The Windgate Museum of Art at Hendrix College in Conway recently announced the opening of its spring student exhibitions. The senior art student exhibition (Virtually) Unstoppable, and a senior curatorial exhibition No Man’s Land: A Feminist Reimagining are available for viewing April 16 – May 14. The Intermediate Mixed Media 3D class sculpture exhibition Shaping Up! is available for viewing April 8– May 19. Gallery hours are noon – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. COVID-19 protocols for visitations and virtual programming for each exhibition are found on the museum website: https://windgatemuseum.org.
(Virtually) Unstoppable (Neely Gallery, Biggs Gallery) features artwork that reflects students’ year-long senior capstone study and the culmination of their studio art experience. Dylan Hicks (Guy) graduates with a BA in Studio Art: Photography and a minor in English: Film Studies. Hicks’ films have been screened at the Hendrix College Red Brick Film Festival, the 2019 Kaleidoscope LGBTQfest, and in a campus student art exhibition. Hicks is exhibiting nine photographs. Greta Kresse (Little Rock) graduates with a BA in Studio Art: Painting and a minor in Business. A self-described plen air painter, Kresse considers her work a documentation of a relationship with her subject, refining aesthetic details later in the studio. She has exhibited in group shows in Arkansas, New York, and Pennsylvania. Kresse is exhibiting twelve oil paintings. Myca Treat (Mountain Home) graduates with a BA in Studio Art: Painting and a minor in Art: Art History. Treat’s artwork is heavily influenced by the Classical, Renaissance Baroque, and Rococo periods. Greek mythology informs her portraits of close friends and family. Treat is exhibiting eight oil paintings. Arthur Trickett-Wile (San Antonio, TX) gradates with a BA in Studio Art: Photography. His emphasis is photojournalism. Trickett-Wile is exhibiting an installation of framed photographs and a video montage documenting protests in Barcelona related to the Catalan independence movement, demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, and political activity related to the 2020 U.S. presidential elections. Additional information about the Studio Art program at Hendrix College is available at www.hendrix.edu/art.
No Man’s Land: A Feminist Reimagining (Wilcox Todd Gallery) features work by eleven female artists whose work examines representations of women’s bodies and encourages the often-contradictory discussions that surround the concept of embodiment. Participating artists have ties to Arkansas, and include LaToya Hobbs, Lisa Krannichfeld, Louise Mandumbwa, Hannah McBroom, Milkdadd, Grace Mikell Ramsey, Katherine Rutter, Katherine Strause, Behnaz Sohrabian, Rachel Trusty, and Melissa Wilkinson. The exhibition is curated by Rebecca Jolley, a Museum Associate in Curatorial Research with the Windgate Museum of Art. This capstone exhibition project completes a senior year of thesis study, curatorial research and writing, and communications with artists and commercial and individual lenders. Jolley graduates with a BA in English: Literary Studies and a minor in Art History & Gender. Virtual programs in association with this exhibition include:
- April 19 lecture by artist Hannah McBroom on transgender art as a history;
- April 21 LGBTQ+ artists panel discussion with Leeanne Maxey, Rachel Trusty, and Melissa Wilkinson, moderated by Darci McFarland of PTSFeminist;
- April 28 lecture by artist and art historian Rachel Epp Buller titled Breasts, Baby Bumps, and Beyond: Maternal Bodies in Art History;
- May 3 Daughters of the Dust film screening and panel discussion featuring Ahmad Ward of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park and Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch of Arkansas State University.
SHAPING UP! Intermediate Mixed Media 3D class sculpture exhibition presents sculptures created by studio art students and Visual Arts Adjunct Instructor Andy Huss. The eighteen works featured in the Window Gallery include 3D PLA prints, a fabric construction, and bronze and aluminum casts of original models. The exhibition is accompanied by a didactic display in the WMA lobby explaining the steps of printing, casting, and finishing a three dimensional work of art. Additional information about the Studio Art program at Hendrix College is available at www.hendrix.edu/art.
The art@hendrix! online exhibit continues through May 15. Dedicated to celebrating the College’s artistic life in the pre-Windgate Museum era, the exhibition includes 94 pieces of artwork created or collected by alumni and former and current faculty and staff, as well as significant works from the Hendrix permanent collection and artworks courtesy of the Historic Arkansas Museum. This exhibition is online at https://www.windgatemuseum.org/exhibition/art-at-hendrix with recordings of past virtual programs at https://www.windgatemuseum.org/wmvideo.
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About the Windgate Museum of Art
The Windgate Museum of Art is the new art museum located on the campus of Hendrix College. With a vision to be the premier teaching art museum in Arkansas, the WMA presents outstanding art exhibitions, compelling educational programs, and invigorating social activities for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. Free and open to all, the museum uses hands-on experiences to train students in all facets of museum work, including curatorial research, collection management, educational and social programming, marketing and communications, as well as all aspects of exhibition research, planning, installation, and evaluation. The Windgate Museum of Art is made possible with the generous support of the Windgate Foundation and the Alice L. Walton Foundation.