Piedmont opens first show in new museum
The Piedmont College Art Department celebrated the opening of the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art with a faculty show entitled “Past and Present.” The show opened with a reception at Sept. 29, in the new museum in downtown Demorest. The reception included a talk-back for attendees to meet the artists.
The show, which continues through Oct. 8, is called “Past and Present” and showcases the work of previous art department chairs as far back as 1974 along with the current faculty. Dianne Mize was chair from 1974 to 1983, and Harry Boone served from 1984 to 1988; and both will exhibit paintings. Cheryl Goldsleger was chair from 1988 to 2001 and will show grid pieces made of wax, oil, pigment, and wood on linen. Dr. Patrick Taylor, who served from 2002 to 2006, and Lori Phillips from 2006 to 2008 will both present ceramics pieces.
The current faculty also prepared a wide variety of art to display. Art department chair Chris Kelly will showcase ceramic pieces, Dr. Jennifer Betz created a mixed media piece on glass, Robert Jones will show canvas oil paintings, and Kaitlin Wilson Botts will show archival inkjet prints. The permanent collection of the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum will also be open to the public.