Winthrop University’s first family Dan and Laura Mahony celebrate the vision of Rock Hill artist Harriet Goode by displaying the private collection of Goode and husband Martin at the Winthrop President’s House for the next year.
On display are works by eight alumni, two faculty members and Goode’s own works. Visitors to the President’s House – alumni, supporters and friends – will be able to view the artwork on the first floor.
Martin and Harriet Goode have purchased student pieces – paintings, etchings, pottery and sculpture – for the past 20 years at Winthrop art exhibitions, at auctions and through other venues. Harriet Goode also has taken art classes at Winthrop. The exhibition has works by the following artists:
▪ Daniel Baker ’05 – His paintings have been used as cover art for the rock group Revenge Piñata. Baker most recently worked as a costume assistant for the locally shot box office drama “The Blunderer.”
▪ David Freeman – He served Winthrop for 38 years beginning in 1970 in roles that included gallery director through the late 1980s and as a distinguished professor of painting and drawing until his retirement in 2008. He died in 2013.
▪ Harriet Goode – The Rock Hill native exhibits annually in national and regional juried competitions and displays work in solo and group shows in commercial and institutional galleries.
▪ Stephanie Kiseil ’05 – She lives in Rotorua, New Zealand, where she recently designed and built her own home using sustainable building practices.
▪ Frank McCauley ’03 – He has been the director and curator for Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, N.Y.; the assistant director and chief curator for the Sumter County Gallery of Art in Sumter; and is currently the assistant curator and exhibition coordinator for VisArts in Rockville, Md.
▪ Stephanie McCloud ’05 – Shortly after graduating. McCloud helped create Gallery Up in downtown Rock Hill, where she managed a gallery, store and custom frame shop. She lives in Albuquerque, N.M., where she works as a conservation picture framer for local museums and galleries, while continuing to make art from her studio at home.
▪ Jonathan Prichard ’03, ’10 – In 2014 Prichard held a summer residency at the McColl Center for Art+Innovation. The Charlotte resident works primarily as a drawer and property-based performance artist exploring visual representations of psychological states and situations. Prichard is a principal member of the performance art ensemble Sinergismo and is employed as the exhibits preparator for the Culture and Heritage Museums of York County.
▪ Jane Spratt ’64 – The Filbert native pursued her art talents after graduating from Winthrop and then while her husband, John, served as the Fifth District congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives. During the early 2000s Spratt owned and ran an art gallery in York. She continues to practice her art and has exhibited locally and nationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
▪ Tom Stanley – He is an artist and chair of the Department of Fine Arts who came to Winthrop in 1990 as the first director of Winthrop University Galleries.
▪ Timothy Stiles ’99 – He is an art teacher at Stuart W. Cramer High School in Belmont, N.C. Stiles enjoys teaching multiple mediums in the visual arts. He also serves on the Gaston School of Arts Board of Directors and is involved in community art projects in Gaston County.
▪ Dominique Verechia ’10 – As an artist based in Rock Hill, Verechia creates arresting works that beautifully unite her faith and vocation. The themes of her work closest to her heart draw connections to gathering and togetherness, so it is fitting that in the last several years she has hosted shows in her own home, and participated in showing work with The Dwelling gallery in Charlotte.