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Historic Hogue Hall Painting Presented to Greenville College

Historic Hogue Hall Painting Presented to Greenville College

During the Alumni Reunion Luncheon on Saturday, October 16, Pamela Ireland Portell ‘64 presented Greenville College with a winter scene painting of historic Hogue Hall by artist Sue Hand.

Portell met Pennsylvania artist Sue Hand in the winter of 2008. She appreciated Hand's talent and commissioned her to paint a scene of Hogue Hall. Hand agreed to paint the winter Hogue Hall scene featuring the glow of candles from the windows during the Christmas season and began working on the project.

On October 16, the finished painting was unveiled during the Alumni Reunion Luncheon and presented to Greenville College by Portell. She gifted the painting to the College in honor of her parents, Charles ‘50 and Lucille ‘55 Ireland, known fondly as "Mr. and Mrs. Greenville" for their outstanding community service. Charles Ireland served as Mayor of Greenville for three four-year terms and as a member of the City Council for three terms. Lucille Ireland worked with the Greenville Women's Club for over thirty years, focusing on maintaining the historic beauty of downtown Greenville. Hand's rendition of Hogue Hall features the glow of the single candles in each window that the Greenville Women's Club was responsible for providing throughout the community each winter.

The painting is now displayed in the Watson and Bonnie Tidball Alumni House on the corner of Elm and College Ave. Prints are available for purchase by calling the Office of College Advancement at 618.664.6500. All proceeds will go to the Fund for Educational Excellence for the continued education of Greenville College Students.

For more information contact [email protected].


This story was published on October 20, 2010

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