DERELICTION: CHANGING STRUCTURES BY PAMELA WINEGARD

Francis Marion University’s Kassab Art Gallery’s first exhibition of 2020 features Dereliction: Changing Structures by Pamela Winegard. Dereliction investigates the narratives between members of the community and the places they inhabit.  Winegard uses buildings, environments, and landscapes as metaphors for current social issues and personal anxieties. Lost spaces in this exhibit reference American architectural icons. The work explores the concepts of nostalgia, transience, permanence, roots, connections, and heritage, to illustrate fractured relationships or degrees of separation.

Pamela Winegard is a mixed media artist and printmaker.  Pam was awarded a 2017 Arts & Science Regional Artist Project Grant. In 2015, she was inducted into the National Association of Women Artist in NYC.  Pam was a juried ASC Fall 2014 CSA Program Artist. In addition, she was a 2012 Affiliate Artist-In-Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art. Pam received both a fellowship and a grant to attend residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, 2012-14.

She is a recently retired professor having taught at UNCC, Wingate University, CPCC, Winthrop University, and the Art Institute of Charlotte, where she chaired the Graphic Design Department.  Pam is a frequent lecturer and a visiting artist leading workshops at institutions across the country. She has been in international, national, and regional juried exhibitions and has been awarded several exhibition honors including Best of Show and First Place awards. She has been published in a number of exhibition catalogs and national magazines.  Pam was awarded an Arts & Science Council Penland School of Crafts scholarship.  Cabarrus Arts Council awarded her a public art award for the city’s mural project “Windows of Cabarrus County”.

The SC National Guard recognized for her volunteer work creating a large mural, in support of the Ft. Mill National Guard Armory.  She currently advocates for art in her community by serving on two boards, the James River Arts and Humanities Council and Riverviews Artspace. She continues to volunteer her time and energies in projects that involves giving voice to members of her community. Her work is represented in a number of private collections. Pam and her husband, Herb, recently relocated their home, numerous pets, and her studio to Lynchburg, VA where they love being in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

Dereliction: Changing Structures by Pamela Winegard

Kassab Gallery, Hyman Fine Arts Center

Francis Marion University

January 2 – February 20, 2020

8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday

 

Opening Reception for Solo Exhibition Award Winner

 

IN ABSENTIA, A NEW EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY FAYETTEVILLE ARTIST AUSTIN SHEPPARD, OPENS AT THE FCM WATERS GALLERY TUESDAY NIGHT
Sheppard’s exhibition is presented by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance in collaboration with the Florence County Museum, as the third annual ArtFields Solo Exhibition Award.
His life-size figurative sculpture Indigo was exhibited at ArtFields 2017, where it caught the attention of Sandra Cook, Executive Director of of FRAA and Stephen Motte, Curator of the Florence County Museum. Sheppard was selected from 20 other prospective artists under consideration by FRAA and FCM to receive the Solo Exhibition Award.
“Installation art has made an appearance in past exhibitions here, but In Absentia is the first exhibit at the Waters Gallery to exclusively feature contemporary sculpture,” said Motte.
Sheppard received his MFA in Sculpture from Eastern Carolina University in 2010, and is a studio technician with the Art Department at UNC Pembroke.
“Austin’s art explores personal and cultural issues of identity, using multiple media and methods to produce works which reside on the line between whimsical humor and the grotesquely bizarre,” Motte describes. “There is a definite theme, but an underlying mystery. Several works make me double-take every time.”
An opening reception will be held at the Waters Gallery, Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm. The public is invited.
The exhibition is open at the FCM Waters Gallery, April 23 – July 13. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

 

 

In Absentia

IN ABSENTIA, A NEW EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY FAYETTEVILLE ARTIST AUSTIN SHEPPARD, OPENS AT THE FCM WATERS GALLERY TUESDAY NIGHT
Sheppard’s exhibition is presented by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance in collaboration with the Florence County Museum, as the third annual ArtFields Solo Exhibition Award.
His life-size figurative sculpture Indigo was exhibited at ArtFields 2017, where it caught the attention of Sandra Cook, Executive Director of of FRAA and Stephen Motte, Curator of the Florence County Museum. Sheppard was selected from 20 other prospective artists under consideration by FRAA and FCM to receive the Solo Exhibition Award.
“Installation art has made an appearance in past exhibitions here, but In Absentia is the first exhibit at the Waters Gallery to exclusively feature contemporary sculpture,” said Motte.
Sheppard received his MFA in Sculpture from Eastern Carolina University in 2010, and is a studio technician with the Art Department at UNC Pembroke.
“Austin’s art explores personal and cultural issues of identity, using multiple media and methods to produce works which reside on the line between whimsical humor and the grotesquely bizarre,” Motte describes. “There is a definite theme, but an underlying mystery. Several works make me double-take every time.”
An opening reception will be held at the Waters Gallery, Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm. The public is invited.
The exhibition is open at the FCM Waters Gallery, April 23 – July 13. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

 

 

Francis Marion University – 2018 Juried Student Art Exhibit

Francis Marion University presents the first Student Art Juried Exhibition.

The exhibition is opens on March 31 and is on display through April 13, 2018, at TthomasArts Studios 167 North Dargan in downtown Florence.

This exhibit provides FMU visual arts students with an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional gallery and experience in presenting their work according to professional practices.

The exhibition is opens on March 31 and is on display through April 13, 2018.

The juror of the competition, Aspen Hochhalter

​Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery – Jean Rene LeBlanc’s Greekopolis

​Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents Jean Rene LeBlanc’s “Greekopolis,” an exhibition that begins with a reception at 7pm on Monday, March 12, 2018, and will continue through Friday, April 6, 2018. The opening reception is free, open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

LeBlanc received his B.A. in studio arts in 1993 from Concordia University, his M.F.A. in multimedia and photography in 1996 from the University of Windsor Ontario, and received his PhD in study and practice of art in 2006 from the Université du Québex à Montréal.

“Since 2012, I have been using digital infrared photography to investigate spaces and places with strong historical and cultural significance,” says LeBlanc. “Greekopolis is a new body of work that uses this format to develop new ways of looking at the world we live in. Shot in Greece between June 15 and July 15, 2015, the project proposes a series of diptychs juxtaposing images of ancient and modern ruins to generate a dialogue between—and about—contemporary and historical landscapes and economic practices.”

For more information, please contact exhibition director Ashley Gillespie at 843-621-3005 or ashley.gillespie@coker.edu.

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The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is open 10am to 4pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 10am to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday while classes are in session. The Gallery is located in the Gladys C. Fort Art Building on the campus of Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina.   For more on the gallery, please visit www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com.

 

 

FCM – Women Artists of Black Mountain College

Florence County Museum invites you to explore the newest exhibit featuring artwork from female artists associated with Black Mountain College.

Learn about this educational experiment that began in 1933 and produced some of the most famous names in 20th Century Art.

Women Artists of Black Mountain College is open through July 22, 2018 in the Special Exhibits Gallery.