Campus Art Galleries

USC Sumter has five art galleries that are open to the public. They are all located at USC Sumter, 200 Miller Road, Sumter, S.C. The hours for each gallery are listed with its current information.

 

 

The Upstairs Gallery

Location: Second floor, Williams-Brice-Edwards Administration Building
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Gloriagale McKee's "Artist, Preacher, Teacher, The Fundamentals of Art

 

On display now through May 12, 2017

 

Artist’s Statement: “We all have a calling in this world. I was born to be an artist. Beginning at the early age of four, I have spent a lifetime practicing my craft. Making the connection with spirit and soul at the age of nine, my thoughts and energy moved to my spiritual growth. Many years have passed and I continue to receive inspiration in praising my God.



Each day in the classroom among my students, I make every effort to encourage them to exercise their passion for creating. I find by teaching my students to build up their skills, I am challenging myself to polish my own skills, techniques and processes.”

 

McKee does not limit herself to one medium, she uses oils, oil pastels, pencil, acrylic, cold wax etching. silk screen and glue resist.



The Upstairs Gallery is located in the Williams-Brice-Edwards Building on the USC Sumter Campus. The exhibit is available Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:00 p.m.


 

 

The Umpteenth Gallery

Location:  Arts & Letters Building
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Amanda Cox's "Landscapes & Florals: Tradition Abstracted"


On display now through May 12, 2017


Amanda Cox is best known for her work as an art educator in the Sumter community. She has been the Education Director for the Sumter County Gallery of Art for nearly 10 years, taking a few years off in the middle to pursue graduate study in the field, gaining experience working in a wide variety of media.
 

In January of 2016, Amanda decided to focus on painting and set a goal for herself to excel as an artist in that medium. She started with a short weekend workshop in January and a year later finds herself spending countless hours in her studio. Her subjects are typically landscapes, florals or abstract compositions. She works mostly in acrylics, preferring bright, opaque colors and free, broad strokes with large, flat paintbrushes to achieve the hard lines and geometric impressionism seen in many of her paintings. Color and light are very important in the pieces as she often uses complimentary colors to create tension and interest.
 

In a world that often seems to be hiding meanings, agendas and intentions, Amanda prefers creating art for its own sake. 

 

 

The University Gallery

Location: Anderson Library, the library is located behind the Administration building and the center of the campus.
Hours: Mon-Thu 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


COMING APRIL 7, 2017:



Kevin Isgett's "Other Selves"

 

On display April 7 through May 31, 2017


Artist Lecture & Reception
April 7, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Free and open to all!
Light refreshments served

 

Kevin Isgett earned a B.S. degree in Art Education from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina in 1998. He taught basic drawing and painting classes in the Studio Art Department for 3 years as he worked on a M.A. degree in Studio Practices, which he completed in 2005. In December of 2013 Kevin completed a M.F.A. degree from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco focusing on abstract painting.
Kevin is active in the local art scene in upstate South Carolina. Over the last 10 years he has won several awards for his paintings and has been included in many private collections. In 2015 he won 1st place in Artisphere's Artist of the Upstate Juried Exhibition in Greenville, South Carolina. In 2011 he had his first one-man show "Color Mouths Meaning" at Art and Light Gallery in Greenville. More recently, in 2016, he had a one-man show at USC Upstate Gallery showcasing his "Other Selves" portraits of young men.
Kevin currently lives in Taylors, South Carolina with his wife and two daughters. He is in his fifteenth year of teaching studio art on the faculty of Bob Jones University where he is an assistant professor.

 

 

The William J. Reynolds Gallery

Location: Second Floor, Williams-Brice-Edwards Administration Building
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The William J. Reynolds Gallery contains a permanent collection of aerospace art donated to the University by the Reynolds family.

 

 

For more information on these galleries contact Laura Cardello, Curator of Exhibits, at 938-3801.