Friends of the CVA Treated Special at “Out of the Park” Event

August 7, 2014

Friends of the CVA at the Ballpark

Friends of the CVA at the Ballpark

Dan Koonce - History of the Neighborhood

Dan Koonce – History of the Neighborhood

Clemson University’s Center for the Visual Arts–Greenville (CVA-G) and the Greenville Drive are pleased to announce a joint event, “Out of the Park,” held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

This inaugural partnership seeks to expose our Clemson visual arts supporters to the environs of the lovely Fluor Field and to our wonderful neighbors, the Greenville Drive baseball organization.  It was a one of a kind event bridging Greenville arts and athletics.

Friends of the CVA began their evening at a ballpark meet and greet reception. From the ballpark they were chauffeured via the Greenville Drive’s trolley a short distance to the Center for Visual Arts – Greenville gallery in the Village of West Greenville where guests were treated to a tour and a private viewing of the powerful Sense of Place: Picturing West Greenville exhibit curated by nationally and internationally recognized editor of Fraction Magazine, David Bram. Local historian Don Koonce offered insights about the history of Greenville’s mill villages, with particular emphasis on profound impact these teams and their players had on the history of baseball.

Friends of the CVA Chauffeured by Greenville Drive Trolley

Friends of the CVA chauffeured by Greenville Drive Trolley

After visiting CVA-Greenville, guests returned to Fluor Field via the Greenville Drive’s trolleys for a special gourmet reception. Guests also enjoyed the baseball game as the Greenville Drive swept the Augusta Green Jackets.

A special thanks to the Greenville Drive for being such wonderful neighbors with the CVA-Greenville at Clemson University and their willingness to expand relationships, programs and initiatives for the community that will make Greenville a better place to live, work, play and of course, enjoy the arts.

Plans are underway to have more joint events with the Greenville Drive. For more information regarding how you can belong to the Friends of the Center for Visual Arts and be part of enjoyable art activities and events, please sign up online today or email 

View more photos from the event.

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