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February 2011

USC-Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, Offers Works by Virginia Saunders

The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, will present the exhibit, Visions and Dreams, featuring works by Virginia Saunders, on view in the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Humanities and Performing Arts Center, from Feb. 24 through Mar. 23, 2012. A reception will be held on Feb. 29, at 4:30pm. The gallery and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition presents a body of work based on the artist’s recent travels in Europe and Asia.

Saunders says, “Although my imagery is based on photography I am not – nor do I pretend to be – a photographer. Rather, I am a forager searching for bits and pieces of the physical world that speak to me. In that context, the camera is simply a tool that enables me to record visual material for further contemplation and artistic development. Alone in my studio I study my collection, select various elements, and weave them together to create images that have extended meaning.”

The Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery is also presenting the exhibit, Inspiring the Imagination Through Art Education, currently on view through Feb. 17, 2012. Exhibiting artists include Brock Allen, Eddie Barry, Holly Black, Katelyn Gmerek, Lori Mendiola, Dianna Painter, Sarah Scott and Dana Wilkins. These students have completed or will be completing their degrees or certification in 2011 or 2012.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, contact Jane Nodine, gallery director, at 864/503-5838 or e-mail at (jnodine@uscupstate.edu), or, Michael Dickins, gallery manager, at 864/503-5848 or e-mail at (mdickins@uscupstate.edu).


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