University Place Gallery | Artist Lecture Adrian Rhodes: Blood and Honey

University Place Gallery will host artist lecture with Adrian Rhodes for her exhibition

Blood and Honey

on exhibit at the University Place Gallery, March 10 – April 17, 2020

Artist Lecture is April 17th at 4:oo pm


Adrian Rhodes is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist who transforms gallery spaces into new realities, rich with symbolic imagery and her bold design aesthetic. Themes of bees, the human condition, the matrilineal, the corporeal, and mortality find themselves looping out of paper trails and attached to walls in swarms of winged creatures made of paper.


Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library | Artist Talk by J. Renee Johnson

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence hosts:

Artist Talk by artist J. Renee Johnson

February 11, 2020 at 6:30pm

Exhibition of the Work by Artist J. Renee Johnson

Renee is internationally known for her reverse glass paintings, or Eglomise, depicting southern lifestyle themes, tropical design, and the life and times in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina. She enjoys painting images and scenes that promote thought on issues of social justice, history, and folklore. Her paintings have been in group exhibitions in New York City, NY; San Diego, CA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; and New Orleans, LA. She was featured in several patient exhibits at the United Nations Mocada Museum CCCADA Art Institutes in New York City and Brooklyn.

With maternal roots from Florence, S. C. and Marion, S. C., she graduated from Xavier University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  Like many, J’Renee was a Katrina evacuee who was forced to move around the country. She eventually settled in Columbia, South Carolina.

She will present an artist’s talk about her work on February 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room.  Her exhibit will run through March 15, 2020.


The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

For more information about library programs, visit


Artist Talk – Dustin Farnsworth: The Devil’s Work

The Jones-Carter Gallery invites you to attend an artist talk to learn more about artist Dustin Farnsworth on Saturday, March 3rd, 1:00pm.

The Devil’s Work presents sculptures by Dustin Farnsworth, sampled from the last seven years. The artist creates visceral and cerebral portraiture of today’s youth with critical portrayal of their worldly inheritance, engaging in visual rhetoric representing a generation in need of protection, empowerment and change. Often larger than life, Farnsworth’s socially conscious constructions are engrossing, captivating and surreal. Connected by a strong thread of craftsmanship, Farnsworth shows us that the devil is in the details.

Farnsworth was the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, S.C., Artist in Residence from October through December 2017. This exhibition will include work created during his residency.
The Devil’s Work will be on display at the Jones-Carter Gallery though April 7, 2018

Artist Talk with Frank Hyder

Artist Frank Hyder will conduct an artist talk describing the Janis Project. Janis has appeared from Istanbul to Jerusalem , Rome to Paris, London to St Petergsburg, Philadaphia to Miami and will now be in Florence as part of this year’s Play Me I’m Yours Project.

There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.

Artist Presentation

Acclaimed contemporary artists Patz and Mike Fowle will be doing a special presentation of their art work at the Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery in Florence on January 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM.  T

Then and Now: Selected Works from South Carolina Artists Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle features ceramic and mixed media sculptures by Patz Fowle, found metal assemblage by Mike Fowle, and award-winning, installation art that the two have collaborated on. The Fowle’s most notable collaboration to date is a 23-foot tall, kinetic, metal sculpture titled: Big Bleu Birdnanna located in the heart of the Cultural Arts Corridor adjacent to the Florence County Museum in downtown Florence, SC.

The Fowle’s artist statement asserts that “Creating art is a wondrous journey from the conception of a juicy idea to the final aesthetics; it’s what propels our spirits as creative beings!”

Their most recent awards include People’s Choice for 3D at the 2015 ArtFields Competition/Exhibition and First Place for sculpture at the 2015 South Carolina State Fair (Professional Division).

In addition to being professional artists, Patz and Mike serve the local visual arts community as Teaching Artists through the South Carolina Arts Commission. Patz Fowle is Visual Arts Coordinator at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, a presenting member of the National Art Education Association, and an international artist in residence.

The exhibit and artist presentation are sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library. The Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence and is open seven days a week. For more information about the artists, please visit and, and to find out more about the exhibit and artist presentation, please visit or call (843) 413-7070.