Paula Spangler Casper
Assistant Professor of Art
Area: 2-Dimensional Design, Drawing
MFA, East Tennessee State University
BFA, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BS, Appalachian State University
Following graduation from East Tennessee State University with an MFA in Drawing, Spangler joined the Gardner-Webb University art program as assistant professor of painting in 2005. Spangler is also the gallery director for the visual art program.
Ms. Spangler’s newest work involves the use of fabric swatches in large complex painterly compositions. She uses the fabric, patterns, textures, and colors almost as applications of solid paint on canvas. The compositions are then sewn to the canvas background. In addition to annual faculty exhibits Spangler’s work is shown in local and regional exhibits. Spangler is a member of professional art education organizations including the Cleveland County Arts Council.