Five Winthrop University students recently gave us a sneak peek of their art that will be displayed in our new headquarters on White Street. Featuring railroad ties, cut steel, a porcelain map of York County and teacups, the artwork will be displayed in the community room, break room and board room, and in lobby areas.
The students have been commissioned to provide six pieces of art for the three-story headquarters expected to open in 2015. To create the art, they studied the history of Rock Hill and Family Trust, and their ties to the textile industry. Once pieces are completed this summer, the art will be stored until it’s installed during construction.
Their story recently was featured in The Herald and on WRHI.
Samantha Oliver is creating a map of York County out of 60 pieces of porcelain.
Nicole Davenport’s sculpture will cast shadows on the floor of the employee breakroom.
Kaitlyn Walters used railroad ties to create “walls” for the lobby and board room.
Christopher Smalls sculpture features layers of cut steel.
Chelsey Arthur will fill circles with items that celebrate community.