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01-02-2012


UC Art Professor Participates in State of Drawing

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) Associate Professor of Art Mr. Russell Weedman was recently invited to be a participant in the State of Drawing presented by Georgetown College’s Art Department.

The invitational exhibition was held from Tuesday, November 22nd through Thursday, December 15th. The exhibition showcased original drawings and unique examples of draughtsmanship by art faculty from several of Kentucky’s colleges and universities.

Located in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Art Gallery on the Georgetown campus, viewers got to witness the dynamic emotional response of individual creative practice while being able to see the collegial thread that links these art makers and their protégés together.

Mr. Weedman, a native of Williamsburg, Kentucky, earned a B.A. in Art from Centre College in 1985. Four years later, he completed an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stonybrook. Since joining the UC faculty in 1991, Mr. Weedman’s work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Kentucky, Indiana, and Virginia. He was presented with the Mildred and David Ward Art Prize at Centre College in 1985, the Thayer Award from SUNY in 1989, and has received a Professional Assistance Grant and the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.