British Artist Completes Residency at Rhodes

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Publication Date: 12/8/2006


President Troutt, Joel Parsons ′07 and George Shaw pose with the "Ode to the Troutts" mural.

George Shaw, the contemporary British artist who has built a name for himself by painting naturalistic scenes from the the Tile Hill area of Coventry using model airplane paint, was in residence at Rhodes recently. During his weeklong stay, which was underwritten by the college’s Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts (CODA) program, Shaw gave lectures, workshops and critiques of student work. Here he is pictured with Rhodes President William Troutt (left) and Joel Parsons ’07 (center) who, as president of the Art Club, spearheaded the “Ode to the Troutts” mural in the background. Shaw’s exhibition in the Clough-Hanson Gallery on campus will open January 19.