The Upstairs Art Gallery features work by local and regional artists. It offers an educational opportunity to our students and community through exhibitions, visiting artist lectures, and artist workshops. New exhibits are on view every six weeks during the Spring and Fall semesters. The Student Art Show, held each April, features work created by students in the studio courses during the academic year. Funding for the gallery is provided by the SCC Foundation.
The exhibit that is currently on display showcases eleven contemporary female artists in North Carolina. All of their work will include some element of text or a story that is the inspiration for the work. Some, like Catherine Billingsley, used a name for the actual structure of her weaving. Others have offered their own writings connected to the work. Heather Muise and Margie Labadie both have works inspired by poetry. There’s a variety of mediums: paintings, print making, digital, textiles, ceramics and mixed media.
In this exhibition, the artists are inviting you into their studio, into the ideas and stories that inspire their work. Their work will be exhibited side by side with the words that inspired the piece.