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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.

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.

Amalgation 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.

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.


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.


November 18, T


5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Location: Hallway in front of Lee Gallery

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

Liminal Sustenance

November 10–14, M-F


Nina Kawar and Brent Pafford

9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Liminal / Sustenance exhibit is a culmination of the two artists’ graduate careers of Brent Pafford and Nina Kawar.

Kawar’s work examines the ephemerality of intermediate spaces that evoke vulnerability through the use of deconstructed materials. The role of her work is to convey this condition through object and experience that suggests a simultaneous state of presence and absence. Pafford’s work incorporates art, craft, and design celebrating objects’ potency in daily life. Through the ruminative process of creating, his objects remain earnest and honest, maintaining a casualness that speaks to their humble beginnings. 

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 12, 2-2:30 p.m. and to rejoin the artists for a reception on Friday, November 14, 6-8 p.m. Both events will be hosted in the Lee Gallery. 

November 12, W


2-2:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

November 14, F


6-8 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

14 Fall Diagrams

Diagrams In Flux Exhibit

Artists Talk and Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Exhibit Duration:September 5 – October 31

Times: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., T–Sa

Eli Blasko’s Diagrams In Flux explores themes of temporality and fragility. The exhibit seeks to delineate the perplexing sense that there is little one can know about the future and playfully define the manner in which time distorts certainties of the past. Blasko describes his work as "three-dimensional blueprints." Plans are underway for Blasko to collaborate with departments within College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities as well as speak to undergraduate art students about professional development paths.

Eli Blasko’s Work in the Upstate

For the past two years, Blasko has been an Art-In-Residence at Hub-Bub located in Spartanburg, SC. During his time in the Upstate, he has helped to execute several large-scale collaborative projects, participated in national conferences, while simultaneously maintaining a national and international exhibition record of his own.

About Eli Blasko

Eli Blasko’s practice spans a wide range of media, from traditional sculpture and printmaking to video, performance, and interactive works. Thematically, his work embraces notions of uncertainty regarding the possibility of accurately representing ever-evolving systems such as culture, history, or the self. Exploring contrasting roles of the arts and sciences within modern society is also a frequently visited topic in Blasko’s work. He holds a BFA from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and has also studied Intermedia at the Academy of Art and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia as well as Traditional Blacksmithing at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Blasko has current work on display at the internationally recognized Pittsburgh Art Biennial until the end of October. Learn more about Eli Blasko.

Gallery Talk and Artist Reception this Friday coincide with the popular First Friday event in the Village of West Greenville. For questions about this exhibit or any future Center for Visual Arts-Greenville exhibits, contact Program Coordinator, Kara Blanken at 

14 fall clive king exhibit

October 20–30, M-TH
9 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Intense, absorbing, and demanding are the mental and physical precursors to understanding the context of how works in this exhibition were created. Absorbing Experiences is the outcome of an intensive drawing workshop for students enrolled in the Clemson University Department of Art and Architecture programs under the direction of guest artist, Clive King. Through the workshop experience students learn that drawing isn’t an end in itself but is a process in which to open up and allows students to consider options, directions, and media connections that might not have been apparent before. The drawing experience becomes an engine that drives students to create works moving between drawings, paintings, collages, and even 3-d constructions. The workshop is closed. However, witnessing the outcome of this type of student experiential exploration is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is organized in conjunction with the Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series “Bodies in Process.”

October 18, Sa
Potluck Style Reception for Drawing: Automatic Engine Exhibit
5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

clive king exhibit

October 14–23, M-TH


9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall

Dreamers Lust is an exhibition of large scale drawings by artist and educator, Clive King. The exhibit includes large scaled triptych drawings exploring autobiographical events such as the uneasy relationship between landscape and industry, cultural erosion and synthesis and the evocation of a sense of place.

King’s drawings begin with a local observation and develop into much bigger concepts demonstrating an idea that drawing is equal to any media form in involving the spectator in a physical, emotional, and conceptual engagement. A triptych on the local effects of 9/11 and his immediate environment depicted by the artwork, “Dispatches from the Nether Regions” becomes a much larger exploration on the Mideast conflict through the art pieces “Towers of Babel” and “State of Grace.”

Exhibit organized by Clemson University art professor in drawing, Kathleen Thum.

14 fall clive king headshot

October 16, TH


5:30-6:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall


Artist Reception

6:30–7 p.m.

Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall

14 fall African Voices

September 8 – October 9, 2014, M-TH


9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Works by African-American artists who are among the state's best-known and widely celebrated practitioners, The African-American Voice includes 40 pieces of artwork from the State Art Collection by 25 African-American artists, including outsider artists Richard Burnside, Sam Doyle, Leroy Marshall, and Dan Robert Miller as well as academically trained artists with established careers such as Tarleton Blackwell, Joseph Gandy, MacArthur Goodwin, Jesse Guinyard, Terry K. Hunter, Larry Jordan, Larry Lebby, Arthur Rose, Robert Spencer, Leo Twiggs, and Winston Wingo. The Sweetgrass basket tradition is represented by Mary Jackson, the best known practitioner working in this craft, and by Linda Blake, Elizabeth Kinlaw, and Marguerite Middleton. Artists such as Beverly Buchanan, Sheri Moore Change, Connie Floyd, Merton Simpson, and Maxwell Taylor are all South Carolina connected artists who no longer reside in the state.

This exhibition was organized by and made possible through the South Carolina Arts Commission.

