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March 2014

Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, Offers Photography and Video Conference & Exhibition

Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, will present the first The Poskito: South Carolina Photography and Video Conference, Mar. 6 - 8, 2014. Co-hosted by the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Mass Communication, the conference will include a variety of activities, including workshops, exhibitions, and talks and panel discussions by well known regional, national, and international photographers, video journalists, and professionals and scholars from related fields.

Part of the event includes the exhibit Visual Narratives, featuring photographs by Nina Berman, Bill Frakes, and Jim Wallace, as well as an exhibition of vintage cameras from the “golden age of photojournalism”, offered in conjunction with The Poskito: South Carolina Photography and Video Conference, on view in the Hyman Fine Arts Center, from Mar. 1 - 14, 2014.

Each year’s conference will be organized around a theme, issue or question central to the visual arts and/or broadcast and photojournalism. The organizers’ aim is to look at a topic from various perspectives by inviting professionals and scholars of different fields and ideologies to discuss their ideas on the topic. The theme of our inaugural conference will be visual narrative (storytelling).

The conference will consist of three daily sessions. The morning sessions on Mar. 6 and Mar. 7 will feature workshops reserved for the university’s visual arts, art education, and mass communication majors, while the afternoon and evening sessions on all three days will be open and free to the public. In addition, a first of its kind, Downtown Florence Art Stroll will be held on Saturday, Mar. 8 from 11am until 4pm.

The art stroll will feature public workshops and demonstrations, talks, photo exhibitions and projections, video screenings, children’s activities, and live jazz music at various venues, including the Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center (the suggested starting point for visitors attending the art stroll), the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, the Florence County Museum, the Art Trail Gallery, The Clay Pot, Addie’s Baby Art and Design Studio in downtown Florence, and the Lynda English Studio Gallery on the 2nd Loop Road.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Art Department at 843/661-1385 or visit (http://departments.fmarion.edu/finearts/gallery.htm).

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