Design Events

-Gallery Exhibition: Mutually Assured Seduction (MAS), Tamara LaValla 

September 12 – December 9

Rutledge Gallery

Mutually Assured Seduction (MAS) is a One-Woman Group Show, led by artist Tamara LaValla, exploring a real and persistent preoccupation with desire, order, progress and work. MAS resists the evanescent embrace of our ethereal, virtual world through the rigors of making. The resulting collaborative artifacts and ephemera — edible, malleable, consumable, sonic — are, at once, both timely and timeless.


Tamara LaValla earned her B.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University. She worked as an award-winning illustrator for the Herald newspaper in Rock Hill and co-founded Social Design House. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Design at Winthrop and is a self-described OCD artist, and sometimes chocolate maker.

-Opening Reception for Mutually Assured Seduction

September 15, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Rutledge, Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries

Winthrop University Galleries presents an opening reception for Mutually Assured Seduction in the Rutledge and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries. Light refreshments will be served.


-Mutually Assured Seduction (MAS) Panel Discussion

October 5, 7 p.m.

Rutledge 119

Join Winthrop university galleries for a discussion about the collaboration for the exhibition Mutually Assured Seduction, a one-woman group show, led by artist Tamara LaValla.