Father/Daughter Open Art Show In Vardell Gallery

posted on Wednesday, Mar 18 2009

LAURINBURG - Those familiar with St. Andrews Presbyterian College know that on occasion the college will host what it terms a happening. On Monday night, a father and daughter combined to present the latest happening - a combination of a poetry reading and the opening of the latest art show in the Vardell Gallery.

“Thank you for such a wonderful event with me and my Dad,” said Robin Hanes at the opening of her exhibit Road Life. “St. Andrews is a wonderful school.”

Her father, Frank Borden Hanes, read poetry from his most recent book Soon or Late. His selections included “October in Davie (County)”, “Glimpse”, and “Other Dwellings”.

A World War II veteran who served on a destroyer in the South Pacific, Hanes also read poetry he wrote while on the ship. “I’ve been around a lot of places,” said Hanes, “and St. Andrews is a wonderful place.”

About 40 people attended the happening.

Robin Hanes said the goal of her artwork is to paint pieces that people can relate to. Her gallery is of animals that can be seen in or around the roadway.

“I spent a lot of time to look at our feet and in the treetops for animals,” she said.

Hanes received her B.F.A. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a certificate program in art therapy from the Atlanta Art Therapy Institute.

“This was a special opportunity for St. Andrews,” said Stephanie McDavid, associate professor of art. “When you have an artist of this caliber it is a privilege to display her work, but to be able to bring in her father, a noted author and poet, to take part in the opening event, it just adds another dimension.”

The Road Life show will continue to be free and open to the public through April 15 in the Vardell Gallery. Prints of the artwork are for sale. For more information, please call 910-277-5258 or email vanhoosert@sapc.edu.

About St. Andrews Presbyterian College
An innovative and bold academic venture to an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship have marked the distinctive character of St. Andrews. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE. St. Andrews was formed by the merger on Aug. 29, 1958, of Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College. Further information may be obtained by visiting their profile page at St. Andrews University, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.

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