Monday, April 15, 2024

1974-2024: 50 years of an art professor’s work on display at UNCW

Donald Furst, who became a UNCW faculty member in 1985, is set to retire after the spring 2024 semester. His works are being shown in “Fifty Years of Printmaking” at the university. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — A UNCW art professor’s retrospective collection of work is being showcased this month.

The unique curation of mixed-media prints, created between 1974 and 2024, are on display in UNCW’s Cultural Art Building Gallery. Donald Furst, who became a UNCW faculty member in 1985, is set to retire after the spring 2024 semester. His works are being shown in “Fifty Years of Printmaking.”

Printmaking media include drypoint, engraving, etching, linoleum cut, lithography, metal relief, mezzotint, monotype, along with numerous other materials and styles. All work displayed will be available for purchase.

The exhibition will run from Feb. 29 to March 28, with a reception at 5 p.m. on Feb. 29, in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building, Room 2033. The reception will feature a talk by Furst at 5 p.m. ahead of the reception.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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