The Monsanto Gallery in the Cultural Center opened its first gallery display of the fall semester with the works of artist, Tom Dimond. Dimond is a retired art professor who has taught at both Clemson University and Winthrop University. The works on display are combinations of mix media collages and a form of abstraction art known as geometric abstraction.
After retiring, Dimond took a four-year break from art but a workshop in Ohio on mix media collages re-introduced him to a new side of art. The workshop taught Dimond how to mix aesthetic and everyday elements as well as develop new techniques that would eventually create the collection on display at the Monsanto gallery today. His newer works combine monoprints, circular forms, comic book strips, and found objects, like cherry car scents and can tops, to resemble urban walls and the French new realism art.
Dimond’s work will be on display at the Monsanto Art Gallery on the second floor of the Josephine Abney Cultural Center until September 30th. The gallery is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The art gallery is a FALS (Fine Arts and Lectureship Series) approved event.
Reminder: Lander students must have 15 FALS credits completed before they can graduate. If you have questions on how many credits you have or need contact the Registrar’s Office or check your Bearcat Web to view how many events you have attended. The next FALS event, Lift Every Voice, is on Saturday, September 24 in LC 200 at 10 a.m. and sponsored by professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, Linda Carson.