Virginia Scotchie


 
In Columbia, SC, on Tuesday, June 26, USC Professor and artist, Virginia Scotchie, presented a performance piece of her mixed media sculptural work, The Seven Deadly Sins. This “Moving Exhibition” started at McMaster College on the USC campus, 1615 Senate Street, at 5:30 and ended at the Five Points at 631-D Harden Street, in front of Gallery V.

Scotchie’s work, consists of 7 shopping carts, each containing objects including animal forms and found objects. The contents of each shopping cart have been case in porcelain and cement. The carts and objects they contain are interpretations by the artist of the Seven Deadly Sins. Each cart was pushed by a student from USC on a 2 mile walk, from McMaster College to the Five Points intersection of Harden and Devine Street.

The performance art piece was in Five Points by the Hootie and the Blow Fish Sculpture, in front of Gallery V and was also televised on WOLO ABC Columbia Tuesday evening at 11pm.

See the news clip below...

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Visiting artist, Potter, Blaine Avery stopped by the USC Dept. of Art Ceramics Studio, to give a two day demonstration last week...
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Spannocchia, Italy - Villa Spinnochia
Two week workshop on terra-cotta and wood fired ceramics, June 10-25, 2010
 
 
Columbia Design League - May 21, 2010 - Columbia, SC
Virginia will be giving a lecture on her process and techniques of her work, at her home studio in Shandon.
www.columbiadesignleague.org
 
 
A collaboration project with Rick Hirsch, Virginia Scotchie, Scott Meyer and Ken Baskin. They worked in the Ceramics studio from 10-5 everyday. More photos below... also check out "The Crucible Project" facebook page for additional photos as well as videos.
 
 
Piedmont College Department of Fine Art Presents
Collaborations: Scott Meyer, Rick Hirsch, Kenneth Baskin, and Virginia Scotchie

October 22 - November 22, 2009
http://www.piedmont.edu/art/collaborations.html

Piedmont College Department of Fine Art Presents
Collaborations: Scott Meyer, Rick Hirsch, Kenneth Baskin, and Virginia Scotchie
October 22 - November 22

Four ceramic artists came from across the country to Piedmont's Demorest campus to demonstrate their techniques on October 22nd - 24th. Collaborations included Scott Meyer, Rick Hirsch, Kenneth Baskin, and Virginia Scotchie, each of whom created artwork in the ceramic studio in the Art Annex.

Scott Meyer is a ceramics professor at the University of Montevello in Alabama; Rick Hirsch a ceramics professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, Kenneth Baskin is an assistant professor of art at McNeese State University in Louisiana, and Virginia Scotchie is head of the ceramics department at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

The works that the four artists complete will become part of a later show based on crucibles. Collaborations opened Oct. 22 with be a panel discussion lead by Chair Chris Kelly on the show.


 


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