September 29, M



14 fall body in process

September 8-16, M-TH
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall

Artist Teri Frame, whose performances feature covering her face in raw clay and sculpting her features into hybrid creatures employs clay as a means for altering her body. The plasticity of this medium allows her to shift shape by sculpting and re-sculpting new flesh and skin. Greek corporeal models, which have had a tremendous influence on Western culture, were portrayed in whole-bodied, symmetrical, and blemish-free marble statuary. The "rules" for bodily proportion were set forth by the writings of Polykleitos and Vitruvius. Frame’s work explores a corporeality that diverges from such ideals. Through her work she explores how notions of beauty and proportion relate to aging, disease, disability, and genetics. Such topics have been at the forefront of philosophical inquiry for centuries. In this contemporary setting, where genetic engineering and aesthetic surgery abound, they are of specific relevance.

Teri Frame has exhibited, lectured, and taught internationally and throughout the United States. She has completed artist residencies at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Emmanuel College, The MacDowell Colony, and PlatteForum. She is currently Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI.

September 15, M


5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: TBA


August 11-September 4, M-TH


9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

This showcase celebrates the bringing together of four artists focus in drawing who met at Clemson University and are now dispersed geographically throughout the U.S. as careers develop and expand.

While each artist has pursued a singular direction of thought and have not worked in close proximity to each other for many years, there are relationships to be found in this showcase. The drawings in this exhibition demonstrate a deep awareness of and relation to the natural, biological world. The works display drawing approaches that veer from highly sensitized systems of recording to open aggression. Transmitted are explorations of distance and proximity, the contemporary landscape, formation of matter, and systems of belief. Artists employ drawing to investigate and recompose their subjects.

Former Clemson art professor, Heidi Jensen invited three of her former students John Allen, Bethany Flagg Pipkin and Jackson Zorn to present drawings in this exhibit. These now alumni received Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in visual art with concentrations in drawing from Clemson University and all recently received Master of Fine Arts degrees from programs located in Florida, Indiana, and North Carolina.

Exhibit organized by RIVERWORKS Gallery in Greenville, SC. 

14fall summer exhibits

August 18-28, M-TH
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall
Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Department of Art at Clemson University is showcasing student artwork in the Summer Studio Exhibition in the Acorn Gallery and in Lee Hall from August 18-29. The public is invited to view artwork created by undergraduate art students who immersed themselves in intensive summer art courses with enthusiasm and dedication. The works on display in this exhibition include and black and white photography, mixed media drawing, and printmaking.

Sense of Place Book

August 1, F

SENSE OF PLACE: Picturing Life in West Greenville 

6-9 p.m.

CVA-Greenville, 1278 Pendleton St., Greenville SC 29611

Center for Visual Arts-Greenville will welcome visitors to come view the current exhibit Sense of Place: Picturing Life in West Greenville and will celebrate the book release of this current exhibit during the popular Village of West Greenville’s First Friday event. The exhibit and accompanying book features images of people and places in West Greenville. The project acknowledges the history of the area and identifies the individuals living in the community as well as serves as a current visual record of the neighborhood. Copies of the book will be free to the public. The Sense of Place exhibition is currently on display until Saturday, August 30.

This publication was made possible by the SC Arts Commission.


April 25


1:30 p.m.Life Sciences Facility, Clemson UniversityYou are cordially invited to the dedication of The Clemson Genus Project by artist, Klari Reis

Please join Atelier InSite and CAFLS in celebrating the installation of this new public art project on the Clemson campus. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit 


Exhibit runs now until May 31


Reception coincides with the First Friday in the Village of West Greenville on May 2, 6 - 9 p.m. 

Center for Visual Arts - Greenville 

The exhibit showcases recent creative research by faculty examining the human condition through a range of media, including ceramics, drawing, digital media, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture. Greg Shelnutt, art department chairman, describes their roles as “artist-educators” as “developing new ways of seeing, new ways of understanding and, ultimately, new ways of being.”

Participating artists include Sydney A. Cross, printmaking; David Detrich, sculpture; Carly Drew, drawing; Christina Hung, digital media; Joey Manson, sculpture; Todd McDonald, painting; Greg Shelnutt, sculpture; Kathleen Thum, drawing; Denise Woodward-Detrich, functional ceramics; Anderson Wrangle, photography; and Valerie Zimany, ceramic sculpture.

ceramic sale

April 23


10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery Hallway

Ceramics in the Department of Art will hold a Spring Ceramics Sale to help fundraise for students' travel to the next upcoming NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference in Providence, RI and other professional activities. This sale showcases a wide selection of both functional and sculptural artwork by Ceramics undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. The annual Bowl Sale will be held again in fall 2014, in time for the holidays.

April 18


6–8 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

look here

April 14


9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Exhibit runs April 14–24

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Ashley Davis, T.J. Fletcher, Georgia Haas,  Chi-Chen Lee, Sarah Phillips, Elisabeth Smith, and Annemarie Weekley


April 11


6–8 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

April 9


2:30–3 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall


April 5


6:30–10 p.m.

Madren Center

Join us for our annual gala with over one hundred works of art available for purchase; showcasing student, emerging and professional artists. Support Clemson students while enjoying the visual arts, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and live music. For tickets or sponsorship information call 864-656-3883 or visit 


February 19 - March 14


Brooks Center for Performing Arts

A collaborative exercise between the visual arts and performing arts department, the exhibit showcases work that was selected to fit the theme “Tempos” and has been arranged in ascending order from very slow to very fast.  There will be live music and theatrical movement response performed at 6:30pm on March 11 & March 13, 2014. The show features artwork created by visual art students Laken Bridges, David Gerhard, Alexandra Giannell, Jessi Helmrich, Nina Kawar, Jac Kuntz, Chi-Chen Lee, Aubree Ross, Hilary Siber, Elisabeth  Smith, Annemarie Weekley.

The works are on display at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University in Clemson, SC from February 19 to March 14. The exhibit also is open 1-5 p.m. weekdays. Some artworks are available for purchase by visiting the marketplace website. Evening performances and viewings are free to the public and do not require paid admission to Brooks Center performances.

