FLORENCE -- Lawrence P. Anderson, associate professor and chairman of the Department of Art at the University of South Dakota (Vermillion, S.D.), has been named the chairman of the Department of Fine Arts and Mass Communications at Francis Marion University, effective July 1. Anderson replaces Denny Sanderson, who has served as the chair of the department for 14 years and been a professor at Francis Marion since 1973.
“Denny has served well as the department’s chairman,” Interim Provost Joe Heyward said. “His leadership and insight have brought the department national recognition through the professional accreditation of our programs.”
“We look forward to having Anderson join the FMU faculty,” Associate Provost Bob Barrett said. “He has outstanding teaching credentials in graphic design, printmaking and drawing. Anderson has extensive museum and gallery experience and has directed an impressive array of workshops and portfolios in the arts.”
Anderson earned his master of fine arts degree in 1981 from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and was a 1973 graduate of USD, earning a bachelor of fine arts, with an emphasis in printmaking.
From 1977-1980, Anderson was an artist-in-the-schools instructor in Shelbyville, Ky., schools. From 1980-1988, he served in various instructor and adjunct teaching positions at UK, the University of Louisville (Kentucky), and at USD. He joined the USD faculty in 1988 and has taught graphic design, printmaking, and drawing.
His art work has been exhibited widely, including such 1999 shows as the Biennial Studio Faculty Exhibition, USD Art Gallery; the University of South Dakota Printmaking Alumni II Exhibit at Arizona State University, Tempe, Az.; Solo Artist Exhibit, Icons, at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City; and at the Lino Society Group Exhibit, Hastings University, Hastings, Neb.