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02/01/2016

Four Winthrop Alumni Selected to Have Artwork Displayed on Charlotte Billboards

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 The Art & Science Council's ArtPop program promotes the work of local artists through available media space.

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"Orange World" by Leonor Neisler Demori
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Billboards in the Charlotte, North Carolina-area just received a fine arts makeover. The artwork of four Winthrop alumni is displayed on available billboard space throughout Charlotte as part of the Art & Science Council’s ArtPop program.

Department of Fine Arts alumni Leonor Neisler Demori ’09; Foozhan Kashkooli ’15; Jennifer Parham Gilomen ’93, ’04; and Jimi Thompson ’08 were among the 20 regional artists selected as ASC’s 2016 ArtPop artists. The program promotes the work of local artists through available media space.

Find out more about the 2016 ArtPop artists:

Leonor Neisler Demori
Demori, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, earned her B.F.A. at Winthrop in 2009. She left a career in international finance to pursue her passion for the arts, particularly in photography-based dynamic painting. Now a resident of Charlotte, Demori has participated in group exhibitions in the city, and her work can be found in a number of permanent collections in the city.

Foozhan Kashkooli
Charlotte resident Kashkooli earned her M.F.A. at Winthrop in 2015. She works predominantly in the medium of painting, but her body of work also includes metal sculpture, intaglio, film photography and drawing.

Jennifer Parham Gilomen
Gilomen, a former resident artist at the McColl Center for Visual Art in 2005 and 2013, earned her M.A.T. and M.F.A. degrees at Winthrop. A native of Kingsport, Tennessee, Gilomen uses domestic interior spaces, objects, patterns, silhouettes and materials that explore questions related to self-identity.

Jimi Thompson
Thompson, who works as a freelance designer in Charlotte, earned his B.F.A. (with a minor in African-American Studies) at Winthrop in 2008. His work focuses on graphic design, photography and digital photography.

Established by Wendy Hickey in 2014, ArtPop has expanded to seven U.S. cities. Visit the Art & Science Council website for more information about the council, news and happenings.

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