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USC Upstate Students To Show Work At Carolina Gallery In Downtown Spartanburg

02- 17- 2009

Spartanburg, S.C. - The visual arts students from the University of South Carolina Upstate have been selected to participate in a student invitational exhibition presented and sponsored by Carolina Gallery of Spartanburg, located at 151 West Main Street on Morgan Square. These students were chosen by their visual arts professors based on the high quality and originality of their work as well as their demonstrated professionalism and work ethic.

Digital Portrait by Lane Brown  Gull by Lane Brown
Digital Portrait and Gull, by Lane Brown, one of the young artists featured in the Invitational Student Show at Carolina Gallery of Spartanburg 

The students are Lane Brown, Cliff Conner and Vanessa Martinez. Brown is the son of Nancy and Chris Brown of Laurens. Conner is the son of Janice and Leonard Conner of Pelzer. Martinez is the daughter of Rose and Nestor Martinez of Spartanburg.

"An Invitational Student Show" is the title of the show and exhibition dates are Thursday, February 19 through Monday, March 16. A public reception will be held on Thursday, February 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. to coincide with the citywide Spartanburg Art and Gallery Walk.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity for the students and the USC Upstate Visual Arts program,” said Jane Nodine, professor of art and director of the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery at USC Upstate. “This exhibition will showcase three diverse and prolific young artists in a professional setting and allow the Spartanburg community to see developing talent from our region. We wish to thank Carolina Gallery for sponsoring this exhibition and coordinating it with the popular downtown Art and Gallery Walk .”

A wide range of media is represented in this exhibition including various printmaking processes, photography, drawing, video installation, and painting of both traditional and digital methods.  The works were completed in the classes of Professor Jane Nodine, Dr. Henry Fagen and Judith Battaglia.

The exhibit is being organized by Greg Bradham, a graduate of USC Upstate’s visual arts program, who is currently employed at Carolina Gallery. The exhibit will also feature works by three Converse College students.

For more information, contact Jane Allen Nodine, professor of art and director of the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery at USC Upstate, at (864) 503-5838 or For more details concerning the Carolina Gallery, call (864) 585-3335 or e-mail