Teron White Receives Curtis R. Harley Visual Arts Scholarship

November 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Spartanburg, SC – Teron White, 20, a sophomore majoring in graphic design at the University of South Carolina Upstate, was recently awarded the Curtis R. Harley Visual Arts Scholarship. This scholarship provides $1,000 tuition assistance to a full time art major currently enrolled in art courses, who is a graduate of a public Spartanburg County secondary school, and has at least 30 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

White was born and raised in Spartanburg, and has been interested in art his whole life. Through high school he was involved in graphics and art courses, and had an interest in architecture, home construction and furniture building. His mother, her siblings, and his grandmother are talented in art, he says, adding that his artistic abilities may be genetic. When he started at USC Upstate, he chose graphic design as his major. Art, he says, “is a very resourceful form of expression…and as a graphic design major I’m pretty sure my creative side can be properly fed.”

Most of White’s hobbies involve forms of creative expression such as personal design projects, writing stories, scripts, poems and songs. With his strong passion for music, he produces instrumentals and records songs in his home studio with a group.

For more information about the Curtis R, Harley Visual Arts Scholarship or about Teron White, contact Jane Nodine, director of the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery, at jnodine@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5838.