ROCK HILL, S.C. – Nine Winthrop University sculpture students are wrapping up work on the Windows Project, a collection of eight sculpture installations commissioned by Wells Fargo Bank for the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship, a PGA TOUR golf tournament that will tee off April 30 through May 6 at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club.
This is the first time in the championship’s 10-year history that public art has been incorporated into the weeklong-event that attracts thousands of golf enthusiasts and visitors to the Charlotte area.
Currently, the students are assembling each sculpture that will fit into a white, powder coated steel, arched window frame. When completed, each window will rest atop a 10-foot pole, and the pieces will be installed sequentially along the championship’s entry path, making it a focal point for visitors as they enter Quail Hollow. Each sculpture will present an important theme: recycling, arts, education, community, Wells Fargo history, Quail Hollow history, tournament history and partnership.
The students are Julie Hydrick, Chris Smalls, Anatasia Netrebine, Carey Morton, Sarah Cason, Jacob Olsen, Sarah Scherini, John C. Williams and Kaitlyn Walters.
The sculptures will be completed and available for viewing during the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ April 20 Arts Crawl. From 2-5 p.m. in G-18 Rutledge Building, members of the community are invited to view the sculptures. Additional fine arts, music, theatre and interior design events also will be taking place throughout the college’s Arts Crawl.
The sculptures will then be installed at Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday, April 25.
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About the Wells Fargo Championship:
The Wells Fargo Championship is one of the largest, most prestigious sporting events in the Charlotte region. Champions for Education, a non-profit organization, operates and manages the tournament and has donated over $13.5 million to local and regional charities since 2003. Now leading up to its 10th anniversary, the tournament is intended as an annual tradition that will bring players and patrons back each year for an unforgettable golf experience. The 2012 tournament will be held April 30-May 6. The national and international golf community has recognized it as one of the top events on the PGA TOUR. A combination of Quail Hollow Club and the spirit of the Charlotte area community are among the reasons the Wells Fargo Championship has and should continue to draw many of the world's top golfers to Charlotte.