Coker Art Club to Host Student Exhibition

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, contact Barb Steadman - 843.857.4199

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Nov. 7, 2011 – The Coker Art Club will host the 39th Annual Student Exhibition with a reception from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery.

“This annual show is highly anticipated by the Coker community as an opportunity to see a variety work by all art majors,” said Professor of Art Jean Grosser.

Prizes will be awarded by the art club president at 7:10 p.m. The show will remain on view through Nov. 22, and as always, the reception is free, refreshments will be served and the public is welcome.

The Art Club’s Annual Student Exhibition is a competition that is open to all Coker students.  It includes entries from both beginning and advanced students. The exhibition’s judge is a professional artist from outside the art department. Lawrence P. Anderson, printmaker and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Francis Marion University, will select the art for this year’s show and award prizes donated by art suppliers.

Coker College upholds and defends the intellectual and artistic freedom of its faculty and students as they study and create art through which they explore the full spectrum of human experience. The college considers such pursuits central to the spirit of inquiry and thoughtful discussion, which are at the heart of a liberal arts education.

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is located in the Gladys C. Fort Art Building on the Coker College campus. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, while classes are in session. For more information, contact Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art Larry Merriman at 843-383-8156 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more on the gallery, visit:!.



PHOTO:  Artist and title: Aliese Gregory, "Wrapping Around 6", black and white photograph. (From the 2010 show).




Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.


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