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Senior Spotlight: Claire Violand

Each semester I like to sit down with the seniors and do a Q&A session. The last but not least but the least in tiny size’s senior spotlight is Claire Violand, Graphic Arts, interviewed by Professor Carolyn Ford, Department Chair.  Claire has shown devotion to her Graphics and Communications classes. She is driven in her tennis playing as well as her future taking on an internship at Jetline. Although she is as tiny as a mouse with a sweet voice, she is organized, efficient, and underestimates her abilities impressing others with her big art-voice. 


Sweo Published in the Journal "Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice."

Limestone's Assistant Professor of Studio Art & Graphic Design, Dr. Jennie Sweo's research on the development of a model of style grammar in drawing was published in the journal "Drawing:Research, Theory, Practice." 

Dr. Sweo's research focuses on the value of understanding style. 

Senior Spotlight: Genna Greevelink

Each semester I like to sit down with the seniors and do a Q&A session. The third senior spotlight is Genna Greevelink, Graphic Arts, interviewed by Professor Carolyn Ford, Department Chair. One of my fondest memories of Genna was the night we had the annual Art Department bonfire at my house with Professor Tuttle. We decided to do the ghost walk over the T-Bridge but had the biggest fright and laugh of our lives when a squirrel almost attacked Professor Tuttle under a tree. Genna laughed so hard she had the entire downtown looking our way.

Saintsgiving Tuesday SALE!

Come support your fellow art students by purchasing art made at Limestone! Proceeds send help send students to Spain this summer. The items will be on sale in the Dixie Student Center from 9-11am (with overflow items in the Ceramics Lab) followed by Sydney Landreth's show and sale in Granberry from 6-7pm. The students will be selling ornaments, mugs, bowls, etc. For more information, contact

Senior Show Highlights: Centered by Sydney Landreth

Each semester I like to sit down with the seniors and do a Q&A session. The second senior spotlight is Sydney Landreth, Studio & Graphics double emphasis, interviewed by myself, Professor Carolyn Ford, Department Chair. Her show Centered is currently hanging in the Granberry Gallery. I’d like to first say that Sydney will be missed immensely, not that I will ever see us separating. Sydney has been a lifesaver in the ceramics lab. My heart pitter-patters every time I enter the lab and hear the clay mixer going.

Learned Ladies

Learned Ladies

During the Salon movement of the 17th century, women, thirsty for knowledge and freedom, began to read, discuss and absorb all the learning they could now get their hands on. Frequently, into that mix came sycophants and opportunists, to take advantage of the budding but not fully formed intelligence of the Women's Movement. Enter Trissotin, a mediocre poet with a lot of sex appeal and little literary talent, who all but seduces Philamente, determined to be at the forefront of the movement.

Senior Show Highlights: Inspired by Allison Masyada

Each semester I like to sit down with the seniors and do a Q&A session. The first senior spotlight is Allison Masyada, Studio Art interviewed by myself, Professor Carolyn Ford, Department Chair. I'd like to first say that Allison has been one of the most positive well-rounded students we've had in a long time. Her talent is natural. Her mark-making inspires. Her organization skills are phenomenal. Everyone loves Al. 


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Carolyn Ford Exhibits at Waterworks Center for Visual Arts

Carolyn Ford, Professor of Art, will be exhibiting her works in Woodson and Osborne galleries at Waterworks Center for Visual Arts. The collective theme for all galleries is Architecture and History. Ford’s exhibit will be a continuation of her Go To and Go By series. This show will be on display from September 2017- February, 2018. The reception will be September 15 from 6-8pm. Waterworks is one of the 12 accredited museums in NC and is located in Salisbury, NC. 

Jennie Sweo Published!

Jennie Sweo’s research was accepted into the Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS). It is a comprehensive database of thesis abstracts on topics that intersect art, science and technology. Her dissertation abstract was one of several that were chosen this year to be published in their database (out of several hundred only 44 were chosen—she is one of the 44). Leonardo is a high ranked peer reviewed Journal run by MIT Press.

Spain: Land of Many Cultures

Spain and Portugal 2018

The Art Department will be hosting a trip though EF to Spain and Portugal. All majors and professors are invited to join. This trip will include art, architecture, culture, cuisine, music, dance, and more. There is even an option to learn how to cook a traditional Spanish meal. For more information, please contact or

Ford in Juried Exhibit

Professor Carolyn Ford's pieces selected in the Juried Show in Tennessee

Carolyn Ford, Professor of Art, had five pieces selected in the juried Alums: A Celebration show at MTSU highlighting graduates from 1982-2012. One of her pieces was selected for the postcard/digital invite. Carolyn Ford has been a member of the Limestone Art Department since 2003 and has served as Chair of the Department since 2010. The exhibition will be on display in the Todd Gallery from August 31-September 20, 2017. The reception will be held August 31 from 5:30-7pm. 


Emergent: A Lily Pad Installation by Christina Laurel Now on Display

Emergent: A Lily Pad Installation by Christina Laurel is on display at the Granberry Gallery.

"The lily pad is a living entity whose roots are submerged in the earth, but whose growth propels it through water to emerge into the air above. It is a motif ripe with symbolism.

The dimensional lily pads are crafted with two different weights of Japanese shoji paper, sewn at the seams. They float above the cradled-wood panels - “water” - on whose surface are applied digital prints of an original collage, as well as lily-pad silhouette washi.


Professors Brett Schenning and Carolyn Ford Exhibited in I AM MAN Juried Exhibtion

Professors Carolyn Ford and Brett Schenning had works accepted in the I AM MAN juried exhibit at the CAVA gallery in Gaffney. These works were on display July 13-August 26, 2017 as part of the Peach Festival events. Professor Ford exhibited two figure drawings while Professor Schenning exhibited two gelatin silver prints.

Evil Dead


This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil DeadEvil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time.  Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes… and all to music.  The songs in the show are completely off the wall as well.

Joseph Earp Hired To Lead Marching Saints At Limestone

Limestone College has hired as its new Assistant Director of Bands Joseph Earp, whose primary responsibilities will include directing and educating students in the school’s marching band, known as the Marching Saints.

Earp will officially join Limestone’s Department of Music staff on July 1. He will also be responsible for the music program’s recruiting efforts.

“Joseph will bring an enthusiasm for music and education that the Marching Saints membership needs and deserves,” said Dr. Patrick Carney, Limestone’s Director of Bands.