|ART EXHIBITS ON DISPLAY|
The Limestone College Art Department is currently featuring its first three exhibits of the year, at two different locations on campus.
“Colorscapes and Introspections” is an art exhibit on display at the Granberry Gallery. It features art by Dr. Henry Fagen and Lee Simmons.
“Post Your Bills: Reacting to Propaganda and Emotion,” is an interactive view and respond exhibit of posters curated by Karl Trybus, Assistant Professor of History, in conjunction with ID100 Section 5 . That display is set up in the A.J. Eastwood Library Conference Room Gallery.
The posters in the exhibition represent a variety of propaganda from the First World War until present day, according to Carolyn Ford, Art Professor at Limestone.
“These propaganda posters do not exist in a vacuum – they require witnesses to gaze upon the image and feel some type of emotion,” Trybus said. “In some images, people should feel togetherness, unity, and a willingness to work for a shared goal. Others, though, tap into darker emotions like hatred and anger, and drive the viewers to strike out against a perceived enemy. Propaganda can only work if the audience feels something.”
A third exhibit currently featured at Limestone is entitled “Asian Invasion,” which started on Sept. 9 and will continue though Nov. 4 at the Granberry Gallery.
This display was inspired from recent faculty travels to Asia, as well as the influence from Asian cultures, on studies at Limestone. This past summer, several Limestone faculty members taught in China. In addition, several faculty members are from Asian countries and have the ability to teach their students foreign languages.
From Thailand to China, Japan to Korea, many items are on display as part of this exhibit.
On Sept. 24, Limestone professors Dr. Jonathan Sarnoff (History), Bonnie Sarnoff (French), and Ford (Art) will be speaking to the Limestone Honors Program about teaching in China and travels in Asia. The three were selected for teaching conversational English to high school teachers in China. The program, which was made possible by the Chinese Culture and Education Center, was designed to strengthen the understanding of cultural differences between the United States and China through cross cultural education and training.
The three Limestone professors were selected after a competitive application process. They joined 62 other educators from Upstate South Carolina during their month-long stay in China.
Dr. Youmi Efurd, from South Korea, is currently teaching a special topic in ID100 on Asian Brush painting.
Limestone College is a four-year, liberal arts institution in Gaffney, SC. Established in 1845, Limestone offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of social work, associate of arts, associate of science, and master of business administration degrees through traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities.