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December 2011

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, Offers Works by Faculty Members

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, is presenting several new exhibits including works by several Winthrop faculty members, on view through Jan. 20, 2012, in the Winthrop University Galleries.

As part of the New Works exhibition, fine arts faculty members Paul Martyka and Marge Loudon Moody will exhibit new pieces in the Rutledge Gallery. Phil Moody of fine arts also has collaborated with design faculty Gerry Derksen, and music faculty Ron Parks and Mark Lewis to create a video installation that will be viewable starting at dusk on Dec. 16, 2011, and Jan. 19, 2012, on the campus grounds across from the Rutledge Gallery entrance.

Artist talks will allow each artist to share the creative process behind the pieces including: On Dec. 1, at 11am, Paul Martyka will be available to talk about his art, and on Jan. 19, at 8pm, the group of Moody, Parks, Lewis and Derksen will discuss their installations. All artist talks will be held in the Rutledge Gallery.

The second exhibition, entitled Shift, will feature the works of seven faculty members who came together to create an exhibition exploring the concept of discomfort and expressing various processes of creation. Shift is a platform to experiment with process involving a number of creators in a single exhibition.

These creators will bring together their various mediums of sculpture, digital media, jewelry/metals and painting to push their own boundaries of comfort and shift their thinking about what is possible.

The Shift exhibitors include: Eliana Arenas-O’Neil, Shaun Cassidy, Gerry Derksen, Mark Hamilton, Seth Rouser, Tom Stanley and Courtney Starrett.

For further info check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call 803/323-2493 or visit (www.winthrop.edu/arts).


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