Clemson University

Artists Teaching : Teaching Artists - Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

Sept. 28–Nov. 7, Lee Gallery
M–TH, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

OPENING RECEPTION: F, Sept. 28, 6–8 p.m.

Monday, October 15, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
David Detrich, David Donar, Denise Woodward-Detrich

Tuesday, October 16, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Christina Nguyen Hung, Joey Manson, Todd McDonald, Kathleen Thum, Anderson Wrangle

Thursday, October 25, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Deighton Abrams, Daniel Bare, Valerie Zimany

The Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Artists Teaching : Teaching Artists, highlights artwork by Clemson University’s artist-educators. Each iteration symbolically connects our distinctive faculty research and experiences, investigating complementary elements of place, media, technology and visual language. We hold common ground in both our verdant upstate South Carolina location and our collaborative teaching values for all undergraduate and graduate students within our degree programs. For us, this is an opportunity to share our most current creative research with our students, our fellow university colleagues and the greater community. Our work represents multiplicity in communication, visual modes of practice and systems of materiality. As artists we voice a broad range of perspectives and are willing to take risks to establish meaningful dialogue on contemporary art-making in the 21st century.

The Department of Art’s award-winning faculty welcomes this occasion to exhibit at our flagship Lee Gallery on Clemson University’s main campus. We are grateful to our supporters from across the University and state who helped make this exhibition possible — forward-looking friends who inspire a legacy of creativity and value the arts as cultural capital which generates thoughtful discourse in response to the opportunities and challenges of our present day.

Resources from the University over a faculty member’s career provide a unique autonomy for experimental, creative research that is unhindered and profound. Our location within a comprehensive, public university also fosters collaboration with other disciplines. Such relationships allow us, as well as our students, to locate important professional connections and new sites of artistic inquiry.

As faculty we value our role in guiding the next generation of Clemson artists, thinkers and makers. This exhibition, Artists Teaching : Teaching Artists, provides a glimpse into the active practice of our studio art faculty. We invite your dialogue as a valuable component to build a community of critical inquiry for our programs and students.

I would like to express special appreciation to our Lee Gallery director Denise Woodward-Detrich, our marketing and public relations director Meredith Mims McTigue, and our University Marketing and Brand
Strategy team for their dedication in developing this exhibition, promoting it and ensuring its lasting documentation.

Valerie Zimany
Interim Chair, Department of Art
Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall
213 Fernow St Clemson, South Carolina 29634

Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, Exhibits, General, CVA, Lee Gallery


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

Target Audience

General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Parents/Guests, Undergraduate, Graduate, All Audiences




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