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  • Hat Project a Hit with Lander University Students

    A new line of hats has been spotted on the campus of Lander University. Fedoras they're not. They'd look more at home in a Mardi Gras parade than on the head of Indiana Jones. Created by students in assistant professor of art Doug McAbee's "Design and Sculpture" class, the hats were made not from traditional materials like felt, but from sheets of cardboard, bent into new shapes, joined with Elmer's glue or duct tape and finished with eye-catching colors.
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  • New Lander University Professor's Sculptures Getting Noticed

    What's green, made of steel and named after a 90-year-old woman? Hint: "She" won first place in the sculpture division at the 37th annual juried exhibit at Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg. Give up? It's "Lucille," a creation of Spartanburg native and newly hired Lander University assistant professor of art Doug McAbee.
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  • Lander art student awarded for design of GLPA season brochure

    Over the years Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts has maintained a tradition of broadening horizons for young minds through the offering of professional theatrical and musical productions. In the same vein, this year the organization took part in a collaboration with Lander University's Department of Art that provided practical experience for university graphic design students.
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  • Lander artists awarded for entries in annual exhibit

    Each year Lander University's Department of Art gives students the opportunity to showcase their best work in an annual juried exhibition in the university's Monsanto Gallery. Winners of Lander's 20th Annual Juried Student Exhibition were announced at the exhibit's opening in April.
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  • The Gospel Show: one Upstate artist, Greenwood community members, Lander University's president and students come together to turn an evening of art and music into scholarships

    On any given summer night in 1960s Simpsonville, S.C., the joyful sounds of music and the laughter of children as they danced across the kitchen floor could be heard seeping through the open windows and the screen door of the Standridge home. The 12-inch LPs on the turntable spun to life the unforgettable voices of Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and Brook Benton while the hot and humid atmosphere of the south faded into darkness.
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  • Upcoming Monsanto Gallery exhibit to feature South Carolina painter Leo Twiggs

    The next exhibit in Lander University's Monsanto Gallery, featuring paintings by South Carolina artist Leo Twiggs, will be on display Feb. 23 through March 26. The paintings are done using a unique batik painting process Twiggs developed through experimental and innovative manipulation of the traditional technique.
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  • Upstate artist to host music-infused art production to raise funds for Lander University scholarship

    Upstate artist Ric Standridge will mesmerize the audience with his artistic talents as he paints to live, gospel-themed music in Lander University's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, March 20, at 6 p.m.
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  • MAT students present at SCAEA conference

    Lander MAT candidates recently presented a workshop for art teachers at the South Carolina Art Education Association conference at Myrtle Beach. They guided a search for alphabet shapes in photographs and shared alphabet books with artistic design and wit. A highlight of their session was the presence of an active designer of inventive lettering, Lander University Art Department Chair and coordinator of the graphic design program Jim Slagle. He provided information about humor in the field of graphic design. Along with his "Salvage Alphabet," parody art for a Red Ribbon campaign, and eye-catching images of supersized chopsticks as advertising art, Slagle offered helpful tips for students seeking a career in graphic design based on his own experience in the field. For more information about Lander's MAT degree, a 14-month program for teacher certification in art at the master's level, contact art education program coordinator Linda Neely at lneely@lander.edu . The cohort entering in May 2010 is now forming. Pictured, from left, are: Krysty Nunley of Greenwood, Kayla Griffith of Greenwood, Jess Alexander of North Augusta, Avis Tuttle of Saluda and Catherine Whitten of Pelzer.
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  • Lander University welcomes scholarship recipients, donors at annual banquet

    A college education would be out of reach for many students without the aid of scholarships. These funds - which help students afford tuition, books, housing and, in some cases, study abroad - are available because of generous donors who are driven to help provide students with an education and the valuable tools needed for successful careers and fulfilling lives.
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  • Lander MAT students receive lesson from fiber artist Susan Lenz

    During their first week of summer classes, candidates for Lander University's Master of Arts in Teaching with emphasis in teaching art degree received instruction from South Carolina artist Susan Lenz regarding working with fabric in the classroom. Lenz also demonstrated a model for fostering creativity, extending a topic presented by the MAT students at this year's South Carolina Art Association conference in Greenville. Pictured clockwise, from left, are: Susan Lenz, Meredith Cromley of Saluda, Eric Markievich of Greenville, Shannon Tarlton of Jackson, Rebekah Hinson of Heath Springs, Tinashe Gwata of Harare, Zimbabwe, and Dr. Linda Neely, Lander's coordinator of art education programs. Neely said a new MAT cohort is now forming. For information on the program, contact Neely at 864-388-8225 or lneely@lander.edu.
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