Art + Design Exhibits Kick-Off Spring Semester Arts Programs
As students make their way back to campus following the mid-Winter break, they’ll enjoy two new exhibits in the University’s on-campus galleries. Both exhibits are FREE and open to students and the public in the John H. Baker gallery in the E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, and the Knauer Gallery in the Swope Music Building and Performing Arts Center. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For information visit www.wcupa.edu/arts or https://www.wcupa.edu/arts-humanities/artDesign/exhibitionsEvents.aspx
In the Knauer Gallery is Deep Cuts from Mitchell Hall from January 21 – February 28 with artist reception on Thursday, January 30, from 4 – 7 p.m. The alumni exhibition features active artists who graduated from WCU before 2011, when the art department was located in Mitchell Hall (it’s now housed in the E.O. Bull Center.)
Associate Professor of Art Andrew Snyder says, “The alumni featured in this exhibit are a testament to the success of our current students’ predecessors. It’s a showcase of obscure work from early in these alumni artists’ careers. There are many hidden gems.”
Also opening is Slow Burn in the John H. Baker Gallery from January 20 through February 22 with an artist reception on Wednesday, February 5 from 4 – 7 p.m.
Slow Burn brings together artists whose work rewards in-person apprehension. Through optical subtleties, unusual surface and material interactions, and iterative processes, this work resists quick circulation and reclaims a physical, embodied experience of looking for the willing viewer. Artists included are: Seth Cameron, Anthony Campuzano, Micah Danges, Jessica Dickinson, Angela Dufresne, Ava Hassinger, Dona Nelson, and Richard Ryan. The exhibit is organized by David Aipperspach & Sarah Pater.