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'Yellow Sky,' oil on paper, 22x30 inches, 2022" by Charles Goolsby is part of Emory & Henry faculty exhibition.

'Yellow Sky,' oil on paper, 22x30 inches, 2022" by Charles Goolsby is part of Emory & Henry faculty exhibition.

Faculty exhibit on display at E&H

August 29, 2022

A selection of work by the members of the Emory & Henry College fine arts faculty is on display from Sept. 19 to Oct. 15 in the McGlothlin Center Gallery, Emory, Virginia.

The Faculty Biennial 22 includes works by professors Charles Goolsby, Dan Van Tassel, Joe Champagne, Catherine Schrenker and Michael Wright. The artists lead a discussion of their works during a Sept. 19 Artalk that begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy~Reedy Theatre of the McGlothlin Center for the Arts. The exhibition and Artalk are free and open to the public.

Goolsby, the chair of the E&H Art Department as well as the Division of Visual and Performing Arts, has been featured in more than 45 solo exhibitions throughout the southeastern United States at various college, university, fine arts center, museum and commercial galleries. His work has received awards in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions throughout the United States and is included in a number of public, private and corporate collections through-out the United States.

Van Tassell is a ceramics and mixed media sculptor who was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2008, and his Master of Fine Art in ceramics in 2012 at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He was an artist in residence at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks in 2012.

Prior to joining the faculty of E&H in 2015 as an Adjunct Professor of Art teaching photography and web design, Champagne was a professor of photography and digital imaging and chair of the Fine Arts Division at Virginia Intermont College. He joined the faculty there in 1987 and started the institution’s digital imaging curriculum in 1989. In addition to teaching full-time, he served as director of the college’s photography gallery.

An adjunct instructor at Emory & Henry, Schrenker serves as executive director of The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts located in Marion. At Emory & Henry she teaches advanced graphic design and advanced digital media. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Wright is an adjunct professor of art at Emory & Henry College. Wright attended James Madison University where he discovered his passion for photography, achieving his B.S. in art with an emphasis in photography. He continued his studies at Virginia Commonwealth University where he achieved his M.F.A. in photography. Wright’s photographs have appeared in “Outside,” “Blue Ridge” and “Bike” magazines.

For more information, visit www.ehc.edu/mca.