laura Gardner

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

This interdisciplinary and multi-media exhibition contains work from the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer seminar for university educators hosted at UNC Asheville. Lead by Winthrop University Fine Arts Professors Laura Gardner and Laura Dufresne, the 16 participants researched evolving forms of note-taking and remembering throughout history through speakers and book-making workshops, as well as archival and museum collection research. The exhibition highlights the diverse, interdisciplinary responses to the two-week seminar, as seen through the participants' art, creative writing, book forms and teaching.

Friday, Sept. 22
Opening Reception
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Rutledge, Patrick and Lewandowski Galleries
Rutledge Building and McLaurin Hall

Tuesday, Oct. 3 - Monday, Oct. 16
Printmaking Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Thursday, Oct. 5
WUG Talk: Wendy Stephens
School Library Program Chair, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
11 a.m.
Rutledge 119
Educational programming for Precursors to the Digital Age Exhibition on display in Patrick Gallery

A north Alabama native, Wendy Stephens spent 15 years as a high school librarian. In 2015, Wendy joined the faculty of Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama as School Library Program Chair. She teaches children's literature, instructional leadership, and school librarianship courses in the School of Education. In 2016, she was chosen as the Association for Library Service for Children's Louise Seaman Bechtel fellow, enabling her to dedicate a month to scholarship of historical children's literature.

Thursday, Oct. 5
WUG Workshop: Wendy Stephens - Filling in the Story: Imagining Lost Narrative Through Collage
4-6 p.m.
Patrick Gallery
Educational programming for Precursors to the Digital Age Exhibition in the Patrick Gallery

Thursday, Oct. 19
WUG Talk: Anna Maria Johnson
Professor of Writing, Research, and Humanities, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
11 a.m.
Rutledge 119
Educational programming for Precursors to the Digital Age Exhibition in the Patrick Gallery

Anna Maria Johnson is a writer, editor, teacher, and visual artist in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and BA in Studio Art at Houghton College. She currently teaches writing, research, and humanities classes at James Madison University. She is happiest when working at the intersection of word and image, and specializes in making texts, textures, and textiles. Her first book Human Rights in Contemporary Africa, published by Cavendish Square Publishing, came out in early 2017.

Thursday, Oct. 19
WUG Workshop: Anna Maria Johnson - Embellished Notetaking: Transforming Text with Image
4-6 p.m.
Patrick Gallery
Educational programming for Precursors to the Digital Age Exhibition in the Patrick Gallery

Tuesday, Oct. 24 - Monday, Nov. 6
Visual Communication Design Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Friday, Nov. 3
WUG Workshop: Katie Kath - From "Blah" to "Brava": How to Make an Uninspiring Project Your Best Portfolio Piece
2-4 p.m.
Rutledge 126
Free cultural event, open to all students
Registration required
Educational programming for pen & ink 

From “Blah,” to “Brava,”: How to make an uninspiring project your best portfolio piece will consist of two parts. 

First there’s the lecture/take notes to discuss the following:
-Identifying the root cause for discontentment in a project
-Realigning current priorities to mirror real career goals
-Inventing both creative and practical solutions to uninspiring projects 

The second part will consist of all students breaking into critique groups. Every student MUST bring a completed project they did for a class that they deemed “boring and totally uninspiring.” They will discuss their projects with each other, and offer each other ideas on how to re-work their projects to make them more inspiring. Students will take notes and develop an actual strategy that they plan on executing after the workshop, turning their old projects into inspiring, portfolio-worthy ones. 

This means the only required materials for the workshop are:
-completed “uninspiring” project with original project description
-Pen, pencil, and all note-taking materials.
-Students may NOT take notes on their laptop or smartphone.

Monday, Nov. 13 - Sunday, Nov. 19
A Retrospective Exhibition by Nancy Thomas '67
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Public Reception
Tuesday, Nov. 14
5-7 p.m.
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Tuesday, Nov. 28 - Monday, Dec. 4
Art Education Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Monday, Dec. 11 - Friday, March 9, 2018
Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition: Marge Loudon Moody
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

Opening Reception: Friday, January 26, 2018 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Marge Loudon Moody, a long-standing professor in fine art at Winthrop University, will present an exhibition celebrating her career as an artist and educator for more than 30 years. Moody's artwork emanates from her experience of different places under one large, overall theme entitled "Other Worlds." While the work differs from series to series, each is connected by common threads that reflect her experience of these particular places, or "worlds," sometimes directly, often subconsciously. Line, shape, color and space are intuitively manipulated until they find their exact place in the pieces as she strives to capture the essential nature of these subjects through drawing, painting, collage and abstraction.

Monday, Dec. 11 - Friday, March 9, 2018
50th Anniversary South Carolina Fellows Exhibition: Jim Arendt
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

Opening Reception: Friday, January 26, 2018 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Jim Arendt's exhibition is a part of the South Carolina Arts Commission's 50th Anniversary celebration that includes 15 solo and group exhibitions taking place throughout South Carolina of current and past Visual Artist Fellowship recipients. Arendt received his fellowship in 2014. His work explores the shifting paradigms of labor and place through narrative figure painting, drawing, prints, fabric, and sculpture. Influenced by the radical reshaping of the rural and industrial landscapes in which he was raised, he investigates how individual lives are affected by transitions in economic structures. Arendt's work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo shows. Arendt received his B.F.A. from Kendall College of Art and Design and his M.F.A. from the University of South Carolina. He is currently an assistant professor of art and the director of the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 - Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
Painting Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

For more information please visit our web site at www.winthrop.edu/galleries or call 803/323-2493.

Winthrop University Galleries
126 McLaurin Hall
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, S.C. 29733
galleries@winthrop.edu

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