Press Release - 2021 GSSM Student Art Exhibition

March 8, 2021

GSSM Student Art Exhibition

Hartsville, SC - The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) student artwork will be on exhibition at the Hartsville Museum, March 8 – April 30 in conjunction with National Youth Art Month.

Works in the 2021 GSSM Student Art Exhibition were created through multiple-modes of learning including innovative, on campus, virtual and hybrid art courses. Various media represented in the student exhibit include graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, color pencils, and watercolor media.

Students engage with professional artist, Patz Fowle, to deepen their understanding of visual art while developing skills, techniques, and processes to create meaningful art works. In addition to the art courses, students have fun, and exciting, student-choice opportunities. They may work independently in GSSM’s innovative, art studio, attend collaborative workshops through photography club and crochet club,  or lead their own workshops through art club. Students are encouraged to participate in public art exhibitions featuring significant, current endeavors like the Pandemic Pen & Ink Project, and the Pandemic Pottery Project

“Art is a strong unifying element within a community,” says Patz Fowle, Visual Arts Coordinator at GSSM. “Creative collaboration between the Hartsville Museum and the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics is a beneficial bridge connecting Hartsville’s history to Hartsville’s future, through art, education, and culture.” 

Exhibiting student artists include:

  • Alddie Zarraga
  • Ana Chavez
  • Anavami Isa Gracen
  • Andrew Chekanov
  • Anish Kanthamneni
  • Annika Colmer
  • Brandon Campbell
  • Catherine Hughes
  • Connor Clark
  • Delvon Jenkins
  • Destiny Benjamin
  • Eva Fulcher
  • Gracen Anne Thompson
  • Haleigh Gartner
  • Irtija Nazim
  • Jace Noel
  • John Aragon
  • John Hardin
  • Justin Furgala
  • Kiernan Hedlund
  • Luke Phillips
  • Margret Wensink
  • Nathanial Lott
  • Nitin Gupta
  • Pia Kayser
  • Zachary Goodwin 

Link to Hartsville Museum: https://hartsvillemuseum.org/ 

The museum is located at 222 N 5th street in Hartsville, South Carolina. For more information please contact Museum Manager, Andrea Steen, info@hartsvillemuseum.org or at 843.383.3005.

Photos for Download:

Haleigh Gartner Artwork (.jpeg)

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One of the few specialized public residential high schools of its kind, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) exists to push motivated young learners beyond their perceived levels of academic ability. Founded in 1988 under the leadership of the late Governor Carroll Campbell, GSSM has consistently raised the bar for STEM education in the Palmetto State. GSSM’s two-year residential high school program—as well as its virtual high school program, summer camps, and outreach programs—all invite young people to explore the subjects they love in a diverse, inclusive, and uncommonly supportive academic environment. Here, challenge is viewed as a gateway to opportunity. GSSM students embrace the school’s rigorous approach to education and in so doing begin to realize their full potential. Learn more by visiting www.scgssm.org.

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