USC Upstate Art Education Majors Present Exhibit: “Inspiring the Imagination Through Art Education,” Jan. 13 – Feb. 27

December 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm






Students majoring in art education will have their works on display at the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Humanities and Performing Arts Center, from Jan. 13 – Feb. 27, 2012. An artist lecture and reception will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.

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.

The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight work by these students both as artists and future educators. Artworks in a full range of media will be featured. Some were completed in USC Upstate courses such as painting, crafts and printmaking. Others were created independently, outside of class.

Part of the exhibit, located in the FOCUS Gallery on the second floor, will be displays showcasing teacher candidates working with students during practicum or directed teaching. These will include projects made by students in elementary through high school classrooms throughout the Upstate as well as educational philosophies and related lesson plans.

The gallery and lecture are free and open to the public. Local educators and administrators are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Mary Lou Hightower at (864) 503-5817 or