Westminster College Hosts Exhibition of Tapestries at Foster Art Gallery

Thursday, April 4, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa ? Westminster College's Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art will host an art exhibition featuring woven tapestries by artist Alison Gates from April 8 through May 3 at the Foster Art Gallery in Patterson Hall. The exhibition is free to the public.

The Foster Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery hosts six exhibits annually. Regional, national and international artists are brought to the campus for exhibits and lectures.

Gates is an artist and educator based in Appleton, Wis. She earned an undergraduate degree at Western Washington University and her master's in studio art from the University of Washington in Seattle. Gates is currently the chair of the art program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she teaches all levels of fiber and textiles courses, and foundations-level design and feminist art theory.

Contact Summer Zickefoose at (724) 946-7267 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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A tapestry by artist Alison Gates