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March 7


5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

YOU’RE INVITED! The annual Passport to the Arts continues to be an exciting and popular “Town and Gown” event. Join The Center for Visual Arts - Lee Gallery and The Arts Center of Clemson for an evening of fine art, entertainers, live music, drinks, and exceptional food showcased at four different locations.

GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN! Grab your passport and let the CAT (Clemson Area Transit) Bus take you on a visual arts tour of Clemson for a fun filled evening. All buses feature entertainment making your ride to each venue even more enjoyable. Our locations this year include The Arts Center, CAT Bus, Lee Gallery and our 2014 location at Patrick Square.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Purchase your tickets online for $30.00 until Saturay, March 1, 2014. Tickets will be available for $40.00 after this date leading up to the day of the event. Your ticket includes transportation as well as food, drink, and entertainment at all four venues.

PLANNING TO BE A SPONSOR? Your sponsorship makes a difference and provides needed support for the arts in our community. Join us in supporting this annual “Town and Gown” event so our community will continue experience “exciting and accessible fine art!”

Please note that all logos and payments for sponsorships must be submitted by Friday, January 31, 2014, in order to receive acknowledgment on all printed materials. Be sure to email your logo to the Marketing and Public Relations Director, Meredith Mims McTigue at

For more information and to buy tickets to Passport to the Arts, please visit For questions regarding sponsorships, please contact one of our co-coordinators for Passport to the Arts, Denise Wooward-Detrich or Tommye Hurst.

February 26 at 12 p.m. and March 6 at 2:30 p.m.


Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Wednesday, February 26 at 12 p.m. with printmaking, Syd Cross; photography, Anderson Wrangle; and painting, Todd McDonald

Thursday, March 6, 2:30 p.m. with drawing, Kathleen Thum; sculpture, Greg Shelnutt; and sculpture, Dave Detrich

blue book

February 24


Andrea Feeser

6 p.m.

1-100 Lee Hall

Ever wonder why the color of the South Carolina state flag is blue?

Well, not blue exactly. Indigo.

A color somewhere between deep-sea cerulean and royal purple, indigo's rich and complex history began in the 18th century and played a central role in the development of South Carolina.

A plant that was made into a dye, indigo was grown in huge quantities all over the state. In 1775, more than a million pounds of indigo were exported from colonial South Carolina to England.

Andrea Feeser explains the importance of the crop and the color in her latest book "Red, White and Black Make Blue." Told from her researcher's point of view, the book explores how indigo became the most popular color of the 18th century. It colored the silks worn by the social elite as well as the rough woolen fabrics worn by the slaves who made it. Feeser pays special attention to the ways indigo shaped the relationships among white plantation owners and the black and native people they enslaved.

"I have always been interested in the history of place," said Feeser, who is an art history professor at Clemson University. Feeser previously taught at the University of Hawaii and moved to South Carolina 11 years ago.

The Revolutionary War ended South Carolina's indigo boom, as independence cost the colony its primary purchaser of blue dye. During the war, Colonel William Moultrie and members of his Second South Carolina Regiment defended Charleston against the British. They wore indigo uniforms with white crescents on their caps. Today that same pattern can be seen somewhere else: Flying atop the State House.

Article: Erin Shaw

February 21


6:30–8 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall


February 21


9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Exhibit runs February 21–March 26

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Sydney A. Cross, David Detrich, Christina Nguyen Hung, Joey Manson, Todd McDonald, Greg Shelnutt, Kathleen Thum, Denise Woodward-Detrich, Anderson Wrangle, and Valerie Zimany


February 12-14


February 12 and 13

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Union Loggia

February 14

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hendrix Student Center Atrium

Put art into your heart by purchasing one of a kind handcrafted Valentine’s Day cards created by art students in the printmaking program in the Art Department at Clemson University. Come and select your expression of love from hundreds of cards. Proceeds from the sale support student attendance at national conferences and other professional activities.

For more information, please contact Sydney Cross,, or 864-656-3893.

View a printmaking demonstration:


February 10


6 p.m.

1-100 Lee Hall

Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga approaches art as a social practice that seeks to establish dialogue in public spaces. Having been born of immigrant parents and grown up between Nicaragua and San Francisco, a strong awareness of inequality and discrimination was established at an early age. Themes such as immigration, discrimination, gentrification, and the effects of globalization extend from highly subjective experiences and observations into works that tactically engage others through populist metaphors while maintaining critical perspectives.


February 3


6 p.m.

1-100 Lee Hall

community cups

January 27

“CLEMSON COMMUNITY CUPS - 500 Mugs : 500 Stories : 1 Collection” Exhibit

Exhibit runs January 27–February 7 

9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall

Concurrent with the Artstream Ceramic Library and Alleghany Meadows visit, the Acorn Gallery will feature an ongoing research project by Brenton Pafford ('14 MFA, Ceramics) and Patricia Fancer (PhD candidate, RCID).  

Through the creative work of a graduate student in the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program and a graduate student in Clemson’s Masters of Fine Arts, this project will demonstrate how writing and ceramics both function as ties that connect unique individuals through shared practices, experiences, and exchanges. In particular, this project will present two primary deliverables. First, we will design a shared experience for students in English 1030 and other members of the Clemson community. Participants will then complete short oral histories that reflect on the rhetorical and social functions of ceramics. These oral histories will then be integrated into the final deliverable for this project: a digital art piece that compiles audio and visual fragments of the participant’s oral histories into a collective, shared art experience. This digital art piece will be exhibited at Clemson’s Acorn Gallery and all participants will be invited to join. The aim of this project is to create connections. Ceramics and the oral histories create connections by highlighting our shared experiences. In addition, this project creates connections between the disciplines of Visual Art and Rhetorics. Building out from these connections, this project seeks integrate the work of Clemson’s creative culture in to the broader Clemson community.

alleghany meadows

January 27


“Sourcing the Local”

6 p.m.

