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.
Hartsville Museum Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm (closed Noon – 1pm) and Saturday: 10am – 2pm.
Location: 222 N. Fifth St.
Hartsville, SC 29550