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2004

FMU Art Gallery Series features outdoor sculpture exhibit

    FLORENCE, S.C. – “Souvenirs,” an outdoor sculpture exhibit by Doug McAbee of Spartanburg, is on display at Francis Marion University through March 9 as part of the university’s Art Gallery Series.

    The colorful pop-art exhibit is located on the grounds of the Hyman Fine Arts Center. This is believed to be the first time an artist has temporarily installed outdoor sculpture as a part of an art exhibit at FMU.

    “This body of work utilizes bold color and familiar imagery as powerful tools for communication,” said McAbee. “Initially attracted by the brightness of the colors in this work, viewers are left to consider the logical or illogical relationship between the colors and the images.”

    Additional sculptures by McAbee will be on display inside the fine arts center through Feb. 13.

     “Layered Impressions: Figurative and Landscape Dramas,” prints, drawings and mixed-media works by Treelee Mac Ann will also be on display in the fine arts center gallery through Feb. 19. Mac Ann is a professor of art at Coastal Carolina University.

     “Altars,” fiber arts by Fran Gardner Perry, will be on display in the Smith University Center Gallery, Jan. 13 through March 19. Perry is an assistant professor of art at USC Lancaster.

    All exhibits are open to the public, free of charge, and may be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Last Published: February 16, 2004 9:56 AM
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