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Past Educational Programs

Fall 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Artivism in Action: Where to Begin
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center
Educational programming for The Democratic Cup on display in the Rutledge Gallery.
In this panel, The Democratic Cup organizers Ayumi Horie, Nick Moen, and Ursula Hargens will discuss their collaboration with 50 ceramicists and illustrators in creating a series of handmade cups that encourage person-to-person civil discourse around social and political issues. Panelists will explore The Democratic Cup’s motivation, mission, and implementation and will share what they have learned throughout the project’s organizing process. The discussion with be moderated by Winthrop’s Dr. Karen Stock, professor of art history.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Coffee Talk – A Steaming Cup of Civil Dialogue
7 – 9 p.m.
Rutledge Gallery
Educational programming for The Democratic Cup on display in the Rutledge Gallery.
Winthrop University Galleries is pleased to host a community conversation over a fresh cup of coffee. Through the use of The Democratic Cup mugs, participants will be led through a series of facilitated conversations with a focus on positive discourse about social and political issues. Dr. Chris Ward, Online MSW Program Coordinator and Instructor of Social Work, will facilitate the conversations. This event is free cultural event and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/wugcoffeetalk.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
WUG Talk: Nick Moen
7 - 8 p.m.
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Educational programming for The Bright Angle on display in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery.
Join ceramicist Nick Moen as he discusses the designer-maker collaborative pottery studio, The Bright Angle, formed in Asheville in 2016. Each of the studio's pieces follows a process of sketches, 3D printed prototypes, molds, firing and refining, all using their own porcelain and glaze formulas. The Bright Angle sources wood, glass, and other materials from local craftspeople who share their commitment to American-made and thoughtfully-sourced raw goods. This event is free cultural event and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Coffee Talk – A Steaming Cup of Civil Dialogue
7 – 9 p.m.
Rutledge Gallery
Educational programming for The Democratic Cup on display in the Rutledge Gallery.
Winthrop University Galleries is pleased to host a community conversation over a fresh cup of coffee. Through the use of The Democratic Cup mugs, participants will be led through a series of facilitated conversations with a focus on positive discourse about social and political issues. Dr. Virginia Williams, Director of the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution Studies and Individualized Studies programs and Professor of History, will facilitate the conversations. This event is free cultural event and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/wugcoffeetalk2.

Spring 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
WUG Talk: MFA Thesis Candidates
Chris Evans and Rebecca Lipps
11:30AM — 12:30PM
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

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.

Fall 2018

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.

Spring 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 11AM-12PM
WUG Talk: MFA Thesis Candidates

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

April 3, 2018, 7PM
WUG Alumni Panel: Transitions

Rutledge 119

Rutledge Building A panel of recent Alumni from the departments of Fine Arts and Design will share their experiences of transitioning from Undergraduate studies into arts-related careers. Panelists include: Althea Holenko ˜16, BFA Visual Communication Design, Graphic Design; Caroline Kalayjian ˜16, BFA — Printmaking and Painting; Dallas Austin ˜16, BFA — Sculpture and Greyson Smith '14,BS, Business Admin/Accounting, BFA, Art. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7PM-8PM
WUG Talk: Ashley Hawkins

Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Ashley Hawkins is the co-founder and Executive Director of Studio Two Three (S23), Richmond, Virginia's nonprofit workspace for art. Studio Two Three provides artists the tools, space, and resources to build successful careers. Studio Two Three began in 2008 with four artists in a tiny studio. Now, S23 is a 13,000-square foot facility, providing over 100 artists with 24/7 access, thousands of students with art education, a retail store featuring art by Richmond artists, and S23 To-Go, a mobile printmaking studio styled after an ice cream truck. Join us to meet the juror for this year's Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and hear her discuss her career in the arts. 

February 15, 2018, 8PM-9PM
WUG Talk: Marge Loudon Moody

Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Free cultural event
Join us on in Rutledge 119 as artist Marge Loudon Moody discusses her solo exhibition Then and Now: Collages 1979-2017. She will be discussing her career as an artist. Her focus on a single medium showcased in her exhibition displays her creative development throughout her career. Educational programming for the Then and Now: Collage 1979-2017 exhibition on display in the Rutledge Gallery. This is an Approved Cultural Event.

