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Spring exhibitions showcase visual arts students’ creative works

March 28, 2024

Patrons looking at art inside the Lee Gallery

The Clemson Visual Arts (CVA) at Clemson University is gearing up to honor artistic excellence through a series of student showcases this spring. The exhibitions invite the public to witness the remarkable work of emerging art undergraduates, culminating in the highly anticipated Spring Studio Ceramic Sale. Among the highlights is the unveiling of ten Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) senior works, representing extensive research efforts.

The BFA senior exhibits represent the completion of year-long research endeavors. Visual Arts students undergo a series of critiques aimed at nurturing the development of a body of work of their choosing. The public is invited to participate in this dialogue by attending the artist talks, followed by receptions with the artists. Join the CVA this spring to see the next generation of artists.

Art Sale

Spring Ceramic Studio Sale

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Lee Gallery Hallway

Art enthusiasts can purchase ceramics from Clemson Ceramics Association student members, with a vast selection of functional works at various prices. Proceeds will support student scholarships and travel to the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts Conference. 

Faculty Artist Talk

David Donar’s Sabbatical Talk

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: 1-100 Lee Hall

Award-winning short filmmaker and Professor of Art in Animation at Clemson University, David Donar delves into the vibrant world of Acadian/Cajun/Creole culture in Louisiana, unveiling its music scene and folklore. From classic Cajun tunes to the infectious rhythms of Creole music, he guides audiences through the intricate history and soulful melodies that define this dynamic region. Donar showcases his research in animation and music, transporting viewers to worlds filled with narrative depth and cultural resonance. 

Exhibitions

The BFA Senior Art Exhibit #1 – Configurations of Sentiment

Date & Time: Apr. 3-11, M–F, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Artist Talks & Reception Friday, April 5, 5-7 p.m.

BFA Senior Artist Talks & Reception Exhibit #2 – Evocation

Date & Time: Apr. 17-25, M–F, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Artist Talks & Reception Friday, April 19, 5-7 p.m.

Location: Lee Gallery

The Lee Gallery exhibits artwork of graduating students enrolled in the Department of Art academic program at the end of each semester. Students are required to present their final creative research in a professional exhibition and deliver an oral presentation about their work. All events are free and open to the public.

Ink Travels: MFA Alumni Selections Art Exhibition

Date & Time: On display-Apr. 12, M–Su, library hours

Location: Cooper Library, Fourth Floor

This print exchange between Clemson alumni honors Sydney A. Cross and celebrates the wide-reaching influence of Syd as a teacher and mentor. The exhibition features selected works from MFA alumni.

Alumni Works Art Exhibition

Date & Time: On display-Apr. 18, M–F, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: CAH Dean’s Gallery in Strode Tower

“Alumni Works” showcases MFA and BFA works created by artists during their enrollment at Clemson University, featuring photography, drawing, printmaking, and painting.

Harvey Gantt Curriculum Vitae Art Exhibition

Date & Time: On display – Nov. 17, M–F, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: Sikes Hall Showcase, Ground Floor

This exhibition, based on research conducted through an independent study, showcases Harvey Gantt’s curriculum vitae. It includes photographs taken by Cecile Williams and a graphic created by Gregg Ussery.

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Clemson Visual Arts at Clemson University

Clemson University, honoring Thomas Green Clemson’s vision, incorporates art throughout its facilities. Visitors are encouraged to engage with Clemson Visual Arts by exploring gallery spaces and public art and attending special events. Exhibitions and events are made possible through generous support to the Center for Visual Arts.

For more information and the full event calendar, visit clemson.edu/art.

Exhibitions, artist talks, and receptions are free to the public, thanks to the generous support given to the Center for Visual Arts. 

To support Clemson Visual Arts, visit clemson.edu/caac/academics/art/about-us/giving.html.