South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Student Art Exhibition

The 2018 South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Student Exhibition will be featured at the W. Reaves McCall Gallery at the Hartsville Museum in Hartsville, SC March 6 – April 13, 2018. The exhibit is being shown in conjunction with the National Youth Art Month, which takes place annually in March.

For two wonderful weeks in January, SC Governor’s School for Science and Math (GSSM) students are offered a wide variety of exciting course offerings that allow students to tap into undiscovered talents and explore new possibilities. A few of the 18 courses offered this year included: Filmmaking, Music, Equine Science, Scuba, Gliding, International travel and, of course, Visual Art.

“Art in the Interim”, taught by GSSM’s Visual Arts Coordinator, Patz Fowle and GSSM Artist in Residence, Mike Fowle, is a popular choice during the Interim Mini-Mester.  To inspire the souls of these young artists, Art in the Interim students went on excursions to Columbia art galleries and artists’ studios. Upon returning to their own art studio on campus, students explored traditional and innovative art techniques and processes to create meaningful works of art using a variety of art media. The enriching Student-Choice art program at GSSM provides individuals the opportunity to explore, experiment and thrive in a creative, studio-based, art environment.

It’s so thrilling to work along-side with the creative leaders and innovators of tomorrow and to witness the creativity that emerges in an authentic way through artistic, self-expression.says Ms. Fowle. It is obvious to see with works that range from watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic on canvas and even three-dimensional, mixed media, kinetic paintings, that these STEM students were able to successfully reveal their artistic abilities.

GSSM’s public art exhibition will not only feature works of students that participated in this year’s Art in the Interim will also include selected works from other students that frequent GSSM’s Open Art Studio throughout the school year.

Art is a strong unifying element within a culture” says Fowle “and the collaboration between the Hartsville Museum and the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics allows us to see the beautiful, beneficial bridge that connects the history of Hartsville with the future of Hartsville through art, education and community.”

“Art in the Interim has given me the time and opportunity to discover art I didn’t know I could make.” –Jay Medina, Class of 2018

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics is a high school for academically motivated juniors and seniors pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and math—one of only 12 specialized, residential high schools in the nation.

For more information visit: or contact Patz Fowle

Hartsville Museum Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm (closed Noon – 1pm) and Saturday: 10am – 2pm.

Location: 222 N. Fifth St.
Hartsville, SC 29550

Print Detectives



The Florence County Museum’s, Print Detectives, an interactive exhibit for children and families, explores the wide variety of printmaking processes exhibited throughout the Florence County Museum, along with tools and techniques used in each. Visitors will search for clues as they learn about relief printing, intaglio printing, lithography, and serigraphy.

Become a Print Detective with our interactive FCM Detective Kit. Search the museum for clues with activities to help engage with prints throughout the museum. Make prints at home with a free take-away packet for visitors with simple tools and instructions.

The Florence County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am tp 5 pm and Sundays 2 pm to 5 pm.

Masterworks: The Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail

image:Collard Greens, Fiber, by Timi Bronson; Julia’s Peony, Watercolor, by Frankie Bush; St. James-Santee, Photograph, by Lee Benoy

The Jones-Carter Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of over forty works by members of the Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail. Masterworks: The Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail will run from Friday, January 29 through Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Work in this exhibition represents media as diverse as the artists themselves with everything from fine art photography and digital collage to mixed media and printmaking as well as traditional drawing, painting, sculpture, and watermedia techniques. For the majority of the artists featured, inspiration comes from the native landscape and rural scenes and iconography of the South.


Featured Artists: Bobbi Adams, Anne Baldwin, Lee Benoy, Timi Bronson, Frankie Bush, Mike Gann, Jim Gleason, Janis Hobbs, Linda Humphries, Vicky McLain, Suzanne Muldrow, Pamela Rhoads, Adrian Rhodes, Aubree Ross, Cornelia Webster-Joyner, Beth Wicker