Lee Gallery Room 1-100, Lee Hall

What is local?  Artist, gallerist, entrepreneur and nomad Allegheny Meadows believes the local can be where ever the road may take you.  Owner and operator of the Artstream Gallery since 2001, Alleghany has crisscrossed the country bringing the best of contemporary functional ceramic artist awareness to major conferences (NCECA, CAA) and art fairs, while maintaining an active individual studio practice and co-ownership of the successful Harvey/Meadows Gallery in Carbondale, CO.  Recent trends in ceramics as well as contemporary art support environmental concerns – the reduction of mass-produced waste and the longevity of use in handmade pottery are major concerns of contemporary functional artists, many of whom subscribe to innovative models of sustainability.  Alleghany will speak about his personal artwork and the Artstream Ceramic Library, on loan to Clemson University.  

Alleghany Meadows is a studio potter in Carbondale, Colorado. He received his M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, New York, and his BA from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA. He apprenticed with Takashi Nakazato, Karatsu, Japan, received a Watson Foundation Fellowship for field study of potters in Nepal, and was an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO. 


January 24


5:30 p.m.

Reception following in Lee Gallery

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall


January 20


9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Exhibit runs January 20–February 28

Emery A. Gunnin Architecture Library, Lee Hall

The Artstream Ceramic Library is a social-outreach project whose mission is to connect contemporary functional ceramics with ordinary people. Similar in structure to a literature-based library, the Ceramic Library loans out unique handmade cups made by thirteen nationally-known potters, for a period of seven days.  The Ceramic Library will be on view in the display cases outside the Gunnin Library entrance, and cups will be available for checkout through the circulation desk.

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January 6


9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Note: Exhibit runs in two galleries on the following dates:

Exhibit runs January 2–26

Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall

Exhibit runs January 6–February 13

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Jeanet S. Dreskin is the first MFA student to graduate from the Department of Art at Clemson University. The exhibit is seven decades of her work and portrays how she uses fine art and medical science as the main building blocks of her creative evolution. Dreskin’s work is in several collections throughout Europe and the US. The most notable collections have been The White House and The Smithsonian National Museum of American Art.


Exhibit Dates

December 6, 2013 – January 25, 2014

Thur-Sat 1 p.m.-6 p.m., First Fridays 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Opening Reception

Friday, December 6, 2013, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Starting December 6 and ending January 25 at Clemson’s Center for the Visual Arts – Greenville, artists in the University’s MFA program in collaboration with honors students in an undergraduate English Accelerated Composition course will exhibit works that broadly interpret and examine the multi-faceted concept of “process.” Adam Glick, Associate Director of Galerie Lelong in Manhattan, juried the exhibit. Featured artists include Ayako Abe-Miller, David Armistead, Laken Bridges, Tanna Burchinal, Lindsey Elsey, David Gerhard, Alexandra Giannelle, Ali Hammond, Nina Kawar, Adrienne Lichliter, Joel Murray, Alyssa Reiser Prince, Brent Pafford, Aubree Ross and Hilary Siber. An audio component will accompany many of the works on exhibit which features each artist talking about how their processes and concepts.

The exhibit simultaneously examines the artists’ conception of their own process and the way in which art contributes to a broader sense of how we all go about shaping and responding to the world around us. Works in the exhibit interpret the artistic process in terms of materials and the passage of time as well as in relation to mechanical, biological, and environmental processes. 

The Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University worked in collaboration with English honors composition class composed predominantly of engineering majors in the conception and execution of the exhibit. Contributing English honors students include: Matthew R. Adamson, Deepti M. Athavale, Luke V. Bauer, Kayla A. Brunelle, Holly C. Erickson, Brian C. Fitzgerald, Benjamin A. Jones, Dylan A. Pyle, William C. Tharpe, Mary K. Thorne, Peter D. Tomasic, and Kelsey S. Turner. These students collaborated with several Clemson University employees: Denise Woodward-Detrich, Lee Gallery Director; John Morgenstern, Visiting English Assistant Professor; Kathy Edwards, Research & Collection Development Librarian; Jan Lay, CCIT Technical Learning Instructor; Eugene Ellenberg, Center for Visual Arts-Greenville Coordinator; Meredith Mims McTigue, CVA/Art Department Marketing and Public Relations Director; and Nathan Newsome, CVA-Lee Gallery Intern.

For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @cuprocessthis. 

house blend

December 9 

“House Blend” Exhibit

with Wendy Escobar, Jackie Kuntz, Kep Pate and Katie Ruggerio

Exhibit runs December 9–13

1-101 Lee Gallery

House Blend

“House Blend” incorporates a diverse assortment of visual artworks that display a contrast and tension in our culture to promote a deeper investigation upon a broad spectrum of relationships within our daily lives.  The various windows into our society encompass an array of issues that blend together to create a picture of the world we live in.


December 2 

“Fabricated Perceptions” Exhibit

with Ricco Bolinger, Morgan Cole, Ryan Powers and Emily Sorgenfrie

Exhibit runs December 2–6

1-101 Lee Gallery

Fabricated Perceptions 

Fabricated Perceptions is an exhibition focusing on the invention of experiences, such as personal, functional, environmental, and textural.  Installation and Sculpture by Karl Bolinger and Emily Sorgenfrei, ceramics by Ryan Powers and Paintings by Morgan Cole. 

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November 20 

Ceramic Bowl Sale

Noon–5 p.m.

