Here’s a press release that missed our July issue by a new group trying to get their sea legs in putting out publicity about their shows.
Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists in Gaffney, SC, Feature Works by Members of Southern Exposure
The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) presents its first group of guest artists with a new exhibit entitled, Get into Gaffney with Southern Exposure, on view at the Gaffney Visitors’ Center and Art Gallery in Gaffney, SC, from July 6 – Aug. 15, 2012. A reception will be held on July 13, from 5:30-7pm.
Members of the Southern Exposure group includes talented mid-career artists from the upstate of South Carolina, who have been together for over 30 years. They represent some of the area’s best-known artists; all are included in the 2011 publication, Artists among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg by Ed Emory and Stephen Stinson.
As each Southern Exposure artist planned to include at least one work related to Gaffney, the title for the show incorporated the Visitors’ Center logo, “Get into Gaffney.” Several of the members of Southern Exposure had a prior relationship with Gaffney as a Limestone College student, teacher, construction worker, or friend.
CAVA member and participating artist Sara Setzer said, “I’m really looking forward to seeing what my artist friends have to say about our community and how they plan to say it artistically. One member does nonobjective paintings so what she does will really be a surprise. I’ve talked with some of the members about what they plan to do. Who would expect Brown’s Market or Norma’s Truck Stop to be the subjects’ chosen! I’m revisiting some previous themes, playgrounds in Gaffney. I earlier misidentified its location in the title but still prefer calling it ‘Playground on Petty Street’ instead of its actual location.” Cynthia Link is also from Gaffney and a member of both CAVA and Southern Exposure.
Southern Exposure members also include Carol Augthun, Jessica Barnes, David Benson, Amy Goldstein-Rice, Claire Miller Hopkins, Linda Hudgins, Cynthia Link, Mark Olencki, Doris Turner, Ann Wenz, and David Zacharias. Two and three-dimensional media will be on display including photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media, weaving, ceramics and ceramic sculpture.
The Gaffney Visitors’ Center and Art Gallery is located at 210 W. Frederick Street in Gaffney. The exhibit is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30am – 5pm and Saturday, 8:30am to 1pm.
For additional information about the show or CAVA membership, call 864/489-9119.
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