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Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
 * Artist Talk * -  5 p.m. - Dina’s Place / DiGiorgio Campus Center
 * Reception * - 6 p.m. -  Lewandowski Student Gallery / McLaurin Hall

for Impaired Perceptions by Brian Steel
on display in the Lewandowski Student Gallery / McLaurin Hall

To kick off Winthrop’s October celebration of Disability Month, guest speaker, Brian Charles Steel will be on campus to speak September 16, 2015 along with an installation of his photographic exhibit, Impaired Perceptions.  Born with short fiber syndrome, Steels’ black and white portraits of himself and other physically impaired people explores the concept of perception and socially constructed identity.  Some of his subjects have physical impairments that are not visible, which further challenges the notion that seeing is believing.

Monday, September 21, 2015, 7 p.m.
 * WUG Artist Talk – Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig
Rutledge 119 / Rutledge Building 
LAST FISH ON EARTH: Our Happy Re-Granulated Future
By Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig
Currently exhibiting in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery / Rutledge Building

Friday, September 25, 2015
* Opening Reception *

6:30 – 8 p.m
Rutledge and Patrick Galleries
Rutledge Building 
Reception Patrick
 WUG will hold an opening reception for the exhibitions Man + Land + Water and LAST FISH ON EARTH: Our Happy Re-Granulated Future by Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig.
Wednesday, November 4, 7 p.m.
 * Film Screening:  Watermark *  Q & A to follow
Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center

Sponsored by DSU and Winthrop University Galleries
Educational Programming for the Man + Land + Water exhibition in the Rutledge Gallery / Rutledge Building

Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky.  The film examines the relationship between mankind and water. The filmmakers travel to various locations around the world -- from deserts, to tanneries, to one of the biggest dams in the world -- to showcase how the liquid shapes people's lives, as well as how humanity affects this precious resource.  A free global cultural event, the screening of Watermark is open to the public and is sponsored by the DSU and Winthrop University Galleries.
A Question & Answer session will follow the screening. 2013, Canada, 92 mins.

Watermark documents floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world – the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover.  We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka. We witness how humans are drawn to water, from the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, where thirty million people gather for a sacred bath in the Ganges at the same time.  We speak with scientists who drill ice cores two kilometers deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet, and explore the sublime pristine watershed of Northern British Columbia.

Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element, as well as the magnitude of our need and use.  In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted - until it’s gone. 
 Fall 2105 - Watermark film

Friday, November 6 & Saturday, November 7, 2015
Water in the World:  Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability Conference

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