SCC Features works by Artist Deborah Feiste

Article by: Cheri Anderson-Hucks | SCC

Ongoing now through November 30
SCC Central Campus, Library Learning Resource Center
(107 Community College Drive, Spartanburg, 29303)
Free and open to the public
 
Spartanburg Community College will celebrate a new art exhibit at the Central Campus library now through Nov. 30 featuring art by collage and assemblage artist Deborah Feiste of Central, SC. Feiste has curated and exhibited extensively throughout the southeast and has work in private and corporate collections throughout Indiana and Upstate SC. Her current work focuses on narrative themes as they relate to social, political and cultural issues. Feiste will meet SCC students, faculty, staff and community residents at an artist question-answer reception on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 10:00 am in the library.

"My obsession with collecting found ephemera, discarded objects, and wooden boxes provide me with the tools necessary for creating visual commentary on contemporary issues," says Feiste. "I thrive on the beauty of decay, which I find in the multiple layers and rich textures of old books, antique photographs, rusted objects and organic matter."

A native of Connecticut, Feiste received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Connecticut. She served on the faculty at the University of Connecticut Community School of the Arts and Quinnebaug Valley Community College in Connecticut, and the John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington, Indiana. She moved to SC in 1995 where she founded and served as executive director of The Arts Center, a non-profit community arts organization located in Clemson, SC. Feiste is a member of the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists, National Collage Society, Atlanta Collage Society and the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Deborah Feiste's SCC exhibit runs now through Nov. 30. The exhibit and artist reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the SCC library, Ashley Holt, at  holta@sccsc.edu or (864) 592-4450.

SCC's new art gallery was opened September and featured artist, John Roberts, Greer resident and former chairman of the department of art education at Bob Jones University. Each semester, the gallery will showcase the creative talents regional artists from the Upstate. SCC is proud to expand exhibit opportunities for artists and welcome community residents to the Central Campus in Spartanburg.

Photos are available for download at the following link:
www.flickr.com/photos/Art-Exhibit-Deborah-Feiste

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