Thanks to Mark Flowers (Gallery Coordinator) and
Jane Nodine (Assistant Chair, Fine Arts & Communication Studies)
Presents two related events.,…
The Other Brother Exhibition and Documentary • Spartanburg, SC
“It became clear from viewer feedback about the documentary that this project needed to have a Part II in the form of an art exhibition.” says Kristy Higby, the film’s creator who spent eight years creating the documentary. One of her other works is Bowl Digger, a short documentary about Maxie Eades, a retired mill worker-turned wooden bowl-maker from Dacusville, SC in Pickens County. Bowl Digger drew attention to Maxie’s inspiring story. She was recently named “A South Carolina Treasure”.
The Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery offers a broad range of cultural, conceptual and technical exhibitions in the visual arts while supporting the mission of the University. The Gallery is a teaching model to educate students about ideas and information that may different from their previous experiences.
Gallery activities include artist lectures, workshops and demonstrations, written documentation in support of exhibitions, scholarly research, visual art performances, art educator visits and field research. Gallery activities cultivate an understanding of art as a discipline, the relationship of art to life and the historical and societal role art plays for the educated individual.
Each year the Gallery showcases the work of graduating seniors in the visual arts program and gives them an opportunity to present undergraduate research in a public setting. The Gallery includes opportunities for students to assist in the operational features of the gallery as a hands-on educational experience while gaining applied training.
The Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery is located on the first-floor lobby of the Humanities and Performing Arts Center (HPAC) and showcases nationally and internationally established artists and exhibitions that support the academic mission of USC Upstate. Sponsored by the visual arts program and supported by the Office of Student Affairs, the Gallery schedules six or more exhibitions during the academic year. The exhibitions are accompanied by lectures, symposia, workshops and field research. Receptions honoring visiting artists and speakers are held for scheduled gallery events, which are free and open to the public