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Past Educational Programs

 

Spring 2021

Friday, February 5, 2021
WUG Virtual Artist Talk: Adam N. Justice, Director of Galleries at UNC Charlotte
6 p.m.
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/WUGTalkJustice
Adam N. Justice is the Director of Galleries for the College of Arts + Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is a Virginia native who received his Master’s degree in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) in 2004, following his thesis on the evolving role of sign theory in mid-century American art. He then served as the Gallery Associate at VCU’s Anderson Gallery (2004-2006), the Chief Curator at the William King Art Museum in Abingdon, VA (2006-2010), the Curator of Art at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL (2010-2016), and the Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum (2016-2018). His career includes an array of curated exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, numerous essays and critiques written for exhibition catalogues and regional publications, and various appointments as judge/juror for regional and national arts competitions, including PhotoNOLA (New Orleans), The Hunting Art Prize (Houston, TX), and Gasparilla Festival of the Arts (Tampa, FL). While in Florida, he also helped found Outer Space (Winter Haven, FL), a contemporary art gallery and studio residency program, where he served as co-curator and resident artist.

Friday, February 12, 2021
WUG Virtual Artist Talk: Elizabeth Dulemba, Associate Professor of Illustration
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/WUGTalkDulemba

Award-winning author/illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba is Associate Professor of Illustration at Winthrop University; a PhD Researcher in Children’s Literature at the University of Glasgow, Scotland; and is Visiting Associate Professor at Hollins University’s Writing and Illustrating Children’s Literature MFA programs. After fifteen years as a primarily digital illustrator and reinventing her creative approach during her MFA, Elizabeth now works mostly with pencil, watercolors, and some mixed media. She now uses computers only to scan, compose, and print out work onto watercolor paper for final rendering. She works at less than 100% and scans at a higher resolution to capture interesting marks that would otherwise not be visible. Elizabeth enjoys having an original piece of art to share versus a digital print out, which is just not the same thing as being able to see the hand-work of the illustrator.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
WUG Virtual Artist Talk: Myles Calvert, Printmaking Assistant Professor
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/WUGTalkCalvert
Born in Collingwood, Ontario, Calvert attended the University of Guelph with a focus in printmaking, before travelling to London, UK where he completed his MA in Printmaking, at Camberwell College of Art (University for the Arts, London). Major bodies of work included installations of screen printed toast and the idolization of popular British celebrity culture. Current work explores the relationships that develop between everyday objects of comfort and colour theory. The chosen focal objects have been universal, recognizable and at times, mundane. In particular, focus has been on melding traditional woodcut with laser woodcut variants, exploring MDF vs, plywood and plexiglass matrices.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
WUG Virtual Artist Talk: Stephanie Sutton, Photography and Time-Based Media Assistant Professor
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/WUGTalkSSutton
Sutton received her MFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in 2017 in Athens, Georgia. Their work utilizes photography, video installation, sculpture, and performance to probe transformative notions of discipline and pleasure. Sutton states “As a lens-based performer, I serve as my work’s primary figure, and accordingly, my art is both personal, grounded in my own specific experiences as a fat-bodied subject, and philosophical, using these experiences as a means of engaging enduring questions about subjectivity, alienation, and intimacy.”

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
WUG Virtual Panel Discussion: Eva Roberts and Alex Albright
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/WUGPanelRobertsAlbright

Roberts and Albright have worked together as designer and author to produce distinctive publications including “The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy” on display in the De Novo II faculty exhibition. Roberts spent 5 years as the inaugural art director of North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR), an academic journal honored for being among the first to bring contemporary design to this genre. This academic journal was another collaboration with Albright, the NCLR editor. One of Robert’s passions in design is the opportunity to craft and design communication that compels engagement and fosters a dialogue.

In August 2020, Eva Roberts joined Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts as Professor and Chair of the Department of Design. Beginning in 2011 Roberts served as Professor and Chair of Visual Communication Design at Herron School of Art & Design at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Her prior teaching includes 17 years at East Carolina University from which she retired in 1991 having earned the rank of professor and serving as area coordinator for Communication Arts for a number of years.

Alex Albright, a retired English professor, is founding editor of the North Carolina Literary Review, for which Eva Roberts was the original art director. His book The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy was a finalist for the 2013 Montaigne Medal. He and his wife, Elizabeth, operate R.A. Fountain, General Store, in the eastern NC crossroads town of Fountain.
www.alexalbright.works www.rafountain.com www.firstblacknavyband.org

Thursday, March 25, 2021
WUG Virtual Artist Talk: Oscar Soto
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/WUGTalkSoto

Oscar is a current MFA student and he will discuss his MFA Thesis Exhibition, Negotiating Balance, on display in the Elizabeth Dunlap Gallery, Rutledge Building.

