Panelists to Discuss Creative Process for “volumes 2: women bound by art” Exhibit at USC Upstate’s Curtis Harley Gallery

January 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

A panel discussion will be held 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in conjunction with the volumes 2: women bound by art, an altered book exhibition, at the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Curtis R. Harley Gallery.

The panel will be comprised of several of the women whose work has been featured in the exhibit. The women will discuss their respective creative processes during the event. A reception will follow.

The volumes: women bound by art exhibit will be on display through Feb. 21, 2014. Conceived and curated by artists Susan Livingston and Doni Jordan, each artist was given a volume of an encyclopedia and complete creative control. volumes 2:women bound by art is the result of that creativity.

This show will be exhibited in conjunction with selected works from volumes: women bound by art which was created in 2012 and was exhibited at the main branch of the Lexington County Public Library, Lexington, SC, and at Portfolio Art Gallery in Columbia, SC.

The art exhibit includes a collection of 17 altered books created by 18 women artists: Eileen Blyth (Columbia, SC), Cynthia Colbert (Columbia, SC), Jessica Cruser (Columbia, SC), Heidi Darr-Hope (Columbia, SC), Janette Grassi (Charlotte, NC), Tonya Gregg (Columbia, SC), Mary How and her young daughter Macy How (Columbia, SC), Doni Jordan (Columbia, SC), Susan Lenz (Columbia, SC), Susan Livingston (Orangeburg, SC), Gina Moore ((Columbia, SC), Yukiko Oka ((Columbia, SC), Kay Reardon (Columbia, SC), Liisa Salosaari Jasinski (Newberry, SC), Virginia Scotchie (Columbia, SC), Kathryn Van Aernum (Columbia, SC) and Katie Walker (Greenville, SC). The group includes art therapists, art professors, potters, fiber artists, graphic designers, illustrators, mixed media artists, painters and photographers.

The Standard International Encyclopedia,1954, was donated to the artists by Hal McIntosh, thanks to help of artist Cynthia Colbert. Encyclopedias, the forerunners of today’s electronic search engines, where first written by an ancient Roman scholar and focused on grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, musical theory, medicine, and architecture.


The Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery is located at 800 University Way, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC 29303 and is located on the first floor lobby of the Humanities and Performing Arts Center (HPAC). The gallery showcases nationally and internationally established artists and exhibitions that support the academic mission of USC Upstate. Most recently the University was the recipient of 5 original screenprints by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to enhance the current collection of 150 Polaroid photographs by Andy Warhol. Hours: 9am-5pm /Monday – Friday. Gallery events are free and open to the public. Jane Nodine, Gallery Director at 864/503-5838 or Michael Dickins, Gallery Manager at 864/503-5848 or go to: