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Winthrop University Galleries


Spring 2009 Exhibitions / Projects


Jan. 12 – March 13, 2009
521 All-Stars: Championship Story of
Baseball & Community

Dalton Gallery at Clinton Junior College
(more info below)

March 30 – May 9, 2009
Destroying the Black Box by
the God City Artists

Dalton Gallery at Clinton Junior College


Voices of Homelessness
In collaboration with area agencies, ACE Projects at Winthrop is focusing energies on curriculum and program-based projects that will help give a voice to issues of homelessness and poverty within our community.  Please keep you eyes open in the coming weeks and months as these projects develop.


Tues. April 7, 6 p.m.
Reception and Gallery Talk for
Destroying the Black Box
Dalton Gallery at Clinton Junior College

Tues. April 7, 7 p.m.
Performance of the play
The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe
Clinton Junior College

Thurs. - Sat. April 16, 17, and 18
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Temporary Space for a Temporary Exhibition
Winthrop Arts Students
The Space at 125 Caldwell Street - downtown Rock Hill
Supported by ACE Projects and RevenFlo
 

 

Dalton Gallery at
Clinton Junior College
is located at 1029 Crawford Rd.
in Rock Hill, SC.
Dalton Gallery hours are
Mon.-Thurs., 9 am to 8 p.m., and
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information, call
803/327-7402 (ext 226) or
 803/323-2653.

 

A Place for Hope
Dustin Shores Collaboration with
Children from Blackmon Road
Photo based mixed media collage
29 X 67 inches


ACE Projects is an outgrowth of the Dalton Downtown Arts Initiative.  One goal of ACE is to expose students to the vital importance of artists' participation in civic engagement at every level.  ACE recognizes that we live in an era of a significant paradigm shift that will impact where we go, how we go, and the quality of where we live.  ACE is taking a step to refocus its goals and activities around the concept of student civic engagement via the arts.  Some of the primary activities of Artists & Civic Engagement Projects (ACE Projects) will include:

  • An emphasis on its significant partnership with Clinton College's Dalton Gallery;

  • Enhanced collaboration with downtown venues;

  • Sponsorship of student artists in the development of community-based projects downtown;

  • Support for significant visiting artists who address the idea of arts and civic engagement;

  • Advocacy for quality public art and design throughout the community; and

  • The introduction of exceptional artists to children through partnerships with local schools.


Jan. 12 – March 13, 2009
521 All-Stars: Championship Story of
Baseball & Community

Dalton Gallery at Clinton Junior College

521 All-Stars - Championship Story of Baseball and Community Opens at Clinton 

ACE Projects presents a new exhibition at Clinton Junior College’s Dalton Gallery.   A photo-documentary project, The 521 All-Stars:  Championship Story of Baseball and Community opens to the public January 12 and continues through March 13, 2009.  A public reception and gallery talk by photographer Byron Baldwin is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 at 7 p.m.  The public is invited free of charge. 

Based on the 1998 book The 521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community, this photography exhibit depicts the game in its purest form: scrap metal base lines, rotten wood bleachers, teams made up of brothers, fathers and sons, and most importantly, fellowship within the community. 

Until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, major league baseball was the pastime for white players and fans.  Segregated and separated, black players were forced to form leagues of their own.  In many respects, the documentary photography that comprises this exhibition illustrates an example of the social history, and continuing reality, that has been played out in South Carolina.   

In 1996, author Frye Gaillard was driving north on Route 521 in Sumter County when he discovered a homemade ballpark and stopped to take pictures of the players.  He and his artistic partner, photographer Byron Baldwin, spent the next season and a half watching and studying the Gamecock Baseball League of Rembert, S.C.  The teams of the Gamecock League are comprised only of African-Americans. 

The Dalton Gallery at Clinton Junior College is located at 1029 Crawford Road in Rock Hill, S.C.  Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information please call 803-327-7402 (ext 226) or 803-323-2653. 

The 521 All-Stars is an exhibition from the Traveling Exhibits program of the South Carolina State Museum.  ACE Projects at Clinton are supported by Jo Sherrill Dickert, Gay Randolph and Robert Breakfield.  Additional support for ACE Projects has been provided by Becca and Harry Dalton, Clinton Junior College, Winthrop’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Winthrop University Galleries.  For more information about ACE Projects call 803/323-2653 or email stanelyt@winthrop.edu.
 


Clinton Junior College Gallery Projects are supported by Jo Sherrill Dickert,
Gay Randolph, and Robert Breakfield.  Additional support for ACE Projects has been
provided by Becca and Harry Dalton, Clinton Junior College, the
College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University,
Winthrop University Galleries, and the South Carolina Arts Commission,
which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


 

 
   
 

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