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.
Organized by the Wilson Museum and curated by former museum director Amy Moorefield, this group exhibition features internationally renowned artists whose work explores notions of home and place. Selected exhibiting artists include: Betsy Hale Bannan (Roanoke), Honor Bowman (McComb, Mississippi), Betty Branch (Roanoke), Christine Carr (Roanoke), Genesis Chapman (Bent Mountain), Travis Head (Blacksburg), Susan Jamison (Roanoke), Michael-Birch Pierce (Richmond), Kristin Skees (Hampton Roads), Nan Mahone Welborn (Roanoke), Susan Worsham (Richmond), and Annie Waldrop (Roanoke). The exhibition also presents the Web-based survey project Looking at the Land - 21st Century American Views. Featuring eighty-eight contemporary image makers, the project explores the evolving tradition of landscape photography and was curated by Andy Adams, publisher of FlakPhoto, produced in collaboration with Swink and Trapp Interactive. Working in diverse media, the artists of Home Sweet Home present projected images, fabric and mixed-media installations, photography, painting, sculpture, and performances addressing issues that speak to our concepts of family, domesticity, and the immediate environments where we live, work, and play.
By Meredith Dayna Levy (Hollins B.A. '12, M.F.A. '15)
This uplifting, lyrical drama, the story of six women whose lives are changed when they become Women Air Force Service Pilots during World War II. After winning one of last year's top playwriting prizes from the Kennedy Center last year, Decision Height has been invited to be the opening event for the 2014 Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival hosted in Roanoke. These three public performances are your chance to see this exciting new version of the play that captured the attention of judges from around the country.