ROCK HILL, SC – The COROART contest in the United States is underway! Coroplast Tape Corporation has delivered a variety of technical adhesive tapes to Winthrop University where visual art students of Shaun Cassidy, Professor of Fine Arts, were invited to reinvent the materials in innovative ways. While there is no specific thematic content or subject direction given, the concept of COROART is focused on experimenting with modern and technical materials.
The completed works of art will be displayed first at Coroplast Tape Corporation’s U.S. headquarters in Rock Hill, SC. Select pieces will then be moved to the Arts Council of York County’s Center for the Arts where they will be on display from November 20 – 24, 2019. A public reception and the COROART Awards presentation will be held at the Center for the Arts on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM.
The students are contending for the COROART Award presented by the Coroplast Tape Corporation. These awards are accompanied by cash prizes funded by Coroplast, and include 1st Prize ($1,000), 2nd Prize ($500), and 3rd Prize ($250). The 2019 COROART Awards jury includes a panel of three judges: Ashley Beard (Arts Council of York County Board member, art teacher), Harriet Goode (artist, owner: Gallery 5), and Tom Stanley [artist, Winthrop University (retired).
For more information about Coroplast’s commitment to the arts and COROART, visit https://www.coroplast-tapes.com/en/company/coroart-usa/.
The Center for the Arts is located at 121 East Main Street, in the heart of the downtown Rock Hill Cultural District. All three galleries at the Center for the Arts are open Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 6 PM, Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, every second and fourth Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM, and every second and fourth Sunday from
2 to 4 PM. Patrons who are interested in visiting the galleries between 5 – 6 PM should call in advance to schedule an appointment.
Exhibits at the Center for the Arts are sponsored by O’Darby’s - a Retailer of Fine Wines, Craft Beers, and Spirits.
The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.