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Wayne Bertola "Silent Elegies"
September 19, 2016- October 12, 2016

Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents an exhibition by Wayne Bertola titled, “Silent Elegies,” with a reception, which is free and open to the public. The exhibition begins on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Bertola’s show will continue through October 12, 2016.


Wayne Bertola is a self-taught artist from Chicago, Illinois. He creates a unique symbolism by forming composite pieces to include found objects and vintage images. “"If the work has any meaning," says Bertola, "it is in its ability to combine found objects and images in a manner that engages the viewer in a creative dialogue."


The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, while classes are in session, and is located in the Gladys C Fort Art Building on the campus of Coker College, Hartsville, S.C. Parking entrance, for the art building, is directly across from 306 E. Home Ave.

For more information, contact exhibition director Ashley Gillespie at 843-383-8156 or For more information on the gallery, go to:

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.

Show-Up Announcement

"Natural Philosophy" Mixed Media Assemblage, 2012- 12x11x03

"Miss Farren" Mixed Media Assemblage, 2010- 08x07x03

"Untitled" Mixed Media Assemblage, 2012- 14x09x04

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