05 Nov SC Arts Educators Return
I am very excited that the SC Arts Educators are returning to Beaufort this year. They were here two years ago. Last year they presented awards to the City of Beaufort, USCB and Robb Wells of the Chamber for making the event so successful that they would be returning this year.
Hopefully our guests will be shopping, eating and more generating great revenue baring activities as the 250+ teachers convene over next weekend.
One of the most interesting activities will be the Saturday night iron pouring event which is open to the public. BK
Media Advisory /FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2015
Bonnie Hargrove, Director, Center for the Arts
USCB host the South Carolina Arts Education Conference November 13th– 15th
BEAUFORT, SC The University of South Carolina Beaufort is hosting the South Carolina Arts Education Association Conference November 13th – 15th, 2015 at the Center for the Arts on the historic Beaufort Campus. This year’s SCAEA conference theme is “Landscapes”. Educators from around the state will explore local vistas through plein air painting and photography, learn about the changing landscape of art education in South Carolina, and discover and share strategies with colleagues through a variety of workshops and sessions.
Special presentations by featured artist Seymour Simmons and photographer Eliot Dudik are on the agenda, in addition to introductions of new SCDE state art associates, and the unveiling of a new and exciting opportunity for SCAEA members. Friday’s evening events include an Artists’ Bazaar at the pavilion in Henry Chambers Waterfront Park from 6 -8 PM. Saturday events include an awards ceremony and evening workshops which include an Iron Pour from 6 – 8 PM directed by USCB Fine Arts Faculty Brian Glaze. The pour will consist of molten iron being poured into sand molds at 3000° Fahrenheit.
USCB Studio Arts Faculty Brian Glaze, Topher Maraffi, Joanna Angell, Kim Keats and Alan Campbell (formerly) will share their expertise in a variety of workshops. Brian Glaze, USCB Fine Arts Department chair and sculptor, will demonstrate a scratch mold iron pour with an overview of the metal casting process. Kim Keats will present a hands-on weaving workshop that utilizes a variety of handmade materials harvested and collected from nature. Joanna Angell will host a monotype printmaking workshop and a Ceramics workshop focused on relief tiles. Topher Maraffi will provide a hands-on media arts workshop where participants will design their own interactive virtual landscapes.