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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Printmakers’ Walk and Talk at Pickens County Museum of Art Features Several Clemson University MFA Art Alumni


Exhibitors from Shifting Plates II to discuss their work and the world of printmaking
Saturday October 10 at the Pickens County Museum 

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will host a Walk and Talk with 5 of the artists the exhibition, Shifting Plates II that features sixteen of South Carolina’s finest printmakers. Join us at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, as Jim Campbell, Steven Chapp, Katya Cohen, Marty Epp-Carter, and David Gerhard Discuss and field questions on a range of printmaking media and techniques as well as their own journeys in art-making.

A Greenville, SC native, Jim Campbell received his BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia. Jim has created illustrations for clients like South Carolina Wildlife Magazine and designed album covers for bands such as the Marshall Tucker Band, before becoming a visual arts teacher for thirty-two years at the Fine Arts Center, a public school for the literary, performing and visual arts in Greenville, South Carolina. His paintings and prints are in public and private collections in the southeast.

Growing up in Kansas City, Mo, and San Jose, CA, Steven Chapp now calls Dacusville SC his home. He received his undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University and an MFA at Clemson University (Art-printmaking, 1984) . Steven is widely exhibited and he has been an active participant in numerous local and national print exchanges. He is now retired after twenty-nine years in the field of art education and spends his time making art in his Black Dog Press studios.

Born and raised in Brazil, Katya Cohen came to America to study and she received degrees in economics, philosophy and art. In 1998 Katya moved to South Carolina where she has taught printmaking, drawing, and courses about contemporary art at a variety of institutions. These include the Greenville Museum School, University of Georgia, Clemson University, Anderson University, twelve years at the Governor School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville. Most recently she has been instructing the Senior Seminar at Furman University.

Born in the Lincoln, NE, Marty Epp-Carter has traveled extensively and lived in Boston, MA for twenty-five years before relocating to Greenville, SC. A lifelong learner, she has degrees from Boston University, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Clemson University (MFA-Art, printmaking, 2009). She is currently full-time faculty in the visual arts department at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities where she teaches printmaking, drawing, and contemporary art theory.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, David Gerhard moved to his current home in Greenville in 2011 where he received a MFA in Visual Arts with a printmaking emphasis from Clemson University. He has taught seven printmaking sections at Clemson University, and currently teaches drawing, design, and fine art courses at Anderson University. David was selected as one of 12 printmakers to assist teaching printmaking at the University of South Dakota for Frogman’s printmaking workshop in 2013. His work has been exhibited and collected regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Shifting Plates II, the second print exhibition directed by Steven Chapp of Black Dog Press and Studio, is a two part print exhibition consisting of 32 original prints by sixteen South Carolina printmakers. The exhibition will be on view through November 12, 2015.

This program is part of the museum’s continuing effort to provide a variety of entertaining and educational programming for the community. Shifting Plates II is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council with funds received from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History’s hosting of this exhibition is made possible with sponsorships from South State Bank, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

For more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963. For this and many more events in Pickens County visit www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar. Pickens County is an equal opportunity employer.

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