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Artists with Limestone Ties Showcased in "Southern Exposure" Exhibit
David Benson Winnie Davis Web

Limestone's Winnie Davis Hall of History is portrayed in this painting by David Benson '78.

Two artists with ties to Limestone College are part of an intriguing exhibition on display at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery (210 West Frederick Street).

David Benson '78 (Art Education) and Professor Emeritus Sara Dame Setzer are contributing artists to the "Southern Exposure" exhibit which is sponsored by the Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Arts (CAVA). The exhibit will be on display through August 15.

Sara and David are members of a 12-person group of Upstate South Carolina artists, also named Southern Exposure, which showcases their artwork collectively. Other members of the Southern Exposure group contributed to the exhibit, which includes a dynamic array of mediums including ceramics, portraits, photography, watercolors, and others.

The general theme of the exhibit is a different look at life in Gaffney and Cherokee County. Several historic buildings of Limestone College's campus are portrayed as well as shared loves of Southern culture such as animals and rolling landscapes. Of particular interest is a portrait of Sara by David.

Sara and David have enjoyed successful careers as artists and have displayed their works in numerous exhibits and collections.