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USCB Fine Arts Department Presents an
Exhibition of Work by Clay Jordan


Jan. 29, 2016

USCB Fine Arts Department Presents an Exhibition of Work by Clay JordanBEAUFORT, S.C. – The Studio Art Program and the Fine Arts Department at the University of South Carolina Beaufort will present Further, an exhibition of photography works by Clay Jordan at the Sea Islands Center Gallery on the university’s Historic Beaufort campus. The exhibition will open with a public reception February 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The artwork will be on display through March 19.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m.  to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Clay Jordan is a photographer and musician who currently lives in Milledgeville, GA and teaches photography courses at the Georgia College and State University. He received an M.F.A. from the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA in 2013, and a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN in 1998.

Clay Jordan’s works have been featured in group exhibitions including the Blackbox Gallery, Portland, OR, the Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS, and at the Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. In 2013, he had a one person exhibition at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN where he also served as a visiting artist and critic. He received the Emerge Fellowship Award from the Midwest Center for Photography in 2015.

Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a baccalaureate member of the USC system, serving the southeast coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Since 2002, USCB has tripled its academic degree programs, doubled its FTE enrollment, opened its first on-campus housing (now serving more than 600), joined the NAIA Sun Conference, and fielded conference and national award-winning Sand Shark athletes in nine sports. The university’s two campuses serve a diverse student body of 1,800 students. The Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton, SC, offers cutting-edge Computational Science and Nursing laboratories, and a broad range of academic degree programs. It is home to Sand Shark athletics. The Historic Beaufort campus, located on Beaufort’s downtown waterfront, houses an innovative baccalaureate Studio Art program in close proximity to Beaufort’s many art galleries. Students enjoy opportunities on Hilton Head Island, including the USCB Center for Event Management and a Coastal Ecology research partnership with Vagabond Cruise. USCB serves 1,500 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members, who participate in more than 1 million course hours annually, placing OLLI at USCB in the top 10 in the country. The University of South Carolina Beaufort offers students an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity.

For more information about Further, an exhibition of photography works by Clay Jordan, contact Kim Keats, gallery manager, Sea Islands Center, at 843-521-3147 or kkeats@uscb.edu. For more information about USCB’s Studio Art degree program, contact Brian Glaze, assistant professor of Art and department chair, at Bglaze@uscb.edu. For more information about the University of South Carolina Beaufort, contact Lynn McGee, Ph.D., vice chancellor for Advancement and External Affairs, at 843-208-8240 or lmcgee@uscb.edu.