Thursday, May 5: Castellani Art Museum, Dorothy Gillespie Exhibition Celebratory Reception, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Please join us for a celebratory reception with h’orderves and cocktails on the Museum front portico.
5:30 p.m. | Curator Tour
6:00 p.m. | Remarks6:30 p.m. | Talk with Gary Gillespie Israel the son of the artist, President of the Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation
RSVP required. There are very limited reservations available. Please register here.
American artist Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012), was a dynamic painter, innovative sculptor, and passionate educator, known for her vibrant, colorful work. The major exhibition Dorothy Gillespie: Works from the Radford University Collection, features 21 works spanning Gillespie’s career from the 1940s through the 1990s, including an artwork from the CAM’s permanent collection.
The artist’s foundation has awarded Niagara University with a scholarship to honor Gillespie’s legacy. The Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded to an exemplary female student in the Art History with Museum Studies program. The inaugural scholarship will be awarded by Gary Israel, President of the Foundation, to Tailor Choquette, a junior in the program. This incredible gift will be honored at the event with recognition of Tailor Choquette.