SC art educators are spotted taking pictures

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Front Row from Left: Dy English, Catherine Campbell and Tunisha B. Summers. Second Row: Carolyn Ellis, Elizabeth Walsh, Alexandra Bille Brahe, Penelope Winslow and Penelope Winslow. Third Row: Maggie the Labradoodle (Class Mascot), Barbara Tedford, Shannon Patrick, Michael Arnett, Dot Ross-Vaughn and Dr. Phil Dunn (Instructor).

The University of South Carolina Beaufort is hosting a graduate level digital photography workshop for state art educators. They have been enthusiastically snapping pictures of downtown Beaufort, capturing its charm and beauty digitally.

The group is being led by Dr. Phil Dunn, artist in residence and a Pulitzer-nominated, award-winning photographer with more than 30 years experience as a photographer and an art educator.  According to Dunn,  “This workshop is the first in a series of professional development initiatives that will bring art teachers from all across South Carolina to the Historic Beaufort Campus to study digital photography as an art form. In the next several months we will continue to reach out to our community and the educational profession as we strive to build the Studio Art program at USC Beaufort.”

Participants are from Spartanburg, Whitmire, Charleston, Columbia, Orangeburg, Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort, Lexington and Rock Hill.  Evening activities will include a waterside barbecue on Lady’s Island and a presentation on Gullah culture. The workshop will culminate with a group exhibition and reception held at the USCB Gallery at the Center for the Arts on July 15.