Join us in collaboration with the Native Island and Business Community Affairs Association at Art League Gallery as we celebrate the magnificent artwork of the esteemed Alvin B. Glen. Immerse yourself in his exquisite art and thoughtfulness as this year's celebrated artist.
Growing up in the small town of Dorchester, South Carolina, during the era of Jim Crow laws, Alvin’s artistic journey faced many challenges. Despite the lack of visual arts classes in his public school, Alvin’s parents arranged for him to take correspondence art courses in middle school. These early experiences ignited his passion for music, which carried him through to college.
In 1979, he proudly earned my Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from South Carolina State College, with a strong focus on education. This laid the foundation for his career as a dedicated art teacher in the Orangeburg County Schools, where he served for an impressive forty-three years before retiring. Through his artwork, Alvin strives to capture the strength, dedication, and interconnectedness of the people who inspire him. Spirituality, compassion, and empathy flow through every brushstroke, creating images that resonate with viewers. After a brief period living in Orangeburg, he returned to his hometown of Dorchester in 1985. Over the years, he has had the honor of showcasing his work at various galleries throughout South Carolina, as well as briefly in North Carolina and Georgia. Some notable galleries include The Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery, Waterfront Gallery, I.P. Stanback Museum, Penn Center, and The Columbia Museum of Art. His recognitions include winning first place at the Charleston Artist Guild Exhibit, Featured Artist for The Moja Arts Festival and Best in Show award at the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit. Today, Alvin resides in beloved Dorchester, South Carolina, enjoying the serenity of retirement after dedicating my life to teaching visual art in the public school system.
Also on exhibit, the artworks of over 175 Art League member artists. All artworks in the gallery are for sale.
OPEN: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm + 90 minutes before all Arts Center performances. Telephone: (843)681-5060-5060