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A native of Rock Hill, Elizabeth Melton received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Winthrop University, where she is currently enrolled part-time in the Master of Fine Arts program. In addition to her studies, she also teaches weaving at the university.
Melton was awarded a 2005 Graduate Research Grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design to study the work and teaching career of Anni Albers. She is a juried member of the SC Art Commission Artist Roster. Selected exhibits include: The South Carolina State Museum, Triennial 2004, Columbia, S.C.; Accessibility 2004, Sumter, S.C.; Hart-Witzen Gallery, Experience, Charlotte, N.C.; Piccolo Spoleto 2001, The Missing World, Old City Jail, Charleston, S.C.
Currently teaching sculpture at the College of Charleston, Herb Parker was born in Elizabeth City, N.C. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from East Carolina University in 1983. Parker served a tour in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict and two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. He also served as a visiting artist and/or instructor at universities in both the United States and abroad.
He has created more than 40 site-related installations in the environment since the early 1980s, and his work has been commissioned throughout the United States and in Canada, Italy, Japan and Sweden. Parker has received several honors, including a spot in the “Awards in the Visual Arts XI,” which was hosted by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. He was also named a SC Arts Commission Artist Fellow in 1993.
Note: The State Art Collection includes his work, Shrine #20.