Clemson University

"Clemson Community Cups - 500 Mugs : 500 Stores : 1 Collection" Exhibit

Exhibit runs January 27–February 7 

9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall

Concurrent with the Artstream Ceramic Library and Alleghany Meadows visit, the Acorn Gallery will feature an ongoing research project by Brenton Pafford ('14 MFA, Ceramics) and Patricia Fancer (PhD candidate, RCID).  

Through the creative work of a graduate student in the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program and a graduate student in Clemson’s Masters of Fine Arts, this project will demonstrate how writing and ceramics both function as ties that connect unique individuals through shared practices, experiences, and exchanges. In particular, this project will present two primary deliverables. First, we will design a shared experience for students in English 1030 and other members of the Clemson community. Participants will then complete short oral histories that reflect on the rhetorical and social functions of ceramics. These oral histories will then be integrated into the final deliverable for this project: a digital art piece that compiles audio and visual fragments of the participant’s oral histories into a collective, shared art experience. This digital art piece will be exhibited at Clemson’s Acorn Gallery and all participants will be invited to join. The aim of this project is to create connections. Ceramics and the oral histories create connections by highlighting our shared experiences. In addition, this project creates connections between the disciplines of Visual Art and Rhetorics. Building out from these connections, this project seeks integrate the work of Clemson’s creative culture in to the broader Clemson community.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

Acorn Gallery, Lee Hall, 2-G26 Lee Hall 1, 323 Fernow St Clemson, SC 29634

Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, Exhibits


Art, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Lee Gallery, Centers and Institutes, Center for Visual Arts - CVA

Target Audience

General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Parents/Guests


Contact Name:

Denise Woodward-Detrich

Contact Phone:

(864) 656-3883

Contact Email:


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