Spartanburg, S.C.— The Milliken Art Gallery at Converse College will host “Voices of Clay,” an exhibit of works by ceramicist Ann Gleason Oct. 4 through Nov. 2. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Milliken Art Gallery at (864) 596-9181 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The folk-art style of Gleason originates from her love for the natural and cultural aspects of Appalachia. She views the human, plant and animal imagery in her work as compositions attempting to relate a mood, gesture or vignette into her thoughts concerning her love of this place.
Gleason will teach ceramic courses at Converse during the college’s 2007 January Term.
Founded in 1889 and located in the heart of Spartanburg, South Carolina – home to six colleges and 10,000 college students – Converse helps women develop the skills necessary to balance a full life. Students develop their unique voices through our challenging liberal arts curriculum, century-old honor tradition, and Daniels Center for Leadership and Service. Converse’s close-knit residential community cultivates a spirit of sisterhood and enterprise among women diverse in backgrounds and interests. The Nisbet Honors Program, independent and collaborative research opportunities, leading national debate teams, study abroad and internship programs, and a 9:1 student/faculty ratio differentiate the Converse learning community.
Converse competes in NCAA Division II athletics – the highest level of any women’s college; is the only women’s college on the All-Steinway School roster, and is consistently top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report.