Thursday, March 16, 2023 - April 17, 2023
Third Thursday with Quincy Pugh
Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 16, at 6:00 PM and will on display through the second week of April.
As a member of the Vista Guild Association, The Koger Center for the Arts is proud to partner with The Jasper Project to participate in Third Thursday Art Night. We will feature a different artist every month with an opening reception on the Third Thursday of the month. The exhibitions will remain on display for one month.
Quincy Pugh was born on August 25, 1958, in Augusta, Georgia. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Augusta University in 1982 and a Master of Librarianship from the University of South Carolina in 1988. Pugh served as the Film and Sound Librarian/Manager at Richland Library (Columbia) from 1989 until his retirement in June 2018. In that capacity, he also coordinated exhibitions and was in close contact with local, regional, and national recognized artists and illustrators. He also helped establish and served as chair of the library’s African American History and Cultural Events committee for numerous years. His position and love of music, literature and art kept him entrenched in Columbia’s cultural and arts community but didn’t allow much time for his love for painting. Since his retirement he has dedicated his time to developing a new and exciting body of work reflective of his community and southern heritage.
Pugh works primarily with oil but has been experimenting with acrylics more recently. He strives to illustrate the courage, struggle, and spirit of everyday southern African Americans. These are often relatives, acquaintances, and everyday heroes. He has a strong interest in honoring those unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Era and has also begun to depict contemporaries in the Black Lives Matter and Social Justice movements.