Clemson Center for Visual Arts hits the ground running in 2017

Staff Report

CLEMSON — The Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University has hit the ground running in 2017, having already opened four new exhibits, hosted an artist talk and celebrated the sale of the spring 2017 shares of Community Supported Art (CSArt) student-created work.

The CVA’s calendar continues to unfold and reveal more events to attend, including new artists and innovative workshops. From visiting artists to student exhibitions and seminars, the CVA calendar has unique and transformative experiences for all. Visit for more information.

• Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition is on display through March 15 in Lee Gallery from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

In the ever-expanding social, technological, biological and digital era, change is taking place at unprecedented speeds while the world is becoming a much smaller place. The 2017 Clemson National Print and Drawing exhibition explores change in a wide range of approaches to unpacking this idea.

• Passport to the Arts will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 3. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at

Join the Lee Gallery at Clemson University and The Arts Center of Clemson for an evening of fine art, entertainers, live music, drinks and exceptional food showcased at The Arts Center, the CATBus Terminal, the Lee Gallery at Clemson University and Cox Hall at Clemson Little Theatre in Pendleton.

• Jeff Beekman holds an artist talk from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 2 in Lee Hall. Beekman is a multidisciplinary artist whose artwork since early 2000 has explored the interrelationships between land, memory and human activity. His work has been exhibited at venues across the United States, as well as New Zealand, Australia, China, Vietnam, England, Hungary and South Korea.

• Ink Travels is presented from March 31 to Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday) in Sikes Hall Showcase on the ground floor.

“Ink travels” refers to the constant challenge of keeping an active print shop clean. In the context of this exhibition, the term also refers to the wide-reaching influence of Professor Sydney A. Cross’s teaching and mentoring. This exhibition showcases Cross’s legacy as an educator and illustrates the positive impact she has had on artists across the nation.

• Sense of Place: Picturing West Greenville Exhibit is on display from April 3 to July 28 at the Center for Visual Arts-Greenville, fifth floor, 1 N. Main St. in Greenville. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The exhibit examines the people, places and the cultural life of West Greenville in a project organized by the Center for Visual Arts-Greenville. Artists invited to participate in the project demonstrate relevant experience in creating a collection of works using environmental portraiture or storytelling.

The artists selected to participate in the project and exhibit are Dawn Roe of Asheville, N.C., and Winter Park, Fla.; Dustin Chambers of Atlanta; Kathleen Robbins of Columbia; and Leon Alesi of Asheville and Austin, Texas.

• SmART Series Seminar 7 with Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins is held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 3 in 1-100 Lee Hall.

Baykal-Rollins is an American multimedia artist and educator now based in the greater New York City area after living in Istanbul for more than a decade. His “art as social practice,” combines drawing with performance, alternative education, institutional critique and cultural studies.

• A Sense of Place: Clemson — Drawings and Watercolors by James F. Barker is on display from April 24 through Oct. 11 in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Dean’s Gallery, 101 Strode Tower. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

As an architecture student, alumnus, dean, president emeritus and now professor of architecture, Barker gives a unique perspective. His exhibit captures a sense of community that portrays a richness, depth and love for the Clemson campus.

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