February 20, 2018, 11AM-12PM
WUG Insight: Gallery Walkthrough and Coffee with Marge Loudon Moody

Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building
Free cultural event
Join Marge Loudon Moody in an informal coffee hour. This time is to create a conversation between you and the artist. Don't miss this opportunity! Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

February 23, 2018, 2PM-4PM
WUG Workshop: Collage and Dance

Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Free cultural event
Join Dr. Karen Stock and Prof. Emily Morgan in a short lecture discussing the unconventional relationship collage has with dance created by Pablo Picasso and the historic Ballet Russe. Then participate in the process of creating one of these unique works.

February 8, 2018, 7PM—8PM
WUG Reading: Dustin M. Hoffman

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building
Free cultural event
Join Dr. Dustin M. Hoffman as he reads his creative work. Hoffman writes about the relationships and lives of the working class. His work offers provocative interpretation of Arendt's work by placing it in a literary context. Hoffman will lead a discussion about the multidisciplinary nature of this exhibition.
Dustin M. Hoffman is the author of the story collection One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist (University of Nebraska Press), winner of the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. He spent ten years painting houses in Michigan before getting his MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University and his PhD in creative writing from Western Michigan University. His stories have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Phoebe, Puerto del Sol, Fourteen Hills, Witness, Quarterly West, The Journal, Gargoyle, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Indiana Review, and many other places. He lives in South Carolina and teaches creative writing and literature at Winthrop University 

January 25, 2018, 7PM- 8PM
WUG Talk: Jim Arendt

Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Free cultural event
Jim is an Assistant Professor and Gallery Director at Coastal Carolina University and received his BFA from Kendall College of Art & Design and his MFA from the University of South Carolina. He participated in residency programs including The Fields Project in Illinois, Arrowmont's Tactility Forum, and has From Waste to Art VI in Baku, Azerbaijan. He has also been an invited instructor at Penland School of Craft and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Recently, Arendt was short-listed for The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art and received the South Carolina Arts Commission Visual Artist Fellowship.
Join us on in Rutledge 119 as artist Jim Arendt discusses his solo exhibition. He will be discussing the shifting paradigms between labor and art. His focus on the medium of denim is crucial to his work, both physically and metaphorically. Educational programming for the 50th Anniversary SC Fellows Exhibition exhibition on display in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery. This is an Approved Cultural Event.

January 26, 2018, 11AM—12PM
WUG Insight: Gallery Walkthrough and Coffee with Jim Arendt

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building
Free cultural event
Join Jim Arendt in an informal coffee hour. This time is to create a conversation between you and the artist. Don't miss this opportunity! Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Fall 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7 — 8 p.m.
WUG Artist Talk - Matthew Cordell ˜97
Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Educational programming for pen & ink exhibition on display in Rutledge Gallery.

October 5, 2017 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WUG Talk: Wendy Stephens, School Library Program Chair, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama
Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Educational programming for Precursors to the Digital Age Exhibition on display in Patrick Gallery.
A north Alabama native, Wendy Stephens spent fifteen years as a high school librarian. In 2015, Wendy Stephens joined the faculty of Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama as School Library Program Chair. She teaches children's literature, instructional leadership, and school librarianship courses in the School of Education. In 2016, she was chosen as the Association for Library Service for Children's Louise Seaman Bechtel fellow, enabling her to dedicate a month to scholarship of historical children's literature.

October 5, 2017 - 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
WUG Workshop: Wendy Stephens - Filling in the Story: Imagining Lost Narratives Through Collage
Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building
Educational programming for Precursors to the Digital Age Exhibition on display in Patrick Gallery  

October 19, 2017 - 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
WUG Talk: Anna Maria Johnson, Professor of Writing, Research, and Humanities, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Educational programming for Precursors to the Digital Age Exhibition on display in Patrick Gallery.
Anna Maria Johnson is a writer, editor, teacher, and visual artist in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and BA in Studio Art at Houghton College. She currently teaches writing, research, and humanities classes at James Madison University. She is happiest when working at the intersection of word and image, and specializes in making texts, textures, and textiles. Her first book Human Rights in Contemporary Africa, published by Cavendish Square Publishing, came out in early 2017.

October 19, 2017 - 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
WUG Workshop: Anna Maria Johnson - Embellished Notetaking: Transforming Text with Image
Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building
Educational programming for Precursors to the Digital Age Exhibition on display in Patrick Gallery.

