Nevitt exhibit opens Oct. 19
FLORENCE - "Reflections on Family and Faith" by Stephen Nevitt will be on exhibit Oct. 19-Nov. 24 in the Hyman Fine Arts Center gallery at Francis Marion University. The exhibit, one of the FMU Art Gallery Series, is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nevitt has been a faculty member at Columbia College since 1976 and is currently chairman of the Department of Art at the college. He has served on the visual arts faculty of the summer program of the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, since 1985.
Born in Charlotte, he has lived most of his life in Columbia. He earned his B.F.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1971. His works have been shown in more than 200 exhibits. He was one of 43 artists from South Carolina whose work represented the state in "Portrait of the South," an exhibit involving art from the southeastern U.S. at the Palazzo Venezia in Rome, Italy. He was selected as one of 16 printmakers representing the state at a Southern Graphics Council Convention at Furman University.
Nevitt has held more than 15 one-man shows, and participated in more than 25 two- or three-person shows, including exhibits at the Havens Gallery in Columbia, the McDonald Gallery in Charlotte, the Sumter Museum, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, and the Theatre Gallery in High Point, N.C.
Nevitt has received more than 80 awards and honors; earned eight "Best in Show" awards; 12 second or third overall awards in competitive exhibitions; and more than 30 pieces of his work appear in 17 public or corporate collections. He is a frequent guest artist and speaker and conducts various workshops.
"Issues of family and faith have been dominant in my work for many years. Choices for this show involve a blend of older and more recent pieces which reflect these themes through use of drawing, printmaking, painting, and mixed media processes," Nevitt said. "Included are self-portraits, images of relatives, and symbols which relate to religious concerns."***
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