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Spring 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk: Babette Wainwright

Rutledge 119 / Rutledge Building

Babette Wainwright will join us to discuss her work and her Winthrop University’s permanent collection piece “Low Tides.”

Thursday, January 26, 7 p.m.

Hovering: Feminist Perspectives Roundtable Discussion with Mark Hamilton, Dr. Jennifer Leigh Disney and Dr. Karen Stock

Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Student Center

A panel discussion will be held in conjunction with the faculty exhibition "Hovering" by Mark Hamilton. Photographer Mark Hamilton, art historian Dr. Karen Stock and professor of political science Dr. Jennifer Disney, will lead the discussion. This program contains mature subject matter and nudity. Cultural event, free and open to the public

Thursday, February 23, 11 a.m.

WUG Artist Talk: Rob Amberg, photographer

Rutledge 119
/ Rutledge Building
Educational programming for “Eye to Eye” exhibition in the Rutledge Gallery

Rob Amberg graduated from the University of Dayton in 1969 and moved to Madison County, North Carolina, in 1973 and began what has become his lifetime project – writing and photographing about the evolving culture and environment of his adopted county. His first book, Sodom Laurel Album, was published in 2002 by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke and the University of North Carolina Press. His second book from Madison County, The New Road: I-26 and the Footprints of Progress in Appalachia, was published in 2009 by the Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago. To complete the trilogy, a third book, tentatively titled Shatterzone, is in progress.

Throughout his career Amberg has been on staff or done assignment work for non-profit organizations and philanthropic foundations. His work has largely focused on rural communities, family farms, and the environment. His work is regularly published and exhibited nationally. He is the recipient of awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the North Carolina Humanities Council, the Center for Documentary Studies, and others. In 2004, he had the honor of presenting Sodom Laurel Album at the Library of Congress. 

In July 2012, Amberg began serving as a Visiting Artist at Duke University, working specifically with a Literacy Project for middle-school students in Madison County. In 2011, he began working with the American Forest Foundation, documenting the relationship between tree farmers and their land. He gave the keynote address at the American Tree Farm Convention in 2011 and will continue his documentation for AFF in 2012. 

Friday, April 7, 2017
- 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Opening Reception | Award Ceremony

Rutledge, Patrick, and Lewandowski Galleries
Rutledge Building and McLaurin Hall

Award Ceremony – 7 PM
WUG will hold a reception and awards ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new exhibitions: the 29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition and Fine Arts Senior Exhibition.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
- 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk:
M.F.A Thesis Exhibition Part I by Robert Blalock, Kim Fabio & Jill Gottschalk
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building
Free\open to the public\cultural event credit

Thursday, April 27, 2017
, 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk:
M.F.A Thesis Exhibition Part II & Part III by Amanda Foshag, Kevin Kempisty, and Samatha Valdez
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery / 3rd Floor McLaurin Student Gallery
Rutledge Building and McLaurin Hall
Free & open to the public \ cultural event credit

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