November 3, 2017 - 2 p.m. — 4 p.m.
WUG Workshop by Katie Kath: From "Blah," to "Brava,": How to make an uninspiring project your best portfolio piece

Location TBA
Free cultural event, open to all students
Registration required
Educational programming for pen & ink
From "Blah," to "Brava,": How to make an uninspiring project your best portfolio piece
will consist of two parts. First there's the lecture/take notes to discuss the following:
-Identifying the root cause for discontentment in a project
-Realigning current priorities to mirror real career goals
-Inventing both creative and practical solutions to uninspiring projects
The second part will consist of all students breaking into critique groups. Every student MUST bring a completed project they did for a class that they deemed "boring and totally uninspiring." They will discuss their projects with each other, and offer each other ideas on how to re-work their projects to make them more inspiring. Students will take notes and develop an actual strategy that they plan on executing after the workshop, turning their old projects into inspiring, portfolio-worthy ones.
This means the only required materials for the workshop are:
-completed "uninspiring" project with original project description
-Pen, pencil, and all note-taking materials.
-Students may NOT take notes on their laptop or smartphone.

Spring 2017

Thursday, April 27, 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk: M.F.A Thesis Exhibition Part II & Part III by
Amanda Foshag, Kevin Kempisty, & Samatha Valdez

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery / 3rd Floor McLaurin Student Gallery
Rutledge Building & McLaurin Hall

Thursday, April 13, 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk: M.F.A Thesis Exhibition Part I by
Robert Blalock, Kim Fabio & Jill Gottschalk

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery / Rutledge Building

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk: Babette Wainwright
Rutledge 119 / Rutledge Building Babette Wainwright will join us to discuss her artwork and her Winthrop University's permanent collection piece "

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:30pm
Art Misunderstood: Civility, Censorship, and The First Amendment

Panelists: Babette Wainwright, Samantha Valdez, & Karen Stock
Moderators: Karen Derksen & Jennifer Disney
Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Student Center
Please join panelists Babette Wainwright, artist of the sculpture "Low Tides" and MFA student artist Samantha Valdez, along with several Winthrop faculty as they discuss these artist's work, two recent campus situations and the broader context.

Thursday, January 26, 7 p.m.
Hovering: Feminist Perspectives Roundtable Discussion with
Mark Hamilton, Dr. Jennifer Leigh Disney, & Dr. Karen Stock

Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Student Center
A panel discussion will be held in conjunction with the faculty exhibition "Hovering" by Mark Hamilton. Photographer Mark Hamilton, art historian Dr. Karen Stock and professor of political science Dr. Jennifer Disney, will lead the discussion. This program contains mature subject matter and nudity. Cultural event, free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 2, 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk: Eric Pickersgill, Photographer

Rutledge 119 / Rutledge Building
Educational programming for "Eye to Eye" exhibition in the Rutledge Gallery

Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m.
WUG Artist Talk: David Houston, Art Historian/Curator

Rutledge 119 / Rutledge Building
Educational programming for "Eye to Eye" exhibition in the Rutledge Gallery

Thursday, February 23, 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk: Rob Amberg, Photographer

Rutledge 119 / Rutledge Building
Educational programming for "Eye to Eye" exhibition in the Rutledge Gallery

Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m.
WUG Artist Talk: Phil Moody, Photographer and Winthrop Faculty

Rutledge 119 / Rutledge Building
Educational programming for "Eye to Eye" exhibition in the Rutledge Gallery

Fall 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016
Opening Reception
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
WUG will hold an opening reception for the faculty exhibitions Eye to Eye by Phil Moody and Hovering by Mark Hamilton.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Artist Talk and Gallery Walk-Through
FLUX by Mario Marzan
Rutledge Gallery
Free and open to the public & cultural event.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Artist Talk and Gallery Walk-Through
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See by Charles Williams
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Friday, September 23, 2016
Closing Reception
Putting a Face on Syria by Tina Manley
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Friday, September 16, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reception & Gallery Talk
Works In Black and White by Tom Stanley
Rutledge Gallery

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11 a.m.

Artist Lecture by Photographer Tina Manley
Putting a Face on Syria

Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Award-winning photographer Tina Manley discussed her exhibition "Putting a Face on Syria" on display in the Lewandowski Student Gallery. 

Spring 2016

Thursday, April 21, 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk — MFA Thesis Candidates

Vivianne Lee Carey, Lee Ann Harrison, and Tom Seay
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

 Friday, April 15, 2016
Opening Reception | Performance | Award Ceremony
6:30 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Rutledge, Patrick and Lewandowski Galleries
Performance by Vivianne Lee Carey — 6:45 p.m.
Award Ceremony — 7 p.m.
WUG will hold a reception and awards ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new exhibitions: the 28th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition and B.F.A. Senior Exhibition. There will be a performance by M.F.A thesis candidate Vivianne Lee Carey at 6:45 PM followed by the Award Ceremony for the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at 7 PM in the Rutledge Gallery. 

