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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Photo of West Main Artists co-op building

Professor Mary Carlisle’s Arts Management class developed a collaborative workshop with West Main Artists Cooperative. “Jury Ready: Preparing to Enter a Juried Show” covered all aspects of entering work into a juried show, from photographing and packaging to pricing and mounting the art. Professor Carlisle said, “Our goal in the Department of Art and Design…
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Allison Owens internship

Studio Art major and Arts Management minor, Allison Owens ’19, was one of only three students selected for an internship in New York with contemporary artist Lesley Dill. Dill was the keynote speaker for the Tri-State Sculpture Conference, which Converse hosted in the fall of 2018. Allison met and conversed with Dill at the conference,…
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Art Graduate Angel Jenkins (center)

Angel Fodor Jenkins ’18 was one of only three artists awarded the 2018-2019 Brandon Fellowship through the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. The Brandon Fellowship is a year-long program for emerging artists, ages 21-30, which provides support and mentorship from neighboring studio artists at the Art Center, university style studio space and art education. Angel recently…
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Converse College’s Department of Art and Design is accepting entries for the 2019 Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition. The exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary art works of young women in grades 9-12, while helping these students begin to prepare for a future in art. Entries must be received by 5 pm on…
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Turning passion into a profession

On a chilly evening in December, students from the School of the Arts (SOA) were heating up the live music scene in Spartanburg. With an eclectic set list including violin sonatas, Beatles covers, and quirky choreography set to Rodgers & Hammerstein lyrics, the show was enthusiastically received by its Converse audience – along with many…
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Susanne Gunter South Carolina Art Education Association Conference

Dr. Susanne Floyd Gunter had two presentations: “Promoting Positive Dispositions in Classroom Practice and as a Critical Assessment Component” and “The USSEA Issues Group of NAEA – Why You Should Join” accepted to the South Carolina Art Education Association Conference.  She also delivered the closing session keynote address: “What a Long Strange Trip It Has…
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Young Women in Art

Converse College’s Department of Art and Design is accepting entries for the Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition for 2018. The exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary art works of young women in high school, while helping these students begin to prepare for a major in art. Entries must be received by 5 pm…
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art lounge internship

Aquarius Lawson ‘18 didn’t have to go far from the Converse campus for a compelling internship experience. She spent her summer interning with The Art Lounge on East Main Street. The Art Lounge specializes in custom framing and its gallery features more than 20 local artists. Aquarius said, “I had never framed anything before going…
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Bold. Brilliant. Beautiful. The School of the Arts at Converse College is creating a powerful new season of works for 2016-2017 that will amaze. “Our students and faculty are expanding the boundaries of performance and exhibition,” observes Boone Hopkins, dean of the School of the Arts, “and we want our community to be there for…
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