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Asheville Art Museum Acquires Limestone Professor Carolyn Ford's Artwork

Limestone University Professor and Chair of Art Carolyn Ford recently had her artwork selected to be a part of the Asheville Art Museum’s permanent collection. Pieces from Ford’s “Southernisms” and “Southern Skills” collection were chosen to be a part of the museum’s inaugural exhibit “Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia” in November 2019. Ford was one of 50 artists to be represented in the exhibit. One of Ford’s pieces, highlighting the art of quilting, accompanies this article.

Professor Carolyn Ford Carves 2-Ton “Southernism” Art Piece In Arizona

Although her thumbs are still numb from the experience, Limestone University Professor of Art Carolyn Ford said she had a blast last month as a guest artist at Mission Clay Art and Industry in Phoenix. Thanks to a special invitation, Ford was able to carve her "Southernisms" series on monumental extruded ceramic pipes and that work will now become part of Mission's permanent art collection.

Professor Carolyn Ford To Be Featured In New Art Museum's Exhibition

Limestone University Professor of Art Carolyn Ford will have her artwork featured in the inaugural exhibit “Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia” for the new Asheville Art Museum opening later this month. “Appalachia Now!” will be the first exhibition in the new museum that opens on Thursday, Nov. 14. The exhibition provides a regional snapshot of the art of the 21st century – a collective survey of contemporary Southern Appalachian culture.

Limestone's Schenning Is Featured Presenter; Dr. Nichols Also Joins Panel

Brett Schenning, Preceptor of Art & Interdisciplinary Studies at Limestone University, was a featured presenter recently on the “Americans and the Archive” panel at the 2019 Popular Culture Association's national conference in Washington, D.C.

Limestone University "Candelabra" Launch Party Set For April 29

Limestone’s Candelabra is hot off the press and The University is planning a launch party for the magazine on April 29. Each year, Limestone publishes the Candelabra, a literary and art magazine that displays the best works of contributors, including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. The launch party will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Granberry Hall Art Gallery.

Williams' Senior Art Exhibition Artist Talk & Reception is April 26

Limestone University’s Department of Art is currently hosting the senior exhibition “Journey” by Raymond Williams, Jr., in Granberry Gallery. The exhibit started on April 23 and will run through May 6, with a reception and artist talk scheduled for Thursday, April 26, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The exhibit and the reception are both free and open to the public.

Senior Art Exhibition Reception Planned For December 5

Limestone University will soon be hosting a reception for “All From One,” a Senior Art Exhibition by Windy Addington. The exhibit will be on display at Granberry Gallery from November 26-November 5, and the reception and Artist Talk will be held on Wednesday, December 5, beginning at 6 p.m.

Art Department Trip To British Isles Coming In Summer Of 2019

Limestone University’s Department of Art is planning its third trip abroad in the summer of 2019 and students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to come along. Professors Carolyn Ford and Emily Tuttle are organizing the 11-day British Isles adventure that will include stops in England, Ireland, and Wales. There will also be an excursion into London.

Professors Emily Tuttle and Carolyn Ford Lead Trip to Spain & Portugal

Countdown to Saturday when Professors Emily Tuttle and Carolyn Ford will lead a group of ten to Spain and Portugal.

"High impact practices such as taking students abroad is so important to us," states Ford. "Emily and I are already planning next summer's trip to the British Isles."

Carolyn Ford and Brett Schenning Receive Awards

During the 2018 Academic Awards not only were the Art students recognized for their hard work, but also, Professors Brett Schenning and Carolyn Ford. 

Senior Shows for Taylor Sheppard and Raymond Williams

This semester we celebrated many firsts including the first solo exhibit by a freshman (Morgan Faucett), the first exhibit by a minor (Taylor Sheppard), and the first exhibit by a legally blind student (Raymond Williams). 

2018 Academic Awards Night Recipients

Limestone University hosted its annual Academic Awards night. Each year the faculty vote on those that have set high standards and are proving their worth in the LC Art Department. Students received Fine Arts Scholarship or Activity Grant offers as part of the department's gratitude. 

Here is a list of this year's awards: 

Spring Academic Awards: 

Senior Awards:Presented by Carolyn Ford and Jennie Sweo

            Christine Wicht and Windy Addington

Rising Artist Awards:Presented by Carolyn Ford             

Celebration by Morgan Faucett

The Art Department proudly announces Celebration: Solo Show by Morgan Faucett in the A.J. Eastwood Library conference room. The show will be on display from April 4-May 12 with a birthday party reception April 9 from 6-7pm.  "Morgan Faucett worked so hard during her first semester, the faculty voted to offer her a solo show. We are so happy that she has agreed to curate new and old works of art to show to the campus."--Carolyn Ford.  Morgan is a second-semester freshman from Union, SC. This event is free and open to the public. Vegan treats will be served. 

Carolyn Ford Presents Teacher Workshop at Waterworks

Professor Carolyn Ford presented back to back workshops at Waterworks Visual Arts Center for professional development for the Art Specialists of the Rowan Salisbury schools. Demonstrations included concepts in positive/negative reversals and the reductive processes in clay and printmaking. "The opportunity to teach other teachers reinforces the idea of community. I hope to connect with the local schools and show them all Limestone has to offer."

Brett Schenning Published in Oxford American

Brett Schenning, Limestone University Art Department professor, has been published in the latest feature on Oxford American’s “Eyes on the South.” His series ‘Small Towns, Big Dreams’ is a documentary photographic project that explores the hardships in post-Great Recession rural America.