Clemson Alumni Artwork Chosen for the African American Voice Exhibition

September 16, 2014

September 8 – October 9

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M–Th
Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

African America Voice Exhibit in the Lee Gallery

The Center for Visual Arts, Lee Gallery at Clemson University is currently exhibiting until October 9 works by African-American artists who are among the state’s best-known and widely celebrated practitioners. The African-American Voice exhibit includes 40 pieces of artwork from the SC State Art Collection by 25 African-American artists. Three of the artists chosen for this exhibition Connie Floyd, MFA ’77, Robert Spencer, MFA ’86 and Winston Wingo, MFA ’86 are Clemson alumni.

Additional artist include: Tarleton Blackwell, Linda Blake, Richard Burnside, Sam Doyle, Joseph Gandy, MacArthur Goodwin, Jesse Guinyard, Elizabeth Kinlaw, Terry K. Hunter, Mary Jackson, Larry Jordan, Larry Lebby, Leroy Marshall, Marguerite Middleton, Dan Robert Miller, Arthur Rose, and Leo Twiggs. Artists Beverly Buchanan, Sheri Moore Change, Merton Simpson, and Maxwell Taylor are all South Carolina connected artists who no longer reside in the state.

The exhibit is part of a larger project by Clemson University’s College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, “Race and the University: A Campus Conversation.”  Events will take place throughout this academic year. The series events are listed on the Clemson University master calendar throughout the year. 

The African-American Voice exhibit was organized by and made possible through the South Carolina Arts Commission.

The Lee Gallery at Clemson University is located 1-101 Lee Hall on campus. Physical address for Lee Hall I building is 323 Fernow Street, Clemson, SC 29634. Lee Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For additional information, email Lee Gallery director, Denise Woodward-Detrich,

CLICK HERE to view photos of the current exhibit.

About the Art Galleries and Exhibits at the Center for Visual Arts–Clemson University
There are several galleries on and off campus maintained by the Center for Visual Arts through the Lee Gallery and Center for Visual Arts – Greenville. Exhibitions on and off campus provide the University and surrounding community with access to regional, national and international visual arts and artists.  The Lee Gallery and CVA-Greenville also provides programmatic offerings such as artist presentations, guest speakers, walking tours, and special events designed to introduce audiences to creative research, influences and ideas being explored by artists showcased in the galleries.

At the end of each semester the Lee Gallery showcases artwork of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Department of Art academic program. Students are required to present a final thesis of their creative research in a professional exhibition format as part of their degree fulfillment. Artists included in exhibitions are asked to deliver a public presentation about the content, inspiration and historical context of their work to the general public. Artists’ presentations serve to provide the community with an access point for understanding artistic research practice and individual motivations for creating visual art.

Galleries, special exhibits, artwork and/or showcases can be found on the main Clemson campus in our flagship Lee Gallery located in Lee Hall I as well as the Acorn Gallery in Lee Hall II.  Throughout campus visitors can also enjoy exhibits showcased at the College of Architecture Arts and Humanities Dean’s Gallery in Strode Tower, Sikes Hall Exhibit Showcase in Sikes, and the Brooks Center for Performing Arts.   Gallery showcases off-campus can be found at the Center for Visual Arts – Greenville in the Village of West Greenville, the International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR) in Greenville, the Charles K. Cheezem OLLI Education Center in Patrick Square, and The Madren Center at the Conference Center and Inn both in Clemson.