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WINR members display art at Carillon Gallery on South

By Julissa Treviño/south news editor

Tres Caballos Azules by Elizabeth Cantrell.  Photo by Julissa Treviño/The Collegian
Tres Caballos Azules by Elizabeth Cantrell. Photo by Julissa Treviño/The Collegian

This year’s South Campus WINR art show celebrates Women’s History Month and the 30th anniversary of the Women In New Roles program with work from 32 student artists.

Mind, Body, Spirit: Seeking Growth and Equity in the 21st Century exhibits the work, with a range of mediums, by former and current WINR students from South, SE and NE campuses.

Former WINR student Laura Wright submitted three of her photographs of England and several more from The Artism Project.

Wright is the director of a non-profit organization that creates a safe, encouraging environment where autistic children can express themselves through art.

The exhibition features several works from the children involved in the initiative.

A Quiet Corner by Tommi Frank.  Photo by Julissa Treviño/The Collegian
A Quiet Corner by Tommi Frank. Photo by Julissa Treviño/The Collegian

Jan Stumbo, also a former WINR student, submitted her own paintings, which she created after a battle with depression and after Hurricane Katrina.

She also submitted work on behalf of her non-profit organization, The Soul Art Project, which helps displaced children through visual arts.

With everything from quilts to photographs, the exhibition is a bright and varied combination of various mediums that help define the goal of WINR.

“The exhibit is about encouraging the artist within to step out and share with the community her or his works of art,” Karen Lee Zapata, art show chairwoman, said.

“It is the philosophy of WINR that students have many tapped and untapped artistic skills and talents ranging from classic, modern and folk art to poetry, interior decor, furniture and creative accessories,” she said.

“We are touched by every student who shares their art with this exhibit,” Zapata said.

Soleil de Provence by Janet Fischer.  Photo by Julissa Treviño/The Collegian
Soleil de Provence by Janet Fischer. Photo by Julissa Treviño/The Collegian

The exhibition attracted students, faculty and visitors to the opening reception Feb. 25.

Reception guests were greeted with entertainment by vocalists, cellists and pianists under the direction of Darlene Marks, South Campus assistant professor of music.

Sponsored by the WINR program and the South Campus art department, Mind, Body, Spirit: Seeking Growth and Equity in the 21st Century will be in the South Campus Carillon Gallery in the Performing Arts Center noon-3 p.m. through tomorrow.

Goddess 2 by Lynda Effertz.  Photo by Julissa Treviño/The Collegian
Goddess 2 by Lynda Effertz. Photo by Julissa Treviño/The Collegian
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