Arthur Rose Museum features two artists in one night

On Thursday, January 21, The Arthur Rose Museum located at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina hosted an exhibition featuring two artists.

The art show featured two of Orangeburg’s teachers, a Claflin University alumnus, Damion Johnson, who teaches art at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, and Elsie Lewis-Fogle, who teaches art at her studio, Elsie Lewis Fogle Art Studio.

Johnson found his interest in art at a younger age through his older brothers who were artists. Johnson started tracing and drawing sneakers and found something he loved and was great at. Johnson inspiration comes from his encounters and experiences throughout life.

Lewis-Fogle has been creating art for over 40 years and has no plans of quitting. She inspired by environments that she sees in South Carolina, whether it is a beach, barn, group of birds or other aspects of nature’s beauty.

The Arthur Rose Museum coordinator is Xan Jennings and the acting director is Dr. Donald Pace. The museum’s staff works hard to schedule a show for the students of Claflin University and the general public once a month. The shows are scheduled during the academic school year, September through May.

Xan Jennings said, “we pride ourselves on bringing students unique artists who work you would not find on the Internet.”

The Arthur Rose Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM for students and the local community.

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