Spartanburg Community College will celebrate a new art exhibit at the Central Campus library now through Sept. 30 featuring art by Greer native, John Roberts. Former chairman of the department of art education at Bob Jones University, Roberts will be available to meet SCC students, faculty, staff and community residents at an artist question/answer reception planned for Sept. 19 at 2:00 pm in the library.
"Many years ago, I realized that even my abilities in art are God-given," says Roberts. "I am merely the paintbrush in the hands of the master artist." Roberts' expressive and heartfelt renderings of foothills landscapes pay tribute to his Southern upbringing as well as his spiritual devotion. Viewers will notice a direct tribute to the master artist in each of his paintings - the inscription "...to the glory of God" appears in small print somewhere in each regional scene.
Born in East Tennessee in 1950, Roberts began to learn his craft literally on his father's knee, holding the elder Roberts' paintbrush as they worked together on a design. As a high school student, Roberts' attention turned to arts education, and he subsequently earned a Master Degree in Studio Art from Bob Jones University.
John Roberts' SCC exhibit runs now through Sept. 30. The artist reception is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the SCC library, Ashley Holt, at email@example.com or (864) 592-4450.
Ongoing now through September 30 at SCC Central Campus, Library Learning
Resource Cente (107 Community College Drive, Spartanburg, 29303). Free,
community residents invited to attend.
Photos are available for download at the following link: