Friday, August 9, 2019

John Roberts at the SCC Library Gallery

This Fall, the Library is proud to announce the official opening of the SCC Library Gallery, a new exhibit space for regional artists. Each semester, our new gallery space will showcase the rich pool of creative talent in the Upstate, and Spartanburg Community College is pleased to help expand exhibit opportunities for these remarkable artists.
John Roberts

Our debut artist will be Greer’s own John Roberts, former Chairman of the Department of Art Education at Bob Jones University. Roberts’ expressive and heartfelt renderings of foothills landscapes pay tribute to his Southern upbringing as well as his spiritual devotion.

“Many years ago, I realized that even my abilities in art are God-given,” says Roberts. “I am merely the paintbrush in the hands of the Master Artist.” Viewers will notice a direct tribute to the Master Artist in each of Roberts’ paintings; the inscription “…to the glory of God” appears in small print somewhere in each regional scene.
"California Creek Baptist"

Born in East Tennessee in 1950, Roberts began to learn his craft literally on his father’s knee, holding the elder Roberts’ paintbrush as they would “work together” on a design. As a high school student, Roberts’ attention turned to arts education, and he subsequently earned his master’s degree in Studio Art from Bob Jones University.
"3 Friends"

John Roberts’ exhibit will run September 3 through September 30 at the SCC Library Gallery, located in the Central Campus Library of Spartanburg Community College. Mr. Roberts will appear at the gallery for an artist talk/Q&A session on September 19 at 2:00 pm. The exhibit and artist talk will be open to the public.

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