John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

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GLASS CATALYST
LITTLETON'S LEGACY IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

Opening Reception: June 14 from 5-7pm
Exhibition: June 15 - December 7, 2018

Alex Bernstein, Aqua Fin, cast and cut glass, fused steel, 21 x 21 x 2.75 inches, Image credit: Steve Mann



  

 

Celebrating the efforts of Harvey Littleton, one of the greatest proponents of using glass as an expressive medium, the exhibition explores the work of contemporary artists concentrating in glass and how they are building off the foundations laid by Littleton during the early years of the Studio Glass Movement.


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Artwork featured: Alex Bernstein, Aqua Fin, cast and cut glass, fused steel, 21 x 21 x 2.75 inches, Image credit: Steve Mann

JOSHUA ADAMS:
FACING CULTURE

Exhibition: June 15 - August 24, 2018
Closing Reception: August 23 from 5-7PM

Joshua Adams: Facing Culture



  

 

The exhibition brings together a selection of masks and carvings of the human face by Eastern Band Cherokee artist Joshua Adams, who expresses a deep reverence for his culture through his artwork. 


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Joshua Adams, Funny White Man, 2010, buckeye wood, rabbit fur, 14 x 8 x 6 inches, Collection of Danny Reed

 

MARY ALTHEA PARKER:
ABSTRACT IMPULSE

Exhibition: June 15 - August 24, 2018
Mary Althea Parker: Abstract Impulse

 



  

 

Mary Althea Parker was a passionate painter and educator who dedicated her career to exploring abstraction. This exhibition is a small selection of Parker's works held by the WCU Fine Art Museum. 


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Mary Althea Parker, Singing Summer Studio (detail), nd, oil on linen, 39 x 41.5 inches, WCU Fine Art Museum Collection

 

SUSTAIN + ABILITY

January 2017 - December 2018

George Peterson, Spiral



  

 

SUSTAIN + ABILITY is an exhibition that explores the intersection of art and social practice. Artists represented in this exhibition transform everyday objects into works that challenge the viewer to consider the origins of each makers’ materials.

 


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MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS FROM THE WCU SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN


PUBLIC ART
On view year-round


WCU Fine Art Museum 

Dirtmaker

Take a walk through campus and explore our series of outdoor sculptures and indoor public gallery sites.  


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Admission is free and open to the public for all WCU Fine Art Museum exhibitions and receptions. 

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