Student artwork from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) will be on exhibition at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery, March 6 through April 17, 2016, in conjunction with National Youth Art Month. The opening reception for the exhibit is 3pm on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Admission to the reception is free and light refreshments will be served.
One of GSSM’s unique academic offerings is January Interim, a mini-mester during which students select from a wide range of elective courses or trips. Art in the Interim, taught by GSSM’s Visual Arts Coordinator Patz Fowle, is an annual favorite.
During this year’s Art in the Interim, students worked to develop the necessary skills, techniques, and processes to create meaningful, original 2-D and 3-D works of art. The course focused on printmaking, as well as making cultural connections using indigenous South Carolina clay, with special guest sculptor Mike Fowle.
“My passion as a teaching artist and educator is to guide and to encourage each student to reach their full potential as creative beings,” said Patz Fowle.
The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence and is open Monday through Thursday, 9am-8:15pm; Friday and Saturday, 9am-5:15pm; and Sunday, 2-5:45pm. For more information about the exhibit, please visit www.florencelibrary.org, or call 843-413-7070.