SC State Art Seniors to Present Exhibition

Monday, April 30, 2018

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – SC State senior art majors will present their work during the Senior Exhibition and reception on Thursday, May 3, at 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building Gallery on campus.

Centered on the theme, “An Identity Enslaved: Past and Present,” the exhibition will showcase the artwork of seniors Zaire Mcphearson, Jaquez Hill, Howard Allen and Shavon Jackson. Each student, set to graduate in May, will have the opportunity to share their artistic talent with the university and the community, and display the skills they acquired through the Visual Arts Program.

The exhibition portrays the concepts of race and identity in historical and contemporary contexts. Each student’s work embodies their individual understanding of various societal issues.

Specific topics captured in the students’ work include police brutality toward minorities, stereotypes within the African American community, modern slavery, whitewashing and the manipulation of black culture throughout history.

The exhibition will be available for viewing in the Fine Arts Building Gallery until Friday, May 4 and is open during regular building hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, contact Maggie O’Hara at (803) 516-4548 or

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