Industry and the Arts in Upstate South Carolina
The Fine Arts Center in Greenville was established in 2016 as South Carolina’s first secondary school for gifted students in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Recently, the center initiated the first four-year fiber arts program at the high school level in the United States. The program, with industry support, seeks to develop designers, technicians, craftsmen, problem solvers, and artists and to provide them with careers and opportunities with companies in the Upstate. This presentation will showcase the program's curriculum and student work, and its continued relationship with the local Textile Industry.
April will be joined by Margaret Dunford of SAGE Automotive Interiors and Helen McElroy, director of the Fine Arts Center.
April Dauscha received her BFA in fashion design at the International Academy of Design and Technology and her MFA in fiber from Virginia Commonwealth University. April is represented by Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and exhibits nationally. Her work has been featured on art blogs such as Beautiful Decay, Ignant, and Issue No.206. She is currently spearheading the fiber arts program as instructor and areahead at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, South Carolina.
Her work can be seen here at www.aprildauscha.com