There’s a lot going on at Hollins, and much of it is open to you. There are plays, concerts, lectures, sporting events, film festivals, dance performances, and art exhibits. In all, Hollins sponsors more than 200 events each year that are free and open to the public.
The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University enters its second decade this year with a fall exhibition celebrating photography. In collaboration with the Schmidt-Dean Gallery in Philadelphia, the museum presents an eclectic exhibition of thirteen contemporary photographers represented by the gallery, all of whom enjoy regional and national reputations. Curated by Schmidt-Dean Gallery director Christopher Schmidt, the exhibition features a wide range of both technical and conceptual approaches. Included are historical procedures such as the tintype, cyanotype and gum-bichromate process; alternative techniques such as pinhole and hand painting; and more traditional methods in both analog and digital. Throughout, these various approaches are applied to a wide range of subjects and ideas. Exhibiting artists include Linda Adlestein, Thomas Brummett, Susan Fenton, Larry Fink, Alida Fish, Sarah Van Keuren, Stuart Klipper, Christopher Moore, William Smith, Krista Steinke, Ruth Thorne Thomsen, Ida Weygandt, and Samuel Worthington.
A reading by author and journalist Beth Macy from her new book, Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town. The New York Times predicted that it will be "one of the best, and surely most talked about, books of 2014." She earned her master's degree in creative writing from Hollins.
Funding provided by the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Series.
Image, above, left, Alida Fish, Tintypes, Octopus & Shell, Tintype. Courtesy of the artist and Schmidt-Dean Gallery.