University Place Gallery
University Place Gallery is a visual art gallery located in the heart of downtown Florence. The beautifully renovated space is located on the first floor of the Rainwater Building and is an extension of Francis Marion University.
We offer free admission to rotating exhibitions which are designed to inspire and engage the residents of the Pee Dee Region. We also serve as both a catalyst for downtown development in the City of Florence and as a meeting place for artists and art enthusiasts. The gallery space is also available for private event rental.
Painting Blind: Views For The Intuitive Eye
January 14 – February 21, 2020
Gallery Talk | January 25th 11:00am
Closing Reception | February 21st 6:00pm-8:00pm
After Forty-eight years of commercial design work, Charlie Mills now focuses his time on abstract painting. His interest in non-literal expression is fueled by his focus on accessing the intuitive mind or the subconscious. Mills’ large scale paintings express clearly defined shapes and edges, calligraphic shapes and pin-striping. They are a result of the artist finding a balance of the analytical and the intuitive.
Upcoming Exhibitions And Events
The Jasper Project presents The Supper Table
Special Limited Run Installation: February 11 – 18, 2020
Annual Student Art Competition |
Adrian Rhodes: Blood and Honey
March 10 – April 17, 2020
Closing Reception | April 17th 6:00-8:00pm
GALLERY TALK: The Supper Table |Feb. 15th at 11:00am
Christina Xan will give a gallery talk about this temporary exhibition. Xan is he assistant project manager for the “The Supper Table,” and FMU alumni, and she wrote two of the essays included in the companion book. This event is free and open to the public.
ARTIST TALK: Anna Dean | March 31st at 4:00pm
Artist Anna Dean will give a public lecture about her work, which will be on view at University Place May 5 – June 12. This event is free and open to the public.
CALL FOR 2021 EXHIBITION PROPOSALS – CLOSED
Submissions for 2021 Exhibitions are now closed. The review committee will be making decisions soon. Thank you for your interest.
2020 FMU JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Submissions are now CLOSED.
This exhibition provides FMU Visual Art Students with an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional gallery and experience in presenting their work according to professional practices. This exhibition is open to FMU Visual Art majors and minors, as well as Art Education majors. Click Here To Submit
Dust And Shadow
May 5 – Jun 12, 2020