ROCK HILL, S.C. – The works of several Winthrop faculty members will be on display in two exciting new art exhibitions opening Nov. 14 and running through Jan. 20, 2012, in the Winthrop Galleries.As part of the “New Works” exhibition, fine arts faculty members Paul Martyka and Marge Loudon Moody will exhibit new pieces in the Rutledge Gallery. Phil Moody of fine arts also has collaborated with design faculty Gerry Derksen, and music faculty Ron Parks and Mark Lewis to create a video installation that will be viewable starting at dusk on Nov. 11, Dec. 16 and Jan. 19 on the campus grounds across from the Rutledge Gallery entrance.Artist talks allow each artist to share the creative process behind the pieces:
* Marge Moody will discuss her work on Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. * Martyka will be available to talk about his art on Dec. 1, at 11 a.m.* The group of Phil Moody, Parks, Lewis and Derksen will discuss their installation on Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. All artist talks will be held in the Rutledge Gallery.The second exhibition, entitled “Shift,” will feature the works of seven faculty members who came together to create an exhibition exploring the concept of discomfort and expressing various processes of creation. “Shift” is a platform to experiment with process involving a number of creators in a single exhibition. These creators will bring together their various mediums of sculpture, digital media, jewelry/metals and painting to push their own boundaries of comfort and shift their thinking about what is possible.The “Shift” exhibitors – Eliana Arenas-O'Neil, Shaun Cassidy, Derksen, Mark Hamilton, Seth Rouser, Tom Stanley and Courtney Starrett – will participate in a panel discussion regarding the exhibition on Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery. A 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 opening reception is planned for the two exhibitions. The reception, located in the Rutledge and Patrick galleries, is free and open to the public. Several student exhibitions also are currently on display in McLaurin Hall’s Edmund D. Lewandowski Student Gallery. The “Senior Art Education” exhibition runs through Nov. 18; “Neighbors,” a M.F.A. thesis exhibition, by Pam Winegard will run Nov. 28-Dec. 9; and the “B.F.A and M.F.A. Illustration” exhibition will open Dec. 19 and run through Jan. 20, 2012.Winegard will discuss her M.F.A. thesis exhibition on Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. in 119 Rutledge Building. Winthrop University Galleries hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and closed on weekends and university holidays. All artist talks, exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Galleries at 803/323-2493 or e-mail Karen Derksen, Galleries director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Galleries online on Facebook or Twitter.
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