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The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Current Exhibitions

Women Working with Clay Symposium Exhibition
May 9 - June 12, 2019

In conjunction with the ninth annual Women Working with Clay Symposium held each summer at Hollins University, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum presents an exhibition of work by these well-known artists in the world of contemporary ceramics: program director Donna Polseno; assistant director Dara Hartman; presenters Jen Allen, Beth Lo, Liz Lurie, and Tip Toland; keynote speaker Lydia Thompson; and endnote speaker Cynthia Bringle. This symposium emphasizes the creative process from every level while looking at the particular aspects and points of view that may be unique to women working in clay.

For more information on the symposium, visit

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Presenters and attendees at WWWC 2018. Courtesy of Hollins University.



2019 Senior Majors Exhibition
May 14-25, 2019

This exhibition features the work of members of the Hollins University class of 2019 majoring in studio art: Meera Chauhan, Kristenna France, Rachel Lee Foster Jackson, Anais Quick, Naomi Saltzman, Maya Paige Schattgen, Ashley Soechting, and Anshu Thapa. The exhibition is the final requirement for art students earning their Bachelor of Arts at Hollins, and is the capstone experience of their yearlong senior project.

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2018 Senior Majors Exhibition attendees.


Reunion: Rosalind Waiwaiole '14
May 16 - June 16, 2019

Rosalind (Roz) Waiwaiole is a graduate of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Growing up as a native of Hawaii, she has always been drawn to the natural elements. As part of her culture and beliefs, one is connected with the earth. Waiwaiole has lived in many parts of the country, all of which have inspired her to look at the landscape and the environment, which she captures through an architectural or nature-based realm. She is interested in structures that have been abandoned and that are in the process of deteriorating as they provide a sense of atmosphere, longing, and passage of time. The shapes of the natural terrain, the line of structure, and the color palette of the earth are embodied in her work.

Waiwaiole now resides in Henry County, in Southwest Virginia, and works and teaches out of her studio located in The Grainery Studio, in historic downtown Rocky Mount.

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Rosalind Waiwaiole, Untitled, 2019. Charcoal, oil, and cold wax. Courtesy of the artist.


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