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Drawings, digital images and clay works to be exhibited at FMU through Feb. 17

Drawings by Howard Frye, digital images by Kathleen Pompe, and sculptural/functional clay works from the University of South Carolina’s ceramics program will be on display as part of Francis Marion University’s Art Gallery Series through Feb. 17.

The displays are open to the public, free of charge, and may be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Hyman Fine Arts Center galleries.

Frye is an assistant professor of art education at FMU. “I’ve always been attracted to the expressive qualities of line and so I have a natural affinity for drawing,” Frye said. “Looking at a drawing, you get a glimpse of the artist’s thought process in its most direct form; you can see where the artist paused, and which parts of the drawing he or she gave the most attention.”

Pompe’s exhibit is titled “Reorganization of Space.” “The digital images are narratives of landscapes that only partially exist,” Pompe said. “They represent views of places that are personal, surreal, and a product of my imagination. Although I present views of places as they exist today, I can’t resist creating personal, imagined places.” Pompe is a professor of photography at FMU.

The clay exhibition will highlight the creative research from the University of South Carolina’s ceramics program within the Department of Art. The ceramics program has received national attention through its dynamic program, which is headed by Professor Virginia Scotchie. Scotchie has headed the program for the past 11 years and has exhibited her work on an international scale.

The graduate students in USC’s ceramics program come from Michigan, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Korea. The work includes a variety of hand-built and wheel-thrown forms exploring new directions in the ceramic arts.

#80 / 1-6-05

Last Published: January 7, 2005 7:44 AM
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