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Educational Programs

Click here for Current and Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions.

All artist talk events are free, open to the public, and approved Winthrop University cultural events.

Upcoming Educational Programs

Tuesday, April 16, 2018
WUG Talk: MFA Thesis Candidates

Chris Evans and Rebecca Lipps
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building
 

Past Educational Programs

Thursday, February 28, 2019
11AM - 12PM
WUG Workshop: 3D Printed Hand Construction

The CreatorSpace, Rutledge G26
Rutledge Building
Educational Programming for Bespoke Objects on display in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Join artist Frankie Flood as he discusses his involvement in creating 3D printed prosthetic hands that address specific user needs for children all over the world. Flood will walk participant through the process of assembling a 3D printed hand, demonstrating the powerful connection between craft and social impact. This workshop will include demonstrations and hands-on creation. Space is limited; please RSVP to galleries@winthrop.edu by February 7, 2019.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
7PM – 8PM
WUG Talk: Frankie Flood

Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Educational Programming for Bespoke Objects on display in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Join us in Rutledge 119 as artist Frankie Flood discusses his solo exhibition Bespoke Objects. He will be discussing the potential that craft, design, and fabrication has in serving local and global communities. Flood combines traditional craft practice with digital technology to explore the future of craft in its ability to positively impact society. 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.
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. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
11AM-12:15PM
WUG Insight: GMOS and Our Food Supply: Bad or Good?

Rutledge 119

Rutledge Building

Educational programming for Selective Memory on display in the Rutledge Gallery

Please join Dr. Joshua McDonald, Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition, Dr. Laura Ullrich, Professor of Economics and Associate Dean in the College of Business Administration, and Dr. Cindy Tant, Assistant Professor of Biology, for an interdisciplinary discussion about how genetically modified plants impact our food supply.  Dr. Marsha Bollinger, Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, will serve as moderator for this event. Insights will be offered from multiple perspectives into the pros and cons of using GM-engineered plants to increase global food supplies. Free cultural event and open to the public.
Dr. Joshua McDonald, Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition, holds a PhD from the Ohio State University.  In addition to upper level course in metabolism, Dr. McDonald teaches the introductory human nutrition course and assisted with an animals and society course through the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center at OSU.
Dr. Cindy Tant, Assistant Professor of Biology, holds a PhD from the University of Georgia in Ecology.    Dr. Tant teaches ecology, freshwater ecology, and environmental biology and is currently serving as a faculty associate for Winthrop’s Environmental Program Coordinating Committee.
Dr. Laura Ullrich, Professor of Economics and Associate Dean in the College of Business Administration, holds a PhD from the University of Tennessee in Economics.   In addition to ECON103 (Introduction to Political Economy), Dr. Ullrich teaches Environmental Economics and International Studies in Economics.

 Friday, January 25, 2019
5:30PM – 6:30PM
WUG Insight: Gallery Walk-Through with Kirsten Stolle

Rutledge 119 / Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building
Educational programming for Selective Memory on display in the Rutledge and Patrick Galleries.
Join Kirsten Stolle for a lecture & walk-through of her exhibition, Selective Memory. It will start in Rutledge 119 and move to the Rutledge Gallery creating a conversation between you and the artist. Don’t miss this opportunity! The opening reception will follow at 6:30PM. Free cultural event and open to the public.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
6PM- 8PM

WUG Workshop: Collaboration with Reed Elliot ’03
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building
Educational programming for Seeds to Sow: Remembering Paul Marktya (1950-2016) on display in the Rutledge and Patrick Galleries.
In his practice, Associate Professor Emeritus Paul Martyka (1950-2016) regularly collaborated with students and colleagues to create works of art. Join alumni Reed Elliot ’03 for a workshop focused on collaboration. Elliot will share his experiences collaborating with Professor Martyka and will lead participants in a collaborative exercise of their own. Participants are encouraged to bring preferred art materials and unfinished or in-progress works.
Catalogs for the Seeds to Sow exhibition are available here.

Friday, October 26, 2018
1PM - 4PM

WUG Workshop: Polyhedra with Adrian Rhodes ‘05
Rutledge 227
Rutledge Building
Educational programming for Seeds to Sow: Remembering Paul Marktya (1950-2016) on display in the Rutledge and Patrick Galleries.
Join alumni Adrian Rhodes ‘05 for a polyhedra making workshop. Rhodes 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. Please RSVP to galleries@winthrop.edu by October 24, 2018 to reserve your space.
Catalogs for the Seeds to Sow exhibition are available here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7PM - 8:30PM

WUG Panel: A Discussion of the Artist, the Educator, and the Collaborator
Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Student Center
Educational programming for Seeds to Sow: Remembering Paul Marktya (1950-2016) on display in the Rutledge and Patrick Galleries.
Please join us for a panel focused on the legacy of Associate Professor Emeritus Paul Martyka (1950 – 2016). The panel will focus on the impact Professor Martyka had as an educator, collaborator, artist, and member of the Rock Hill arts community. The cultural event panel will be moderated by Professor Emeritus Tom Stanley. Panelists will include alumni Chris Clamp ‘01, Reed Elliot ‘03, Mike Gentry ‘08, and Janice Mueller ‘99.
Catalogs for the Seeds to Sow exhibition are available here.

 

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