Lee Gallery hallway

Ceramic Bowl Sale

Come buy a bowl and enjoy a hearty soup for lunch prepared by the Clemson Ceramics Association student members for this special event. A large selection of functional work by students and faculty will be on display in a variety of price points. Soup will be served between 12noon – 1pm with the sale continuing until 5pm. All proceeds support student scholarship and travel to the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Art Conference in Milwaukee, Spring 2014.

analogue interactive

November 18 

“Analogue Interactive” Exhibit

with Joshua Kelly and Nate Newsome

Exhibit runs Nov. 18–22

2-G26 Acorn Gallery

Analogue Interactive "Analogue Interactive" is a BFA showcase featuring work by Nate Newsome and Joshua Kelly. The show investigates contemporary modes of interpersonal communication and examines our way of interacting with the world around us through digital interfaces. The work also grapples with the task of understanding and defining the concept of "the self" in the context of a digital world.

being there

November 15 

“Being There” Exhibit

with David Gerhard, Alyssa Reiser Prince and Aubree Ross

Exhibit runs Nov. 15–22

1-101 Lee Gallery

Being There presents viewpoints pertaining to perceptions of being though David Gerhard’s mixed media, Alyssa Reiser Prince’s paintings, and Aubree Ross’ photographs. 

Throughout the exhibition, all three artists explore and consider the relationship between spaces of the mind, places of the body, and visualizations of time. Gerhard’s work navigates contemporary life through considerations of heritage, spirituality, and roles within the family by creating unity amidst chaos. Reiser Prince’s paintings project a recalled experience that searches for understanding and a questioning of truth and fallacy within our reality. Ross’ photographs portray transformations of identity and place through fantastical narratives that evoke a sense of self-awareness, allegory, and emotion.

command shift

November 4

“Command Shift” Exhibit

with David Armistead and Katy Butler

Exhibit runs Nov. 4–11

1-101 Lee Gallery

Butler and Armistead’s work concerns the pre-existing social constructs through which we compose our identities. Butler’s prints address the construction of identity and commodification of self in the digital realm. Armistead’s work deals with societal value systems through the filter of American football culture.   

November 6 

Gallery Talk for “Command Shift”

2:30–3 p.m.

1-101 Lee Gallery

November 8

“Command Shift” Reception

6–8 p.m.

1-101 Lee Gallery

southern roots

September 30 

“Southern Roots + Global Reach” Exhibit

Exhibit runs September 30–October 30

1-101 Lee Gallery

“Southern Roots + Global Reach” celebrates a century of the teaching of architecture at Clemson University.  The exhibit documents 100 years of buildings, programs and people that teach, alumni and student work, and the deep and wide influence of Clemson’s architectural education on the state of South Carolina and the wider world.

October 18 

“Southern Roots + Global Reach” Symposium

Lee Hall, 2-111 Auditorium

This daylong symposium features a keynote lecture by Alexander Tzonis andLiane Lefaivre, Ph.D., on “The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization.”

Sourcing New Mentors

September 6

“Sourcing New Mentors: Clemson Art Alumni Educating the Upstate” Exhibit

Exhibit runs September 6–November 2

1278 Pendleton Street, Greenville, S.C. 29611

Capitalizing on the Art Department’s theme for the year, ‘Sourcing the Local’ this exhibit features works from Clemson Art Alumni who are currently artists working as educators in upstate South Carolina. Featured artists are graduates of Clemson University’s Master of Fine Arts program, each overlapping their experience by one or more exhibiting artists. Aside from the artists working as educators in upstate SC, their creative research overlaps investigations of past and present human and environmental experiences. As an exhibition, viewers may find intersections of individual and societal engagement with natural arenas and/or spiritual consequences. A goal of CVA-Greenville is to allow artists to create new visual dialogues with one another, therefore weaving the curatorial production into the artistic process. Over the duration of the exhibit the artists will further develop their concepts through an evolving installation involving publicly engaging elements that expand upon their initial dialogue. 

Artists participating in the exhibition are Marty Epp-Carter (’09), Instructor at the SC Governor’s School of the Arts in Greenville, SC; Michael Marks (’10), Adjunct Professor at Anderson University in Anderson, SC and Instructor at the S.C. Governor’s School of the Arts; Elizabeth Snipes (’07), Assistant Professor at Lander University, Greenwood, SC; and Zane Logan (’12), Instructor at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC.


Open Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
First Fridays: 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Learn more about our participating Clemson Alumni Artists:
Marty Epp-Carter
Michael Marks
Elizabeth Snipes
Zane Logan

Images of the exhibit:


CVA Logo

September 26 

CVA-Greenville Friends and Family Private Reception

6:30–8:30 p.m.


7:15 p.m.

1278 Pendleton Street, Greenville, S.C. 29611

Picture of Mary Beebe

September 24 

Guest Lecture: “The Stuart Collection: Making Art Happen on Campus” by Mary Beebe

6 –7 p.m.

1-100 Lee Hall

September 16 

Guest Lecture: “Paintings: Night After Night” by Dana Saulnier

5:30–6:30 p.m.


6:30–7:30 p.m.

1-100 Lee Hall

September 9 

Gallery Talk for Danny Lyon: “Activist Vision” Exhibit by Gene Ellenberg

5:30–6 p.m.


6–7:00 p.m.

2-G26 Acorn Gallery

Health and Safety Picture

September 2 

Health and Safety Issues in the Arts

Monday, September 2 

6:00 p.m.

Lee 2-111 Auditorium

Monona is president/founder of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. She also is the Health and Safety Director for Local 829 of the United Scenic Artists, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). She has lectured and consulted in the US, Canada, Australia, England, Mexico and Portugal. 

