The Reality of Windgate

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By Bryan Massey, Chair | Professor or Art, Sculpture »

Bryan Massey, Chair | Professor or Art, Sculpture

It is a new year with new goals and accomplishments! Our students, both current and alumni, have been active and we are very proud to highlight some of their achievements at the start of this newsletter. Take note of the many departmentally supported partner scholarship opportunities such as paid workshops and residencies that students have received as well as many external awards and grants.  Our faculty have been active too both in the classroom and through their creative research you will read about some of them here. The Baum gallery had a fine painting exhibition, I hope you were able to see it, but if not you can read about it in this newsletter. Finally, by the time you read this article in the newsletter, we will be that much closer to the Windgate facility becoming a reality! Yes, we had the groundbreaking ceremony, that was real. We had the “tree topping” ceremony, that was real, but now that the brick and mortar is visible and the windows are in, the reality of Windgate and what it is going to do change the footprint of the Department of Art & Design, as we prepare to move in later this year along with Music and Theatre, well I have not been this excited about something new since I was a child at Christmas! Please keep an eye out for many of the festivities that are planned for the opening of the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts! It’s going to be good!