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Coker College Art Club to Feature 44th Annual Student Exhibition

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Hartsville, S.C. – October 24, 2016 – The Coker College Art Club’s annual student exhibition begins with a reception at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 14th. Merit awards and prizes will be presented at the opening, and light refreshments will be served. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Greatly anticipated by students, staff, and faculty, the 44th Annual Student Competition will exhibit a selection of the best student work from this past year. The exhibition is open for viewing through December 2, 2016.

Coker’s annual student exhibition is designed as a competition and includes entries from both beginning and advanced students. Also by design, the exhibition's judge is a professional artist from outside the Hartsville area. This year, the judge will be Brandon Lutterman whose sculptures are currently on exhibit in the gallery. Lutterman received his Bachelor in Fine Arts and Master of Arts degree in Ceramics at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Kansas State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Program Director at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.

Mr. Lutterman will select all the art, assign place, and award prizes that have been donated by art manufacturers and suppliers. The judges for these shows are always given free reign regarding the show’s size and focus, and the resulting shows have ranged from large and inclusive to small, theme oriented exhibitions. As with all of our independent judges, Mr. Lutterman's choices may support the opinions of faculty and peers, but his choices may also run counter to some of those opinions. In either case, this selection process has always served as a stimulus for critical discussion.

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday while classes are in session and is located in the Gladys C Fort Art Building on the campus of Coker College, Hartsville, SC 29550.

For more on the gallery, go to: http://www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com/

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.

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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 21 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.