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Special guest speaker Victoria Wyeth comes to Wingate University

8/13/2012
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Victoria Wyeth, granddaugher of renowned artist Andrew Wyeth, to speak at Wingate University
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Contact: Kim Williams
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k.williams@wingate.edu 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. –The Still Life, Portrait and Landscape, Wingate’s permanent collection of art has been collected over the past forty years. “A myriad of styles make up our impressive collection,” said Charlene Bregier, gallery director. “We are excited to highlight this incredible exhibit with renowned artist Andrew Wyeth’s granddaughter, Victoria Wyeth." She will be the guest speaker on Monday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. in McGee Theatre of the Batte Center on campus. Wyeth was also the featured speaker at the 2012 International Art Fair.

The art exhibit, which includes work by artists Nicola Simbari, Dale Chihuly, Ben Long and Ben Owen, is on display from Aug. 20 - Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. A reception will be held in the gallery following Wyeth’s lecture. The lecture, reception and exhibit are all free.

“The public is invited to join us to hear the history of the painters and illustrators in Wyeth’s family including Jamie Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and great grandfather N.C. Wyeth," said Louise Napier, professor of art and education. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see an international collection of art encompassing Vietnamese, Italian, British and Asian art.”

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to www.wingate.edu.