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The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Current Exhibitions

Gibby Waitzkin: The Truth Continuum
September 19 - December 8, 2019

Gibby Waitzkin is a fiber artist, papermaker, and photographer. For over 35 years she has used her arts and design background to support arts advocacy issues and environmental and women’s rights. This installation transforms part of the Wilson Museum into a visual representation of strength, community, and interconnection. Plant samples and a video of the artist’s process reveal her centuries-old papermaking techniques. This exhibit and its related programs are sponsored in part by the City of Roanoke through the Roanoke Arts Commission.

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Gibby Waitzkin, Reflection at Sunset. Mixed media.


Pulped Under Pressure
September 26 - December 19, 2019

With traditional hand papermaking at its core, Pulped Under Pressure underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history and craft. These works encourage a contemplative slowing down even as they urge acknowledgement of the issues facing civilization today. Each of the artists starts simply with a foundation of pulp made from natural fibers. Their multifaceted results incorporate a rich range of printmaking, letterpress, papercutting, and installation with a diversity of reused materials. In very unique ways, these artists consider paper beyond its most common function as a passive surface of record or craft. Instead, the material is transformed and imbedded with content that turns communication into a public practice.

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Marilyn Propp, Travelers. Relief print on paper.


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Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
Box 9679 : 8009 Fishburn Drive : Roanoke, VA 24020
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Thurs: 12-8 pm
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