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Friday, July 3, 2015

A Documentation of Darlington County by Lee Benoy and Suzanne Muldrow Exhibition Curated by Aubree Ross, Clemson University Art Department MFA Alumna

Lee Benoy

A Documentation of Darlington County

by Lee Benoy and Suzanne Muldrow

July 3rd-August 31, 2015

Suzanne Muldrow
County Commemoration, a Documentation of Darlington County, is a two-personexhibition featuring landscapes and structures specific to the local area. The landscape  and architectural themed works depicts the natural world with hints of man made  structures, illustrating the relationship between the nature and the working hands that  make up Darlington County. It is hoped that the viewer will understand that each  photograph acts as a window into the photographers’ vision. The capturing of details and  wide range shots from the photographers perspective allows the public a perspective not possibly seen of the correlation linking “Darlingtonians, Hartsvillians, and Florencians”  in the County. When viewing a photograph in the exhibition the public is looking through  the eyes of an artist, experiencing how the photographers, Lee Benoy and Suzanne Muldrow view the area.

Curator: Aubree Ross
Assistant Curator: Josh Moan

Hosted by:
Crema Coffee Bar
136 W College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 20550
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Dawn Roe's Video Installation, "The Weight of Centuries" at the Spartanburg County Public Headquarters Library

Video still, "And Time Lets Fall Its Drop" by Dawn Roe, 2010
July 6--September 7, 2015

Headquarter's Library
151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

“I hate all details of the individual life.  But I am fixed here to listen.  An immense pressure is on me.
I cannot move without dislodging the weight of centuries.”

– Virginia Woolf, The Waves


Dawn was a part of the Center for Visual Art's CVA-G documentary project and exhibition,  Sense of Place; Picturing Life in West Greenville, which was supported by a One Time Project grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, as well as The Community Foundation of Greenville, Fraction Magazine and Clemson University.
Dawn Roe works with still photographs and digital video in both singular and combined forms. She relies upon the reproductive nature of these media to activate and make visible perceptual inconsistencies between experienced and recorded time.
Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada; The William King Museum, Abingdon, VA (2014); The White Box at The University of Oregon, Portland, OR; Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University, Murray, KY (2013); Screen Space Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2012); The Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL (2010); and Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (2009). Her works have also been exhibited at The Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; The Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); The Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, WA, Australia (2013); The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, Charlotte, NC (2012); Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2011); and other venues throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Roe was recently awarded a public art commission from the Broward County Division of Cultural Affairs, which will result in the production of a suite of artworks for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. She is also the recipient of awards from The Associated Colleges of the South/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The United Arts of Central Florida, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and The Society for Photographic Education. Her work has been featured in numerous print and web-based journals including Oxford American, One One Thousand, and Fraction Magazine, and she is a contributor to both fototazo, and Urbanautica. She recently engaged in a long-form interview with Lauren Henkin as part of Tilted Arc's Women in the Landscape series. As well, a collaborative essay with Leigh-Ann Pahapill and Lisa Zaher on her Goldfields project was published in the Routledge print journal, Photographies, in 2013. She recently founded the public art project window (re/production | re/presentation) and serves as the curator.
Roe received a BFA from Marylhurst University and an MFA from Illinois State University. She divides her time between Asheville, North Carolina and Winter Park, Florida where she serves as Associate Professor of Art at Rollins College. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Southern Intentions: Prints, Pots and Provisions Showcases Clemson University Art Department Alumni in #100west

Food by L. Byrd and ceramics by B. Pafford
Southern Intentions: Prints, Pots and Provisions premiered it's first event at ‪#‎100west‬. The project incorporates three artists: Chef Lindsey Byrd @freebyrdstheword ceramicist Brent Pafford (Clemson University MFA in Art, ceramics emphasis) @brentpafford and Adrienne Lichliter (Clemson University MFA in Art, printmaking emphasis), a printmaker.

Pafford created the ceramics that Byrd served a gorgeous meal on (seen in this photo). Lichliter then took the paper underneath the chicken in order to use the grease to process into a suite of lithographs. Guests received a three piece set of handmade, porcelain pottery as well as a limited edition print made from the meal.
A lithograph by A. Lichliter
Lichliter is still working on the prints, but images of the results are coming soon! If you want to learn about this ongoing project please contact Adriene Lichliter and check out it's temporary page on the @100w_corsicana website: 

100 W 3rd Ave 
Corsicana, TX 75110

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CAA Professional-Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts and Art History for MFA and PhD Candidates

CAA has begun accepting applications from MFA and PhD students for its Professional-Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts and Art History. For the current cycle, CAA will award grants of $10,000 each to outstanding students who will receive their terminal degrees in the calendar year 2016. One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic.
Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the 104th Annual Conference in Washington, DC taking place February 3–6, 2016. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.
CAA’s fellowship program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs nationwide. Awards are intended to help the students with various aspects of their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for studio art/design practice. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.
Please visit to submit applications to the 2015 MFA and PhD Professional
-Development Fellowship programs. The deadline for applications for the PhD Fellowships is Friday, October 2, 2015 and Monday, November 16, 2015 for the MFA Fellowships. Awardees will be announced in January 2016.

