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Meet the Art Faculty

The Art Department offers a major in Studio Art and a concentration in Graphic Arts. We offer the best of two worlds, a curriculum that is flexible and constantly updated and facilities which are housed within an historic setting. We take pride in guiding our majors in becoming artists who are competitive and prepared for employment as teachers, graphic artists, free-lance artists, as well as for graduate school. Students are eligible for numerous scholarships as well as internships for upper level studies. Lab assistantships and work study programs are also available. Because the department is small, the two full-time professors function as mentors to each student and work with students one-on-one.

 

Carolyn Ford
Associate Professor of Art
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864-488-4514

  • B.F.A., Ceramics and Drawing, Middle Tennessee State University
  • M.F.A., Ceramic Sculpture, Washington State University
  • Media: Ceramic Sculpture, and Drawing
  • Classes taught: Ceramics, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Art Appreciation, Art History, Design and Color Theory, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Crafts, etc.
  • Favorite part of teaching: I enjoy the perpetual change and exchange of art ideas with students and artists. Art is forever evolving, as should our ideas and approaches. I enjoy open minds, hard workers, and positive attitudes that reap rewards.
Chris Neyen
Assistant Professor of Art
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864-488-4513
  • B.F.A., Visual Communications, School of Visual Arts
  • M.F.A., Painting, Academy of Art University
  • Media: Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, and Graphic Design
  • Classes taught: Painting, Graphic Design, Design and Color Theory, Drawing, and Printmaking
  • Favorite part of teaching: Learning with, and from, the students. Seeing students find and develop their visual and creative voices
Faculty Emeriti:
Andy Cox
Professor of Art
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  • B.A., Art, Minor, French at Murray State University
  • M.F.A., Painting, Miami University
  • Classes taught: Painting, Drawing, Art History, Ceramics
  • Favorite part of teaching: Watching students' curiosity develop into creative skills and practices.