April M.F.A. Exhibition to Showcase Alumni Artwork

March 25, 2016

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bullet point The M.F.A. Alumni Exhibition will open with a free public reception April 16, 6:30-11 p.m. at Hart-Witzen Gallery in Charlotte.
bullet point Fourteen alumni and one Winthrop student will feature their work in the April exhibition.

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Winthrop M.F.A. alumni have organized an exhibition featuring the work of 15 of their colleagues to celebrate the university's program. The Winthrop M.F.A. Alumni Exhibition will host a free public reception April 16 from 6:30-11 p.m. at Hart-Witzen Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte musician Tom Billotto will provide live music.

The exhibition, available for viewing at the gallery, will feature pieces by the following Winthrop graduates:

Charlotte Coolik '15, M.F.A. (Charlotte)
Joshua Cornwell '10, M.F.A. (Charlotte)
Meg Crowley '13, M.F.A. (Charlotte)
Andrew Davis '14, M.F.A. (Charlotte)
Jennifer Parham Gilomen '93, '04, M.A.T., M.F.A. (Clover)
Lee Ann Harrison '16 (Mooresville, North Carolina)
Jonathan Hoffman '13, M.F.A. (Rock Hill)
Foozhan Kashkooli '15, M.F.A. (Charlotte)
Janet Lasher '13, M.F.A. (Charlotte)
Dean Mobley '15, M.F.A. (York)
Janice Mueller '99, M.F.A. (Charlotte)
Tom Seay '16, M.F.A. (Rock Hill)
James Stratakos '14, M.F.A. (Clover)
Caroline Rust '97, M.F.A. (Rock Hill)
Elsa Turner '94, M.F.A. (Rock Hill)

Winthrop's Department of Fine Arts has been one of the most influential leaders in educating artists and scholars throughout the Carolina region for many years. The department has graduated numerous students in the last decades, many of whom exhibit their work nationally and internationally as professional artists. The Winthrop community of visual arts alumni are actively pursuing careers as art educators, curators, creative managers, studio artists and the like in the U.S. and abroad.

The exhibition honors the memory of the late Paul Martyka, beloved artist and teacher at Winthrop since 1979. Opportunities to support Winthrop's Paul Martyka Scholarship Fund, which will enable future students to study the discipline Martyka loved, will be available at the April 16 reception. To make a gift before or after the reception, send checks payable to "Winthrop University Foundation" (write "Paul Martyka Scholarship" in the subject line) to: 

Tom Stanley
303 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733

For more information about the M.F.A. Alumni Exhibition, visit the exhibition's Facebook event page.

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