Stacy Kranitz, Island Road, from The Island series, Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, 2010, 16 x 24 inches, archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist
Adam Ferguson, Doris Lara, 31, Enrique Romero Municipal Gymnasium, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 2021, 60 x 48 inches, archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist
The Windgate Museum of Art (WMA) at Hendrix College will celebrate the opening of two new fall exhibitions on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South comprises 55 photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the 21st century. The images represent the photographers’ own contemplated response to their chosen environments—no photographs were commissioned for the project.
The 220 photographs on display are complemented by an array of other instruments that engage with the New South, ranging from cartography to poetry. A digital-mapping environment is available in the Lobby Gallery and on the website. A documentary film of Southbound artists and commentators can be viewed in the Lobby Gallery and online. The project’s scholarly catalogue contains essays and poems penned in response to the Southbound images. The exhibit will be accompanied by a film series, Cinema and the Changing American South, as well as a variety of programming activities. Southbound was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Migrantes is an exhibition dually created by New York Times photographer Adam Ferguson and the subjects in the images. Ferguson traveled to migrant camps along the Mexican border to photograph and interview migrants on their journey from their homeland to their aspirational destination. First published in the New York Times on July 1, their individual stories provide keen insights of what their migration experience is like and what put them on the path to immigration in the first place.
Printed at five feet by four feet, the images are powerful statements of individual courage and determination. Migrantes will be in the Window Gallery, which is viewable 24/7 from outside the museum. The exhibition is curated by Victor Gomez, Curatorial Assistant at the WMA and 2021 Hendrix graduate.
The Windgate Museum of Art is the new art museum located on the campus of Hendrix College. The WMA presents outstanding art exhibitions, compelling educational programs, and invigorating social activities for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. Free and open to all, the museum uses hands-on experiences to train students in all facets of museum work, including curatorial research, collection management, educational and social programming, marketing, and communications, as well as all aspects of exhibition research, planning, installation, and evaluation. The Windgate Museum of Art is made possible with the generous support of the Windgate Foundation and the Alice L. Walton Foundation.
A wide variety of events are scheduled in conjunction with the exhibitions, including curator and artist lectures, films and discussion panels, artist residencies, and hands-on activities. All events will be held in person and reservations are required for each event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Hendrix College recently welcomed three new assistant professors and two visiting fellows to the teaching faculty for the 2021-2022 academic year:
Rebekah Aduddell, assistant professor of Mathematics, is a 2016 graduate of Texas Lutheran University, and she earned a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington in May of this year. She will teach Introductory Statistics, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Seminar in Algebra.
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach comes to Hendrix as a Murphy visiting fellow in English (Poetry) and will teach Introductory and Advanced Poetry Workshops this fall. She is the author of three poetry collections, one of which is forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2023. She holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M.F.A. from University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.
Frederick Ernst, Assistant Professor of Psychology, is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin and Wichita State University, and received a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1976. His specific areas of study have included models of psychopathology, self-regulation, stress, and cardiovascular psychophysiology. He will teach Introductory Psychology and Abnormal Psychology in the fall semester and Personality Theories, Psychological Assessment, and Psychotherapy in the spring semester.
William Murray, Assistant Professor of English, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the College of Charleston. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in 2019, and teaches courses that focus on the relationship between narrative and lived experience. Examples of Murray’s work can be found in American Studies, Mississippi Quarterly, The CEA Critic, Eudora Welty Review, and The South Carolina Review. At Hendrix, he will teach Introduction to Academic Writing, American Lit & the Good Life, and Southern Lit: Race & Region.
Ruth Yuste-Alonso, Hendrix-Murphy visiting fellow in Spanish, hails from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the Northwest African coast. She holds a B.A. in Translation and Interpreting and an M.A. in Teaching Spanish Language and Culture from Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish Studies from the University of Connecticut. At Hendrix, she will teach Fundamentals of Spanish I and II and Contemporary Spain through Film.
“We are delighted to welcome these colleagues to our community for the new academic year,” said Hendrix College Provost Terri Bonebright. “They will enrich already robust departments that are challenging and inspiring Hendrix students to prepare them for success.”
Earlier this summer, the college announced four new members of the Board of Trustees.
In addition to the faculty named above, the Hendrix College Office of Academic Affairs also announced a number of faculty and staff changes for the coming academic year.