BJU Alumni Present at Indie Craft Parade

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 10, 2019) – Fourteen Bob Jones University alumni have been selected as exhibitors for the tenth annual Indie Craft Parade Sept. 13 – 15 at Timmons Arena on the campus of Furman University. The Makers Collective, an organization founded by three BJU graduates —Jen Moreau (’08), Erin Godbey (’06), and Lib Ramos (’05)—launched the fair in 2010 to provide creative entrepreneurs with an outlet to offer their handmade goods to the public.

This year’s event features over 100 makers from across the South showcasing a variety of items selected by an independent panel of jurors. Featured categories include 2D fine art, 3D fine art, fiber art, to wear collections, paper goods and everything else (items ranging from pet accessories to apothecary products).

BJU alumni selected for participation in the festival include Lewis Carl (’97), Erin Godbey (’06), Calvin Hall (’12), Rebecca Hughes (’16), Annie Koelle (’05), Chris Koelle (’04), Jen Moreau (‘08), Matt Moreau (’06), Lib Ramos (’05), Julie Riffel (’11), Karen Schipper (’13), Kristen Studdard (’12), and Mark Studdard (’10). This group of alumni includes one current BJU Art and Design faculty member, Lewis Carl, and represents eight academic programs offered at BJU.

“Seeing our students go out and enrich the community through their work and influence is rewarding,” said Jay Bopp, chair of the Division of Art and Design. “It’s like watching your own children doing great things!”

On Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 – 9 p.m., a preview event will be available to those who purchase advance tickets. General entry will be $6 at the door on Saturday (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Children ages 12 and under may attend for free both days.