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 Melton, Beth   Name: Beth Melton
Title: Adjunct Faculty of Fine Arts
MFA - Sculpture & Craft, Drawing minor, Winthrop University
BFA - Sculpture & Drawing, Art History & Women’s Studies minors, Winthrop University
Office: 304 McLaurin Hall  
Phone: 803-323-2126
E-mail: Beth Melton's e-mail  
Sculpture, Fibers, Foundations, Craft Research

A Rock Hill native, Beth Melton’s work is informed by the early and constant influence of textiles and textile-related processes. Honors/awards include: SC Art Commission's Artists-in-Education Roster; Graduate Research Grant/The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design to study the work and teaching career of Anni Albers; guest researcher at the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, CT; SC Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship; first artist-in-residence at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC; UNC-Pembroke visiting artist on the use of textiles in three-dimensional design; presented a paper at the Southeastern College Art Association Conference/Fibers in the Contemporary Studio; and in 2012, was awarded an Arts and Science Council Regional Artist Grant. Most recently, Beth has opened “Follow the Thread Fiber Studio” at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, where she currently works and teaches, to facilitate the fiber arts downtown.

In addition to her sculptural work, Beth is an accomplished weaver and has pursued knowledge of this craft at both Penland School of Craft and John C Campbell Folk School. She currently teaches Special Topics in Art: Weaving. Other teaching experience includes courses in structural textile design; graduate craft research with a fiber concentration; graduate drawing; 3-D foundations; textile-related workshops and seminars.

Her work has been exhibited locally and regionally including: Triennial Revisited, 701 CCA; York County Magazine Show, Center for the Arts, Rock Hill; Textile Tales, 701 CCA’s inaugural exhibition; Triennial 2005, SC State Museum, Columbia; Accessibility 2004: The Next Wave, Sumter, SC; Experience, Hart-Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC; Space Revisions: New Works for a New Space, Sumter Gallery of Art’s inaugural exhibition; Piccolo Spoleto 2001, The Missing World, Old City Jail, Charleston, SC.
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