Faculty Artists Discuss Their Work Today
A panel discussion with faculty artists, moderated by Assistant Professor of Art Kathryn Shields, will be held 7:30-9 p.m. today in the main gallery of Hege Library.
The exhibition features works by Adele Wayman, Roy Nydorf, Mark Dixon, Charlie Tefft, Maia Dery, Kaitlyn Barlow, Nicki Deyton, Phil Haralam and Juie Rattley III.
In conjunction with the Art Faculty Biennial, and as part of Journeys in Blackness, the College’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Guilford’s integration, an exhibition of art by the the College’s first faculty person of color, Professor Emeritus James C. McMillan, will be displayed in the Hege Library vitrines this semester.
First hired in 1966, James was the first black full-time professor, the first black tenured professor and the first black department head at Guilford. He retired from teaching in 1988.
The Art Gallery organized James’ first retrospective exhibition, Eye, Hand, Mind, Spirit: The Art of James C. McMillan, in 1996. Since then, solo exhibitions of his art have been held at the H.C. Taylor Gallery at North Carolina A& T State University (2006), the Bakersfield Museum of Art (Bakersfield, CA, 2009), and a dual-venue retrospective at Bennett College and the African American Atelier (2011).