There’s a lot going on at Hollins, and much of it is open to you. There are plays, concerts, lectures, sporting events, film festivals, dance performances, and art exhibits. In all, Hollins sponsors more than 200 events each year that are free and open to the public.
Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and curated by Michael Rooks, the High Museum's Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Draw Near presents the first career survey of drawings by Atlanta-based artist and Hollins alumna Susan Seydel Cofer '64. For more than three decades, Cofer has been recognized in the Southeast for her painstakingly delicate, abstract drawings. More recently, Cofer's work has been based upon wide-open panoramic landscapes and topographies, suggesting the mapping of places and terrains. In conjunction with the exhibition, a selection of Cofer's unique sculpted portraits honoring people she knows in Atlanta and farther afield will also be on view. Susan Seydel Cofer received her B.A. in art history from Hollins in 1964 and went on to do postgraduate work in studio art at Georgia State University in 1970. Her work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at museums such as Southeastern Museum of Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, North Carolina; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; and PS2 Paragon Studios Project Space, Belfast, Northern Ireland. In addition, her work is in several private, public, university, and museum collections nationwide.
Hollins University is joining 23 other colleges and universities across the commonwealth in observing Virginia Private College Week, July 28 – August 2. The event is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV).
Throughout the week, Hollins will conduct campus tours and special information sessions for prospective students and their families about admissions, financial aid, and academics. These sessions will emphasize the quality and affordability of private higher education.
Students who visit at least three institutions during the week will receive three application fee waivers. Students may use these waivers to apply to any three participating CICV colleges for free, thus saving money when applying to college.
Virginia Private College Week sessions at Hollins will begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 28 – August 1, and at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 2. Students and families may register here or by calling Hollins' Office of Admission at 800-456-9595.
More information about CICV and Virginia Private College Week, including a list of the other participating colleges, can be found here.
Image, above, left, Susan Cofer, Levavi Oculos, 2009 (detail). Colored pencil on paper. 10 x 12 inches.