Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery is pleased to present Art Faculty Works, a multidisciplinary exhibition of the work of USC Upstate’s Visual Arts faculty. The exhibition will be on view from Nov. 3 – Dec. 1, 2017. An artists’ reception will be held 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9. In addition to their work at the University, all Visual Arts faculty members are also working artists, many of whom have exhibited their work locally, nationally, and internationally. Works by Mary Lou Hightower, Mary Cooke, Jane Allen Nodine, A.K. McMillan, Mark Flowers, Matthew Donaldson, Bridget Kirkland, Jennifer Bernebe, Kara Bender, Manuel Schmettau, and Freda Sue Gin-Wen will be included in the show. The exhibition will feature the specialties of each faculty member which range from drawing, painting and graphic design to photography, mixed media and wearable art. Many of the pieces will be available for purchase, making this an excellent opportunity for collectors. The University of South Carolina Upstate Visual Arts program is recognized for quality and integrity in educating students in the most currently established technical and theoretical areas of the visual arts. The Visual Arts Program emphasizes technology and its application toward visual literacy and communications in the arts by enabling students to embrace theoretical appreciation and applied skill, a broad range of ideas, expressions and interpretations for creative and critical thinking. Students complete the USC Upstate Visual Arts program prepared to enter society as individuals ready to continue their education in graduate studies, apply their creative skills in careers, pursue life experiences and contribute to community and world involvement. The department offers two degrees in their program, Art Studio, Bachelor of Arts, Art Studio, emphasis Graphic Design and Art Education, Bachelor of Arts, Art Education. For more information about the Fine Arts classes and degree programs offered, call Jane Nodine at 864-503-5838.