Coker College Presents Exhibition of Drawings by Vanessa Pina

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Hartsville, S.C. — April 5, 2016 — Coker College presents “Projected Behaviors,” an exhibition of drawings by senior art major Vanessa Pina. The exhibition reception will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Pina’s exhibit will continue through April 22, 2016.

Vanessa Pina was born and raised in Modesto, California. In addition to her work in the art department, she is a member of Coker College’s cross country and track and field teams.

“I am interested in the development of behavior, and my work has become my exploration and attempt to go deeper into the effects environments and relationships have on the growth of behavior. There is something realized about oneself when expressions and emotions are broken down to define one’s behavior, especially when looking at the background of an individual,” Pina said about her work.

Pina uses a variety of mediums that include charcoal, pastel, paint and paper to unite her drawings. Using the common subject matter of dolls, she allows these dolls to be used as a catalyst for visual explorations of behavioral studies.

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is located in the Gladys C Fort Art Building on the Coker College campus. For more on the gallery, go to or visit us on Facebook at


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.

Release written by Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery Exhibition Director Ashley Gillespie.



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.