Reception: May 22 from 8:30-9pm
The 2019 Senior Show will be on display at the Fine Arts Center until May 22nd. This exhibition was envisioned, organized, curated, and installed by Visual Arts seniors. The exhibit spans the gallery and the lobby of FAC and it showcases over 60 works of art, created by 36 seniors, in a wide variety of traditional and experimental media. With this experience, students gained insight into the professional practices involved in curating, installation, and promoting a visual arts exhibition.
Immediately following the Fine Arts Center graduation, there will be a closing reception, which will conclude at 9:00 pm.
Juried work 2018-2019
Reception and Awards: February 28th, 2018 6:30-7:30pm
18 Awards is a unique opportunity to view challenging, thoughtful art produced by student artists from Greenville Technical College's Department of Visual Arts (DVA). These award-winning student artists were selected from the DVA Annual Student Exhibit to receive cash awards totaling $1,700 with recognition at the DVA's annual Halloween Gala. The Fine Arts Center has graciously provided the DVA this opportunity to again acknowledge the craft and dedication of these outstanding students in an additional venue.
The DVA Annual Student Exhibit at Greenville Technical College is a juried competition. During October 2018, 51 students committed the time and resources to enter 154 works in the competition. Juror David Detrich, Professor of Art at Clemson University, chose 48 works by 34 individual students to include in the exhibit. From those 48, Detrich chose 18 Awards, representing all the art disciplines included in the DVA curriculum. According to Detrich, "Work of this high caliber makes visible the quality of committed art instruction available at Greenville Tech's Benson Campus." The exhibition speaks to the success of the Department of Visual Arts in producing successful employees and transfer students. Detrich awarded Best in Show to Ethan Stroud's poignant photograph, Grief Prevails. "The success of the photograph lies in the gravity of the subject matter in relation to the human condition and the economy and precision in which it is rendered."
The Department of Visual Arts at Greenville Tech offers associate degrees and certificates in art education, fine arts, graphic design, photography, and web design. The DVA's artist/educators insure graduates are prepared to begin a career or continue their academic studies at regional 4-year colleges and universities. Tech's DVA grads are highly sought by local advertising firms and regional universities. 18 Awards showcases the DVA's varied courses of study; design & color, digital imagery, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and web design. "Assembled in this exhibition is an exemplary range of student artwork" reports Detrich. Any high school student interested in continuing studies in visual arts needs to see 18 Awards to discover the quality of Greenville Tech's locally available art education.
Reception: Tuesday, December 4 at 6:00pm