Jena Thomas Momentary State of the Art exhibition

Professor Jena Thomas exhibited her work at The Momentary, a new, cutting-edge, contemporary art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Momentary is an extension of the nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Crystal Bridges was founded by Walmart heiress Alice Walton. Professor Thomas was a guest at the museum opening and was one of the…
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Kate Frost print titled 'The Kids Over There'

Kate Frost ’20 had two of her recent prints selected for this year’s Americas 2020: Paperworks exhibition at the Northwest Arts Center. Located on the campus of Minot State University in North Dakota, the Northwest Arts Center encourages and promotes artistic and multi-cultural expression with education and outreach through an interdisciplinary regional arts center. Kate’s…
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Converse College’s Department of Art and Design is accepting entries for the 2020 Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition. All women in South Carolina in grades 9 through 12 are invited to submit entries to the exhibition. The Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary artworks of young women in…
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Kelly Ferguson ’20 (Nisbet Honors) attended the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) annual conference in New Orleans as part of the editorial team for the NCHC’s national undergraduate journal, UReCA. Kelly, a first-generation student, said, “The conference was a great opportunity to build on my friendships and professional relationships, as I was able to forge…
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Professor Andrew Blanchard was recently spotlighted on Aint-Bad, a well known high-end, independent publisher of contemporary photography, web features, printed periodicals, monographs, and exhibitions. Professor Blanchard said, “As a printmaker that works painterly, in conjunction with digital documentation, this acknowledgment is quite noteworthy, as my work exits outside of the usual academic photo world. It’s…
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Professor Mike Massengale completed the illustration and poster design for the 2020 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Jazz Festival. This is his 14th year as the official poster artist for the event. His relationship with the festival began in 2004 during his solo art show at the Kennedy Gallery located in Rehoboth Beach, DE. All of his…
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Exterior photo of Levee Contemporary gallery

Professor Andrew Blanchard and his brother in law, Shane Foreman, were spotlighted in a feature story on The Green Laker. They are co-partners in the venture known as Levee Contemporary. Professor Blanchard said the gallery in Princeton, Wisconsin is an opportunity for him to continue providing opportunities for his students, beyond post-baccalaureate studies. “With Levee…
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Arts management students in class

Our Arts Management students are spending their summer gaining work experience in their field of interest, and making connections with potential future employers! See where our Arts Managements students are interning this summer: Allison Benton ’22 – Rutherford County Visual Arts Lillie Kieken ’21 – GLOW Lyric Theatre Elizabeth McCaw ’20 – 701 Center for…
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Andrew Blanchard's screen print titled 'jouer gens'

Professor Andrew Blanchard’s recent sabbatical project earned him the nomination of Visual Artist of the Year by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. His work is featured in the group exhibition Meditations on the Landscape in Art and Literature at the University Museum in Oxford, Mississippi. Blanchard’s screen-print “Jouer Gens” is on view as…
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Photo of Cynthia Hall with art work

Cynthia Hall ’19 was awarded “Best In Show” for her screen-print “Busy” at the 7th Annual Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition at the Library Headquarters in Downtown Spartanburg. Cynthia finished her coursework early during Jan term and earned a BA in Art Education. In 2018, Cynthia won First Place/Best in Show at this exhibition as well….
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