Fall 2013 

October 24th-December 6th

Roanoke College Alumni Exhibition

Olin Gallery

The Alumni Exhibition features a broad range of creative work by numerous Roanoke College graduates.

Artists include Hilary Tulloch Ambroziak '01, Robert Brodie '81, Dana Brown '00, Matt Burton '91, Robert Byrne '87, Jessica DeHart '06, Daniel Hughes '00,Cathy Layman '82, Mary Beth Looney '91, Peter Mogran'00, Jonathan Murrill '09, Pamela Ogden '60, Benjie Osborne '01, Nicole Parker '08, Jenna Ransom '02, Elizabeth Rothera '11, Wendy Shelor '97, Harriet Stokes '35 and Todd Wahlstrom '90.

Exhibiting artwork includes painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, graphic design, graphite drawings,  mono-print, and mixed media.

You were/were not

Roy Baugher

Smoyer Gallery

 Several Fridays Ago, 2012, Roy Baugher

You were/were not is a series of drawings by Roy Baugher (Roanoke College Alum '91) that examines language, identity, and the use of archive.

This series of drawings developed from single sentences of writings by an unknown author that were found by the artist. Baugher rendered the texts and pictorial components in gouache and graphite pencil on paper, in the style of Japanese paintings known as kasen-e, or Immortal Poets portraits.

Through the dichotomies of line and color, abstraction and representation, the visual observation and inner sound of language, and the subtlety of historical     perceptions, You were/were not engages the viewer to the questions of individual or shared identities, experiences, and meanings 


September 6th- October 6th


Christine Heller

Olin Gallery

Contsrained Man, 2013, charcoal, white chalk, pencil and paint, Christine Heller

Artist in Residence Christine Heller will be creating a site-specific wall mural in conjunction with exhibited works from her painting series Lives of Children and In Our Name: Iraqi Children in War. In these series of paintings, the artist portrays "specifics of war that have given way to the conflicts and struggles of childhood". The artist's mural installation encompasses Heller's interest in dance and the figure as a counter balance to the limitations that can be placed on the body by war and the experience of abuse, loss, or trauma. Heller's installations are ephemeral and the work is impermanent to explore themes of loss, memory and renewal.

Heller was a NYFA-SOS grant recipient and was awarded a University Fellowship from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where she received her MFA.  She has taught at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, MD, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA, Hartwick College, and SUNY Oneonta, both in Oneonta, NY and at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT.
This exhibition is made possible by the Copenhaver Scholar-in-Residence Program.


Lecture, Christine Heller: Friday, September 6, 5:30pm, Olin Recital Hall

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-8pm, Smoyer Gallery

Dark Inside

Jessica Wohl

Smoyer Gallery

Hold, 2012, ink and gouache on magazine page, 8"x9", Jessica Whol

Wohl uses different drawing elements such as ink, graphite and embroidery thread on found portraits and advertisements to "exploit the uncanny while subverting domestic representations of perfection and happiness." Dark Inside will highlight 3 different series of Wohl's work that explore "obsession, the uncanny and gothic overtones to convey the idea that looks can be deceiving."

Jessica Wohl received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University of Georgia. Originally trained as an illustrator, her current studio practice includes drawing, painting, collage, installation and performance. Jessica Wohl has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Kansas City, Nashville, Finland, Norway and Italy.



Spring 2013

April 12th-May 4th

Art Majors Show

Olin & Smoyer Galleries

Art Majors 2013

Opening Reception Friday, April 12th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Smoyer Gallery

Closing Reception Friday May 3rd, 12-2 p.m. Smoyer Gallery

March 15th -April 5th

2013 Biennial Juried Exhibition

Olin & Smoyer Galleries

*Biennial Juror - Biennial Application

Margot Norton

Margot Norton (Curatorial Associate) New Museum   New York, NY

Margot Norton, a native of New York City, is Curatorial Associate at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. She has published and lectured on contemporary art and has also served as Curatorial Assistant on the 2010 Whitney Biennial and in the Drawings Department at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  At the Whitney Museum, Norton curated and worked on numerous exhibitions including solo shows by Dianna Molzan and Charles LeDray.  She holds a Master's Degree in Curatorial Studies from Columbia University and is currently working on future programming at the New Museum. 

1 Travis Head Reading List Yeah!

Brett Lague Parting on Cordial Terms

Melissa Humphrey Iceblink

Honorable Mention- Deborah Dreyer DazzlingReflections

Honorable Mention- Jeffrey Rowland Reclaimed

Margot Norton Lecture, Friday, March 15th, 6:00 p.m., Olin Gallery

Opening Reception Friday, March 15th, 6-8 p.m., Smoyer Gallery

January 25th -March 1st

The Roanoke Valley Reef: A Satellite of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles. 