Activist Vision

September 2 

Danny Lyon: “Activist Vision” Exhibit

Exhibit runs September 2–12

2-G26 Acorn Gallery

Photography has lost the trust of the people", Danny Lyon, one of a few groundbreaking photo-realists to come out of the 1960s, delivered raw documentation of social happenings including the civil rights movement, counter culture, and the Texas prison systems. Lyon’s unabridged photographic representation was intended to dethrone what he saw as a contaminated and manipulated mainstream press. This exhibit will feature a small but poignant selection of Lyon’s works from the Clemson Advancement Foundation collection.


August 19 

“Liminal Spaces” Exhibit

Exhibit runs August 19–November 8

Dean’s Gallery, 108 Strode Tower

A collection of prints created by printmaking students in response to readings from the chapter “Place” from J. Robertson and C. McDaniel’s book titled Themes of Contemporary Art, second edition. Topics within the chapter included private and public spaces, historical places and real or simulated virtual places.  “Liminal Places” explores a wide range of issues about “Place” from varying perspectives.

Dana Saulnier Exhibit image

August 19 

Dana Saulnier “Decade: Paintings 2003–2013” Exhibit

Exhibit runs August 19–September 25

1-101 Lee Gallery

This exhibit is a mid career survey of works made over a ten year period coinciding with the artist’s tenth anniversary in his seventh studio. Clustered, ad hoc structures, often set in fluid broken light, and watery environs comprise the images. These temporarily aligned improvisations exist within spaces where larger encompassing forces rule. These are painterly spaces -- optical and tactile perceptions enact a precarious habitation. 

April 29 – May 3

Metamorphosis: A Natural Embellishment

Lee Gallery

A senior exhibit featuring Tori Cervone, Emily Korth, Chipper McCall, Caroline Owen and Christian Wilson.

Friday, May 3 - Artist Reception, 6:00 - 8:00 pm


April 22 – 26


Lee Gallery

A senior exhibit featuring Gracie Lathrop, Amber Rody, Alice Wannamaker, and Travis Wood.

April 15 - 19


Lee Gallery

A senior exhibit featuring Nick Baldwin, Jena Heaton, Sierra Kramer, Stephanie Post, and Natalie Rainer.

Friday, April 19 - Artist Reception, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

April 8 – 12


Lee Gallery

A senior exhibit featuring Kirsten Asplund, Jessica Carey, Rebecca Harris, Mariana Hay, & Natalie Rushing.

Friday, April 12 - Artist Reception, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

April 15 – 19

New Works by Marsiella Catanoso

Acorn Gallery

Monday, April 15 - Artist Reception, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

April 8 – 12

Under Southern Skies, An Australian Perspective on the World

Acorn Gallery

Suzanne Bellamy is an Australian artist, writer and Woolf scholar, and Director of Mongarlowe Studio Workshops. She exhibits internationally in text/image fusions using multimedia, print and painting. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Sydney on Woolf, Modernism and Australian Literature.

Monday, April 8 - Artist Lecture, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Room 100

Artist Reception 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Acorn Gallery

March 25 – April 5

Yours Mine Ours

Lee Gallery

An exhibition of works created by students in the MFA graduate program including sculptures by Jason Adams, drawings by Carly Drew and photographs by Ann Pegelow Kaplan.

Friday, March 29 - Artist Reception, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 3 - Talks with MFA Students, 2:00 pm

Feb. 13 - March 13, 2013

National Print and Drawing Exhibition

Monday, Feb. 18

Guest Lecture: Tang Museum Director Ian Berry

Affinity Atlas: Art and Teaching and Early History of Museums

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Room 100, Lee Hall

Artist Reception and Awards

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jan. 14 - Feb. 6, 2013

South Carolina State Art Collection Contemporary Conversations Part One

This exhibition includes works from 95 contmemporaty South Carolina artists. Curated by Ealnor Heartney, the exhibit is part of the State Art Exhibition. The exhibition was organized in partnership with the 701 Center for Contemporary Art. The State Art Collection is suported in part by the SC Arts Foundation and Kahn Development Company. 

Thursday, Jan. 31 Receptions:

Arts Center, 5-7 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 6-7 p.m. with live music by Soul Stew

Exhibit Locations - Lee Gallery, Arts Center, Brooks Center

Clemson Ceramics National Exhibition: Containment

Oct 3 - Nov 7, 2012

This nationally juried exhibition showcases functional ceramic works highlighting a broad range of contemporary voices from across the country. We are also pleased to present at the invitation of Frank Martin, juror, a selection of nationally recognized functional ceramic artists including: Margaret Bohls, Kyle Carpenter, Jim Connell, Josh DeWeese, Matt Kelleher, Suze Lindsay, Lisa Orr, Chris Pickett, Andy Shaw, and Shoko Teruyama.

Clemson Ceramics: Student and Faculty Showcase
This exhibition will highlight current creative work by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Clemson Ceramics studio.

Monday, October 8, 2012
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Frank Martin, Artist Talk
Location: Lee Room 1-100

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Exhibit Reception and Awards

Vicissitude: New Orleans

Dates: August 27 – September 26
M-TH 9-4:30

Curated in response to Wading Home, a novel by Roslyn Story.

“Vicissitudes”, an exhibition of work showcasing people, places, architecture and remembrances of New Orleans leading up to and following hurricane Katrina.

Vicissitudes is curated in response to the novel Wading Home by Rosalyn Story. The novel follows a musician who returns to his boyhood home in the aftermath of Katrina to search for his missing father. Six years following Katrina this exhibition is a reminder of the devastating impact nature reeks on man made coastal environments. Works in the exhibition give the viewer reason to pause and reflect, to imagine how we would cope with loss and how place, family and circumstance beyond our control mix and shape how we live, love and persevere.

