Visual Arts

FAC Mural Downtown

Anthropologie has partnered with students from the FAC to design and install a unique artwork outside the site of Anthropologie's new store location in downtown Greenville. The artwork is student-designed and will herald the arrival of the new store in the Greenville community.
During the weekend of March 9-10 at the corner of Main and Coffee Streets, students from the Fine Arts Center visual arts department painted a live installation of the artwork. A photography team was on hand to document the progression of the artwork, and through targeted social media the members of the community were invited to come and observe as the design progressed from initial installation to completion. Fine Arts Center student Sierra Snipes' design concept and proposal was chosen and accepted for the 20 feet wide by 8 feet tall mural project. The completed artwork will stand until construction of the store and plaza is completed; afterward the mural will be deconstructed for inclusion in the store's interior displays.

Annual Juried Spring Show

Fine Arts Center's Annual Spring Juried Show and reception was held Thursday, April 25, in the Sheffield Wood Gallery. The reception was generously funded by Publix. Artists Tom Dimond and Terry Jarrard-Dimond juried this year's exhibition. Married for 43 years, Tom Dimond and Terry Jarrard-Dimond have long been sharing ideas, studio space and a passion for experimentation with new materials.
Tom Dimond received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is now emeritus professor of art at Clemson University. He has exhibited his works at Clemson, Furman and Lander Universities, as well as at numerous galleries, including McDunn Gallery (Greenville), Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, Ala.), and the Addison Ripley Gallery (Washington, D.C.).
A native South Carolinian, Terry Jarrard-Dimond completed her BA at Winthrop University and her MFA at Clemson University. She has taught at several colleges and universities as well as in the summer program of the South Carolina Governor's School of the Arts. Her work is represented in collections including Coca-Cola International (Atlanta, Ga.), The Federal Reserve Bank (Charlotte, N.C.), and The State Museum of South Carolina (Columbia, S.C.).
In the Drawing and Painting category, the jurors noted, "All work demonstrated a very effective mixture of concept and technical skill in handling of materials." The jurors also commented that, in the Clay category, the work has "very strong, imaginative storytelling and beautiful surfaces." The Best of Show work "demonstrated an extremely imaginative concept within the medium as well as displaying strong skills and craftsmanship. The image is strikingly beautiful and mysterious with a strong narrative."
Best in Show
Kimberly Chambers, "Silk Moth"
First Place: George Nnodim, "Progression"
Second Place: Mariana Fuenmayor, "Stolen Moment"
Third Place: Jessica Wortkoetter, "Overlapping Hands"
Honorable Mentions
Erika Olvera, "Gadgets"
Mikayla Femenella, "Saw & Pierce Sample"
Jamie Condon, "Life as a Puzzle"
First Place: Hannah Rodgers, "Plaster Sculpture"
Second Place: Hannah Rodgers, "Bonsai"
Third Place: Marley White, "Relief"
Honorable Mention
Nick Dekrafft, "Mohawk"
First Place: Caroline Dillard, "Radiation"
Second Place: Katie Ducharme, "Clay Leaf"
Third Place: Rachel Heeke, "Sirens"
Honorable Mentions
Kimberly Chambers, "Bee"
Rachael Thoma, "Awakening"
First Place: Tia Hall, "Parting"
Second Place: Olivia Black, "Seductively Ashamed"
Third Place: Madelyn Knight, "Shouldn't She Be in the Kitchen"
Honorable Mentions
Carrie McGeachie, "Freedom"
Anna Huff, "The Wandering Mind"
Drawing and Painting
First Place: Hattie Odell, "Wrestle"
Second Place: Meade Inglis, "Solitude"
Third Place: Elise Huguley, "Gigi"
Honorable Mentions
Matt Gutierrez, "A Marriage"
Denzel Harrison, "Untitled"
Valentin Brindel, "Self-Portrait with Mood Swings"
Steven N. Sato, "9 Sides"

Twenty-Third Annual Upstate High School Art Exhibit

Exhibition Dates: April 6-26, 2013
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College's Greer Campus held the 23rd Annual Upstate High School Art Exhibit. This year's exhibition features 174 artworks from 20 Upstate high schools. Awards were selected by Greenville-based artist Daniel Marinelli, whose choices reflect an emphasis on diverse narratives and more personalized content.

Exhibit Winners From FAC

Best in Show: Denzel Harrison, "Chance"
First Place in Drawing: Hannah Rodgers, "Oscar"
First Place in Metals/Jewelry: Cala Adair, "Untitled (Rings)"
Second Place in Metals/Jewelry: Lindsay Parker, "The Storm"
Second Place in Painting: Megan Hueble, "Coming Undone"
Third Place in 3D/Sculpture: Matt Guttierrez, "Untitled (Jellyfish)"
Third Place Design and Color: Anna Huff, "The History of the Human Heart"

Permanent Collection Addition

"Manuscript One," a 2009 piece by fiber artist Terry Jarrard-Dimond, who did a weeklong residency at FAC earlier this year, has been selected to join the permanent collection at the Fine Arts Center.
Terry has written a wonderful blog post that discusses the piece, her work, her residency at FAC, and her time with the students there.
Take some time to read her post and navigate through her blog. It provides some wonderful insights into the mind of this talented and thoughtful local artist.