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April 20 Arts Crawl Allows Public to View Winthrop Artists, Performers at Work

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 Each of the college’s four departments is preparing to open its doors to allow the public to experience first-hand the processes used in creating art.

Sculpture student Sarah Cason works
on her window and its theme of art
ROCK HILL, S.C. - On Friday, April 20, the College of Visual and Performing Arts will hold its first Arts Crawl. Each of the college’s four departments is preparing to open its doors to allow the public to experience first-hand the processes used in creating art.

Scheduled activities include:

The Department of Fine Arts:
The Department of Fine Arts’ "24 Hours of Art," in conjunction with the CVPA Arts Crawl, begins Thursday, April 19, with the 8 p.m. M.F.A. Artist Talk by Jessica Reynolds in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery.

The following day on Friday, April 20, from 2-5 p.m., "24 Hours of Art" continues in McLaurin Hall with:

-Open studios will showcase M.F.A. candidates and faculty working on their projects. In addition, the commissioned work, the Windows Project, by nine sculpture students that will be installed at the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship will be available for viewing - second and third floors of McLaurin Hall; Rutledge Building basement G-18
-Documentary screening of “A Medal for Alf” – first floor of McLaurin Hall
-A do-it-yourself jewelry bar – second floor of McLaurin Hall
-Viewing of animated and short films – second floor of McLaurin Hall
-Advanced screening of season six of PBS’ “ART21: Boundaries”– third floor of McLaurin Hall
-Chalk art in front of McLaurin Hall and an art swap in the Hardin Family Garden
-Art history ice cream social - Hardin Family Garden
-Jon Prichard's performance of "The Grappler" - Hardin Family Garden
-Viewings of the “B.F.A. Senior Exhibition” in Rutledge Gallery, “M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition” in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery, and interaction with students Lauren Copley and Megan Gainer - 314 and 316 McLaurin Hall
-"24 Hours of Art" Jurors Katie Lloyd and Todd Stewart will select the Best Studio or Activity or Display to be awarded that evening.

The Department of Theatre and Dance:
Noon-5 p.m.
-Talents of the Choreography II class will be showcased with 10 solo performances around several locations on Scholars Walk and in the Hardin Family Garden.

The Department of Music:
Noon–2 p.m.: Flute lesson demonstration with Jill O’Neill – 404 Conservatory of Music
Noon–1 p.m.: Winthrop Trumpet Ensemble performance with Mark Dulin – 401 Conservatory of Music
12:30-1:20 p.m.:Winthrop Chorale rehearsal with Katherine Kinsey – 315 Conservatory of Music
2-4 p.m.: Music composition listening station, and interaction with Ron Parks and students - lobby of Frances May Barnes Recital Hall

The Department of Design:
Noon-5 p.m.
-Interior design students will display their projects in 221 and 222 Rutledge Building.

Additional CVPA events happening April 20:
5 p.m.: Dedication of tree to Alf Ward, professor emeritus of fine arts; front of McLaurin Hall; reception in 116 McLaurin Hall until 6:30 p.m.
6:30-8 p.m.: Winthrop University Galleries Opening Reception, Rutledge and Patrick Galleries
8 p.m.: Spring One-Act Festival, Johnson Studio Theatre

Reserved parking is available in the lot behind Margaret Nance residence hall.

For more information, please contact Amanda Woolwine, director of the Office of Special Projects, at 803/323-2399 or e-mail

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