Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Deborah Feiste Exhibit at the SCC Library

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 current exhibit features work by collage and assemblage artist Deborah Feiste of Central, SC. Feiste has curated and exhibited extensively throughout the southeast and has work in private and corporate collections throughout Indiana and Upstate South Carolina. Her current work focuses on narrative themes as they relate to social, political, and cultural issues.

“My obsession with collecting found ephemera, discarded objects, and wooden boxes provide me with the tools necessary for creating visual commentary on contemporary issues,” says Feiste. “I thrive on the beauty of decay, which I find in the multiple layers and rich textures of old books, antique photographs, rusted objects, and organic matter.”


A native of Connecticut, Feiste received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the University of Connecticut.  She served on the faculty at the University of Connecticut Community School of the Arts and Quinnebaug Valley Community College in Connecticut, and the John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington, Indiana.

She moved to South Carolina in 1995
where she founded and served as Executive Director of The Arts Center, a non-profit community arts organization located in Clemson, South Carolina. Feiste is currently a member of The International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists, National Collage Society, Atlanta Collage Society and the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Deborah Feiste’s exhibit will run October 7 through November 30 at the SCC Library Gallery, located in the Central Campus Library of Spartanburg Community College. Ms. Feiste will appear at the gallery for an artist talk/Q&A session on October 16 at 10:00 am. The exhibit and artist talk will be open to the public.

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