FOCUS: The Healing Power of Art, Charleston, SC

By Craig Evans


Art helps the community heal

The Gibbes Museum last week highlighted a way to use art to promote community healing following the tragic June 18 church shooting that left nine dead.

“Throughout history, people have looked to the arts for inspiration and healing during times of deep sadness,” an email said. “Members of the local art community are responding to the tragedy through their creativity, and the staff and board members of the Gibbes Museum have been profoundly touched by theses meaningful photographs, videos, drawings and illustrations that have been shared with us.

“We believe in the healing powers of art and are working with local artists and art organizations to create a community-wide art project to help with the healing process.”

The museum then shared four artworks that illustrated how art can help to heal:
By Buff Ross
“We Shall Overcome,” by Gil Shuler
“Mother Emanuel,” By Timothy Banks
In the days ahead, look for more art projects that provide inspirational messages. The Gibbes Museum is partnering with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Redux Studios to present a community-wide art healing project led by local artists Laura De La Maza and Dianne Tennyson. More information is forthcoming.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Still Life: The Art of Moonshine

Still Life: The Art of Moonshine

Middle Tennessee State University – Todd Art Gallery – Murfreesboro, TN 37129

August 27-September 10, 2015

Opening Reception, August 26, 5-7 p.m.

Entry Deadline: Thursday, July 16, 2015​

From the Heart of Middle Tennessee and Beyond to the Far Corners of the American Psyche, this thematic fine art exhibit will be juried by and contain the work of Dr. Brian Harnetty and Elias Hansen. Including sound art, performance, musical composition and poetry we seek to expand the typical gallery presentation by incorporating the perspectives of contemporary artists for the far-reaching and ongoing history, stereotypes, methods, and mythos of an iconic American symbol, Moonshine.

No application fee to students. Over $2,000 in prize money.


Dr. Brian Harnetty 
As well as being a noted musician and composer, Brian Harnetty is a distinguished sound artist, whose work involves a kind of audible palimpsest, with mixtures of sounds from found materials, field recordings, transcriptions, and historic recordings being laid over one another resulting in a remarkable compound of evocative sounds and noises. Harnetty received his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University, and holds degrees in music composition from such prestigious institutions as the Royal Academy of Music, London and The Ohio State University. Harnetty has performed at the Wexner Center for the Arts and his "The Star-Faced One: from the Sun RA/EL Saturn Archives" was Mojo Magazine’s 2013 underground album of the year.Elias HansenTrained in bookbinding from an early age and later glass blowing, Elias Hansen is an artist of wide-ranging talents and diverse practices. His assemblages of glass objects and others materials are often rich in color and informal in appearance. Consisting of found objects and hand-blown vessels displayed on shelves or platforms and festooned with electrical chords and wires, these works resist simple categorization. Redolent of the chemistry lab and the distillery, they invite viewers to read the assemblages at once as an operable still, meth lab and form of alchemy. Educated at Whitman College, he received further training at the Larson Red Angus Ranch and the New Orleans School of Glass and Print. Hansen has exhibited widely in many prestigious international venues and has received great acclaim from critics at The New York Times and Artforum.

Student Awards Jurors
Members of the MTSU Department of Art’s Student Gallery Committee, upper division art students dedicated to managing and curating student-led exhibits and activities in a variety of on and off-campus venues open to the display of student work.

For any questions or concerns contact:

Eric Snyder, Gallery Director

Help Alicha Peterson, Clemson University Art Major, with Her Project to Study and Document the Floura of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Alisha Peterson's Lost, ink on vellum, 2015
Alisha Peterson is an art student at Clemson University, beginning her senior year this fall. She creates art that explores the intersection of art and science, especially the ways that humans and nature interact.

She been accepted to study abroad this summer with The School for Field Studies Applied Marine Research Techniques session, on the Turks and Caicos Islands. This is a great opportunity to strengthen the scientific component of her artwork! She will learn how to develop a scientific approach to identify key problems affecting marine environments. She will also get to draw and photograph the beauty of a remote island!

The unique skills she will learn on this study abroad trip will directly impact her art career. This fall, She is participating in an internship with Denise Woodward-Detrich, the Director of Lee Gallery at Clemson University, to organize her very first solo exhibition. For her senior project, she is investigating the unique botany indigenous to the Clemson, South Carolina region.

Additionally, she is working on writing a proposal for the Fulbright Study grant, in order to build upon the same themes established during the study abroad summer session on the Turks and Caicos Islands.

So, as you can see, there are many exciting opportunities connected to an already exciting study abroad program.  Please help her to make all of this happen.

The financial burden of studying abroad is a bit steep, and she needs your help to connect the dots. Her budget includes a program fee of $2000, airfare of $660, and $340 for supplies (such as snorkel and fins, immunizations, and other gear necessary for study on a remote tropical island). Any additional funds would be gladly used for the purchase of a new fancy DSLR camera (about $400 used, a bargain!), or black & white film for all the pictures she knows she will be taking!

Please help her realize this amazing opportunity with a donation, or sharing her story with people you know who may be interested by donating. Thank you!