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


SC Dance Theatre – To The Pointe!

SC Dance Theatre Presents To The Pointe!

Performances take place in Downtown Florence at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on March 16 at 7:30pm and March 17 at 3:00pm

Signature favorites from the Company’s repertoire and the classical “Paquita” make for an exciting blend of dance for the South Carolina Dance Theatre’s spring show “To the Pointe!” The depth and versatility of the Company’s repertoire and dancers are brought to the stage with energetic, lyrical, and classical ballet.

Fast paced and energetic, “Branche,” opens the program with a rapid pace, head swinging, psychedelic ballet. The mood lightens with “Palladio” and then moves to Romanian folk dances with “Carnival of Dreams.” The first act ends with “Standard Time,” the Company’s signature lyrical dance performed in blue jeans and unexpected pointe shoes to beautiful mood evoking music. The second act features the beautiful “The Mary’s Four,” “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,” “Ah! Vous dirai-je Maman, and the program ends with the classical “Paquita,” the cornerstone of traditional ballet repertory.

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