The duPont Gallery will host the UMW Studio Art Faculty Show, one of the first two exhibits of the fall 2017 season, from Sept. 7 through Oct. 13.
This exhibit includes the work of nine members of the University’s Art and Art History Department: Debra Balestreri, Carole Garmon, Larry Hinkle, Rosemary Jesionowski, Ashe Laughlin, Jon McMillan, Chris Musina, Jason Robinson and Sarah Spencer White.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the duPont Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
Balestreri is the director of visual arts education at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton and a returning alumna professor at UMW. She earned her MFA in ceramic sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has since been making figurative work in clay. Carole Garmon holds an MFA and a BFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught at UMW since 1998.
Larry Hinkle has a degree in historic preservation from UMW. He attended the College of the Redwoods with intense study in the Fine Woodworking Program. He has been a self-employed artist, and furniture and cabinet maker since 1996. Rosemary Jesionowski teaches a variety of courses as associate professor in multiple imaging and is the gallery specialist at UMW.
Ashe Laughlin received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and now teaches art at UMW. Jon McMillan, associate professor of studio art, holds an MFA in ceramics from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has taught ceramics workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, The Glassell School of Fine Art and The Vallauris Institute for the Arts, among others.
Chris Musina, assistant professor of painting and drawing, is a Canadian artist whose work focuses on issues of animality, animal representation and the human animal. He makes life-scale oil paintings and smaller ink drawings. Jason Robinson, assistant professor of digital art, makes films, videos, sounds, prints, performances and gifs about family, friends and the materiality of analog video signals. His work has screened at festivals and galleries both nationally and internationally.
Sarah Spencer White has been a working, exhibiting sculptor since receiving her MFA in 1997 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Recent solo shows include Spill at Golden Belt Gallery 100 in Durham, North Carolina, and the Louise Brown Gallery at Duke University.
Free street parking near duPont Hall and designated parking spaces for gallery visitors will be available. Check the UMW Galleries’ website for hours, and call (540) 654-1013 with questions.