Nine SC State Faculty Members Display Their Creative Artwork During the Faculty Triennial Exhibition

Friday, September 25, 2009

Currently displayed at SC State University’s Fine Arts Center (FAB) Gallery is the creative artwork of nine SC State faculty members, representing the 2009 Faculty Triennial Exhibition.

Generally held every three years, the Faculty Triennial Exhibition features comprehensive works of art, and showcases the achievements of individual faculty members while highlighting artistic developments in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Visitors of the exhibition can expect to see new and exciting art forms and broad ranges of media to include painting, sculptures, graphic arts, wood working, film installations, and computer-generated art, which is practiced and taught at SC State.

The exhibition not only reflects the creativity and dynamism of the art department, but also the current art scene across the United States. The diversity of approaches and techniques also defy easy categorization.

Dr. Tolulope Filani, chairman of the department of Visual and Performing Arts, and arts education coordinator at SC State, has artwork featured in the exhibition. He states, “the Faculty Triennial Exhibition is not just a display of the collective artistic talents of our accomplished faculty, but a testament of their commitment and resolve to continue to provide our students with quality arts education.”

Other faculty members whose artwork is displayed include:

Leslie Rech, associate professor of Art (ceramics) and visual arts program coordinator; Steven Crall, assistant professor of Art (printmaking); Kimberly Ledee, associate professor of Art (painting); Ellen Zisholtz, assistant professor of art (painting) and director and curator for the I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium; Scotty Peek, assistant professor of Art (photography); Frank Martin, instructor of Art History; Jonathan Walsh, associate professor of Art (digital media); and Jim Arendt, Fine Arts Center Gallery director, who has been instrumental in preparing for the exhibition.

Arendt says he is excited about what visitors can expect to see, using words such as reflective, formal, pure, expressive, historical, and contemporary to describe the exhibition.

“It is our hope that the University family and members of the local community find these contemporary works of art to be both challenging and exciting,” said Arendt.

The exhibition will be on display through Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. A closing reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 at 5 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Atrium.

For more information on the 2009 Faculty Triennial Exhibition contact James Arendt, gallery director, at 803-536-8918 or, or visit