March 6-April 17, 2016, The Morris Gallery, Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, Florence, SC
The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics' (GSSM) Art in the Interim and Open Art Studio student artwork will be on exhibition at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’sMorris Gallery, March 6 – April 17, 2016, in conjunction with National Youth Art Month. The opening reception for the exhibit is 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 6, 2016.
One of GSSM's unique academic offerings is January Interim, a mini-mester during which students select from a wide range of elective courses or trips. Art in the Interim, taught by GSSM's Visual Arts Coordinator Patz Fowle, is an annual favorite.
During this year’s Art in the Interim, students worked to develop the necessary skills, techniques and processes to create meaningful, original 2-D and 3-D works of art. The course focused on printmaking, as well as making cultural connections using indigenous South Carolina clay, with special guest sculptor Mike Fowle.
“My passion as a teaching artist and educator is to guide and to encourage each student to reach their full potential as creative beings,” said Patz Fowle. “I believe that creativity and a lifelong love of the arts not only enriches the soul of the individual, it also reaches out enhancing the lives of others around them.”
Fowle also coordinates the GSSM Open Art Studio, open daily, for GSSM students to explore art techniques, further refine their artistic expression and find an outlet for self-expression.
The Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 South Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.For more information about the exhibit, please visit www.florencelibrary.org or call (843) 413-7070.
Pictured above: “Seized”, wheel-thrown, altered clay, by GSSM Junior Claire Moore of Greenwood, SC.