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June 2011

Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, Offers New Exhibitions for the Summer

Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, is offering several new exhibits this Summer including: 5th Anniversary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, on view through Oct. 31, 2011; Boundless: Selections from the Book Arts Collection, on view through June 24, 2011; Vitreographs: Highlights from the Collection Gift of Harvey K. and Bess Littleton, on view from July 11 through Nov. 4, 2011; and Rough and Tumble: Landscapes and Cityscapes from the Collection, on view through Aug. 5, 2011.

The 5th Anniversary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition features pieces by five Southeastern sculptors. From Deborah LaGrasse’s symbols of human existence and identity to Robert Winkler’s large-scale works that seem to defy gravity, students and visitors will have one year to enjoy, ponder, and interpret the sculptures.

Exhibiting artists include, Deborah LaGrasse of Crawfordville, FL; Brian Glaze of Hendersonville, NC; Hana Jubran of Grimesland, NC; J. Adnrew Davis of Brevard, NC; and Robert Winkler of Asheville, NC.

Boundless: Selections from the Book Arts Collection explores a wide variety of formats and structures of the Artist Book, a synthesis of form and content which provides a bridge between the traditional book and contemporary art. This exhibit includes a variety of artists including noted Book Artists like Joni Mabe and Dieter Roth as well unique books by photographers, sculptors and painters like Ed Ruscha. Visitors are encouraged to handle a select grouping of tactile books where a viewer’s actions are required to complete the aesthetic idea.

The exhibit, Vitreographs: Highlights from the Collection Gift of Harvey K. and Bess Littleton begins on July 11, 2011. A vitreograph is a print from a glass matrix. These hand-pulled prints are achieved through intaglio or planographic processes, a technique which was pioneered by glass artist Harvey K. Littleton in 1974. This exhibit highlights key works in the Fine Art Museum, which hosts the largest collection of Vitreographs in the world as a gift of Harvey K and Bess Littleton.

Rough and Tumble: Landscapes and Cityscapes from the Collection features works in a variety of media that depict the natural and unnatural scenery of our planet, featuring works by Fumio Fujita, Quita Brodhead, Richard Florsheim, Martha Armstrong, Louis Finkelstein and more.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 828/227-3591 or visit (

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