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College of Arts and Sciences

SC Fellows Part I Artist Panel: Eleanor Heartney

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

Location: McMaster Gallery, 1615 Senate Street

SC Fellows is part of the SC Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary celebration that includes 15 solo- and group exhibitions of current and past fellows throughout South Carolina. The 701 CCA and McMaster Gallery exhibitions are the first part of the retrospective exhibition drawn from the work of the 89 artists who have received SC Arts Commission fellowships since 1976 when the program was established.

Eleanor Heartney, curator of SC. Fellows Part I & II, will be hosting an artist panel and gallery talk. Heartney has brought together three artists from the current exhibition, Jim Edwards, Linda McCune, and Gunars Strazdins. The SC Fellows will discuss what it means to be a practicing artist in South Carolina, how they have navigated their careers, and what advice they would give to students and emerging artists.

Heartney is a contributing editor for Art in America magazine and the author of several books, including Art & Today (2008). In 2004 she curated Thresholds, the traveling exhibition of art from five southern states organized by the SC Arts Commission. In 2009, she curated The State Art Collection: Contemporary Conversations, a two-part traveling exhibition organized by the commission and 701 CCA.

This event is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, South Carolina Arts Commission, and the USC School of Visual Art and Design