Eric Fitzpatrick: Southern Culture Series Exhibition dates: July 12 – September 23, 2018 Eleanor D. Wilson Museum Roanoke-based artist Eric Fitzpatrick is well known in the region for his unique representations of local culture. Fitzpatrick has worked as a full-time professional artist for over 35 years. He earned his BFA at Virginia Tech, studied painting at the University of Georgia, and completed two fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His work is in private, corporate, and museum collections throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Fascinated by the way Southerners are taught to view their past, Fitzpatrick turns his characteristic style to exploring those defining stereotypes in his Southern Culture Series . Bordering on caricature, this work exaggerates these stereotypes, forcing the viewer to confront their own (often unconscious) cultural assumptions. The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University is an ADA accessible facility. Admission to the museum is always free and open to the public.