Participating Artists include:

Wyatt Gallery, “Remnants After the Storm” series documents fragments and artifacts, localized areas of quiet beauty amidst the chaos and destruction. He says “he feels the urge to photograph the remains of Katrina because I can’t comprehend it.” “ I am in awe of the overwhelming force of the storm and more so of the water, of the endless scale of the catastrophe and the personal loss”.

David Rae Morris, “Do You Know What It Means? (To Miss New Orleans)” series documents his returned to his beloved New Orleans immediately following Katrina where he began photographing the destroyed neighborhoods surrounding his home. His photographs eloquently document the people who stayed, the destroyed neighborhoods, the people who came to help and the bits of beauty found within the devastation.

Loren Schwerd, “Mourning Portraits” were created from the refuse that surrounded that city in the weeks that followed. Schwerd found herself attracted by discards of hair implants found outside a local beauty parlor in the Lower 9th Ward. The work she produced from her discovery is nothing like the detritus that once saturated New Orleans. “Mourning Portraits” are intense, delicate and intimate.

Stephen Verderber, “Delirious New Orleans” is a series of photographs documenting the vibrant and distinctive vernacular architecture of New Orleans months prior to the disaster and returned to the same places to document them again. The comparison is alarming and the potential loss of these cultural artifacts creates a cautionary warning to the rebuilding of the city and the importance character and quality have in defining cultural identity of New Orleans.

John Acorn
Sept 6 - Oct 6 
Clemson University has recently renamed the MFA Gallery to the Acorn Gallery in honor of John Acorn, emeritus faculty and the person responsible for securing this space as a gallery and installation space. The inaugural exhibition features sculpture and prints from 70’s up to present day by John Acorn.   

The Wait of Perspective
April 26 - May 3, Lee Gallery 
BFA senior show featuring Lauren League, Megan Locklair, Lindsey Richardson, and Kate Thompson.

Metaphor for Life  

April 16 - 24, Lee Gallery
BFA senior show featuring Kaitlin Iulo, Ben Fulcher, Shannon Irving, and Ashylnne Bass.

March 26 - April 13, Lee Gallery 
A selection of work by graduate students currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts programs. These artists will present current investigations into their respective studio disciplines. On view in the exhibition will be paintings by Sarah Butler, Alyssa Reiser, Carly Drew and David Armistead; photography by Aubree Ross and Ann Pegelow-Kaplan; Prints by Matt Brantley, Katy Butler and David Gerhard and sculptures by Jason Adams.


February 20 - March 15, Lee Gallery
Work by regional photographers exploring the complexities and contradictions as experienced through popular culture and the natural environment. Artists included Nancy Floyd, Polly Gaillard, Michael Marshall, Adam Jacono and Constance Thalken.

Ireland Regnier Paintings: a Retrospective (1944-2011)
January 17 - February 16, 2012, Lee Gallery
A selection of work spanning over 60 years from retired painting faculty member and WWII veteran, Ireland Regnier.

Spatially Considered
December 5 - 9, Lee Gallery
MFA exhibit of Zane Logan and Tom Schram

Fresh Produce
December 5 - 9, MFA Gallery
BFA exhibit for Tyler Fortsch

The Physicality of Fear
November 28 - December 2, 2011, MFA Gallery
BFA exhibit for John Searcy

Touchy Feely
November 14 - 30, 2011, Lee Gallery
MFA exhibit of Andrew Daly and Todd Stewart

Function and Fragments

October 31 - November 11, 2011, Lee Gallery
MFA exhibit of Kristina Falotico and Ernst Meyer

Teacher • Artist: Clemson Art Faculty Exhibit
August 29 - September 28, 2011, Lee Gallery

ForEplay, BFA exhibition
May 2 - May 6, 2011
Lee Gallery

BFA senior exhibit featuring photos by Kelli Butler and Brooke Buckley, prints by Kimberly Christopher, drawings by Mattie Stokes and ceramics by Paige Glenn.

Ripe Green Bananas, BFA exhibition
April 25- April 29, 2011
Lee Gallery

BFA senior exhibit featuring paintings by Mollie Adams, Ellen Mundy & Bradley Poole, ceramics by Sarah Johnson, photos by Ashley Wood & sculpture by Andraya Zavakos.

SHOW & TELLBFA exhibition
April 8 – 15, 2011
Lee Gallery

This BFA senior exhibit featured sculpture by Sidney Church, ceramics by Amy Morris, drawings by Karen Stritzenger, photos by Anthony Lambruschi & prints by Angela Newman.  

“(...)” MFA exhibition
April 8 – 15 2011
Lee Gallery

This exhibition is a survey of works created by students in the Masters of Fine Arts graduate program including prints by Andrew Daly, Matt Brantley and Kristina Falotico, paintings by Sarah Butler, photos by Zane Logan, ceramics by Ernst Meyer and sculpture by Tom Schram and Todd Stewart. Reception on Friday, April 8 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in Lee Gallery. 

Clemson National Print & Drawing Exhibition: Place
February 22 - April 7 2011

Lee Gallery

Juried by Lynn Allen, Director of the School of Visual Arts at Boston University, this exhibition explores issues surrounding the idea of "place" and what it means in political, geographical, virtual, emotional and physical contexts. According to Allen, the exhibition is, "an opportunity to see the range, depth, and diversity of some of the most productiveprint and drawing artists in the country."The exhibit includes screen prints, ink and charcoal drawings, collages, wood cuts, intaglio solar etchings, and aquatints in which the artists explore the unifying theme of "place" in all of its contexts.

