The Wyche Gallery, located upstairs in A Building, 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.
From the artist:
For Rachard McIntyre art is the most fullfilling aspect of his life. Since preschool, he has been drawing pictures of images which impressed him upon seeing them. As a toddler, growing up in Brooklyn, he drew the Manhattan Skyline of New York City. He developed a greater love for art by learning more about style and techniques in school art classes while also excelling in math and English.
Many of Rachard’s earlier drawings were of super heroes. He was particularly fond of the comic book and magazine characters created by Alex Ross the famous writer and illustrator for Marvel.
Today, Rachard’s has created hundreds of works of art using methods of pencil sketching, water color, ink-well pen drawing, acrylic and oil paintings. His favorite piece is a self-portrait created with materials he found around the house and at the Dollar Stores. In it you will see buttons, pennies, pine cone petals, toy soldiers, etc. Currently the self-portrait is on display at the Cameron Museum of Art in Wilmington, NC where Rachard lives, works and graduated from college.
In addition to being an artist, Rachard is an avid movie buff. He recently saw Black Panther and thought it was great because of the special effects, action and the expert acting by Chadwick Boseman and Angela Bassett. He also loves spending time with his family. He says his step-father has the best parties and cookouts. He enjoys hanging out with family very much.
Several of Rachard’s drawings are illustrated in word art. He begins by choosing a subject or image headlining in the news. Once he completes the research, he uses the information to build the image. The 9/11 drawing is highly sought after. It was Rachard’s first work in word art. He chose to commemorate this drawing for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. All the name of victims who lost their lives are forever remember in this piece.
Rachard’s focus on art is a story of inspiration, hope, perseverance and love. He currently has a self-portrait on exhibit at the Cameron Museum of Art in Wilmington, NC. This same portrait was featured at the University of Texas. In addition, he recently exhibited an inkwell drawing called The Old Barn at the Hart Witzen Gallery in Charlotte, NC.