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. Whether it be we Americans trying to cross a road like “Frogger” in China amongst the cyclists or watching the Lucha Libre fights in Mexico City, the world has so much more to offer beyond what is in the textbooks” states Ford. Professor Ford along with Professor Emily Tuttle, Art History, will be continuing their Art Department hosted travel abroad series this summer when they go to Spain and Portugal. “These trips influence not only my art but the students that join us. This trip is open to all that want to go. You don’t have to be an Art major, you just need to be willing and able to get out of your comfort zone, try new food, and embrace new experiences. You will be surprised at how much of the art you will see will stay in your memories when taking a future class. We are very excited because this year we have more students than ever attending. They too can see how these trips go directly into my personal art and future student projects.”  SC Clay> Higher Ed will be on display at Francis Marion University from February 20-March 29, 2018 in the Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery. The reception will be February 20th from 6-7:30pm and is free and open to the public. For more information about Carolyn Ford, her art, the Art Department of Limestone College,  or their hosted trips abroad, please contact cford@limestone.edu.