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Saturday, October 25, 2014

David Garhard, Clemson University Art Department Alum, Commissioned to Install Largest Woodcut Print in South Carolina at the Center for Educational Equity (CEE) / Greenville Boxing Club

Artist's working sketch for CEE woodcut, David Gerhard
David Gerhard (Clemson University MFA, Art-printmaking emphasis, 2013), Greenville based art professor, is making the largest woodcut print in South Carolina at the Center for Educational Equity (CEE) building at 1191 Pendleton Street in the Village of West Greenville. This groundbreaking 14 by 14 foot woodcut relief print uses images inspired from the history of the neighborhood combined with drawings showing the goal of CEE's students: using personal discipline learned through boxing to succeed academically and beyond.

On November 8th the first portion of the woodcut mural will be printed outside with a steamroller at a free public event at the CEE. You can help make the mural and will have first-hand experience seeing this historic method of printmaking on a large scale. CEE is crowdfunding on razoo.com (http://bit.ly/CEE-ART) to raise the remaining support to offer free workshops in art and design for their students and to complete the final public art piece.


Artist's installation mock-up for CEE woodcut, David Gerhard
This public artwork has been partially funded by the City of Greenville, and has been approved by the Arts in Public Places Commission. Additional funding in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council, which receives funding from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, Michelin North America, Inc., DEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC. The project has received additional donations of ink by Gamblin, tools provided by Woodcraft and The Printshop, additional support provided by Furman University, and vinyl donated by 360 Digital Media.

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