In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the gift from Clement H. Hamblet in memory of his wife, the Department of Art will showcase works from previous recipients of the Hamblet Award, given annually to a graduating senior. “The Gift: 30 Years of the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award” opens Thursday, September 25, at Space 204 in the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, with a reception from 5 to 7 pm.
Exhibiting artists whose work will be on view through December 5 include Eric Erhnschwender, Jean Kang, Xin Lu, Kathryn McDonnell, Nicole Pietrantoni, John Powers, and Hannah Stahl. Saralyn Reece Hardy, the Marilyn Stokstad Director of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, curated the exhibit.
The Hamblet Award provides the means for travel and independent art activity for one year, culminating in a solo exhibition at Vanderbilt in Space 204. The Department of Art added a merit award in 2002.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. Space 204 is located at 25th Avenue South and Garland Avenue in the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center on the Vanderbilt campus. On street parking is available along Garland Avenue and in the nearby parking ramps. For more information, contact the Department of Art at 615.343.7241.
*John Douglas Powers, Core Sample III, wood, plastic, and history books, 57 x 10 x 10 inches, 2011