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All exhibitions, presentations and receptions are open and free to the public.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed weekends, university holidays and between exhibitions for installation. 

Galleries will be closed:
September 3, 2018
October 12 & 15, 2018
November 21–25, 2018
December 17, 2018 - January 4, 2019
January 21, 2019
March 11–15, 2019
May 27, 2019
July 1 – August 9, 2019

April 13 – August 24
30th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
Rutledge Gallery

This exhibition highlights the work of students from the Departments of Fine Arts and Design. The 30th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition was juried by Ashley Hawkins, the co-founder and Executive Director of Studio Two Three (S23), Richmond, Virginia's nonprofit workspace for art.

May 23 – August 27
MFA Works in Progress
Lewandowski Student Gallery

September 4 – September 17
Putting a Face on Syria, Hope Through Education: Tina Manley
Lewandowski Student Gallery

International documentary photographer Tina Manley’s exhibition of photographs depicts the Syrian refugee children and their schools to raise awareness and money for scholarships for Syrian refugee children. The children are all Syrian refugees, either living in Lebanon or internally displaced in Syria.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Opening Reception
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Lewandowski Student Gallery

September 17 – November 16
Seeds to Sow: Remembering Paul Martyka (1950 - 2016)
Rutledge Gallery and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Seeds to Sow is an exhibition celebrating long-time artist and influential Winthrop University professor emeritus Paul Martyka (1950-2016). The work displayed in the Rutledge and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries showcases the broad spectrum of his work in printmaking, painting, and mixed media from his years as a student in Michigan until 2015. By observing a timeline of his career, the high level of artistry given to his methods and creative vision becomes evident. His use of a geometric iconography, attention to color, and continual experimentation show us his distinct visual style. In addition to the works he made independently, the exhibition will feature collaborative works with students, highlighting his attention to the development of future artists.

Friday, September 21
Opening Reception
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Rutledge, Patrick and Lewandowski Galleries

September 21 – October 8
Painting and Creative Process: Undergraduate Painting 2018
Lewandowski Student Gallery

October 16 – October 29
Lewandowski Student Gallery
Tuesday, Oct. 16 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WUG Panel: A Discussion of the Artist, the Educator, and the Collaborator
Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Student Center

The panel will focus on the legacy of former Winthrop Associate Professor Emeritus Paul Martyka (1950-2016) and the impact he had as an educator, collaborator, artist, and member of the Rock Hill arts community. The panel will be moderated by Professor Emeritus Tom Stanley and panelists will Chris Clamp ‘01, Reed Elliot ‘03, Mike Gentry ‘08, and Janice Mueller ‘99.
Friday, Oct. 26
WUG Workshop: Polyhedra with Adrian Rhodes ‘05
1 – 4 p.m.
Rutledge 227

Join alumni Adrian Rhodes ‘05 for a polyhedral making workshop. Adrian will take participants through the process of moving artwork from flat to dimensional, sharing issues she has encountered and resolved regarding paper construction. The workshop will include demonstrations and hands-on creation.

November 6 – November 19
Foundations 2018
Lewandowski Student Gallery

November 27 – December 3
Art Education Senior Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery

Capstone exhibition of Winthrop art education student interns' work with area K-12 students.

December 11, 2018 – January 21, 2019
VCOM Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery

December 10, 2018 – March 8, 2019
Kirsten Stolle
Rutledge Gallery
Kirsten Stolle is a visual artist working in collage, drawing and mixed media. Her research-based practice is grounded in the investigation of corporate propaganda, food politics and biotechnology.

Kirsten was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1967, lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 years, and currently lives in Western North Carolina. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the San Jose Museum of Art, (San Jose, CA), Crocker Art Museum, (Sacramento, CA), and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, (Minneapolis, MN).

Stolle received a B.A. in visual arts from Framingham State College, and completed studies at Richmond College (London, England) and Massachusetts College of Art (Boston, MA).

This exhibition will coincide with Winthrop’s Second Interdisciplinary Conference, The World of Food: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on What We Eat and Grow, that will be held February 21-23, 2019.

December 10, 2018 – March 8, 2019
Frankie Flood
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Frankie Flood is an Associate Professor and area head of the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design area at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Flood previously served as Director of the Digital Craft Research Lab at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and for eleven years served various roles in the Department of Art such as Director of Foundations, area head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing program, and Coordinator for the BA in Digital Fabrication and Design. Flood is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he received his Master of Fine Art degree in Metalsmithing.

Frankie Flood’s interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of inspiration for the functional objects that he creates. Flood exhibits his work nationally and internationally and his work has received many awards and has been published widely. The potential that Craft has to serve local and global communities through design and fabrication has been the focus of Flood’s recent research as he continues to combine traditional craft practice with digital technology. His recent research regarding 3D printed prosthetics and one of a kind adaptive devices has spread worldwide and his creation of the Digital Craft Research Lab has created new areas of study for students interested in digital fabrication.

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126 McLaurin Hall
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, S.C. 29733

Arts at Winthrop
112 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-2333 (fax)
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