Contemporary Conversations Part II: Highlights from the SC State Art Collection
January 10 - February 16
Lee Gallery, Brooks Center for Performing Arts, Clemson Arts Center

The exhibition included works from 95 contemporary South Carolina artists showcased at Lee Gallery, The Art Center and Brooks Center for Performing Arts. Curated by Eleanor Heartney, the Contemporary Conversations exhibit is part of the State Art Collection, a program of the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Renovating Existence, BFA Senior Exhibition
Monday, December 6 - Friday, December 10

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition will showcase sculpture by Chrissy Spangenberg, photographs by Molly Coker, and paintings by Jessica Bowers.  The exhibit will be on view in Lee Gallery from Monday, December 6- Friday, December 10 with an artist reception on Friday from 7- 9 p.m. in the gallery. 

Chrissy Spangenberg’s work has an underlying theme of the midlife aging process and the contradiction of being both old and new. She uses common objects while combining them with new methods of fabrication to represent the re-creation of our own lives.

With an emphasis on the formal aspects of art such as line, shape, color, volume, texture, and tone, Molly Coker constructs imagery from her own backyard. Molly looks for art in all her surroundings and expresses this with formal tendencies and the everyday. 

Jessica Bowers produces paintings that explore the idea that a threshold exists between the constructs of life and death. She uses this as a catharsis to resolve personal feelings of loss. Landscapes are altered with a vivid color palette as if they are drawn from a lucid dream as one enters another realm.

Everything, like it was yesterday, MFA Thesis Exhibit
Monday, November 29- Friday, December 3
Lee Gallery 

Having been a professional photojournalist for twenty-five years, Owen Riley Jr. returns to his roots as a fine artist. Riley employs a 19th century photography process known as wet plate collodion, a process once used to capture images in the civil war.

As a second generation Polish American, Hanna Kozlowski Slone strives to reconnect with people she knows only from family legends. In her paintings, Slone recreates fabricated narratives by combining public domain images and photos with the historical decorative motifs of Polish folk art.

Kara Renfro seeks to document her transition out of the comfort of her home in rural Kentucky. Recognizing that the place where she grew up differs drastically from the mentality of contemporary society, Renfro uses object-making, performance, and handmade paper as a means to convey her journey.

Creatures of Habit, MFA thesis exhibit
November 15 - 19, 2010
Lee Gallery

An MFA thesis exhibit displaying the ceramic work of Dave Hill and the printed matter of Jen Miller.

Dave Hill explores the fragmented figure in his ceramic sculptures. Beginning as a traditional potter with interests in wood-fired ceramics and vessels, Hill now uses the human body as a vessel. Jen Miller, an Arizona native, investigates the adaptations of both humans and animals into suburban environments. 

3 weeks, 6 earthworks, 1 portable studio, and ALL that lies in between
October - November 2010 
Lee Gallery

This is a collaborative exhibition of photographs, sculptures, books and videos created by Jacinda Russell and Nancy Douthey. The artists worked for two years to develop, prepare and present this exhibition, which will be on display in Clemson University's Lee Gallery from Friday, October 8 to Wednesday, November 10. The exhibit will be on view from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 12 and Sunday, October 24.

In the summer of 2009, the artists traveled across the American West creating works in response to six famous earthworks, which are works of art made by altering the landscape or other geographical features, usually on a large scale. 3 weeks considers the significance of these earthworks and their locations, the vastness of the landscape, the artists' time in isolation with the works and all the places in between.

This collaboration is about the journey. The artists seek to create ephemeral responses to artwork that is, at least on the surface, permanent and immutable. The stark desert landscape is contrasted with flashes of pink dresses and balloons, using both humor and femininity to approach the predominately masculine and monolithic earthworks that are situated so seriously in the canon of art history.

Touch, Texts & Topographies
Monday, August 16 - Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010
Lee Gallery

Touch, Texts, & Topographies explores the relevance of an ancient medium - clay - in the context of contemporary digital technologies. The exhibition brings together several bodies of work linked by an exploration of this territory by North Carolina artist Janet Williams. In her choice of ceramics as a medium, she is interested in the aspects that differentiate it from other art forms, particularly its tactility and sensual properties. Books, maps, and the Internet are at once remote and intimate. All are vast areas traced with a fingertip.

First Impressions
August 16 - September 3, 2010
MFA Gallery, Lee Hall

First Impressions featured selected prints from two projects completed by beginning level printmaking students in the spring of 2010. Utilizing various intaglio techniques such as drypoint, hardground line etching and aquatint, the students explored ideas surrounding two different projects: Play with Your Food and Chiaroscuro.

Play with Your Food showcases a range of interpretations regarding our relationship with food and its production. Some of the works take a celebratory and whimsical approach while others take a celebratory and whimsical approach while others take a more serious examination of issues surrounding food and the politics of its production. 

Chiaroscuro explores the night. Using their own nighttime photographs and an intaglio technique called aquatint to create a full value of range of tones, the works highlighted in the exhibition open the door to mysteries, fears and personal experiences regarding the night.

This exhibition was a team project organized, facilitated and installed by Lee Gallery interns with assistance from Jennifer Miller, and MFA graduate student during the spring of 2010.

Recording Continuity
May 3 - 7, 2010
Lee Gallery

This BFA exhibition featured sculptures by Eric Burress and Kamilah Campbell, paintings by Anna Eckert, drawings by Katherine Hegquist and ceramics by Jakob Ollinger. 

Recalibrate. Record. Repeat.
April 26 - 30, 2010
Lee Gallery

This exhibition featured students completing their course of study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and includes drawings by John Allen and Mardita Murphy, printmaking by Megan Middlemiss plus sculpture by Dani Rossi and Marie Smith.

April 19 - 23, 2010
Lee Gallery

This exhibition featured students completing their course of study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and includes paintings by Hayden Childers, photography by Holly Floyd, Keaton Powell and Kendal Stopak plus ceramics by Joshua Sanford.