After completing his BFA at Winthrop University in 2007, Oscar Soto spent several years abroad in both South Korea and Chile. The experience of negotiating his own identity and the ways it is expressed across languages and cultures left a deep impression on him. Returning to Winthrop for his MFA in 2017, Oscar soon became a dedicated woodworker, but communication, participation, and interpersonal exchange remain at the heart of his work.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
WUG Virtual Artist Talk: Renee Holliday
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Via Blackboard: Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/ArtistTalkHolliday

Renee Holliday is a current MFA student and she will discuss her MFA Thesis Exhibition, Yes/And, on display in the Elizabeth Dunlap Gallery, Rutledge Building.

Renee received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art at Winthrop University in 2017 and is a current MFA candidate. As an artist Renee uses feminist thought and action to create wearable body adornment and drawings from discarded and abandoned clothing. Gathering her materials from thrift shops ands secondhand stores allows her to honor her middle-class upbringing while also gleaning other’s  unwanted goods. For Renee the deconstruction of the coat or jacket creates a metaphorical and physical space of healing through the garments demise and is fully realized in her contemporary jewelry.

Fall 2020

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Virtual Laundry Day Workshop
Hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Not a cultural event
To register: https://www.cmlibrary.org/event/135295-virtual-laundry-day-virtual
Individuals, groups and communities of people are invited to engage in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry project. Laundry Day Workshops are a call for women to gather together, opportunity to listen and to be heard, and to foster the love and understanding that resists hate and injustice. Laundry Day Workshops provide basic artmaking materials and brave, supportive, and safe spaces for women to create pieces of visual storytelling. Women’s signed or anonymous stories are collected and then joined together on laundry clotheslines in ongoing installations. Each story has a top layer that flows freely and is meant to be lifted as an invitation to the viewer to engage in and reveal the story underneath.

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7 - 8 p.m.
Virtual WUG Talk: Anna Dean, MFA Thesis Candidate
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/WUGTalkDean
Or Dial in: +1-571-392-7650
PIN: 826 906 0246
Please join Winthrop University Galleries for a virtual MFA Thesis artist talk by MFA candidate Anna Dean. Dean will be discussing her MFA Thesis Exhibition, Dust & Shadow.

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Virtual Laundry Day Workshop
Art Council of York County
Collaborative partnership with Arts Council of York County, Women’s Art Initiative and Winthrop University Galleries.
To register: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=116844
Individuals, groups and communities of people are invited to engage in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry project. Laundry Day Workshops are a call for women to gather together, opportunity to listen and to be heard, and to foster the love and understanding that resists hate and injustice. Laundry Day Workshops provide basic artmaking materials and brave, supportive, and safe spaces for women to create pieces of visual storytelling. Women’s signed or anonymous stories are collected and then joined together on laundry clotheslines in ongoing installations. Each story has a top layer that flows freely and is meant to be lifted as an invitation to the viewer to engage in and reveal the story underneath.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6 - 7 p.m.
Virtual WUG Artist Talk: Margaret Curtis
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/WUGTalkCurtis
Or Dial In: +1-571-392-7650
PIN: 280 710 5918
Join Winthrop University Galleries and artist Margaret Curtis as she discusses her current exhibition Portraits of Anxiety.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 6 p.m.
Virtual WUG Artist Talk: Andrea Downs
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/WUGTalkDowns
Or Dial In: +1-571-392-7650
PIN: 761 856 7864
Join Winthrop University Galleries and artist Andrea Downs as she discusses her ongoing project Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry currently installed at Winthrop’s DiGiorgio Campus Center lobby and the Arts Council of York County in downtown Rock Hill.

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7 - 9 p.m.
Laundry Day Workshop
Richardson Ballroom
To Register: https://tinyurl.com/CampusLaundryDay
Collaborative partnership with Arts Council of York County, Women’s Art Initiative and Winthrop University Galleries.
Individuals, groups and communities of people are invited to engage in Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry project. Laundry Day Workshops are a call for women to gather together, opportunity to listen and to be heard, and to foster the love and understanding that resists hate and injustice. Laundry Day Workshops provide basic artmaking materials and brave, supportive, and safe spaces for women to create pieces of visual storytelling. Women’s signed or anonymous stories are collected and then joined together on laundry clotheslines in ongoing installations. Each story has a top layer that flows freely and is meant to be lifted as an invitation to the viewer to engage in and reveal the story underneath.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7 - 8 p.m.
Virtual WUG Talk: Lauren Taylor League, MFA Thesis Candidate
Via Blackboard Collaborate: https://tinyurl.com/WUGTalkLeague
Or Dial in: +1-571-392-7650
PIN: 687 878 8677
Please join Winthrop University Galleries for a virtual MFA Thesis talk by MFA candidate Lauren Taylor League. League will be discussing her MFA Thesis Exhibition, Nurture. 

Last Updated: 8/27/21