Stained glass window
Local Color

Special Collections and Archives Exhibition
James B. Duke Library
7 February - 14 April 2008

The Travelers Rest Arts Mission ("TRAM") and Special Collections and Archives at Furman University present a rare opportunity to view works by local professional artists who are members of TRAM. The show is a testament to the amazing talent found in the Upstate. Each artist "colors" the show with his or her own unique use of media.

The artists featured from 7 February -14 April are:
Steven Chapp, Janina Tukarski Ellis, Don Lewis, Greg Patton, Joel Patton, Roger Raville, Bonnie Smith, Susan Sorrell, Carol Sutherland, Jo Ann Taylor, and Lu Wixon.

Why these artists?
The Travelers Rest Arts Mission carefully selected these artists for their particular "color," their diversity. Susan Sorrell fashions intricate scenes and humor in fiber art. Roger Raville makes wood into art as well as creating sculptures out of nails. Jo Ann Taylor is a "plein air," outdoor, watercolor and acrylic painter. Five of the artists choose clay as their medium, but their approaches vary from making face mugs, to painting and carving onto the clay, to using the raku firing method. Steven Chapp often works in monotypes and elevates his subject matter to mythic stature.

Terri McCord, Interim Director TRAM and DebbieLee Landi, Special Collections Librarian

Sponsored by Special Collections and Archives, the James B. Duke Library and TRAM.
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth McSherry