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Herring Center hosts art show

Last updated February 17, 2016

By News administrator

“Many Horses in My Past” by Jane Todd Butcher

The Herring Center for Continuing Education at Furman University will host its inaugural community art show Sept. 5–Oct. 31 in the Herring Center’s Baiden Gallery on the Furman campus. A community reception honoring the artists will be held Monday, Sept. 9, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Manly Lobby of the center.

The Herring Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Free and open to the public, the art show highlights work from accomplished visual art instructors for Learning for You and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and selected student participants from Bridges to a Brighter Future.

Both OLLI and Learning for You promote personal development and lifelong learning. Together, the programs will offer more than 200 classes this fall covering a wide range of topics.

Learning for You artists include:

  • Jane Todd Butcher (mixed media)
  • Anthony Conway (oil pastel)
  • Tim Davis (illustration)
  • Tracie Easler (book arts)
  • Janina Turkaski Ellis (oil)
  • Pat Grills (watercolor)
  • Nancy Jaramillo (oil)
  • Blake Praytor (photography)
  • Beth Whigham (oil)

Artists from OLLI include:

  • Ian Clarke (photography)
  • Ron Gillen (watercolor)
  • Georgia Harrison (oil)
  • Bob Howell (photography)
  • Gail Jones (pen and ink)
  • Ashley Kirby (watercolor)
  • Ginger Martin (pen and ink)
  • Bruce Schlein (photography)
  • Alan Weinberg (photography)

Bridges to a Brighter Future is a college access and success program for Greenville County high school students whose potential outdistances their circumstances. During the Bridges 2013 summer residential program, several students participated in an elective photography class with instructor Kelly Godwin.

The Bridges to a Brighter Future students whose work will be featured in the show are:

  • Briyonte Young (Berea High School)
  • Callie McKenzie (Berea High School)
  • Brittany Gilliland (Brashier Middle College)
  • Quan McMorris (Carolina High School)
  • Jessica Guadarrama (Eastside High School)
  • Lal Khup (Eastside High School)
  • Kevin Gonzales (Greenville High School)
  • Tina Rezkalla (Hillcrest High School)
  • Christian Monsalve (Mauldin High School)
  • Martha Juarez (Mauldin High  School)
  • Amyas Jackson (Travelers Rest High School)

The art show gives the community an opportunity to visit the Herring Center, home to OLLI, Learning for You, and Bridges to a Brighter Future. The Herring Center is also headquarters for two other divisions of Furman’s Continuing Education, Undergraduate Evening Studies, and Corporate & Professional Development. In all, Furman’s Continuing Education department serves more than 3,500 Upstate students annually.

For more information about all of Furman’s Continuing Education divisions, visit, or contact Furman’s News and Information Office at 864-294-3107.

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