Monday, February 29, 7 p.m.
WUG Artist Talk — Kristen Smith Skees

Currently exhibiting in the Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building 

Friday, February 26, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Closing Reception for Pervasive Pollution
on display Feb. 16 - 29 in the
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall 

Pervasive Pollution is a collaborative exhibition of the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Departments at Central Piedmont Community College (NC), Indiana University Bloomington (IN) and Winthrop University (SC) focused on the exploration of pollution and contamination on a small, personal scale.  Artists from each school interpreted the topic of pollution as it applied directly to their person or personal surroundings with the collaborative goal to cultivate an appreciation for personal intimacy, as well as the personal sphere and how it can be encroached upon.

Friday, February 5, 6:30 — 8 p.m.
Opening Reception
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building
WUG will hold an opening reception for the exhibitions "Cozy" by Kristin Smith Skees and "Voices" by Cat Del Buono.  

Thursday, January 21, 7 p.m.
Voices Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence

Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center
Educational Programming in conjunction with the Voices exhibition in the Patrick Gallery
In conjunction with the "Voices" exhibition by Cat Del Buono, campus partners and Winthrop University Galleries presents a panel discussion designed to facilitate dialogue about domestic violence.  Join the artist, Cat Del Buono, faculty, students, community professionals and leaders, advocates and survivors to discuss this important issue.

Fall 2015

 Wednesday, November 4, 7 pm
* Film Screening:  Watermark *  Post film discussion with Dr. Matt Heard, Biology, Dr. Monique Constance-Huggins, Social Work, Dr. Scott Werts, Chemistry

Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center
Sponsored by DSU and Winthrop University Galleries
Educational Programming for the Man + Land + Water exhibition in the Rutledge Gallery / Rutledge BuildingWatermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky.  The film examines the relationship between mankind and water. The filmmakers travel to various locations around the world -- from deserts, to tanneries, to one of the biggest dams in the world -- to showcase how the liquid shapes people's lives, as well as how humanity affects this precious resource. The screening of Watermark is a free global cultural event and open to the public. (2013, Canada, 92 mins.)

Fall 2105 - Watermark film


Saturday, November 7, 2015
Water in the World:  Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability Conference

Winthrop University Galleries and various locations on campus
www.winthrop.edu/cas/interdisciplinary/waterconference2015

To Register:
www.eventbrite.com/e/water-in-the-world-conference-registration-15911368331

Water Conference Logo

 

Monday, October 26, 7 pm
WUG Talk: What's in Your Water? Dr. Matt Heard, Assistant Professor of Biology
Educational Programming for the Man + Land + Water exhibition in the Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building
Come find out what is in your drinking water and build your own water filter. Supplies provided. 

 Friday, September 25, 2015
* Opening Reception *

6:30 — 8 pm
Rutledge and Patrick Galleries
Rutledge Building

WUG will hold an opening reception for the exhibitions Man + Land + Water and LAST FISH ON EARTH: Our Happy Re-Granulated Future by Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig.
Free and open to the public.

Monday, September 21, 2015, 7 pm
WUG Artist Talk — Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig

Rutledge 119 / Rutledge Building 
LAST FISH ON EARTH: Our Happy Re-Granulated Future

By Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig
Currently exhibiting in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery / Rutledge Building

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Impaired Perceptions by Brian Steel
on display in the Lewandowski Student Gallery / McLaurin Hall
 
 * Artist Talk * -  5 pm - Dina's Place / DiGiorgio Campus Center
 * Reception * - 6 pm -  Lewandowski Student Gallery / McLaurin Hall

To kick off Winthrop's October celebration of Disability Month, guest speaker, Brian Charles Steel will be on campus to speak September 16, 2015 along with an installation of his photographic exhibit, Impaired Perceptions.  Born with short fiber syndrome, Steels' black and white portraits of himself and other physically impaired people explores the concept of perception and socially constructed identity.  Some of his subjects have physical impairments that are not visible, which further challenges the notion that seeing is believing.

