Holiday exhibit features Guyton’s Florence Christmas ornaments


During December, the Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery in Florence will feature a collection of framed images depicting Florence’s official annual Christmas ornaments. The ornaments were created over the past two decades by Florence native and internationally known artist Stephen Guyton.

From 1994 to 2013, Guyton created annual Christmas ornament designs to benefit various local charities. In 2013, he donated high-resolution images of the ornaments to the Morris Gallery. Recognized by successive Florence mayors as the city’s official ornaments, the collection includes local landmarks such as Timrod School, the old county courthouse, The Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, as well as several historic local railroad scenes. Guyton’s paintings and other works are featured in public and private collections around the world.

As an accompanying exhibit, the gallery also will feature framed winning entries from the annual Florence County Christmas Card contest, dating back to 1999.

The Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library. Admission to the gallery is free and sponsorship is provided by Friends of the Florence County Library. For more information, call 843-413-7060.


Francis Marion University Department of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit

February – March 2015

Featuring the various art stylings and mediums of the following FMU faculty artists…

  • Lawrence Anderson
  • Collen Critcher
  • Dr. EunJung Chang
  • Greg Fry
  • Dr. Howard Frye
  • Douglas Gray
  • Julie Mixon
  • Walter Sallenger
  • And more!

Coming later in the year will be exhibits from ADRIAN RHODES and USCHI JEFFCOAT.

The gallery’s operating hours are the same as those of the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library.