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Artwork Spotlight: Magic Carpet Slide by Dorothy Gillespie

Monday, August 24, 2020

6:00pm - 6:05pm

Dorothy Gillespie gifted this work when she and Myrl Jones taught together at Radford University’s 1986 Governor’s School. Over lunch, Jones mentioned he and his wife were proud to have a signed Gillespie exhibition poster. Noting this was not an original piece, the artist declared she would have to rectify the situation. Later, during the de-installation of the Art Faculty Exhibition, the curator informed Jones that Gillespie wanted him to have Magic Carpet Slide.

[Dorothy Gillespie (American, 1920-2012), Magic Carpet Slide, 1986, Enamel on aluminum, Collection of Myrl and Lorene Jones, Radford, Virginia]