Spring 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015 5:30 — 7 p.m.
 * Closing Reception * 
M.F.A Thesis Exhibition Part II — mis.moment by Charlotte A. Coolik and Amy Holbein
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11 a.m.
* WUG Artist Talk — MFA Thesis Candidates Amy Holbein and Charlotte Coolik *

exhibiting in the MFA Thesis Exhibition - mis.moment
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11 a.m.
* WUG Artist Talk — MFA Thesis Candidates Dean Mobley and Foozhan Kashkooli *

exhibiting in the MFA Thesis Exhibition - Equilibrium
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

Friday, April 17, 2015, 6:30 — 8 p.m.
 * Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony *

Rutledge Gallery and Patrick Galleries
Rutledge Building
WUG held a reception and awards ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new exhibitions: the 27th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and the M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition entitled Equilibrium.

Monday, March 30, 2015, 7 p.m.
* WUG Talk — Jennie Carlisle, Production Curator, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC *

Juror of the 27th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Jennie runs Elsewhere's residency program, supports artistic process and project production, ideation, and conceptual development.  Additionally, she acts as a liaison between artists and communities and oversees the production of public programs at the museum.  She is a curator and art historian focusing on situation driven aesthetics and radical ampersanding.  Jennie received a BA in Anthropology and Biology from Mount Holyoke College in 1999 and completed Ph.D. course work in Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011.  Her curatorial projects have included contributions to "More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing," "Counter Lives: Portraiture in Contemporary Art" and "John Wesley's Boeing in Context" at the Ackland Art Museum.

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
* Opening Reception *

Emergence: New Questions in Craft and Object Making
(more information) 
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
* WUG Talk - Juror Lecture: Arthur Hash
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Emergence: New Questions in Craft and Object Making
(more information)
119 Rutledge Hall
Rutledge Building

 * View Live Portrait Sessions *
Stacey Davidson, exhibiting Small is the New Big, will conduct live portrait sessions in the painting studio - 130 Rutledge Building.
Everyone is welcome to stop by and view the live sessions. Rutledge Gallery will be open extended hours on these Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to view the exhibition.

- Friday, January 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7 PM
* WUG Artist Talk — Stacey Davidson with John W. Love Jr. *

Currently exhibiting in the Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building
Join us Tuesday Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Rutledge Gallery as artist Stacey Davidson discusses her solo exhibition "Small is the New Big." She will be joined by John W. Love, Jr., an interdisciplinary literary, installation and performance artist, living and working in Charlotte, NC. Together they will explore Davidson's concerns for our shared human condition.

Friday, January 23, 2015, 6:30 — 8 p.m.
 * Opening Reception *
Small is the New Big - Stacey Davidson and  
NEO | NEO a retrospective of the late Winthrop faculty David Freeman
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

Fall 2014

Reception
Friday, December 5, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Senior Art Education Exhibition
(more info)

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

WUG Artist Talk
Monday, October, 27, 2014
8 p.m.
Michaela Pilar Brown
Rutledge 119
Rutledge Building
Currently exhibiting in the Rutledge Gallery
Ms. Brown will discuss her exhbition on display in the Rutledge Gallery. Brown's exhibition will include photography, sculpture and installation focusing on cultural hierarchies relating to beauty, and how race, gender and history play into these caste systems. Her most recent work explores home as a physical structure and repository for memories. Brown's work chronicles beginnings, departures and returns to this symbolic yet physical place, believing it to be the genesis where history, memory and myth are joined.  

Opening Reception
Friday, October 3, 2014
6:30 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Rutledge and Patrick Galleries
Rutledge Building
WUG will host an opening reception for the fall exhibitions Michaela Pilar Brown and Question Bridge: Black Males to commemorate the 50th anniversary of integration of African American students at Winthrop University. Spoken word performance by Q.

Question Bridge Educational Programs

Discussion
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7 p.m.
Question Bridge: Blueprint Roundtable
Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center
In conjunction with the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males, a "Blueprint Roundtable" will be held to facilitate multi-generational dialogue about leadership, mentorship, and critical social issues in the black community.  Roundtable participants are: Timothy Hopkins '83, '85, '00, Kambrell Garvin '13, Saani Perry, Joshua Dantzler, Rudy Currence, Ron Nelson Jr., Willis Lewis and Morenga Hunt.

Sponsored by: John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, Minor in African American Studies, DiGiorgio Student Union, Office of Diversity and Student Engagement, and the Winthrop University Galleries.

