Archive for January, 2011

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, Offers Lectures During 2011 Exhibit Season

January 29, 2011

Winthrop University Galleries at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, will host a number of lectures by guest artists. The complete schedule of lectures is as follows:

Dan Allegrucci working

On Feb. 17, 2011, at 8pm in Rutledge 119 – “Making in the Real World” series: Dan Allegrucci, artist, printmaker

On Feb. 28, 2011, at 8pm in Rutledge 119 – “Making in the Real World” series: Richard Elaver, industrial designer, metalsmith

Work by Frank McCauley

On Mar. 3, 2011, at 8pm in Rutledge 119 – “Making in the Real World” series: Frank McCauley, chief curator/assistant director, Sumter Count Gallery of Art

On Mar. 24, 2011, at 8pm in Rutledge 119 – WUG Lecture: Bob Ebendorf, metalsmith and jeweler; Belk Distinguished Professor of Art, East Carolina University

On Apr. 14, 2011, at 8pm in Patrick Gallery – WUG Artist Lecture: Adrian Rhodes, MFA thesis candidate

On Apr. 15, 2011, at 8pm in Rutledge 119 – “Making in the Real World” series: Jonathan Brilliant, artist, sculptor

On Apr. 21, 2011, at 8pm in Patrick Gallery – WUG Artist Lecture: Sandy Singletary, MFA thesis candidate

For more information, call the Galleries at 803/323-2493 or e-mail Karen Derksen, Galleries director, at (

Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offers 11th Annual Art Museum Spring Tour of Homes, Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011

January 29, 2011

Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, brings the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum’s 11th Annual Spring Tour of Homes with seven homes to visit. They range from Mediterranean style to a Penthouse with a view to die for, and as always, the homes will offer plenty of inspiration for visitors’ own home d_cor.

Tour hours are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets for the event are $35 in advance, $40 the day of the tour. The Home Tour is the Art Museum’s major fundraiser of the year. Tickets are available at the Art Museum and at selected locations (see separate box), or by calling 843-238-2510.
Besides a feast for the eyes, the day offers a feast for the taste buds as well, with a lunch buffet at the luxurious, ocean front Dunes Golf and Beach Club, 9000 North Ocean Blvd. Luncheon hours are from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and tickets $17 per person (Tour of Homes ticket holders only). Reservations are suggested but not required; call the Museum to make reservations. The luncheon is proudly sponsored by Bobby Kelly State Farm and Posh Living Fabrics and Furniture.

The 2011 Tour of Homes is generously sponsored by: Hucks & Washington, Total Tree Care, Easy 105.9/100.7, The Sun News and WBTW News 13.
This year’s tour will include:
The Leavitt Home, 4705 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach – This three-bedroom vacation home features an airy California Mission style with dark-stained bamboo floors, terra cotta tiles in the kitchen and a sweeping central staircase and balcony. Upstairs bedrooms offer ocean views, and don’t miss the ultramodern free-standing bathtub (more like sculpture) in the master suite.

The Bullen Home, 5617 Country Club Drive, Pine Lakes Country Club – This spacious Southern Living-inspired home is just over 3,500 square feet with four bedrooms, three full and two half- baths, front and rear verandas and a game room with stereo surround sound. The owners’ collection of heirloom 19th-century Biedermeier furniture is sprinkled throughout the home. Be sure to check out the master bedroom suite with Travertine marble shower and a soothing twilight-sky blue coffered ceiling.

The Benton Home, 5707 Canterbury Lane, Pine Lakes Country Club – Styled after a Louisiana plantation, this home has room to roam: four bedrooms, three full and three half-baths; an airy loggia at the rear of the house and a rear courtyard with a park-like view that goes on forever. Whimsical touches abound: original artwork from local artists and family members – including a kid-pleasing lemon tree painted on a wall just off the kitchen. Virtually every room has a different eye-popping chandelier.

The Stowe-Currence Home, The Pointe, Unit 1004, 9547 Edgerton Drive – It will be hard to take your eyes off the marsh and ocean views from this 10th floor penthouse home but lots more delights await inside. Originally a four-bedroom apartment, the owners converted it to two spectacular bedrooms and a theater room. Don’t miss the chef’s kitchen with Viking appliances, including seven ovens, cherry cabinets and red African granite; the purple and gold master suite with morning kitchen, stone-and-marble shower and shaving sink, and custom cherry cabinets.

