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. I hope the northern viewers will want to ask questions and understand the importance of traditions created from historical context—wipe away the stereotypes and understand the roots of our ways. I also hope to impart humor from our colorful means of spinning yarns.” Curator by Tim Massey states, “Our Art Department faculty and students will be excited to see first-hand the dedication of concepts and exploration employed by notable artists.” The exhibition will run from January 30, 2017- March 4, 2018 at the Tower Fine Arts Gallery at SUNY Brockport, New York.  For more information about Carolyn Ford, her art or the Art Department of Limestone College, please contact cford@limestone.edu.