Tiger Strikes Asteroid Greenville (TSA GVL) and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) are excited to present their summer exhibition, BIG BODY PLAY in the Sheffield Wood Gallery.
BIG BODY PLAY is an exhibition that uses humor and imagination to explore the banality of the everyday. This show uses playful colors and materials, in plush, oversized forms to celebrate boredom, experimentation, and absurdity. Addressing themes of the body, pop culture, nostalgia, and domesticity, this collection of soft sculptures highlights the fascination these artists have with their materials and their love of “playing” in the studio. These works push scale while using current material culture as inspiration - these objects tell personal narratives, make punny jokes, and address our need for recreation and distraction.
Artist presentations from 6:30-7 pm
By Appointment Only
June 7th - September 10th
Monday - Thursday
10am - 4pm
Bill and Laura Pelham, art and education philanthropists, are giving the Clemson University School of Architecture, in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH), a new gift of $3 million.
Strengthening Clemson’s relationship with the Fine Arts Center (FAC) in Greenville, South Carolina, this gift will provide need-based scholarships for talented students who attended the Fine Arts Center’s architectural program: “Art of Architecture.” These highly qualified FAC graduates might not otherwise be able to pursue architectural studies while remaining in the state. Congratulations to Jack Austin for being the inaugural recipient of the scholarship to the Clemson School of Architecture.
Additionally, their gift will support an endowment for Emerging Scholars, creating the architecture track for this program, and provide unrestricted funds for the School of Architecture and CAAH.
High school students from the rural areas along the I-95 corridor in South Carolina have not always seen college in their futures for many reasons. The Clemson Emerging Scholars Program exposes students from this area to higher education, concentrating on academic preparation, leadership skills and the college application process. Students can stay on Clemson’s campus several times throughout the program, and program leaders work with students in their schools and community. Whether the students attend Clemson or not, the end goal is that they will graduate and pursue education beyond high school.