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GSSM Students' Artwork to be Featured in National Art Convention

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:56pm

Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) students have been selected to display artwork within the South Carolina representation panel at the 2013 National Art Education Association National Convention. The featured artwork was created during the January 2013 Art in the Interim class led by GSSM's Artist-in-Residence Patz Fowle.

The 2013 National Art Education Association National Convention will be held March 7-10, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

GSSM Students whose artwork will be featured are: Rachel Chen, daughter of Feng Chen and Xi Wang of Central; Tobias Holden, son of Corey & Karen Holden of Simpsonville; and Marissa Nino, daughter of Tonatiuh & Margarita Nino of Gaston.

"It is wonderful to see how enthusiastic and talented our students are in a variety of fields," says Dr. Murray Brockman, GSSM President. "We know their aptitude in math and science, but it is invigorating to watch them explore the arts as well."

GSSM is a STEM-focused public, residential high school in Hartsville, SC for juniors and seniors. During January Interim, a concentrated two-week "mini-mester", students travel nationally or internationally, or take an elective course such as art, music, or cooking. Fowle has taught the "Art in the Interim" course for the past 14 years.

Fowle is a professional artist, an active a member of the National Art Education Association, the South Carolina Art Association and an Approved Artist for the South Carolina Arts Commission.

"Each January, I look forward to teaching the Art in the Interim program at the SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics! This dynamic, two-week session is a wonderful opportunity for students to explore innovative techniques in a variety of media and express themselves creatively through the visual arts," says Fowle. "Following Art in the Interim, students engage with local and regional communities through public art exhibitions. I am delighted to share the news that GSSM has been chosen as one of the featured schools representing SC at this year's National Art Education Association Convention."

The NAEA National Convention is an annual conference providing substantive professional development services that include the advancement of knowledge in all sessions, events, and activities for the purpose of improving visual arts instruction in American schools. As such, it is the world's largest art education convention.

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