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Upcoming Exhibitions

DANCE LAB: MFA Dance Thesis Exhibitions
June 7-17 and June 21 – July 1, 2018

Each summer, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum partners with the Hollins University M.F.A. Dance program to host selected student graduate dance thesis presentations in the Main Gallery, melding live dance, performance, and visual art. This summer the Museum will present L Taylor Ashton’s Ataba, (June 7-17), and Erica De La O’s ellesig (June 21-July 1).

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photo courtesy of Hollins University


Shadra Strickland: Illustrations
June 28 – September 2, 2018

Shadra Strickland studied design, writing, and illustration at Syracuse University and completed her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in 2009 for her first picture book, Bird, written by Zetta Elliott. Strickland co-illustrated Our Children Can Soar, winner of a 2010 NAACP Image Award. She currently teaches illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, and travels the country conducting workshops and sharing her work with children, teachers, and librarians. This exhibition features illustrations from a selection of Strickland’s award-winning books.

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Shadra Strickland, illustration from Bird, 2008



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