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W&L’s Staniar Gallery Presents ‘Fieldwork’ The Staniar Gallery at W&L will hold an exhibition of works by Adrienne Callander through March 17

adrienne-callander W&L’s Staniar Gallery Presents ‘Fieldwork'Top of the Water Bowl; 2022; photograph; dimensions variable

The Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University presents the works of artist Adrienne Callander in an exhibition titled “Fieldwork.” The exposition, which opened Feb. 13, will be on display through March 17.

On March 1 at 5:30 p.m., Callander will give an “Artist’s Talk” in the Wilson Concert Hall at the Lenfest Center for Arts. This will be followed by a reception in the Lykes Auditorium of the Lenfest Center for Arts. Both events are free and open to the public.

Callander is an artist-educator and scholar who considers entrepreneurship a creative medium. She serves as an assistant professor in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas. In her artistic endeavors and publications, she explores the overlap of imagination, engagement and dissent to pose the question of where an art practice begins and ends.

This exhibition presents artifacts from a year spent caring for two Bluefaced Leicester sheep and a livestock guardian dog in the Ozark Mountains region of Northwest Arkansas. It is a rumination on a learning curve, a reflection on the acts of owning, belonging and care. This project also produces and sells pasture seed packs, yarns, field aprons and other goods to support local independent artists.

Callander has exhibited in the U.S., Canada, Germany and Iceland, and presents nationally and internationally on intersections of entrepreneurship and social practice.

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, inside Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. When campus is open to the public, gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, please call 540-458-8861.