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Dan Estabrook Artist-in-Residence and Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe open on March 14
The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions. Dan Estabrook: 2013 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence and Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe will both open on Thursday, March 14, with an opening lecture by artist Tanja Softić at 6:00 pm, in the Niederer Auditorium of the Visual Arts Center. Artist-in-Residence Dan Estabrook will present a lecture on Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 pm, also in the Niederer Auditorium.
Estabrook is a leading expert on 19th century photographic processes. In recent years, he has added pencil and paint to his negatives and prints to create contemporary work that explores universal themes such as love, sexuality and death. Estabrook attended Harvard University and earned his MFA from the University of Illinois. He has exhibited widely and received several awards, including an artist’s fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Estabrook lives and works in Brooklyn. The Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence program allows Hollins University to bring a nationally recognized artist to campus every year. While in residence, the artist creates work in a campus studio and teaches an art seminar open to all students. During their time at Hollins University, the Artist-in-Residence is a vital part of the campus and greater Roanoke community.
While many Americans think of immigration in terms of recent politics, Tanja Softić focuses on human migration in a global sense. Merging appropriated visual material within her drawings and paintings, she addresses concepts of cultural hybridity, chaos and memory. Softić earned her MFA in Printmaking from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, following study at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Sarajevo. She received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2009 and her work is included in collections worldwide. Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts.
Thursday, March 14, 6:00 pm
Exhibition opening and lecture by exhibiting artist Tanja Softić, who will discuss the concepts, influences, and process of making the Migrant Universe cycle. Niederer Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. Reception to follow.
Thursday, April 18, 6:00 pm
2013 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence Dan Estabrook discusses his artistic process in conjunction with his exhibition at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum. Niederer Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. Reception to follow.
For more information visit www.hollins.edu/museum or call 540.362-6532.