ROCK HILL, S.C. - The 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., will feature the artwork of four Winthrop fine arts faculty members in an exhibition opening Aug. 18.
"Triennial Revisited," which continues through Sept. 25, features the work of 18 South Carolina artists – including Winthrop's Jim Connell (ceramics), Phil Moody (photography), Beth Melton (sculpture/foundations) and Tom Stanley (painting) – and examines the state's art scene during 1992-2004. During this period, the S.C. State Museum and the S.C. Arts Commission organized the original five Triennial exhibitions. These original exhibitions were considered South Carolina’s most prestigious survey of contemporary art. They drew on the breadth of the visual arts community by providing multimedia, juried statewide exhibition opportunities in a major museum every three years.
"Triennial Revisited" features a selection of works mostly from the original Triennial exhibitions – works that underscore change and continuity in South Carolina's contemporary art scene. The exhibition, a partnership among 701 CCA, the S.C. Arts Commission and the S.C. State Museum, will open with a 7-9 p.m. reception on Aug. 18.
The 701 Center for Contemporary Art is located at 701 Whaley St. Center hours are Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.
For more information about "Triennial Revisited" or the center, call 803/779-4571 or visit the 701 CCA website.