44th Annual Faculty
January 19-February 3, 2017
Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery Presents Our 44th Annual Faculty Show, beginning Thursday, January 19, 2017.
Coker College’s 44th Annual Faculty Show opens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017 with a public reception in the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery. The reception is free and refreshments will be served.
As in years past, the Coker Art Department starts off the New Year with a show of faculty work. The 44th Annual Faculty Show includes work by professors Jean Grosser, Nate Gulledge, Alyssa Reiser Prince and exhibition director, Ashley Gillespie. These annual presentations, which are a tradition in most college and university art departments, offer the Coker and Hartsville community the opportunity to see the faculty’s most recent work. The faculty members will be present for the reception, and they look forward to answering any questions you may have about their artwork. Coker’s 44th Annual Faculty Show will remain on view through February 3, 2017.
Jean Grosser, Chair of the Art Department, has taught at Coker since 1985. Her large-scale drawings examine issues of human rights and social justice. “My most recent research has focused on the proliferation of guns in the United States, resulting in a series of sculptures and drawings that address our reverence for firearms and the toll they take on society,” says Jean about the work. See more on Jean's art at http://www.jeangrosser.com/
Graphic Designer, Nate Gulledge, joined Coker in 2016. Nate is a 1999 graduate of Coker College. He continued his education at Maryland Institute College of Art where he received his M.F.A. in 2015. See more on Nate at http://nategulledge.com/index.html.
Alyssa Reiser Prince, who teaches drawing and painting, joined Coker’s faculty in 2016. She earned a B.F.A. and Art History Minor from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a M.F.A. in painting from Clemson University. She will be showing a selection of recent paintings that demonstrate a correlation between the senses and memory. “My paintings display a fragmentary visual structure that alludes to our senses, emotional feelings of awareness, and wonder of the experience,” says Alyssa about the work. See more on Alyssa at www.alyssareiserprince.com.
Ashley Gillespie, a 2014 graduate of Coker College is the Exhibition Director of the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery at Coker College. Her photography work is a direct result of her research on the feminine outlook of sexual encounters and the consequences that come from such encounters. See more on Ashley at http://www.facebook.com/ashleygillespieartistpage.
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 http://www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com/ or visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/ceceliacokerbellgallery.
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