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2011-12 Exhibition Season
Sept. 1 – Oct. 31
Reception: Sept. 1, 5 – 7 p.m.
In Linda Mitchell’s art, nearly everything can be seen as a figment of human imagination. Like a Southern Gothic Proust, the Atlanta-based Mitchell creates a rich world of memory, fantasy, and mystery.
Exhibition organized by Katharine T. Carter & Associates
RU Art Museum at the Covington Center
Beyond the Tartan: Christina Lemon Jewelry
Sept. 6 - Oct. 14
Reception: Sept. 6, 5 – 7 p.m.
Christina is an award-winning professional jeweler who received her B.F.A. from Radford University and her M.F.A. from East Carolina University. She is an associate professor of metalsmithing at Georgia Southern University.
Beyond the Tartan: Tom Pallante Photographs
Oct. 17 – Nov. 18
Reception: Oct. 17, 5 – 7 p.m.
Beyond the Tartan Series: Tom Pallante Photography Exhibition featuring original photos and mixed media work will be on display at Gallery 205 in Porterfield Hall. Pallante earned his MFA from Radford in 2004 and taught several courses as an adjunct. Currently he teaches photography at Miller School of Albemarle in Charlottesville.
Fall MFA Show featuring Shaun C. Whiteside
Nov. 4 – Dec. 16
Reception: Nov. 4, 5 – 7 p.m.
Shaun C. Whiteside works with acrylic paint in a style most influenced by Abstract Expressionism, with an emphasis on the metaphysical and emotional realm rather than on optical reality. Using several layers of thin glazes, partially washed away, he creates oppressively dense atmospheric environments with biomorphic, liquid shapes within them. Whiteside graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Christopher Newport University in 2007 before coming to Radford University to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree. He has recently been awarded both a Best in Show at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center's 2010 Biennial Exhibition as well as a 2011-2012 VMFA Fellowship grant, and his works are in several private collections across Virginia.
Fall BFA Show featuring Michelle Lynn Sheppard
Dec. 2 – 17
Reception: Dec. 2, 5 – 7 p.m.
Michelle Lynn Sheppard graduated from Christiansburg High School in 2003 and was voted "the next Van Gogh" in her senior superlatives. She later attended New River Community College where she earned her Associates Degree before coming to Radford University. During her time at Radford University she received two Gold Awards in the 2010 and 2011 Graphic Design Shows, and also won a Gold and two Silver Addy Awards. After graduating from Radford with a BFA degree, Michelle plans to move to Richmond, Va., to pursue a career in the design field.
Goya, Dali, Warhol: Masterpieces of World Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Jan. 19 – March 2
Reception: Jan. 19, 5 - 7 p.m.
This exhibition showcases works of art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, one of the premier art museums in the country. The selection of art demonstrates the breadth, depth, and variety of our state art museum's collection. Viewers will be able experience art from ancient times to the 20th century.
RU Art Museum at the Covington Center
Reproducing the History of Photography
Jan. 23 – Feb. 2
This is an exhibition by students enrolled in ARTH 423/ART 551 (History of Photographic Media and Camera Arts) during fall 2011. Students were asked to choose a photographer whose work interested them, try to replicate that work using the same technology and processes, and then apply those techniques to a work of their own. The show contains the replications, the original work, and a brief statement about the photographer chosen by each student. It's a great introduction to photography from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as a show with some examples of unique and unusual student work by photography majors at Radford University.
Student Ceramics Show
Jan. 24 – Feb. 10
An exhibition of special projects and work from current undergraduate students in ceramics.
GASA (Graduate Art Student Association) Show
Feb. 14 – March 2
Radford University graduate art students mount their own installations in various media.
Juried Student Show
Feb. 16 – March 2
Reception: Feb. 16, 5 – 7 p.m.
An annual student competition with awards for best of show in the undergraduate and graduate division. The Juried Student Show is open to all Radford University students. Entry information can be found on the department of art's website.
Interior Design & Fashion Senior Exhibition
March 13 – 24
Graduating Interior and Fashion Design seniors exhibit their best works.
Fashion Show: March 24 at 5 p.m. in Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall
Fashion Design majors exhibit their own creations on the runway. All garments are juried by a panel of fashion industry professionals.
Student Photography Show
March 13 – 28
An exhibition of special projects and work from current undergraduate students in photography.
Student Painting Show
April 3 – 17
An exhibition of special projects and work from current undergraduate students in painting.
Spring MFA Show
March 30 – April 15
Reception: March 30, 5 – 7 p.m.
Graduating students in the Master of Fine Arts program exhibit their best works.
Student Graphic Design Exhibit
April 24 – May 5
A selection of images that represent the depth and breadth of the Radford University graphic design program.
Spring BFA Show
April 20 – May 5
Reception: April 20, 5 – 7 p.m.
Graduating students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program exhibit their best works.
First Annual Radford University Photography Exhibition
May 9 - 31
Photographers from Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee are invited to submit entries for this open theme exhibition. All photographic processes are welcome and entry is free. The guest juror for this exhibit is Christine Shank, Assistant Professor of Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. For more information, please see the exhibit's webpage.
Selections from the Permanent Collection
May 21 - July 21
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Recent acquisitions and old favorites from the University’s extensive collection of artwork.
2012 Governor's School Art Exhibition
July 21: 1 – 2 p.m.
An exhibition of artwork created by students selected to attend the 2012 Governor's School for Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts, hosted by Radford University.