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September 11, 2019 | The Clarion
'Southern Class' bc security
By Chloe McGee
Arts & Life Editor
On Friday, Sept. 6, the Brevard College Art
Department hosted an opening reception in
Spier’s Gallery for local artist Travis Donovan
to introduce his sculptural exhibition titled
As a native of Southern Appalachia—^bom
and raised in Valle Crucis, a small town outside
of Boone—Donovan developed a fascination
for the region’s unique culture and prevalent
In 2004, Donovan received a BFA in
Sculpture from Appalachian State University.
Fie later continued his education at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Flill
where he earned a Studio Art MFA in 2011
and, upon graduating, became a North Carolina
Donovan now works as a North Carolina
interdisciplinary artist and educator, currently
serving as an Assistant Professor of Sculpture
and Area Coordinator at his alma mater
Appalachian State University.
Inspired by his experience living in the
mountains of North Carolina, Donovan began
his pursuit to study, challenge and capture
themes of economic and gender dynamics
throughout the South.
‘Southern Class’—Donovan’s current artistic
exploration—delves into the relationships
between southern identity, integrity and
memorabilia which define life under the Mason-
In his exhibition and throughout his other
works, Donovan experiments with an array of
materials, techniques and innovative concepts.
From traditional artistry to contemporary media,
Donovan’s creations feature an assortment
of aesthetic elements, which often appear
collectively in a singular piece.
“My current work utilizes this storytelling
tradition of embellishment by investigating
unexpected presentations of materials and
objects that I have encountered growing up
in the South, in hopes of coaxing new poetic
connections from an established cannon of
reality,” said Donovan.
‘Southern Class’ is open to the public and
will remain on display until Sept. 27. Gallery
hours for the show are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Photo credit TravisDonovan.com
The most recent security reports for Brevard
College have been released as of Tuesday,
Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m., according to Brevard
College Campus Security.
A hit and run occurred on campus in which
a vehicle was damaged. If students observe a
hit and run occurring, please obtain the license
plate information of the departing vehicle and
immediately advise Campus Security.
A North Carolina state and New York state
flag have been reported missing from the
tennis building. If anyone had any knowledge
of this please advise Campus Security.
Speeding is still being observed on campus.
Please slow down and respect the campus
wide 15 miles per hour speed limit.
Several bicycles have been reported missing
and some have been recovered on campus.
There have been several reported incidents
of harassment via social media. Students
are reminded that this type of activity is
in violation of Title IX and has serious
consequences to the offender.
Do not engage in this type of juvenile
Everyone is requested to contact Campus
Security at (828)-577-9590 if wrongful or
suspicious activity is observed on campus.
Lounge for commuter
students opens Sept. 12
On Thursday, Sept. 12, Brevard College will
celebrate its commuters students. All commuters
will be able to eat in Myers Dining Hall for
free and BC will open its newly remodeled
commuter lounge. The commuter lounge is
located in Tornado Alley in Rutherford Room A.
The lounge will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Donovan uses saw in studio for sculpture project.