Extra Credit Options/ Local Art Shows; Artists Talks

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony Saturday, September 28th, 6 – 9 pm. Awards Ceremony at 7 pm
40th Annual Juried Spartanburg Artist Guild show.
September 3-October 13 • Spartanburg Art Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center


Friday September 27, 5:30-6:30
Tom Stanley, ” Untitled Drawings” • Sept, 27-Nov 26 • Artist Talk and Opening Reception
The Fine Arts Center, Sheffield Wood Gallery, 102 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609
The Art of Thinking in 1st Person. I am an artist and currently chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. After earning a MFA in Painting and a MA in Applied Art History from the University of South Carolina in 1980, I served on the faculties of Arkansas College in Batesville, Ark. and Barry University in Miami, Fla.; and later as director of the Waterworks Visual Arts Center in N.C. before coming to Winthrop as the first director of the galleries in 1990. In many ways however, it was the work I had the opportunity to perform prior to that time that impacted the work in this exhibition. In high school, since I excelled in mechanical drawing courses, my nickname was “Superscale.” I loved the drawing tools including T-squares, triangles, mechanical pencils, and of course, the compass. Maybe being an engineer was going to be the life for me. In fact, when I was even younger I would go Saturdays to the machine shop where my father worked and file blue print drawings. I thought, “What a thrill, how could I be so lucky.” The smell of burning metal as it was milled and drilled is still a powerful memory. So these acrylic on canvas paintings are essentially a response not only to how I perceive my world at a particular point in time, they are also a response to mechanical drawings from long ago – before I even thought about being a painter or a chair or an artist. They are drawings created with paint. Though some of these drawings are more precise than others, all are imagined. They represent three different and distinct bodies of work. I have no idea what the next series will look like since discovering something new is always a motivation. Finding and making images that I have never seen before is exciting and keeps my hands and eyes and thinking part of this art making. I love to make art. – Tom Stanley, August 2013.


Visiting artist Herb Goodman. Thursday at 4:30 PM in the USC Upstate Harley Gallery.

Art Walk Sept 19 2013 onesheet to email and post
 “The Art of Thinking,” an exhibition by Winthrop Fine Arts Students, opened at the Lipscomb Family Gallery at the South Carolina Governor’s School in Greenville, August 12 and will continue through September 13.  Participating students include Fernando PenaWill JohnsonBryanna Smith,Corey PopeSamantha OliverMatt HorickDale BridgesChris SmallsChelsea Arthur, and Hannah LickfieldThe student/artist will present a gallery talk Wed., September 4 at 4:30 p.m. (In Greenville)

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