UNCG Campus Weekly

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Weatherspoon hosted Benefactors’ Choice on March 30

On March 30, a group of patrons, benefactors and friends of the Weatherspoon Art Museum (WAM) cast their votes for a new work for the museum’s collection. Benefactors’ Choice is an annual event in its 16th year, and allows upper level WAM members to participation in the Weatherspoon’s acquisition process.

As in years past, Elaine Gustafson, Emily Stamey and Nancy Doll chose three works to install in the atrium during the event, and the event guests make the final choice for which work will become part of the museum’s permanent collection. After refreshments, the curators made presentations about the three works, sharing information about the artist, the work, the medium and the style.

The winner was Carrie Moyer’s “Tickler” (seen in visual), a work of acrylic and glitter that suggests plant forms, underwater vegetation and the female body. Moyer is known as a contemporary leading abstract expressionist and her work also draws from color field painting, surrealism and 1970s feminist art.