The GRAND Gallery will feature Glen Miller as the inaugural artist. Glen is an award-winning painter who has trained hundreds of artists in the Upstate. He studied art at East Tennessee State University and did his graduate work at the University of South Florida and the University of Tennessee. Since 1979, Glen has fostered Upstate culture by teaching art at all levels. For many years he taught at Woodmont, Newberry, and Travelers Rest high schools. In recent years, the artist has focused on teaching at the university level, presently serving at Furman University. Glen’s paintings deftly blend masterful realism with magical storytelling. According to the artist, he constructs fictions from invented figures and natural elements encountered on hikes, throughout his life in Southern Appalachia, and from his own back yard. He says, “Nature is always a significant element in my work and exists as both fact and metaphor.” Glen has had twenty-one solo gallery exhibitions, many group and juried exhibitions, and has been represented by Hampton III Gallery since 2003. West Pelzer is proud to share Glen Miller’s inspiring paintings with visitors to The GRAND Gallery.
The Town of West Pelzer will recognize Glen Miller’s contribution to Upstate culture on April 2, 2019 at 6:00pm at the regularly scheduled council meeting in The GRAND Gallery. A reception will follow the council meeting at approximately 6:45pm. Glen Miller’s art will be on view from April 2nd through May 24th by appointment during regular business hours (Please visit www.westpelzer.com for regular business hours).
Images for Glen Miller’s exhibition: 1) “Burning,” 2018 2) “Wader,” 2018