Spring 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8 p.m.
WUG Film: Fully Awake - Black Mountain College

Dina's Place / DiGiorgio Campus Center
FREE - cultural event - open to the public

Presented by Winthrop University Galleries with the support of the DiGiorgio Student Union

This screening is part of the educational programming for the Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft and Design Exhibition on display in the Rutledge Gallery Feb. 3 - Mar. 28, 2014. "Fully Awake: Black Mountain College" is a 2007 documentary about the experimental college in North Carolina from 1933 to 1957, and how its progressive pedagogy influenced many of America's most important twentieth-century artists and designers. (60 minutes)

"Fully Awake reflects on the unique educational style and long-term significance of the school using archive photography, interviews with students, teachers, historians, current artists, and narration.  While popularly known as the location for such events as Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome, John Cage's first 'happening', and the publishing of the Black Mountain Review, the film focuses on the unique educational approach of Black Mountain College to balance academics, art, manual labor, and communal living to educate the whole person--head, hand, and heart." - SMoCA

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8 p.m.
WUG Talk:  Sandra Neels, Dr. Ron Parks, and Dr. Seymour Simmons

120 Conservatory of Music

Back to the Future - Black Mountain College (BMC) as a Model of Innovative, Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Three Winthrop faculty will discuss the collaborative model of Black Mountain College based on their connections to former professors and educational philosophy of the institution. Sandra Neels, associate professor of Dance, who has taught at Winthrop since 1990, performed all over the world with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and now reconstructs/stages his repertoire for the Cunningham Trust in New York City. Ron Parks, associate professor of Music Composition, is a composer whose diverse output includes music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, vocal music, digital media, interactive computer music, and collaborative video works. Seymour Simmons, associate professor of Fine Arts, is connected to Black Mountain College through studying drawing in graduate school with a student of Josef Albers, in a course that used Albers' methods; he has also done several presentations at Black Mountain College conferences.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8 p.m.
WUG Talk: Mary Emma Harris

119 Rutledge Building
Independent scholar, Director of the Black Mountain College Project, and author of The Arts at Black Mountain College.

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 8 p.m.
WUG Talk:  Charles Ladson

Exhibiting in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery / 119 Rutledge Building

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 8 p.m.
WUG Talk:  Katie Lee Koven

Curator of Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design and gallery director at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Utah State University
119 Rutledge Building

Katie Lee Koven is the Director of the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University. In addition to serving as Director, Lee Koven has curated numerous exhibitions of work by artists and designers both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design (2013), Topographies: Recording Place - Mapping Surface, a solo exhibition of work by UK-based fiber artist Ismini Samanidou, (2012-13, The Craft Studies Center, Farnham, UK, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, NC, and Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, UT), and Torqued & Twisted: Bentwood Today, an exhibition exploring the work of nine furniture makers and sculptors who use the technique of bending wood in innovative and unusual ways (2012-13, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, NC, 701 Contemporary Art Space, SC, Storrs Gallery, |UNC Charlotte, and Woodson Art Museum, WI). As a curator, Lee Koven has brought visibility to artists whose artistic processes are often underrepresented in contemporary art, especially those associated with traditional craft or applied arts.

Prior to serving as the Director of Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art she was Director of the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, Assistant Director of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) at the University of North Carolina Asheville, and Assistant Director and Curator at the College of Charleston's Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. In addition to her curatorial work, she has organized international artist residencies, administered the national Craft Research Fund grant program, and led the curriculum development team for the textbook Makers: A History of American Studio Craft.

Additionally, she serves on the Ogden City Arts Committee and the Board of Directors for the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center in Asheville, NC. Katie has a B.A. in Art History from the College of Charleston and an Intercultural M.A. in Art History from Richmond, The American International University in London.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 8 p.m.
WUG Artist Talk:  The Trust

Exhibiting in "FOUR" in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery / Rutledge Building
Find out more information about this talk (pdf - 608 KB).

Fall 2013 - Group Perf Piece Med

Fall 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 8 p.m.
WUG Artist Talk:  Taiyo la Paix

Exhibiting in the Rutledge Gallery / Rutledge Building
Find out more information about this talk (pdf - 58.86 KB).

Fall 2013 - Paix Town Howls At Dusk Large

Town Howls At Dusk, 2008
Taiyo la Paix
Oil on Canvas
56 x 79

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8 p.m.
WUG Artist Talk:  Mitchell Kearney

Exhibiting "Inside Out" in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery / Rutledge Building
Find out more information about this talk (pdf - 82 KB).
Fall 2013 - Kearney Junior Astronomers Large
Mitchell Kearney
Junior Astronomers, 2013
Digital print

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