Dr. Barbara Rothermel, director of Lynchburg’s Daura Gallery, recently returned from China, where she spent two weeks at Shanghai Jiao Tong University presenting professional development workshops on behalf of University Museums and Collections (UMAC), a committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
When Dr. Jim Owens, a longtime history professor at Lynchburg College, died in August of 2017, he bequeathed to the College a large and eclectic collection of artwork. Of the approximately 300 pieces, many fall into the category of southern outsider folk art.
The life-size portrait bust of Thomas Jefferson captures the third president’s selflessness and devotion to public service. “It was my intent to show him as a visionary, to make him seem very purposeful, to show his strength of character and his strength of purpose in giving himself totally to the nation and to the state of Virginia.”
Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting 434.544.8349 *protected email* Beverly Rhoads, a native of western North Carolina, is a studio artist who has been painting from the figure and landscape for over 25 years. She has exhibited nationally in museums and galleries such as Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los […]
Professor of Design and Sculpture 434.544.8349 *protected email* Richard Pumphrey, professor of art (tenured) at University of Lynchburg in Virginia, has been a member of the College’s faculty since 1981. Prof. Pumphrey earned his BA degree in art from University of Lynchburg and his MFA degree in sculpture from the University of Georgia. At the […]
Associate Professor of Art History 434.544.8349 *protected email* An art historian by training and by vocation, Dr. Karalow discovered her love for art and architecture at an early age, while living in Europe. She earned her BA, MA and PhD in the history of art at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She has presented papers […]
Assistant Professor of Photography and Graphic Design 434.544.8680 *protected email* Siobhan Byrns received her MFA in photography from the Art Institute of Chicago and received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, focusing both on traditional and time-based new media. While a graduate student, she was formally trained as a fine art restorationist […]
Associate Professor of Graphic Design 434.544.8906 *protected email* Schewel 338 Ursula Bryant has worked in the marketing, print, and graphic design industry for more than 10 years. She is an associate professor of graphic design and the Chair of the Art Department. She also works as a freelance graphic designer for her personal graphic design […]