2019-2020 Exhibition Schedule

2019 - 2020 Exhibition Schedule

September 13 - October 13
Friday, September 13, 6-8 pm Opening Reception

Rob Wynne
Post Nostalgia 
Olin Gallery

Rob Wynne’s exhibition, Post Nostalgia, will be shown in Olin Gallery at Roanoke College. Comprising of a small retrospective of the various mediums in which he works: Glass, bronze, thread and embroidery. His works reference literature and different aspects of visual art and history. Wynne was born in 1948 in New York. His work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C., The Whitney Museum of Art, N.Y.C., The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y., Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, The Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Fla. Rob Wynne currently lives and works in New York City.


Duane Cregger
Smoyer Gallery

Still(ness) explores the search for tranquility within an unruly psyche. Intuitive marks build detailed and busy compositions that are calmed by layers of quieted color. Duane Cregger received a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Roanoke College in 1992. He lived in Washington, DC, with a career in art direction and design until 2003, when he began to paint. His paintings are found in private and corporate collections, and his work has been featured in several publications. He has been a participant and received awards in numerous juried exhibitions, including Roanoke College’s 2015 and 2019 juried biennials. Cregger currently lives and paints in southwest Virginia.

October 26 - December 6
Saturday, October 26, 
6-8 pm Opening Reception

 Faculty 2019

Roanoke College Fine Arts Faculty Show
Olin Gallery

This exhibition will showcase current work created by the Roanoke College’s Studio Art Faculty: Scott Hardwig, Eliz. S.- K. Heil and Katherine Shortridge. Hardwig teaches ceramics and sculpture at Roanoke College and received his master of fine arts degree from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and has been a member of the college’s faculty since 1977. Heil joined the Roanoke College faculty in 1981 and teaches photography, computer graphics and printmaking, earning her master of fine arts degree in printmaking and drawing from Northern Illinois University. Shortridge received her master of fine arts degree from Indiana University and has taught painting and drawing at the college since 2003.


Claire Stankus
Flaws in Flatness
Smoyer Gallery

Tidy piles of studio scraps, flowers on the floor, a red water bottle, house plants, and birthday cakes are recurring features in Flaws of Flatness, an exhibition in Smoyer Gallery featuring contemporary paintings from Claire Stankus. The artist collects seemingly banal and everyday objects and paints her daily encounters with them; creating illusions of flat and new spaces within a familiar scene. Claire Stankus was born and raised in the suburbs of Albany, NY and earned a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University in 2012. Claire earned her MFA in Studio Art at the University of Connecticut and is currently teaching drawing and painting as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Hollins University.

January 24 – March 22, 2020
Friday, January 24, 
6-8 pm Opening Reception

On the Origin of Dragons
Olin Gallery

On the Origins of Dragons is an exhibition in Olin Gallery that investigates natural phenomenon and dragon lore across cultures. Researchers and educators, Drs. DorothyBelle Poli and Lisa Stoneman will exhibit the scientific, anthropological, and literary evidence to support the idea that early humans came across Lepidodendron (plant) fossils, constructed meaning from them and created dragon narratives. The exhibition is a visual catalog of research as well as a collaboration with numerous contributors including the local artists, Kyra Hinton and Jennifer Buckingham. On the Origins of Dragons is an innovative interpretation of this plant fossil-folklore hypothesis through many mediums including installation, 3-D printing, sculpture, and fossil evidence.


Andy Frazer
Dreigiau O Gymru
Smoyer Gallery

Andy Frazer’s Exhibition, Dreigiau O Gymru (Dragons of Wales) is a collection of sketches and refined digital prints from Frazer’s exploration of dragons as a secret species living among us. Frazer attempts to document the many diverse species of dragons which could, in theory, inhabit this planet from our highest mountains, to our deepest mines, from our valley towns to our cities, from our forests to our coasts. These works are the result of Frazer’s travels in search of Dragons - The Dragons of Wales. Frazer received his Bachelor in Arts in 1993 from Bournville College of Art (Birmingham, England). Andy Frazer is a graphic designer and Illustrator currently living and working in Wales.

April 13 – May 1
Friday April 13, 
5:30 – 7:30pm Opening Reception
Friday May 1, 12-2pm Closing Reception

Studio Art

2020 Studio Art Exhibition
Olin and Smoyer Gallery

The annual Studio Art exhibition showcases work by Roanoke College Art Majors and Minors. Exhibited works are from the artist’s area of focus which includes ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. This exhibition represents the wide variety of media, styles, and ideas students explore in the college’s Fine Arts Department.



Image Credits (from top to bottom)

Rob Wynne , Curiosity,  2015, Poured and mirrored glass, 22 x 59 inches
Duane Cregger, FreeAgent, 2017, oil on canvas, 46 x 54 inches
Roanoke College Studio Art Faculty, (from left to right) Katherine Shortridge, Eliz. S.- K. Heil, Scott Hardwig
Claire Stankus, Hole in One, 2019, oil on panel, 20 x 20 inches
Kyra Hinton, digital print, 2018
Andy Foster, Bethan eni o Afon Elai, digital print, 2017