Fine Arts Education Initiative Critical Thinking, Technology and Innovation Fall 2013 Fine Arts Newsletter Fine Arts Alumni at 701 S.C. Biennial Opening in Columbia; left to right Katie Lloyd, Todd Stewart, Marjie Lee Hill, Trey Hill, Josh Drews and Molly Wise. Welcome to the 21st century where the visual arts are alive and well at Winthrop University. The degree programs within the Department of Fine Arts place a high value on students learning how to work creatively and collaboratively within their communities. The Department of Fine Arts recognizes the need to understand the ever-changing global environment in the context of our immediate surroundings. Our degree programs help prepare our students for these new challenges technically, aesthetically and intellectually. One of our goals is to ignite THE ART OF THINKING in all fine arts students. Each student is expected to leave the program with a body of work reflective of professional studio, art education or art history standards. Fine arts degree programs include the following areas of study: • • • • • • • • • • • B.A. in Art with Teacher Certification K-12 B.A. in Art History B.A. in Art B.F.A. in Art including these concentrations: Ceramics General Studio Jewelry & Metals Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Art of Thinking in the Department of Fine Arts The Art of Thinking is at the heart of student learning. Our program prepares students not only with the technical skills, but critical thinking and problem solving skills that carry them to the next level. To help our current students realize their goals beyond Winthrop, we began a new speakers series entitled The Art of Thinking: Fine Arts Alumni Presentations. It highlights the paths of past undergraduate fine arts students to successful careers in the arts. The fall series includes: Mathieu Fretschel Class of 2003 Rutledge 119, September 9, 8 p.m. Mat Fretschel is a 2003 graduate with a B.F.A. in photography. His hometown is Summerville, S.C., and he currently lives in Los Angeles, Calif. After graduation he interned with Sarah Silver in N.Y.C. as an assistant and digital technician. He has also interned with Phase One Certified Training in L.A. and has held positions with The Coastal Group as a digital technician and studio manager; with Jupiter Images (now Getty Images) as a digital technician and studio manager; and as a photographer for The Walt Disney Animation Studios in L.A. where he continues to work as an image capture specialist. Radical Jewelry Makeover Exhibition in Lewandowski Student Gallery In Memory As we begin this academic year, the Department of Fine Arts mourns the passing of Rebecca New, Winthrop M.A.T. graduate and art educator at Gold Hill Elementary, and Professor Emeritus of Art and Design David Freeman who helped establish the fine arts program we know today. Professor Freeman’s voice will always be remembered and heard from his McLaurin studio. Aileen Alon Class of 2010 Rutledge 119, October 3, 7 p.m. Aileen Alon is a 2010 graduate with a B.A. in art history and minors in art and social sciences as well as the Honors Program Degree with International Experience. Currently living in Miami, Fla., her hometown is Columbia, S.C. After graduation Aileen continued coursework in cultural planning and development at the University of British Columbia as well as participation in the Americans for the Arts 2013 Local Arts Classroom. Aileen currently serves as the arts and cultural initiatives coordinator at the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) to integrate the arts into neighborhood revitalization strategies in Opa-locka, Fla.