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Faculty Works, Performative Installation Open Next Week in Winthrop Galleries

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 An opening reception for both exhibits is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

The Trust
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Works from more than 20 faculty members in the Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts and a performative installation highlight the newest exhibits in the Winthrop Galleries.

The 2013 CVPA Faculty Exhibition opens Nov. 11 and will run until Jan. 17, 2014, in the Rutledge Gallery. The exhibition includes recent works from 23 faculty members representing the Departments of Design, Fine Arts and Music

"This exhibition is an important opportunity for the faculty in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop to show their work to the university and off-campus communities,” said Galleries Director Karen Derksen. “It also allows our students, the public and local community to see the exciting, innovative work created by our talented faculty artists and designers and learn more about our nationally and internationally recognized faculty.”

An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Rutledge Gallery.

Also opening Nov. 15 is Four: A Performative Installation by the Trust in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery.

The Trust is made up of artists Bridget Elmer, R. Brooke Priddy, Matt Schnable and Nathanel Roney, and the group combines its talents across different disciplines to create a cohesive piece. The creators meld together elements of printmaking, textiles, graphic design and sound.

The Trust will hold its first performance at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Patrick Gallery. This performative installation evolves from a series of events responding to the environment and the process between the four creators. “Four” will remain on display, with The Trust returning on Thursday, Jan. 16, for an artist talk and second performance at 8 p.m.

Upcoming student exhibitions in the Lewandowski Student Gallery include:

Nov. 18-29
New Perspectives: Teaching iPad Photography in Middle School Art

Art teacher candidates Morgan McWhite and Bethany Dickey introduced the iPad camera to students at Sullivan Middle School, Rock Hill, and South Middle School, Lancaster. Together with Winthrop University professors Laura Gardner and Seth Rouser and art teachers Susan Barnette and Merideth Hill, they created a lesson plan to teach 8th graders how to use the iPad camera feature and the difference between documentation and fine art photography. The exhibition will feature digital and print photographic examples of the lesson featuring the elements and principles of art: shape, pattern, repetition, contrast, and the Rule of Thirds.

Dec. 9, 2013-Jan. 17, 2014
Illustration Exhibition

For more information on the Galleries, visit the website or contact Karen Derksen at or 803/323-2493. You can also follow the Galleries on Facebook or Twitter.

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