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Open Studios continues to paint itself anew after 20 years

Bob Chance, retired faculty member, Department of Art.

Last updated November 14, 2022

By Tina Underwood

During the weekend of Nov. 12-13, Greenville Open Studios celebrated 20 years of welcoming the public into selected artists’ studios. This year, 150 area artists invited art enthusiasts to witness their creative process in the annual event presented by the Metropolitan Arts Council. If you missed Open Studios, you can still view works by the artists, which included those with Furman ties – Kelly Grant Bertrand, associate director of sustainability programs at the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities; Bob Chance, ceramicist and retired professor of art; and Ilka Rasch, associate professor of German.

“It has been a great pleasure to watch the Greenville arts scene grow in the last few decades and to observe how Greenville Open Studios has played a leading role in that blossoming,” Chance said in TOWN Magazine. “The last twenty years have shown a vibrant expansion in the number of studio artists displaying their work and an embracing of local art by the Greenville community.”

Learn more in Greenville Journal (in which Chance is featured in a video), the Metropolitan Arts Council website, and TOWN Magazine.

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