Winthrop University Galleries Features Unique Artists in Spring Exhibitions

January 23, 2018

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bullet point The Winthrop University Galleries' hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries will be closed March 12-16 during Winthrop's spring break.
bullet point All events listed are free and open to the public.


Part of the Then and Now: Collages,
1979-2017 by Marge Moody.

/uploadedImages/news/Articles/Winthrop-Galleries-41.jpgWork from a student painting show,
titled Reductions/uploadedImages/news/Articles/Winthrop-Galleries-6.jpgSamples from the 50th Anniversary
S.C. Fellows Exhibition featuring Jim Arendt


ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — This spring, the Winthrop University Galleries features the works of Marge Loudon Moody and Jim Arendt, two artists that express their visions through unique media. An opening reception for both exhibitions will be held Friday, Jan. 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Rutledge and Patrick Galleries. Learn more about the exhibitions and upcoming events below:

Then and Now: Collages 1979-2017

Marge Loudon Moody
Rutledge Gallery
Now through March 9, 2018

This exhibition is selected from collages made over the past 38 years, up to the present day. Between 1985-2003, collage was Moody's sole medium. Her early work used "found" papers. Later, she painted her own. Exotic papers from India and Thailand became part of her palette, seductive in their beauty and challenging for that reason Since graduating from art college in Scotland, Great Britain, in 1972, Moody has continued to develop her work in painting, drawing, collage and mixed-media. She describes her work broadly as being landscape-based, which emanates from her experience of place through traveling as well as from her imagination.

Her work varies in size from very small drawings to large paintings. Moody has exhibited her work in Great Britain, Washington, D.C., New York and various galleries in the southeastern United States. Moody is the recipient of many awards from Winthrop where she is a professor of fine arts, as well as from the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Arts and Science Council, Mecklenburg County. Moody's work is part of many collections in Great Britain and the U.S.

Moody will hold a WUG Talk on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in 119 Rutledge Building to discuss her career as an artist and her focus on a single medium showcased in her exhibition, which displays her creative development throughout her career. A coffee hour and gallery walkthrough will be held Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. in the Rutledge Gallery. These events are free and open to the public, and are approved cultural events.

50th Anniversary SC Fellows Exhibition: Jim Arendt
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Now through March 9, 2018

Arendt's exhibition is part of the South Carolina Arts Commission's 50th Anniversary celebration that includes 15 solo and group exhibitions taking place throughout South Carolina of current and past Visual Artist Fellowship recipients. Arendt received his fellowship in 2014. His work explores the shifting paradigms of labor and place through narrative two-dimensional works and sculptures created with denim. Influenced by the radical reshaping of the rural and industrial landscapes in which he was raised, he investigates how individual lives are affected by transitions in economic structures. This exhibition is supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Foundation and First Citizens Bank.

Arendt is an assistant professor and gallery director at Coastal Carolina University and received his B.F.A. from Kendall College of Art & Design and his M.F.A. from the University of South Carolina. He participated in residency programs including The Fields Project in Illinois, Arrowmont's Tactility Forum and From Waste to Art VI in Baku, Azerbaijan. He has also been an invited instructor at Penland School of Craft and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Recently, Arendt was short-listed for The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art and was awarded the top prize at ArtFields 2013.

Arendt will host a WUG Talk on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in 119 Rutledge Building. He will be discussing the shifting paradigms between labor and art. His focus on the medium of denim is crucial to his work, both physically and metaphorically. An informal coffee hour and gallery walkthrough with Arendt will be held Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery. These events are free and open to the public, and are approved cultural events.

WUG Reading: Assistant Professor of English Dustin M. Hoffman

7-8 p.m.
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Feb. 8, 2018

Join Hoffman, an assistant professor of English at Winthrop, as he reads his creative work. Hoffman writes about the relationships and lives of the working class. His writing offers provocative interpretation of Arendt's work by placing it in a literary context. Hoffman will lead a discussion about the multidisciplinary nature of this exhibition.

Hoffman is the author of the story collection "One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist," winner of the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. He spent 10 years painting houses in Michigan before getting his M.F.A. in fiction from Bowling Green State University and his Ph.D. in creative writing from Western Michigan University. His stories have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Phoebe, Puerto del Sol, Fourteen Hills, Witness, Quarterly West, The Journal, Gargoyle, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Indiana Review and many other places.

WUG Workshop: Collage and Dance; Professor of Fine Art Karen Stock and Assistant Professor of Dance Emily Morgan
2-4 p.m.
119 Rutledge Building
Feb. 23, 2018

Join Stock and Morgan in a short lecture discussing the unconventional relationship collage has with dance created by Pablo Picasso and the historic Ballet Russe. Then, participate in the process of creating one of these unique works.

In addition to the exhibitions in the Rutledge and Patrick Galleries, the Edmund D. Lewandowski Gallery will feature work by current Winthrop students. Exhibitions featured in the Lewandowski Student Gallery through March include the Fine Arts Foundation Exhibition (Jan. 23-Feb. 12), Jewelry/Metals Exhibition (Feb. 20-March 5) and a Sculpture Exhibition (March 13-26).

The Winthrop University Galleries' hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries will be closed March 12-16 during Winthrop's spring break.

All events listed are free and open to the public. For more information on these events, exhibitions or the galleries, contact Karen Derksen, galleries director, at 803/323-2493 or, or visit the website at

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