ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University Galleries kicks off its spring and summer offering with a series of exciting student-related art festivities.
The university’s art and design program demonstrates its premiere reputation in the region through the 17th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, to be held April 11 through June 24, in Rutledge Gallery. This year’s juror is Melissa Post, curator of craft and design at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C. A Patrons of the Gallery Preview and Awards Reception is scheduled for Friday, April 8, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Also opening April 11 are two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions including the fine metal work of Kaminer Haislip in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery from April 11 through May 9. Adam Walls’ M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition is titled "Playtoon" and will also open April 11, on the grounds of the university near McLaurin Hall. Walls’ large-scale and thought provoking painted steel "Playtoon" series is scheduled to continue through Aug. 10. A preview reception for Walls and Haislip is planned for April 8 from 6:30-8 p.m., and the student-artists will be presenting lectures about their work on April 12 at 7 p.m. in Rutledge Auditorium.
Also appearing on campus, near Rutledge Building and McLaurin Hall, is "Disruption: Undergraduate and Graduate Sculpture." These new and innovative works represent Winthrop’s sculpture concentration, headed by Associate Professor of Fine Arts Shaun Cassidy. The exhibit will open April 11 and continue through May 9.
Opening in the Lewandowski Student Gallery on March 24, and continuing through April 15, is an exhibition of art and design by master of fine arts candidates titled "M.F.A. Works in Progress." Included are Jerry Austin, Kathleen Burke, Petra Carroll, Kim Dick, Belinda Goodwin, Beth Melton and John Steele. And beginning April 25 through September 2, in the Lewandowski Student Gallery, will be student work from Winthrop’s Visual Communication Design Program.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rutledge and Patrick Galleries will close for the summer on June 24. All exhibitions and programs are open and free to the public. For more information, call Tom Stanley at 803/323-2493 or check out the Galleries' website.
Winthrop University Galleries is supported by Winthrop’s Patrons of the Gallery, the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery Endowment, the Edmund D. Lewandowski Student Gallery Endowment and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.