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October 2013

Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, Offers Alumnae Invitational

Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, will present Inspired by Musicals – Art Images, an alumnae invitational exhibition which will unite the four disciplines of Converse College’s School of the Arts: art, music, dance and theatre, on view in the Milliken Art Gallery, from Oct. 3 - 31, 2013. A gallery talk by artists will be given on Oct. 17, at 6pm with a reception to follow at 6:30pm.

Dianne R. Bagnal, Coordinator of the Art Education program at Converse College for the past eleven years, will curate the invitational exhibition. The artworks will include drawings, paintings, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture.

Bagnal says, “I’m honored to be coordinating this themed exhibit. I have often been influenced by music in a number of my paintings. As the curator of Inspired by Musicals – Art Images, I want to demonstrate how visual artists are influenced by musical bodies of work.”

The exhibition will feature close to fifteen different alumnae artists from Converse College. “In showing how strong the visual arts can be influenced by music, this exhibition gives us a venue to open eyes to additional ways our art evolves,” states Bagnal.

Founded in 1889 and located in the heart of Spartanburg - home to six colleges and 13,000 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. Our close-knit residential community cultivates a spirit of sisterhood and enterprise among women diverse in backgrounds and interests. Across the board - from art and design to science, business, music and education - professors actively mentor and challenge students through spirited discussions inside and outside of the classroom.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or contact Kathryn Boucher, Milliken Art Gallery Director by e-mail at (Kathryn.boucher@converse.edu).

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