Olin Hall Gallery

Christine Wertheim installing The People's Reef in Scottsdale AZ.
Photo © The Institute For Figuring by Alyssa Gorelick

Opening Reception was held Olin Galleries on January 25th, 2013 with a lecture by Paul Snelgrove.

We are very pleased and excited to be exhibiting a Satellite Hyperbolic Reef, The Roanoke Valley Reef, in January of 2013, and would like to request your help in its creation. This is a Nexus project which combines art, math and science in order to create crocheted structures that mirror natural coral reefs.

We invite you to participate in this project by creating individual pieces for the collaborative exhibition, which will be on display in Roanoke College's Olin Gallery. We will be creating two different reefs; one is a multicolored coral reef, containing pieces of any color and size. The second will be a bleached reef consisting of corals created with white and cream colored yarns and materials.

The Institute For Figuring Hyperbolic Crochet
Coral Reef,with urchins by Christine Wertheim 
and sea slug by Marianne Midelburg.
Photo © The Institute For Figuring (by Alyssa Gorelick)

The Toxic Reef, by the Institute For Figuring
Photo © The Institute For Figuring (by Alyssa Gorelick )

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Phenomenal Indicators 

Craig Voligny

Smoyer Gallery

Reef Record II, 2011, oil on panel, 34"x34", Craig Voligny

Craig Voligny's exhibition Phenomenal Indicators will be showcased in Smoyer Gallery to coincide with the exhibition Roanoke Valley Reef. Voligny will be showing work from his 2010-2011 Fulbright Program exhibition Meridians and Parallels: Painted Abstractions of the Kenting Reef which was held at the National Museum of Biology and Aquarium in Taiwan in 2011. Along with his Fulbright work the artist will include new work which looks at decomposing trees, funguses and plants as natural climate models, sourcing the nearby National Forest. This exhibition will be a combination of work from completely different environments enveloped around a similar concept.


Craig Voligny Lecture, Friday, January 25th, 5:30 p.m., Olin Recital Hall

Opening Reception Friday, January 25th 6-8 p.m. Smoyer Gallery

Fall 2012

October 26th-December 2nd

Roanoke College's Studio Art Faculty

Olin Gallery

Lime Trees II, 2012, chalk pastel, Katherine Shortridge

This exhibition will showcase current work created by the Roanoke College's Studio Art Faculty: Scott Hardwig, Eliz. S.-K. Heil and Katherine Shortridge.

Hardwig teaches ceramics and sculpture at Roanoke College and received his master of fine arts degree from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and has been a member of the college's faculty since 1977. Heil joined the Roanoke College faculty in 1981 and teaches photography, computer graphics and printmaking, earning her master of fine arts degree in printmaking and drawing from Northern Illinois University. Shortridge received her master of fine arts degree from Indiana University and has taught painting and drawing at the college since 2003.

Smoyer Gallery-Gretchen Batcheller, Cole Hartson and Jeanne Stewart

This exhibition in conjunction with the Studio Art Faculty show will highlight work by Gretchen Batcheller, Cole Hartson and Jeanne Stewart. Batcheller taught painting and mixed media courses during her 2011-12 visiting professorship in the Roanoke College Fine Arts Department Hartson has been teaching Graphic Design at Roanoke College in the art department since 2003 and Stewart is the college's new professor of Arts and Crafts in Schools.

Opening Reception Friday, October 26th, 6-8 p.m. Smoyer Gallery

September 7th -October 12th


Annie Waldrop

Olin Gallery

Aunt Pigeon's Aria, 2012, mixed media, Annie Waldrop

This exhibition by local artist Annie Waldrop will encompass mixed media collage, drawings, sculpture, installation, video and sound. Annie Waldrop's work seeks to re-imagine a feminine narrative by linking personal experience and cultural myths with elements found in nature. By twisting wire, incorporating old photographs with organic materials and fabricated objects she reveals a meditative process that pays homage to family ties across generations and creates an unbroken lineage suggested by intimate symbols of the life cycle, fertility, and rebirth. Ultimately, each piece created is a spare reliquary, infused with ritual, mystery and a sense of hope.



Smoyer Gallery

Feral House #13, 2007, photograph, James Griffioen

This exhibition of new acquisitions brings together recent gifts to the Roanoke College's Permanent Art Collection that augments the strengths of the College's diverse holdings. Works represent internationally and nationally known artists: Cory Archangel, James Griffioen, Debbie Grossman, Mark Menjivar, Emily Roysdon and Andrew Zuckerman.

Annie Waldrop Lecture, Friday, September 7th, 5:30 p.m.  Olin Recital Hall

Opening Reception Friday, September 7th 6-8 p.m. Smoyer Gallery


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