Center for Visual Arts

2014 Fall Calendar of Events

2014 Fall Calendar of Events

Exhibitions, Lectures, and Special Events 

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Works on Paper - Warning, by Mary Robinson

November 7 - December 20, T-Sa
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. T-F, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Sa
Center for Visual Arts – Greenville (CVA-G), 1278 Pendleton Street, Greenville, S.C.

The Clemson University Center for Visual Arts – Greenville (CVA-G) is hosting the new exhibit, “Works of Paper,” Nov. 7 -Dec. 20 with a reception on Friday, Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. that coincides with the widely popular First Fridays in the Village of West Greenville as well as the 13th Annual Open Studios operated by the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC).

The exhibition title which is a play on words, from the time-honored term “works on paper,” features two and three-dimensional artwork.  The curated show bring three artist together with roots in S.C. and the Upstate  focuses on the reflexive identity of paper in the art-making process, and pays homage to drawing and printmaking of various scales.  Miranda Pfeiffer, who is originally from N.C. and Upstate S.C. and now resides in Los Angeles, C.A. is returning “home” to show her large-scale drawings, many of which examine the multiple forms that paper can assume.  Mary Robinson, a printmaker and professor at the University of South Carolina, is displaying both drawings and prints that examine organic form and the multiple interactions that materials can have with paper. Elizabeth Shanks, a local artist based at ArtBomb on Pendleton Street, is showing her three-dimensional paper cut-outs.  Shank’s work lends

a sculptural element to a material otherwise associated with two-dimensional media. Her work is integrated within the space to lend an element of formal diversity.

Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the artists will be hosting workshops both at the CVA-G and at the spaces of community partners in order to share their process with Clemson students, faculty, alumni, local artists, children within the community, and the general public.  The dates and times of these workshops are to be announced at a later date.

The Center for Visual Arts-Greenville (CVA-G) is open Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., First Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., and most Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  It is located at 1278 Pendleton Street, Clemson, SC 29611 in the Village of West Greenville, on the corner of Lois Ave and Pendleton St. in the bottom floor of the Village Studios building. For questions about this exhibit or any future Center for Visual Arts-Greenville exhibits, contact Program Coordinator, Kara Blanken at


The Clemson University Center for Visual Arts – Greenville (CVA-G) , located at 1278 Pendleton Street, Greenville, S.C. in the heart of Village of West Greenville, is an arts exhibition space that seeks to create a dynamic, hands-on environment focused on multi-disciplinary collaborations that foster a sense of place in the community. It exists as a satellite location of the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) on the Clemson campus.  The CVA-G works with its partners and the community to “engage and render visible the creative process,” and to develop, curate, install, exhibit, document, and interpret the best contemporary art happening today.

Object Subject Exhibit

November 17 – 21, M-F


Laken Bridges, Tanna Burchinal, and Joel Murray

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Object / Subject / Abject exhibit is a culmination of the three artists’ graduate careers Laken Bridges, Tanna Burchinal, and Joel Murray.

In this mixed media exhibition, Bridges explores labor, stigma, and social class, encouraging the viewer to consider socio-economic conditions that dictate experience in contemporary society. Burchinal’s work inserts the body into clinical spaces to foreground its duality as what crowns us, and what is in the grave.  Murray confronts ideas of imbalanced power and social reform, using humor to pull viewers closer to difficult subject matter.

The production of visual art is a small part of the research and creative development pursued in the two and a half year of a student’s graduate study in pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts degree at Clemson University.  Students explore concepts, purposes of intent, art historical discourse, personal histories, and new processes, creating a conceptual foundation for their visual work. For the artist, this is an ever evolving and essential process in their creative research.

The public is invited to join the conversation by attending the artist talk, scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2-2:30 p.m. and to rejoin the artists for a reception on Friday, November 21, 6-8 p.m. Both events will be hosted in the Lee Gallery.


November 18, T


5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Location: TBA

CSArt shareholder members are invited to pick-up their shares of sculptural and functional art pieces and receive exclusive sneak peak at the Annual Ceramic Bowl Sale while enjoying music, food, and entertainment.

Bowl Sale

November 19, W


Noon–5 p.m.

Lee Hallway across from Lee Gallery

The Ceramics studio in the department of art at Clemson University will hold the Annual Ceramic Bowl Sale on Wednesday, November 19, noon-5 p.m. in the Lee Hallway in front of the Lee Gallery.

