Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics student art exhibition
The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) student artwork will be on exhibition at the Hartsville Museum, March 2nd–31st in conjunction with National Youth Art Month.
Works in the GSSM Student Art Exhibition were created through multiple modes of learning including traditional visual arts courses and innovative, student-choice opportunities in GSSM’s on-campus art studio. Various media represented in the student exhibit include graphite, charcoal, Conté, pen and ink, colored pencils, acrylic on canvas, watercolor, carved wood, altered books, printmaking, stained indigenous terracotta, glazed stoneware and sculptures created in non-traditional media.
Students engage with professional artist, Patz Fowle, to deepen their understanding of visual art while developing skills, techniques, and processes to create meaningful 2-D and 3-D works. In addition to the courses Fowle teaches, she also offers residential students innovative, student-choice opportunities. Such opportunities include access GSSM’s art studio to work independently, invitations to attend various creative workshops, and the opportunity for students to lead their own workshops. Students are also invited to participate in public art exhibitions and collaborate on significant endeavors like the Mother Earth Project; Frederic Douglass portrait, or other works created with traditional and non-traditional media.
“Art is a strong unifying element within a community,” says Patz Fowle, Visual Arts Coordinator at GSSM. “Creative collaboration between the Hartsville Museum and the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics is a beneficial bridge connecting Hartsville’s history to Hartsville’s future, through art, education, and culture.”
Exhibiting student artists include: Abigail Benson, Anna Tankersley, Austin Millwood, Bailey Holder, Blaire Carson, Camryn Brown, Claire Willems, Dhruvi Patel, Emily Tindal, Emma Kat McConnell, Emma Keiser, Ethan Mills, Freddy Segura, Gracie Floyd, Ha Ho, Haleigh Gartner, Jamie Fetzer, Jared Peters, Krishna Patel, Madelyne LeVassiur, Megan Parham, Maggie Wensink, Naje Virgil-Green, Omika Merchant, Paul Cobb, Savannah Cade, Shelby Moore, Shelby Vanderhoof, Slane Davis, Spring Fang and Victoria Bingham.