Senior Art Exhibit to Focus on Art Education

April 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate will showcase the work of six art education majors as part of a group exhibition called “Values” from April 6 – May 4 in the Curtis R. Harley Gallery, located in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive.

The exhibit will feature paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by Andrea Vilaivanh of Spartanburg, Ashley Sims of Easley, Aysha Caldwell of Rock Hill, Brenna Stoppiello of Travelers Rest, Heather Foster of Gaffney and Rachel Cobin of Taylors. Each of these students has worked as a pre-service teacher in art at in school districts throughout the region. Their projects will be accompanied by teaching demonstrations on display in the FOCUS Gallery, located on the second floor of the Humanities and Performing Arts Center.

Meet the artists during a reception at 4:30 p.m. April 12.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, which is the national accrediting organization for design and education, USC Upstate offers a Bachelors of Arts in Art Education that leads to initial certification to teach art in K-12. The program provides experiences in studio art, art history, educational theories and dispositions that will prepare them to teach effectively.