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Current Educational Programs

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One Minute Abstract Video - NEO | NEO: Virtual Abstract Experience
 - Water: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability

Spring 2015 Educational Programs and Special Events

Friday, January 23, 2015, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
 * Opening Reception *
Small is the New Big - Stacey Davidson and  
NEO | NEO a retrospective of the late Winthrop faculty David Freeman
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

Davidson 167 Freeman Parrot

Ore (Silver Anna)
polished aluminum sheet on panel,
composition,and leather doll
37 x 22 x 13.25 inches

Parrot Fervor ll, 1986
David Freeman
Acrylic on canvas
63 1/2 x 48 inches

 * View Live Portrait Sessions *
Stacey Davidson, exhibiting Small is the New Big, will conduct live portrait sessions in the painting studio - 130 Rutledge Building
Everyone is welcome to stop by and view the live sessions.  Rutledge Gallery will be open extended hours on these Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to view the exhibition.

 - Friday, January 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 - Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 - Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 - Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7 PM
* WUG Artist Talk – Stacey Davidson with John W. Love Jr. *

Currently exhibiting in the Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

Join us on Tuesday Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Rutledge Gallery as artist Stacey Davidson discusses her solo exhibition “Small is the New Big.” She will be joined by John W. Love, Jr., an interdisciplinary literary, installation and performance artist, living and working in Charlotte, NC.  Together they will explore Davidson’s concerns for our shared human condition. 

Monday, March 30, 2015, 7 p.m.
* WUG Talk – Jennie Carlisle, Production Curator, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC *
Juror of the 27th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building

Jennie runs Elsewhere’s residency program, supports artistic process and project production, ideation, and conceptual development.  Additionally, she acts as a liaison between artists and communities and oversees the production of public programs at the museum.  She is a curator and art historian focusing on situation driven aesthetics and radical ampersanding.  Jennie received a BA in Anthropology and Biology from Mount Holyoke College in 1999 and completed Ph.D. course work in Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011.  Her curatorial projects have included contributions to “More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing,” “Counter Lives: Portraiture in Contemporary Art” and “John Wesley’s Boeing in Context” at the Ackland Art Museum. 

Friday, April 17, 2015, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
 * Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony *

Rutledge Gallery and Patrick Galleries
Rutledge Buildiing

WUG will hold a reception and awards ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new exhibitions: the 27th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and the M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11 a.m.
 * WUG Artist Talk – MFA Thesis Candidates Dean Mobley and Foozhan Kashkooli *
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  - 11 a.m.
 * WUG Artist Talk – MFA Thesis Candidates Amy Holbein and Charlotte Coolik * 
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building


FALL 2014 Educational Programs and Special Events  

Opening Reception
Friday, December 5, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Senior Art Education Exhibition
(more info)
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Innovate: Make-a-Monster
Carly Horton
India Hook Elementary, 1st Grade
No glue allowed! The students had to innovate and rely on their creative skills to find new ways to put
the materials together.

 F14 Art Education Snowman

Previous Educational Programs and Special Events 

Brown Educational Programs F14WUG Artist Talk
Monday, October, 27, 2014
8 p.m.
Michaela Pilar Brown
Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Currently exhibiting in the Rutledge Gallery

Ms. Brown will discuss her exhbition on display in the Rutledge Gallery. Brown’s exhibition will include photography, sculpture and installation focusing on cultural hierarchies relating to beauty, and how race, gender and history play into these caste systems. Her most recent work explores home as a physical structure and repository for memories. Brown’s work chronicles beginnings, departures and returns to this symbolic yet physical place, believing it to be the genesis where history, memory and myth are joined.  





Reception Patrick

Opening Reception
Friday, October 3, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rutledge and Patrick Galleries
Rutledge Building

WUG will host an opening reception for the fall exhibitions Michaela Pilar Brown and Question Bridge: Black Males to commemorate the 50th anniversary of integration of African American students at Winthrop University. Spoken word performance by Q.


Question Bridge Educational Programs

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7 p.m.
Question Bridge: Blueprint Roundtable
Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center

In conjunction with the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males, a “Blueprint Roundtable” will be held to facilitate multi-generational dialogue about leadership, mentorship, and critical social issues in the black community.  Roundtable participants are: Timothy Hopkins ’83, ’85, ’00, Kambrell Garvin ’13, Saani Perry, Joshua Dantzler, Rudy Currence, Ron Nelson Jr., Willis Lewis and Morenga Hunt.

Sponsored by: John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, Minor in African American Studies, DiGiorgio Student Union, Office of Diversity and Student Engagement, and the Winthrop University Galleries.