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Free Gallery Talk Monday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.
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Join artists Sam Compton and Catherine Coulter Lloyd for a casual discussion of the inspirations, processes, and unexpected connections between their artworks in Random & Recurring. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the exhibition and meet the artists before it closes on February 22.

About the artists

Sam Compton:

I am a native of South Carolina. I studied art at the University of South Carolina receiving a BA in studio art with a concentration in fiber arts and an MFA in art education. As an art educator, I received national board certification and taught 26 years in public education. I was an adjunct faculty member at the University of South Carolina and Newberry College. I am currently retired. I am a published co-author for textbooks in South Carolina, Texas and Massachusetts and published an article in an art educators magazine.I am a professional artist and have had one-man shows in South Carolina and New York. My work has been exhibited in group shows in South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Last year, I won first place in mixed media at the South Carolina State Fair. I was honored as one of six outstanding artists in South Carolina by the South Carolina Arts Commission for their 30th year celebration for the arts.

Catherine Coulter Lloyd:

Catherine Coulter Lloyd holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C.; a Master of Fine Arts from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.; and certification in Museum Management from the Jekyll Island Management Institute of the Southeastern Museum Council. Her career has encompassed arts/museum management, educator, and exhibiting artist. She currently teaches for Pitt Community College in Greenville, N.C.; provides exhibition design for Eyes on Main Street National Photography Exhibition in Wilson, N.C.; offers local classes and workshops; chairs the Camden Arts Association; and operates an independent studio in Lugoff.

Deeply influenced by her upbringing in the North Carolina Appalachian Mountains and South Carolina Edisto River Swamps, Lloyd’s works consistently lean towards natural and familial themes inherent in the Carolinas. Her ceramic, photographic, and textile artworks have been exhibited nationally in juried competitions, invitational and solo exhibitions from New York to Louisiana.

For more information about the FAC call (803) 425-7676, extension 300, or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The FAC’s box office hours, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(The FAC is a 501(c)3 organization funded in part by donations from businesses and individuals and grants from the city of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, along with the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.)