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04/09/2008

Winthrop Galleries Celebrates 20th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition


ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop University Galleries celebrates its 20th year for the Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition with a Gala Spring Reception on Friday, April 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

That evening, the 20th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition will be found in the Rutledge Gallery; the M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition of Erica Shaver will be in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery; and the M.F.A. Works in Progress Exhibition in the Edmund D. Lewandowski Student Gallery will feature works by M.F.A. candidates Natalie Bork, Charlotte Zweber Chavis, Joshua Cornwell, Beth Melton and Jon Prichard.

Daniel P. Gottlieb, the director of planning and design at the North Carolina Museum of Art, will be this year’s distinguished juror for the annual undergraduate exhibition. Gottlieb holds a Master of Arts in arts administration from Winthrop and has 27 years of experience in museum design and management. He is currently directing the NCMA building expansion and development of the 164-acre Museum Park.

Gottlieb will select an exhibition of student-artists' work from a variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry/metals, photography, ceramics, illustration, printmaking, graphic design and interior design. The exhibition will continue through June 19, 2008.

In the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery, the jewelry of Erica Shaver will provide a glimpse into her M.F.A. thesis and the years she has spent at Winthrop growing into a mature artist.  Shaver will present a lecture about her work April 23 at 7 p.m. in Rutledge Auditorium.  The exhibition will continue through June 19, 2008.

All exhibitions, presentations and receptions are open and free to the public. Winthrop University Galleries is located in the Rutledge Building (1898 Alumni Drive) and McLaurin Hall (1896 Alumni Drive) on the campus of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed weekends. For more information call 803/323-2493 or the Arts Hotline at 803/323-3000. Visit the Gallery Web site at http://www.winthrop.edu/galleries. 

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