UMW Galleries to Feature Latino and UMW Faculty Artists


The University of Mary Washington Galleries will host two exhibitions: “Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists” from Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and “UMW Faculty Exhibition” from Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the duPont Gallery. The opening receptions will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the respective galleries. Admission is free and open to the public for both receptions and exhibitions. “Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists” will showcase the works of more than 15 Latino artists. They are from all over the United States from New York to Texas, Florida to California, but all come from Latino backgrounds. While the artists’ backgrounds have influenced the artwork, Exhibition Curator F. Lennox Campello, insists that, “…art, regardless of the label, should and must always stand as art, first and foremost.”   In conjunction with the exhibition, Campello, an artist and art … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries to Host Two Exhibitions

Blue Willow from Memory, Service for 12, 2009, Kohler factory vitreous porcelain, 72 x 72 overall, © Molly Hatch
photo credit: Rich Maciejewski, Courtesy of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will host “Mapping Nowhere: Rosemary Kate Jesionowski” at the duPont Gallery and “Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts” at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery from Friday, September 7 through Friday, October 5. The opening receptions for both exhibitions will be held Thursday, September 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., with the reception for “Mapping Nowhere” in the duPont Gallery and the reception for “Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts” in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. Eric Standley, associate professor of studio art at Virginia Tech, will present the talk “Process and Paradox” on Sunday, September 23 in conjunction with the “Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts” exhibit. The lecture begins at 2 p.m. in Combs Hall, Room 139. Admission is free to the talks, receptions and exhibitions. “Mapping Nowhere” features the work of faculty member Rosemary Jesionowski, assistant professor in multiple imaging and an accomplished artist and member of the Richmond art … [Read more...]

UMW Awards Top Honors at Commencement Ceremonies

Dorothy Sandridge

The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors during commencement ceremonies Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12. Dorothy M. Sandridge of Charlottesville, Va., received the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award, which is presented to the student with the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the four-year undergraduate program. She finished with a 3.984 GPA. Dawn S. Bowen, professor of geography, was presented the Grellet C. Simpson Award, the institution’s most prestigious annual award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The recipient is routinely a senior member of the faculty. Edward Hegmann, newly-named Director and Professor of Athletics, Health and Physical Education Emeritus, was presented the Washington Medallion, one of the university’s most prestigious awards that recognizes an individual who has served Mary Washington with exceptional dedication. Rosemary K. Jesionowski, assistant professor of art, received the UMW Alumni Association Outstanding Young … [Read more...]