St. John's Museum of Art

Wilmington, NC



Rowan LeCompte and Donald Furst

March 10 -- June 4, 2000



Two Wilmington-based artists will hold their first solo exhibitions at St. John's Museum of Art starting March 10, 2000 when "Rowan LeCompte: Sixty Years of Color and Light" and "Quintet: Five Print Suites by Donald Furst" open at St. John's Museum of Art. 

"Rowan LeCompte: Sixty Years of Color and Light" is sponsored by Kothe Howard Marketing Communications, of Charlotte, and features the vibrant colors and glass constructions of the veteran artist who designed and installed more than 45 windows for the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  The exhibition also unveils LeCompte's window entitled "Two Trees amid Harvest," which in the fall of 2001 will celebrate its inaugural installation in the museum's new facility, the Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum. Commissioned and donated by Mrs. Paul Mellon, the window is five-feet in diameter and will be the focal point of the museum's new 150-seat auditorium. (right: Rowan LeCompte, Tomato Goblet)

"Quintet: Five Print Suites by Donald Furst" represents the first comprehensive solo exhibition of UNC Wilmington faculty member Donald Furst's prints in southeastern North Carolina.  Quintet unveils his most recent explorations in mezzotint, intaglio, lithography, monotype and the experimental media of vitreography and computer-aided photopolymer print.  Recognized in highly competitive print competitions around the world, Furst currently lives in Wilmington and has served on the art faculty of UNC-W's College of Arts and Sciences since 1985.  He was one of ten American artists whose work was accepted in the 1999 Norwegian International Print Triennial, Frederikstad, Norway.  He has also participated in the 1998 International Print Triennials in Lahti, Finland, Krakow, Poland and the 1998 Agart World Print Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. (left: Donald Furst, Acclivity)

Dr. Kemille S. Moore, chair of UNC Wilmington's department of art and theatre, contributed the scholarly essay for the Quintet exhibition. A preview reception for the exhibitions will be held Thursday, March 9, 7-9 p.m.  Admission to the reception is $2 for St. John's Museum of Art members and $5 for the general public.  Several educational events, including artist walk-through tours and lectures, have been scheduled in conjunction with these exhibitions. (left: Donald Furst, Mezotint)

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