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Winthrop University Galleries

Spring 2010
Spring 2010 - artists Patrick Dougherty and Monique Luck

Wood Artist to Create Installation for Rock Hill Community Performance Center
March 8 - March 29, 2010

OCK HILL, S.C. - Thanks to collaborative community-wide efforts, Rock Hill soon will become home to one of renowned artist Patrick Dougherty’s unique large-scale wood installations.

Beginning March 8, Dougherty will spend three weeks building an installation at Rock Hill’s new Community Performance Center, located at 249 E. Main St., weaving donated tree saplings into a large, intricate sculptural installation. Throughout the building process, the accessible artist will work with volunteers – including Winthrop University fine arts students – and interact with visitors who stop to watch his progress.

Funded by ACE Projects at Winthrop, a privately funded outreach program, the Patrick Dougherty installation project is a partnership among the Arts Council of York County, the Rock Hill Old Town Association, Rock Hill’s Gallery Up, Winthrop and ACE Projects.

The interactive installation project should provide the Rock Hill community with a unique opportunity to “realize the impact of temporary public art on economic development and quality of life in our college town,” said Tom Stanley, chair of Winthrop’s Department of Fine Arts. “Patrick Dougherty is especially gifted in helping to demystify art – helping us to see that it is a vital job that needs to be done.”  

As part of the installation project, Dougherty will give a public presentation about his work on Thursday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the City of Rock Hill Council Chamber, located at 155 Johnson St.

Dougherty, a native of North Carolina, first began experimenting with woven tree saplings in 1980. Since then, he has constructed more than 150 monumental tree-sapling sculptures throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Dougherty also has served as artist-in-residence at universities and museums across America. A resident of Chapel Hill, N.C., he earned his B.A. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an M.A. at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and completed post-graduate work at UNC-Chapel Hill.

For more information about Dougherty’s work, visit his Web site. 

April 6 - May 7, 2010

Monique Luck:
Painted Rhyme – an exhibition

Dalton Gallery - Clinton Junior College

York County resident and self-taught artist Monique Luck creates “soulful and
wonderfully lyrical images in mixed media” and has gained national recognition of her work. Free.

Monique Luck Arts Talk & Reception
Thursday, April 22 - 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact 803-327-7402, ext. 226 or dellamariecheek@gmail.com.


Release - Monique Luck

Gees' Bend Tribute - Mac Arthur Goodwin

January 11 - March 18, 2010
Dr. Mac Arthur Goodwin:
People I Have Met Along the Way
Dalton Gallery / Clinton Junior College

Tues. Feb. 23, 2010 - 6:30 p.m.
Arts Talk & Artist’s Reception
Dr. Mac Arthur Goodwin
Dalton Gallery - Clinton Junior College


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


Located in the atrium of the new library
at Clinton Junior College, Dalton Gallery showcases relevant and responsive
artwork of regional artists.

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.

For more information about ACE Projects call 803/323-2653 or
email stanleyt@winthrop.edu.


The public is invited to Black History Month Celebrations at
Clinton J
unior College on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

At 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mac Arthur Goodwin will give an
Arts Talk and there will be an Artist’s Reception for
visual arts exhibition
“People I Have Met Along the Way” in
linton Junior College’s Dalton Gallery.

At 8 p.m. there will be a student performance in
Clinton Junior College's gymnasium
The Pastor’s Family” written and directed by
Pamela Douglas
who works in Clinton Junior College's
Student Support Services.

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. 

Programming at Dalton Gallery/Clinton Junior College is made possible through
the support of the Artists & Civic Engagement Project (ACE). 
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.


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