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Coffee with Artist: Holly Scoggins


Join us for coffee with local artist, Holly Scoggins as we explore her exhibition, "Fearful Symmetry."

Holly Ann Scoggins was born and raised in a small abandoned cotton mill town in Western North Carolina. Her artwork is representational with a southern gothic motif. Critics have described her oil paintings as “Beautifully Haunted.” Scoggins earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University and a Master of Fine Arts in Representational Figurative Painting and Printmaking from the New York Academy of Art. 

Scoggins has also studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, Penland School of Crafts, Lamar Dodd School of Art in Cortona Italy, and the Liepzig International Artist program in Germany. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally and is included in the permanent collections of organizations and institutions such as The University of Georgia, Dominican University, Chanel Fine Art for Boutiques, BMW and LIA International Artist Collection. Her work has exhibited her work internationally at institutions such as The International Trade Center in Shanghai, Sotheby’s, Flowers Gallery NYC, the National Arts Club, Art Southampton and at the Southeastern College Art Conferences.

Scoggins is currently a Full Professor and Visual Arts Program Coordinator at Polk State College. She teaches courses in Drawing, Painting, Design and Figurative studies. She has lead Fine Art study abroad trips to Andros Island and France and was recently awarded the George Jenkins Endowed Faculty Chair award for Printmaking. 

Earlier Event: March 30
The Art of Film: Claire in Motion
Later Event: April 7
Creative Youth Reception