Converse faculty art at UCAC


Exhibit of college faculty art on display through Aug. 30

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times "Blue Horse" is an oil on canvas painting by Teresa Prater, Charles A. Dana Professor of Studio Art — Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture at Coverse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times "Jazz" is a graphite and digital painting by Mike Massengale, Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times "Despair" is a watercolor painting by Jane Hughes, Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times "Blue" is a watercolor on arches painting by Gretchen (Geri) Hurlburt, Coordinator of the Art Therapy Program, Associate Professor of Art Therapy which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times "Mac's Mark" is a "reclaimed Boggs studio artifact" by Greg Mueller, Assistant Professor of Art — Sculpture at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times "La Belle Epoque" is a work of digital photography by Robyn Allwright, Adjunct Instructor — Art History at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times "Arms Wide Open" is a charcoal drawing by Teresa Prater, Charles A. Dana Professor of Studio Art — Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times "Waterlillies Everywhere" is an oil on canvas painting by Suzanne Floyd Gunter, Assistant Professor of Art Education, Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.


By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

UNION — The faculty of the Converse College art program doesn’t just teach art to their students they produce works of art and their work is on display this month at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery.

Coordinator Amber Ivey said the exhibit, which is on display through Aug. 30, is composed of approximately 40 pieces of art produced by 14 artists, all of them members of the faculty at Converse College. The Converse College faculty members who contributed to the exhibit are:

• Andrew Blanchard, Associate Professor of Art — Printmaking and Photography

• Andrea Elliott, Instructor of Art Education

• Susanne Floyd Gunter, Assistant Professor of Art Education, Chair of the Department of Art and Design

• Jane Hughes, Assistant Professor of Interior Design

• Dianne Rash Bagnal, Retired Assistant Professor of Art Education

• Mary Carlisle, Adjunct Professor, Arts Management Minor Program

• Mike Massengale, Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design

• Robyn Allwright, Adjunct Instructor — Art History

• Vivianne Lee Carey, Adjunct Instructor — Three-Dimensional Design

• Gretchen (Geri) Hurlburt, Coordinator of the Art Therapy Program, Associate Professor of Art Therapy

• Greg Mueller, Assistant Professor of Art — Sculpture

• Frazer S.M. Pajak, Professor Emeritus, Interior Design

• Teresa Prater, Charles A. Dana Professor of Studio Art — Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture

• David Zacharias, Associate Professor of Art — Ceramics

Ivey said the faculty members used a variety of mediums in their works of art on display including paintings done with oil, charcoal, and watercolor; three-dimensional sculpture; and digital photography. She added that, in addition to contributing her work to the exhibit, Gunter also organized it.

A reception for the exhibit and the artists will be held at the UCAC Art Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. The reception is open to the public.

The Union County Arts Council Art Gallery is located at 116 E. Main St., Union. For more information on the exhibit and the Arts Council call 864-429-2817.

The gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Blue Horse" is an oil on canvas painting by Teresa Prater, Charles A. Dana Professor of Studio Art — Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture at Coverse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Blue-Horse.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Blue Horse" is an oil on canvas painting by Teresa Prater, Charles A. Dana Professor of Studio Art — Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture at Coverse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Jazz" is a graphite and digital painting by Mike Massengale, Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Jazz.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Jazz" is a graphite and digital painting by Mike Massengale, Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Despair" is a watercolor painting by Jane Hughes, Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Despair.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Despair" is a watercolor painting by Jane Hughes, Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Blue" is a watercolor on arches painting by Gretchen (Geri) Hurlburt, Coordinator of the Art Therapy Program, Associate Professor of Art Therapy which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Blue.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Blue" is a watercolor on arches painting by Gretchen (Geri) Hurlburt, Coordinator of the Art Therapy Program, Associate Professor of Art Therapy which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Mac’s Mark" is a "reclaimed Boggs studio artifact" by Greg Mueller, Assistant Professor of Art — Sculpture at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Mac-s-Mark.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Mac’s Mark" is a "reclaimed Boggs studio artifact" by Greg Mueller, Assistant Professor of Art — Sculpture at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"La Belle Epoque" is a work of digital photography by Robyn Allwright, Adjunct Instructor — Art History at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_La-Belle-Epoque.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"La Belle Epoque" is a work of digital photography by Robyn Allwright, Adjunct Instructor — Art History at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Arms Wide Open" is a charcoal drawing by Teresa Prater, Charles A. Dana Professor of Studio Art — Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Open-Arms.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Arms Wide Open" is a charcoal drawing by Teresa Prater, Charles A. Dana Professor of Studio Art — Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Waterlillies Everywhere" is an oil on canvas painting by Suzanne Floyd Gunter, Assistant Professor of Art Education, Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Waterlillies.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times
"Waterlillies Everywhere" is an oil on canvas painting by Suzanne Floyd Gunter, Assistant Professor of Art Education, Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Converse College which is currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. The painting is one of approximately 40 works of art produced by 14 members of the Converse College arts program faculty on display at the gallery through Aug. 30.
Exhibit of college faculty art on display through Aug. 30

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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