Greenville Technical College’s RIVERWORKS Gallery Exhibition: in focus, a juried exhibit of undergraduate photography

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Exhibition: in focus, a juried exhibit of undergraduate photography
Venue: Greenville Technical College’s RIVERWORKS Gallery
Dates: Now – July 30, 2017
Hours: 1-5 PM, Thursday through Sunday
Artists’ Reception: First Friday, July 7, 6 pm until 9 pm

Greenville Technical College issued a call in the fall of 2016 to undergraduates studying photography in five southeastern states. in focus at RIVERWORKS GALLERY is an exhibition of 25 photographs chosen from 240 entries by more than 100 students. The exhibition was designed to celebrate the imagination and skill of undergraduates plus the dedication of their instructors in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Three students were further honored as award winners. First Place ($150) was awarded to Eibhlin Villalta, University of Richmond, for “Choreography”. “Choreography” is a mysterious grouping of sepia-toned images of dancers attached by thread to the fingers of a controlling hand. Alexis Dunnigan, Ringling College of Art & Design won Second Place ($100) for her sensitive, intimate portrait, “Coming of Age”. Greenville Tech student Irina Dalby’s scanography “Green Hydrangea” is a dynamic Third ($75).

Many thanks go to our juror, Ashley Elizabeth Craig, an artist and educator teaching at the Maine Media Workshops + College. Ms. Craig exhibits nationally and is particularly active uncovering hidden talent within the photography community. She has served as juror and lecturer across the US and is dedicated to the promotion of photography education. Through a blind jurying process she choose 25 image to create the in focus exhibition and its award winners.

Zane Logan, photography instructor at Greenville Tech notes, “It is extremely valuable for Greenville Tech photography students to have this opportunity to compare their own images with images of their peers across the Southeast. I am happy to report that in focus is a varied and exciting exhibition and that our Greenville Tech students measure up very favorably.”

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College. The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. For more information call, (864) 271-0679 or email,elizabeth.markel@gvltec.edu or visit www.gvltec.edu/dva and click on RIVERWORKS.

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