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College sculpture collection grows with ‘Waves III’


Donor Jim Pepper, Davidson Class of '65, with Waves III (Photo by Cathryn Westra)

Donor Jim Pepper, Davidson Class of ’65, with “Waves III” by Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa (Cathryn Westra photo)

By ANDREW WILKINS
CorneliusNews.net

ArtNewsbugA small crowd gathered at Davidson College Thursday to dedicate “Waves III,” the newest addition to the college’s outdoor sculpture collection. The work by contemporary Spanish artist Jaume Plensa is a stainless-steel figure, seated on stone and fashioned from letters and characters representing languages across the globe.

The guests included President Carol Quillen and other college staff, students and art lovers, and alumnus Jim Pepper, of the Davidson Class of 1965, who donated the work. Read the full story

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Openings: DAG at Summit, Mary Crow at Town Hall


Works by Mary Crow (dog painting) and DAG ("Thelonius Monk") are on display in Davidson this month.

Works by Mary Crow (dog painting) and DAG (“Thelonius Monk”) are on display in Davidson this month.

Special-ARTNEWSbugThe artists behind two exhibits currently on view in Davidson will be in the spotlight at receptions this week. On Wednesday night, Summit Coffee on Main Street will host a reception for David Alan Goldberg, who goes by “DAG,” and his exhibit “Carolina Revelries: Legends and Landmarks.” And on Friday afternoon, there’s a reception at Davidson Town Hall for painter Mary Crow, whose work is there this month. Also coming up: Mooresville Artist Guild’s 35th annual Spring Artfest. Read the full story

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Reception Fri. for Deanna Wilson exhibit at Town Hall


Deanna Wilson paintings

Deanna Wilson paintings

Deanna Wilson

Deanna Wilson

Special-ARTNEWSbugDAVIDSON – A reception is planned Friday from 6-8pm at Davidson Town Hall with artist and graphic designer Deanna Wilson of Davidson, whose paintings are on display this month in the atrium gallery. Her lively and colorful works range from landscapes to wildlife to still-lifes. Read the full story

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Newman, from Raleigh Artspace, to run college galleries


Lia Newman

Lia Newman

artnewsbugDavidson College has hired Lia Newman as director of the William H. Van Every/Edward M. Smith Galleries at Belk Visual Arts Center in downtown Davidson. She starts her job Jan. 2, and comes to Davidson from Artspace Inc., in Raleigh, where she has been director of programs and exhibitions since 2002.

Ms. Newman is a permanent replacement for previous director Brad Thomas, who left last January for a job at the Mint Museum. Read the full story

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Aquesta photo show; Marshburn oils & pastels in Davidson


Davidson College by Nancy Marshburn

“Davidson College,” by artist Nancy Marshburn. An exhibit of her work is up this month at Davidson Town Hall, and a reception with the artist is planned this Friday, Nov. 16, 5-7pm, open to the public.

artnewsbugWork by Davidson artist Nancy Marshburn is on display this month in the rotunda at Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. A free reception for “Nancy Marshburn: Oils & Pastels” is planned this Friday, Nov. 16, 5-7pm, at Town Hall.

Meanwhile, an exhibit of photos of Cornelius opens with a reception Thursday, Nov. 15, at Aquesta Bank. Details below. Read the full story

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Summit hosts exhibit of Paul Studtmann’s ‘Nail Art’


Paul Studtmann's nail art

Paul Studtmann’s “Nail Art”

artnewsbugSummit Coffee has teamed with Davidson College professor Paul Studtmann for an art installation entitled “Nail Art.” They’ host an the opening of this gallery with an event Friday, Aug. 24, from 6-8pm at Summit. Read the full story

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