The sale showcases a wide selection of both functional and sculptural artwork by ceramics undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty with a variety of price points.

Soup will be served between 12 noon – 1 p.m. with the sale continuing until 5 p.m. Proceeds from this popular event support student travel which is instrumental in allowing students to participate in presenting at nationally recognized educational conferences as well as additional professional activities which help further student research and collaborations.  

November 19, W



Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

November 21, F



Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

14 fall Untitled Works

December 1 – 5, M-F


Katelyn Chapman, Maria Guterriez, Hannah Miller, Kolton Miller, Kevin Pohle, Katherine Rose, Leirin Smith and Virginia Yearick.

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Artists Talks: Friday, December 5, 6– 6:30 p.m.

Artists Reception: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Untitled: Works from the Studio is a visual arts showcase of creative research by Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) seniors exploring contemporary issues and ideas through a wide range of materials, processes and forms. Exhibitors from Department of Arts, BFA program include Katelyn Chapman, Maria Guterriez, Hannah Miller, Kolton Miller, Kevin Pohle, Katherine Rose, Leirin Smith and Virginia Yearick.

The exhibit showcases the culmination of the senior studio for the graduating class of December 2014.  It is a culmination of a yearlong research endeavor where students go through a series of critiques during the senior year aimed at helping build a body of work of the students choosing.

The public is invited to join the conversation by attending the artist talk, scheduled for Friday, December 5, 6– 6:30 p.m. followed by the artists reception 6:30 – 8 p.m. All events will be hosted in the Lee Gallery.


September 3-December 5, M-F


1-5 p.m.

Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

This exhibit features a survey of work exploring abstraction from the Clemson Architecture Foundation Collection showcasing a range of approaches to abstraction from figurative to landscape and from objects to architecture.  Works were selected for their use of elements and principles of design as tools to assist in the decoding of meaning and content within the work. As viewers move through the exhibition the level of abstraction intensifies requiring increased visual engagement and reflection to deduce the artists’ intent.  By actively reading the visual clues the viewer stretches their interpretation skills towards layering future recollections when engaging with abstract works of art.  Artists included in the exhibition are noted southern painters: Carl Blair, David Freeman, Robert Hunter, John O’Neil, Walter Hollis Stevens and Edward Yaghjan. Additional artists: Ben Shahn, Antoine Predock, Manley, Bill Seitz and A. Stanick.

Exhibit organized by Brooks Center for the Performing Arts and the Lee Gallery.

December 10 – January 29, 2015, M-TH (excluding University Holidays)


9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Bodies In Process exhibit is part of a year-long theme identified by the visiting artists and exhibitions committee in the Department of Art at Clemson University. The exhibit of the same name is organized in conjunction with the lectures series.   The exhibition is juried and includes work showcasing graduate and undergraduate work from department.

Artist Reception: Wednesday, December 10, 9:30am 


Currently exhibiting until March 27, 2015, M-F


9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sikes Hall Showcase, Ground Floor

The series is a photographic survey is an ongoing topographical survey of the Savannah River from the mountains to the ocean. Clemson University Photography professor, Anderson Wrangle depicts the network of rivers in southwest North Carolina, northwest South Carolina, and northwest Georgia through his photographs. The exhibits showcasing how the Savannah River is born from these waters and begins in the submerged confluence of the Seneca and Tugaloo Rivers, deep under Lake Hartwell, marked by the towering presence of the dam. Clemson University is part of this watershed, landscape, and history, and is integral to its future. 

Exhibit organized by the Lee Gallery.


Currently exhibiting until November 12, M-F 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dean’s Gallery, 108 Strode Tower

A showcase of drawings from the sketchbooks of four graduate students, created on-site from various locations throughout Italy during the Department of Art's summer study abroad program. The exhibition reflects the student's very diverse reactions and interpretations of traveling and experiencing the Italian culture, landscape and architecture as well as the historical and contemporary works of art. Artists: Katy Butler, Adrienne Lichliter, Joel Murray and Aubree Ross.

This academic study abroad was made possible by a generous gift from the Dr. E. Arthur and Jeanet S. Dreskin Travel Fellowship Endowment. View photos from this academic trip.

For more information regarding the study abroad class, contact Kathleen Thum. Exhibit organized by the Lee Gallery.

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