Beginning Nov. 1, the Milliken Art Gallery will host a large selection of paintings by Converse College Alumna Harriet Marshall “Sister” Goode in the No Boundaries: Fictional Women exhibition. Currently living in Rock Hill, SC, Goode is a full time studio artist. No Boundaries: Fictional Women will focus on paintings of women who “are not characters created by fiction writers, but are fictional women of my own creation.” The exhibition will be available to view through Nov. 29. Gallery hours: Monday—Friday 9:00 am—5:00 pm, Sunday 2:00—5:00 pm. The gallery is closed during school holidays.
On Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:00 pm in the Milliken Art Gallery, a Gallery Talk with the Artist will include discussions of her career and art process. The Gallery Talk will be followed by the opening reception at 6:30 pm. The exhibit and events are free and open to the public.
The exhibition will also feature two drawings Goode created during her time at Converse College. In her current work, Goode states that the women in her paintings “often have vulnerable personalities. Some show strength enough to transport them to other worlds. But they all tell a story, sometimes in a language I don’t even understand, as if my imagination has been hijacked by some arcane force.”
As a student at Converse College, Harriet Marshall Goode says that her “art professor emphasized portrait painting and printmaking. He demanded anatomical correctness, precise work. And three hours in the studio, three times a week. That turned out to be a good foundation.” Goode established herself as a full-time studio painter in the early 1980s, and today has her own studio on Main Street in Rock Hill, SC.
View more of Goode’s work on her website.