Public Invited to Reception Honoring Retiring USC Aiken Professor
Aiken, SC (07/30/2018) — The Art of Al Beyer, an exhibit in the Etherredge Center Main Gallery features multi-media pieces from the retiring professor, who taught at the University of South Carolina Aiken for almost 40 years.
Media outlets and the public are invited to a reception honoring Beyer, July 31, 7 - 9 p.m, in the Etherredge Center Main Gallery.
Selected art will be available for purchase with proceeds benefitting the USC Aiken Art Faculty Scholarship Fund. Donations in Beyer's name will go toward the same fund.
"To ensure his legacy of dramatic, thought-provoking art continues, the university has established the USC Aiken Art Faculty Scholarship Fund," said Mary Driscoll, vice chancellor for advancement and external affairs.
"He simply wouldn't have it named for him, but Al did want to make sure students majoring in fine arts with an emphasis for visual arts could apply for this scholarship."
Fellow art professors' works are also part of the exhibit, which runs until August 15.
In the local art community, Beyer's name is a staple. One most know and respect. Many citizens and students of all ages - some as old as 98 - have either taken classes under Beyer's tutelage or they've admired and purchased his work to adorn their walls at home or in their offices. Others may recall that for many years he created the design for the annual Pacers and Polo poster.