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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."

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 College 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             

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. 

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. 

Brett Schenning Published in Oxford American

Brett Schenning, Limestone College 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.

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."

With Pen & Mouse: Drawings By Dr. Jennie Sweo in the Granberry Gallery

We welcome Dr. Jennie Sweo to the department by featuring a solo exhibition of her works With Pen & Mouse in the Granberry Gallery February 15-March 29, 2018. Dr. Sweo will give an artist talk and lecture on her works during the reception February 20 at 6pm. Dr. Sweo is serving her first year at Limestone after finishing her PhD in New Zealand. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact or

Professor Carolyn Ford Solo Exhibition in TN

Professor Carolyn Ford's work will be featured in a solo show entitled Storyteller at the Eoff Hall Gallery at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, Tennessee. This exhibition will feature over fifty ceramic carvings with newer works depicting the importance of home and heritage. "As a native Tennessean, I have grown to appreciate my roots infusing cultural traditions from middle Tennessee as well as new learned ideas from adventures abroad.

Carolyn Ford, Professor of Art, to be featured in Southern Sampler: Contemporary Artists of the New South at the College of Brockport State University of New York in the Tower Fine Arts Gallery

Professor Carolyn Ford, Art Department Chair,  created thirteen new ceramic disk tiles specifically about her Tennessee heritage for a group exhibition entitled Southern Sampler: Contemporary Artists of the New South at the College of Brockport State University of New York. “There are three themes I explored: Southernisms, traditional southern skills, and the three parts of the state’s style of music.

Art Professors Lead Trip to Spain and Portugal this Summer

Emily Tuttle  and Carolyn Ford to lead trip to Spain and Portugal this summer.

Ford to be featured in SC Clay > Higher Ed Exhibition

Carolyn Ford, Professor of Art, to be featured in SC Clay > Higher Ed exhibition at Francis Marion University. This exhibit will feature 22 college and university ceramicists representing 14 state-wide institutions. “In this exhibit, I have put together five works representing influential travel locations including Bolivia, Italy, Greece, Mexico, and China. Each incorporate a reference to a historical work of art or monument juxtaposed to a personal tongue-in-cheek story or humorous element that made an impression.

Brett Schenning teaches Photo-Imagery workshop for Curriculum Strategies workshop at Waterworks Visual Arts Center

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, Brett Schenning, Art Department, conducted a Rowan-Salisbury Art Specialists Developmental Workshop at Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury, NC. This workshop focused on strategies for educators to engage their classes in photographic imaging techniques.

Professor Schenning received his BFA in Photography from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Limestone College Reformation Reflections Juried Art Exhibit On Display Now

The Limestone College Art Department proudly presents the annual Juried Student show. This year five students are featured including Marlon Ascencion, Morgan Faucett, Joy Singleton, Derek Turner, and Christine Wicht. The show runs in the Granberry Gallery from January 10-February 12, 2018. The reception for this exhibit will be from 6-7pm January 23. 

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.