University to host Fifth Annual Campus Gallery Walk

Locations: The University Art Gallery, The Museum Gallery of Archives and Special Collections, The Carlos Gallery, Nabit Art Building

Time: March 5, 2016 4:30-7:00 p.m.

The University of the South will host its Fifth Annual Campus Gallery Walk on March 5 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.. The University Art Gallery, the Museum Gallery of Archives and Special Collections, and the Carlos Gallery of the Nabit Art Building will all be open late on March 5, with receptions designed by IvyWild and dance and musical performances inspired by the exhibitions!

Visitors to the University Art Gallery will experience Encounters, recent figurative paintings by Christina Renfer Vogel. In this body of work, Vogel concentrates on chance meetings, observing quiet moments within larger, more complex situations. Dense fields of color press against placeless figures, threatening to swallow them. With her depictions of ordinary encounters, Vogel both revels in her medium and investigates physical and psychological connections between viewers and subjects.

A special dance and musical performance inspired by Encounters will be presented at 5:15 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. in the University Art Gallery.

In the Museum Gallery of University Archives and Special Collections, visitors will follow a dynamic array of ideas about Sewanee’s cultivation of and reliance on the manly character and quality of its students in the exhibition Founded to Make Men: Explorations of Masculinity at the University of the South. Although focused principally on the experiences of undergraduate men, the exhibition considers how other men and women have been fundamentally important makers of Sewanee from its inception. The materials and artifacts in this exhibition highlight and examine the historical dimensions of masculinity at the University of the South.

The dance and musical performance inspired by Founded to Make Men will be presented in the Museum Gallery at 4:45 p.m. and again at 5:45 p.m.

Visitors to the Carlos Gallery in the Nabit Art Building will experience Constructing Fables by visiting faculty member Jeffrey Whittle. The paintings of Constructing Fables are stitched together with a love of pattern and the notion of mapping. Whittle’s fragmented patterns become ocean, sky, reflection, and metaphor, and occupy day time, night time, dream time.

Performances coordinated by César Leal, conductor of the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and assistant professor of music, and Courtney World, assistant professor of dance.

Our sincere thanks to the Dean of the College, the Friends of the University Art Gallery and the students of Art Forum for their generous support of this event, and to our wonderful performers!

For more information about the University Art Gallery, please call (931) 598-1223, email sjmaclar@sewanee.edu, visit the website at gallery.sewanee.edu, or follow the University Art Gallery on Facebook. For more information about the Museum Gallery, please email archives@sewanee.edu, call (931) 598 3212, or follow Sewanee Special Collections on Facebook. For more information about the Carlos Gallery, please email gpond@sewanee.edu, or call (931) 598 1870.

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