Fall 2014 Fine Arts Alumni Presentations



Jason Forrest, BFA Photo, ‘95

Online Media Strategist, Entrepreneur, and Musician, Berlin/USA

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 8 p.m.

Rutledge 119


After graduating from Fort Mill High, Jason Forrest attended Winthrop where he earned a B.F.A. with a Photography Concentration in 1995. Since that time he has lived in Atlanta, New York, and Berlin. Forrest is an online media strategist, entrepreneur, and musician. As a recognized techno musician he has performed at some of the most prestigious music festivals around the world. His current project is Network Awesome, an online TV site, which has over 5 million views. He also co-runs an online video production company which has produced content with another 6 million views.

Summer Camps Appealed to Those Interested in Music, Jewelry or Robotics



The Departments of Computer Science, Fine Arts and Music hosted three one-week summer camps in July for middle and high school students. The camps will appealed to students interested in studying either music, jewelry design or robotics, according to organizer Courtney Starrett, an associate professor of fine arts.

The Computational Bead Design Camp was an interdisciplinary project designed to introduce 20 middle school girls to computing and beginning programming, digital modeling and additive manufacturing techniques. The history of computing and the history of beads, as objects of adornment, are inextricable and were introduced simultaneously as both have been a representation of a civilizations’ technological advancement. This project highlights the bead as a current marker of our technological advancements through computing and 3D printing.

Support for the camps came from Georgia Tech and Winthrop University’s Research Council, along with support for the jewelry camp from National Center for Women & Information Technology’s AspireIT program.

Ashley Beard, Alumni and Art Educator at South Point High, Is Making It This Summer



York County art camp teaches kids how to turn trash into treasure | Local News | Rock Hill…
Children are learning how to turn trash into creative costumes at a program put on by the Arts Council of York County.


2014-2015 Alumni Presentations



 Jason Forrest, BFA Photo, 1995

Online Media Strategist, Entrepreneur, and Musician, Berlin/USA

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 8 p.m.

Rutledge 119


Tonya Curran, BFA Ceramics, 1997

Director, Hand Art Center, Stetson University, DeLand, Fla.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8 p.m.

Rutledge 119


Allison Taylor, BA Art History, 2004

Manager of Education, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis

My Brilliant Career

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 11 a.m.

Rutledge 119


Frank Vickery, BA Art Education and BFA Ceramics, 2003, 2005

Director of Ceramics at The Bascom: A Visual Arts Center, Highlands, N.C.

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 8 p.m.

Rutledge 119


Brent Owens, BFA Sculpture, 2003

Artist and Tom Sachs Studio Manager, NYC

Monday, November 17, 2014, 8 p.m.

Rutledge 119


Sandy Singletary, BFA Ceramics and MFA Sculpture, 1990, 2008, 2011

Assistant Professor of Art, Lander University

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8 p.m.

Rutledge 119


Lia Newman, BA Art History, BFA General Studio, 1999

Director, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 8 p.m.

Rutledge 119


Kevin Morrissey, BA Art Education, 2003

Artist/Art Educator at Rollings Middle School of the Arts, Summerville

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 8 p.m.

Rutledge 119


Nicholas Bowers, BFA General Studio, 2003

Shepard Fairey First Assistant, Fine Art Printer, Mural Foreman and Studio Manager, Los Angeles

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11 a.m.

Rutledge 119


Chris Clamp, BFA Painting, 2001

Artist and Exhibition Specialist, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte

Monday, April 13, 2015, 8 p.m.

Rutledge 119


This series is made possible by the Fine Arts Education Initiative Fund.

For more information about Department of Fine Arts Presentations or the Department of Fine Arts Degree Programs, please call 803/323-2653 or email stanleyt@winthrop.edu.

Thank You to Fine Arts Alumni Who Presented in 2013-2014


Mathieu Fretschel, BFA Photo, 2003

Walt Disney Animation Studios, Los Angeles

September 9, 2013, 8 p.m.

Rutledge 119


Aileen Alon, BA Art History, 2010

Arts and Cultural Initiatives Coordinator, Opa-locka, Fla. Community Development Corporation

October 3, 2013, 7 p.m.

Rutledge 119


Dylan Rogers, BFA Photo, 2003

Studio Manager, David Webb NYC

October 10, 2013, 8 p.m.


Katie Lloyd, BFA Sculpture, 2009

Landscape Design, Merrick & Company

October 24, 2013, 11 a.m.


Im Chan, BA Art History and Art, 2002

Paper Conservator, American Art Museum, D.C.

November 7, 11 a.m.


Joey Hays, BFA Sculpture, 2003

Landscape Designer, Philadelphia

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 8 p.m.


Mark McLeod, BFA Sculpture, 2002

Assistant Professor of Art, Cleveland State Community College, Tenn.

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 8 p.m.


Beth Melton, BFA and MFA Sculpture, 2003, 2010

Artist and Educator, Rock Hill

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8 p.m. 


Katie Poterala, BFA Jewelry Metals, 2009

Artist and Educator, Greenville

Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m.


Alana Owens, BA Art Education, 2004

Art Therapist/ Educator, New Orleans

Tuesday, April 17, 2014, 11 a.m.