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.
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.
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