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Department of art’s annual fall Ceramic Bowl Sale to be held November 16

November 3rd, 2016
Media Release

CLEMSON — The ceramics studio in the department of art at Clemson University will hold the annual Fall Ceramics Bowl Sale from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the hallway in front of the Lee Gallery in Lee Hall. This popular annual sale is a fundraiser that supports student travel to the upcoming National [Read More]

Master’s candidates display final thesis via a ‘solastalgia’ exhibition

November 2nd, 2016
Media Release

CLEMSON – “Solastalgia,” an exhibition by Clemson University Master of Fine Arts candidates Deighton Abrams and Haley Floyd opened this week and will run until Nov. 11 at the Center for Visual Arts-Lee Gallery. The public is invited to a reception with artist talks beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Through the sculptural work of [Read More]

Clemson University is Closer to Revealing Newest Public Art On Campus

October 21st, 2016
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On October 11, students, faculty and administrators were invited to discuss a future public art installation for Lee III located in the College of Art, Architecture, and Humanities (AAH) at Clemson University. Attendees engaged in an inclusive and democratic process to determine the proposal that would be the best fit in the space known as the Lee III Wedge. The event [Read More]

Why MFA Grad Student, Kymberly Day Chose Clemson Over a Big City School

October 14th, 2016
2016-10-14 Artist Friday - Kymberly Day

Since October is a popular month for visual arts undergraduate students to begin researching and applying for graduate schools, I’d like to share some reflections from current MFA sculpture candidate, Kimberly Day as to why she chose Clemson University over a big city school. Although many students are drawn to Clemson University because of its reputation for having [Read More]

Art Students Gain Valuable Experience Through Lee Gallery Internship

October 7th, 2016
Lee Gallery Intern, Hannah Cartee

The Center for Visual Arts – Lee Gallery at Clemson University is known to be a catalyst for showcasing the research of art students, faculty, national and international artists. What is not commonly known is that it also offers an internship opportunities to Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students. The program is run by the gallery director, Denise Woodward-Detrich. Student [Read More]

Artist and Sculpture Professor, Dave Detrich’s Shares his Studio Process

September 30th, 2016
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Earlier this month, Center for Visual Arts-Lee Gallery at Clemson University interns visited the studio of sculpture professor and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduate program coordinator, Dave Detrich. All of the art department professors are not only teachers, but they are working artists. Interns were able to view his sculpture in person and [Read More]

Visual Arts Students Travel Around the World Thanks to Awarded Scholarships

September 23rd, 2016
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Each year, the Department of Art hosts a potluck dinner for all of Clemson’s BFA and MFA students. At the potluck, students have the opportunity to enjoy a meal, talk with their classmates and hear exciting and crucial information regarding internship, scholarship, research and travel opportunities. This year’s potluck was full exciting presentations highlighting the Clemson Fine [Read More]

Middle School Students Visit Clemson to Learn the Value of Thinking Creatively

September 16th, 2016
Glenview Middle-Lee Gallery

This week, BFA alumna, Stephanie Raspet ’04 brought almost 50 of her art students from Glenview Middle School to tour the Center for Visual Arts – Lee Gallery’s installation, “Stories On My Back” and the public art piece, “Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny” in Hardin Hall after enjoying a performance and viewing their artwork displayed at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. The [Read More]

An artist returns to his roots: Clemson’s Center for Visual Arts hosts “Stories on My Back”

August 19th, 2016
Media Release

Meredith Mims McTigue, Center for Visual Arts Share “Stories on My Back,” an installation by Clemson Master of Fine Arts (MFA) alumnus Richard Alexander Lou, ’86 will open the 2016-17 season in the Center for Visual Arts – Lee Gallery on Aug. 22 and run until Oct. 13.  On Friday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m., [Read More]

Clemson Arts shine throughout Artisphere 2016

June 3rd, 2016

  GREENVILLE — During the second weekend of May, connections to Clemson University’s visual art program were on full display at Artisphere, Downtown Greenville’s annual arts and crafts festival. Beyond the orange splendor of Clemson’s festival tents, STEAM and the Art Department demonstration, there were numerous more connections to Tigertown to be found by looking [Read More]

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