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Liberty Leading The Professionals

December 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Liberty Leading The Professionals

Professional Practices in Studio Art

Annual Presentations

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

5 PM, Melchers 107

featuring presentations by the following artists:

Beth Wilkins, Robert Lynn, Richard Jones, Matt Czapiewski, Katherine Arens, Molly Sheldon, Christina Falcone, Daniel Roberts, Christina McGovern, Michael Mosely, and Davette Leonard

And a faculty panel including the esteemed Lynda Sharpe (Assistant Director, UMW Galleries), the magnificent Dr. Joseph Dreiss (Professor of Art History), and the inimitable Jim Groom (all-powerful creator of UMW blogs).


Special thanks to Matt Czapiewski for his excellent photo-editing work and Professor Garmon for letting us recreate Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading The People during class (and doing a great job of playing a dead body). Also, to avoid any accidental false advertising, I should note that I will not be topless like this during the presentation.

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Where in the World is Jim Groom?: National Folk Festival

October 15th, 2007 · 6 Comments

a fella on the 5 string banjo at the National Folk FestivalWhen me and the little lady attended the National Folk Festival in Richmond this weekend, while watching the inimitable Campbell family band―featuring Mary Washington’s own Molly Campbell on mandolin (and a studio art major no less)―…

The Campbell Family Band

…we had a rare Jim Groom sighting. (Always the consummate professional, he was wearing a WordPress shirt to keep UMWblogs close to his heart even while recreating):

Jim Groom, the consummate professional, wearing a WordPress shirt to keep umwblogs close to his heart even while recreating.

Other highlights of the festivities include:

a little impromptu old time

Phil Wiggins teaches a childrens workshop on the harmonica

Bluesman Phil Wiggins of the piedmont blues band Cephas and Wiggins leads a children’s harmonica workshop.

Linda Lay and company sing bluegrass

Linda Lay on the autoharp for a bluegrass rendition of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

More photos:

A crane on the JamesSome beautiful ground artThe Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza OrchestraThere were a lot of banjosThe fiddlin’ really brought out the crowds

Until next time,



(While it is true that this post is of questionable academic value to my art/poetry blog, it does feature Guatemalan folk art, piedmont blues, and of course, Jim Groom.)

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