Science & Mathematics Governor’s School Announces Student Art Exhibition

December 2, 2016

December 8, 2016 to January 21, 2017 – Startsville – 145 West Carolina Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550

Student artists from the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) will showcase their talents at a special exhibition beginning December 8, 2016and running through January 21, 2017. The exhibition will be held in downtown Hartsville at Startsville: GSSM Foundation’s Center for Innovation. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6-8 p.m.

The exhibition will feature student artwork created in GSSM's open art studio, a creativity hub designed for students to explore their creative sides through multiple modes of learning – including traditional and choice-based art. When students participate in the open art studio they have the opportunity to engage with resident professional artist Patz Fowle to develop skills, techniques and processes to create meaningful 2-D and 3-D works of art. Students also have the option of working independently or attending student-led workshops.

The exhibition will feature a collaborative sculpture created with up-cycled materials, as well as paintings, drawings, mixed media, collage, origami, ceramics, photography and more. 

“My passion as a teaching artist and educator is to guide and encourage each student to reach their full creative potential,” said Fowle. “The art studio, and the GSSM environment as a whole, is one of discovery and it's such a pleasure to work with curious, enthusiastic students who want to dig deeply and express their ideas in such creative ways.”

Startsville: GSSM Foundation’s Center for Innovation is located at 145 West Carolina Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550. The exhibit will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The opening reception is sponsored by Frame Moxi Fine Art Custom Framing.

To learn more about GSSM's Art Program, please contact Patz Fowle at or (843) 676-5054.

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