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Clemson faculty member weighs in on the importance of the arts in the Carolinas

L to R: John Boyer, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; Carlos Evans, Spoleto Festival USA; Dr. Lawrence J. Wheeler, North Carolina Museum of Art; Todd A. McDonald, Clemson University.

L to R: John Boyer, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; Carlos Evans, Spoleto Festival USA;  Dr. Cheryl Richards (guest moderator); Dr. Lawrence J. Wheeler, North Carolina Museum of Art; Todd A. McDonald, Clemson University.

Todd A. McDonald was invited as an expert to share insight on the upcoming “Arts in the Carolinas” episode of the Carolina Business Review television show.

The episode explores the importance of the arts in education, how the arts are used as a catalyst for business recruitment and how the arts support STEM education. The episode also addresses the state of public funding for the arts.

McDonald is an art department faculty member and represents the department as well as the Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University. He is joined by an esteemed panel of experts: John Boyer, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; Carlos Evans, Spoleto Festival USA; Todd A. McDonald, Clemson University; Dr. Lawrence J. Wheeler, North Carolina Museum of Art.

The “Arts in the Carolinas” episode can we viewed Thursday, July 11 at 9:30 p.m. on ETV South Carolina Channel, Wednesday, July 17 at 5 p.m. on ETV World, Friday, July 19 at 6 p.m. on ETV World and Sunday, August 4 at 1 p.m. on ETV.

Did you miss the episode on TV? Not to worry. You can watch it online.

For more information about the Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University, please visit: www.clemson.edu/cva.

About the Center for Visual Arts

The Center for Visual Arts (CVA) at Clemson University is where students, visitors and scholars explore contemporary perspectives in art and culture through research, outreach programming and studio practice. With a mission to engage and render visible the creative process, the CVA is a dynamic intellectual and physical environment where art is created, exhibited and interpreted. It educates through academic research and practice with art at its core, drawing upon varied disciplines to examine critically cultural issues and artistic concerns.

The CVA serves as the umbrella for visual arts activities at Clemson University. There is not a physical building for this center as of yet. The majority of activities for the CVA are generated out of Lee Hall.

About Carolina Business Review

For over 20 years, the Carolina Business Review has been a way to initiate dialogue for public policy challenges. Carolina Business Review has become the most widely watched source for business and public policy issues across the Region. Carolina Business Review is made possible by partnerships with UNCTV, ETV and PBS Charlotte and regional Public Broadcasting organizations to produce a weekly, 30-minute dialogue that can been seen on 22 PBS affiliates throughout North and South Carolina.

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