Exhibit to Feature Artwork of GWU Faculty Member

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Paula Spangler Casper to Display Show in Tucker Center Gallery Beginning Aug. 15

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts will present the work of Assistant Professor of Art Paula Spangler Casper in an exhibit on campus during August and September.

“Who Let The Dogs In?” will feature a portrait series of various breeds of dogs that Casper created with oil paint and hand-stitched fibers. The display begins Aug. 15 and continues through Sept. 16 in GWU’s Tucker Student Center Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Aug. 16 from 7-8 p.m. in the gallery.

“I hope people come away feeling each dog’s uniqueness and the presence of their existence, even though they are just representations on a two-dimensional surface,” Casper shares. “I think my working process is what makes this exhibition unique. The exhibit will include descriptions and visuals that speak to my method.”

Casper began creating artwork at a young age. “From kindergarten onward, I was considered the ‘class artist,’” she reflects. “So essentially I have been making art of some form my entire life.”

Casper joined the Gardner-Webb Department of Visual Arts in 2005 after receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. In addition to annual faculty exhibits, she displays her work regularly in local and regional shows. She is also a member of several professional art organizations, including the Cleveland County Arts Council based in Shelby, N.C.

For additional information on the exhibit, contact the GWU Department of Visual Arts at 704-406-4656 or sbronner@gardner-webb.edu.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 working days prior to the event. Call 704-406-4253 or email servicerequests@gardner-webb.edu to make a request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them for career success and for engaged, responsible citizenship in their professional, civic and spiritual communities.