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02/06/2015

Winthrop Community Well Represented in Upcoming Lake City Arts Festival

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 ArtsField will take place April 24-May 2 in Lake City.

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Tony DiGiorgio
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University will be well represented at this spring’s ArtFields, a nine-day juried Southeastern arts festival in Lake City, South Carolina.

Nearly 20 Winthrop alumni, students, faculty and administrators – including President Emeritus Tony DiGiorgio – had works chosen for inclusion from among 1,000-plus entries for the arts festival that will run April 24 through May 2.

Founded and initially funded in 2013 by businesswoman, philanthropist and South Carolina native Darla Moore, ArtFields is an intentional takeover of Lake City's downtown that places artworks in venues ranging from restaurants to antique shops. The idea is literally to transform the city into one big art venue, attracting out-of-town visitors and spurring economic growth through arts tourism. To help the program earn credibility in the art world quickly, ArtFields confers $100,000 in prizes, both in juried and people's choice awards. One must be an artist from one of the 12 Southeastern states to enter the competition and only one work per artist may be submitted.

The economic impact of the 2014 festival was estimated at $5.4 million, officials there have told various media, with more than 22,000 visitors coming to Lake City to participate.

Below is a list of Winthrop alumni, students, faculty and administrators whose work will be showcased:

Leah Cabinum ’13, M.F.A.
Kim Dick ’07, M.F.A.
Jessica Reynolds ’12, M.F.A.
Adrian Rhodes ’05, ’11, M.F.A.
Pam Winegard ’11, M.F.A.


Vivianne Carey, M.F.A. candidate
Amanda Foshag, M.F.A. candidate


Nicole Davenport, B.F.A. candidate
Jessie Rogers, B.F.A. candidate

Matt Horick ’13, B.F.A.
Carey Morton ’12, B.F.A.
Michael Woodle ’09, B.F.A.


Tony DiGiorgio, President Emeritus and Professor of Public Service and Leadership

Stacey Davidson
, Fine Arts faculty
Mike Lavine, Fine Arts faculty
Seth Rouser '99, Fine Arts faculty
Tom Stanley, Fine Arts faculty

For more information on the festival, please visit www.artfieldssc.org.

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