Coker’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery Presents Jean Rene LeBlanc’s “Greekopolis” Exhibition

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Hartsville, S.C. – March 2, 2018  –  Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents Jean Rene LeBlanc’s "Greekopolis," an exhibition that begins with a reception at 7pm on Monday, March 12, 2018, and will continue through Friday, April 6, 2018. The opening reception is free, open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

LeBlanc received his B.A. in studio arts in 1993 from Concordia University, his M.F.A. in multimedia and photography in 1996 from the University of Windsor Ontario, and received his PhD in study and practice of art in 2006 from the Université du Québex à Montréal.

"Since 2012, I have been using digital infrared photography to investigate spaces and places with strong historical and cultural significance,” says LeBlanc. “Greekopolis is a new body of work that uses this format to develop new ways of looking at the world we live in. Shot in Greece between June 15 and July 15, 2015, the project proposes a series of diptychs juxtaposing images of ancient and modern ruins to generate a dialogue between—and about—contemporary and historical landscapes and economic practices.”

For more information, please contact exhibition director Ashley Gillespie at 843-621-3005 or



Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 24 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.