Washington Post Highlights Professor's Collaborative DC Show
The Washington Post on July 5th celebrated the collaborative exhibition, “interRelated,” featuring artist Stephanie Williams, School of Art faculty member and JMU alum, Class of 2003. The show, now on view at the District of Columbia Arts Center (www.dcartscenter.org), includes Williams’ multimedia, large-scale work "Folly Meat." She and her fellow exhibiting artists in the Sparkplug collaborative will offer a Gallery Talk at 5 pm at the show’s closing, Sunday, July 13th.
Besides preparing for this exhibition, Williams has been busy this summer creating a new installation, “Beneath Millahauser's Floor,” during her 4-week artist’s residency in Greensboro, North Carolina. This competitive residency at the Elsewhere Museum offers awardees 24-hour studio space and access to its collection, in facilities centered in Elsewhere’s spacious three-story former thrift shop in the heart of vibrant Greensboro. The mission of the Elsewhere Museum is to present a changing, interactive environment of artworks, objects, and events. Elsewhere also seeks to inspire new ways to look at and re-purpose recent cultural surplus, and activate contemporary memory.
Williams' upcoming shows include a group exhibition with the Sparkplug collaborative at the Gallery Aferro in Newark, New Jersey, in Spring 2015 (www.stephaniejwilliams.com). This Fall 2014 at JMU she will be teaching Drawing, and Three Dimensional Design.