The Martin Home, 9401 Cove Drive, Dunes Cove – The warmth of heart pine floors and 10-foot ceilings sets the tone for this traditional Southern home.  From the monogrammed upholstered chair in the foyer to the family photos perched like stair-steps to the second floor, the owners’ love of design and handmade accessories shows up in every corner.  Built in 1991, the house was re-done five years ago to extend the kitchen to a spacious sewing center.  Artwork by area artists sprinkle the walls, and the powder room features original stock certificates and stock warrants made into wallpaper.

The Warren Home, 1501 Brookgreen Drive, Plantation Point – The family room and kitchen of this Italian Mediterranean home are the favorite spot for extended-family gatherings and it’s easy to see why. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors slide out of sight, merging indoors with the outdoor patio and pool area; marble and ceramic tile floors add to the open-air feeling. Don’t miss the custom cabinet that houses Linda Warren’s charming collection of folk art salt-and-pepper shakers.

The Whaley Home, 3860 Waterford Drive, Plantation Point – Lofty ceilings make this 4,000-square-foot home feel even more spacious. An open balcony overlooking the main floor gives upstairs bedrooms a feeling of connectedness. Don’t miss the dramatic “floating wall” suspended in front of high windows in the family room, which features an Australian cypress floor.

The Art Museum 11th Annual Spring Tour of Homes
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 5
How much: $35 in advance, $40 the day of the tour
How to get tickets: By credit card, by calling 843-238-2510; at the Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. And for all lunch reservations; and at the following locations:
Myrtle Beach,SC: Four Seasons Interiors, 7730 N. Kings Hwy.; Knotting Hill Interiors, 2901 N. Kings Hwy.; and Studio 77, 5001 N. Kings Hwy.
North Myrtle Beach, SC: Hope Taylor & Company, 312 Main St.
Pawleys Island, SC: Cheryl Newby Gallery, The Shops at Oak Lea
Conway, SC: Bodega, 301 Main St.
Calabash, NC: Sunset River Market Place, 10283 Beach Dr.
Home Tour Luncheon: (For Home Tour ticketholders only)
When: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 5
Where:  The Dunes Golf and Beach Club (9000 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)

How much: $17 per person. Reservations suggested but not required; call the Art Museum, 843-238-2510, to reserve.

Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Offers Lectures and Other Events

January 28, 2011

Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts  in Boone, NC, is inviting the campus and community to learn more about one of their recent exhibitions from the artist himself. Installation artist, David Meyer will be discussing his newest work from his exhibition In the Void during the Turchin Center’s Lunch and Learn on Feb. 16, 2011 from noon-1pm.

The Lunch and Learn lecture series offers interactive and informative lunchtime seminars that provide opportunities to learn about the current exhibitions and are free and open to the public. Bring a bagged lunch and join Turchin Center staff and David Meyer as they explore the many aspects of the human condition in relation to the physical world through a unique approach to materials and objects.

Meyer’s work ranges from installations and large-scale outdoor commissions to simple objects that compel the viewer to take a second look. Over the last decade, he has worked with a breadth of materials such as steel, glass, insects, bacteria, fabric and flowers. His work focuses on exploring many aspects of the human condition and the physical world.

Meyer has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States, and has been in numerous group exhibitions, most recently in Washington, DC, at the United States National Botanic Gardens and the Art Museum of the Americas. He is an assistant professor of art at the University of Delaware.

In the Void, featuring sculpture by David Meyer will be on display through Mar. 19, 2011, in Gallery A, West Wing of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

Other upcoming Lunch and Learn Lectures and Events at the Turchin Center include:

Work by Liz Zlot Summerfield

Feb. 9, 2011- Visiting Artist Lecture, with Liz Zlot Summerfield, ceramist, at 7:30pm, in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall.

Mar. 2, 2011 – Visiting Artist Lecture, with Lowell Hayes – The Hemlocks! The Hemlocks! Grief and Celebration Part 1, from 7-8pm, in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall.

Mar. 4, 2011- Downtown Boone First Friday Art Crawl, Turchin Center Exhibition Celebration, from 7-9pm.

Mar. 16, 2011 – Lunch & Learn Lecture – 8th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, from noon- 1pm, in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall.

Work by Lowell Hayes

Mar. 17, 2011 – Visiting Artist Lecture, with Lowell Hayes – The Hemlocks! The Hemlocks! Grief and Celebration Part 2, from 7-8pm, in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall.

Mar. 25-26, 2011 – 2nd Annual Draw-A-Thon, Time: TBD.

Mar. 27, 2011 – Spring Handmade Market, from 1 – 5pm.

Mar. 30, 2011 – Visiting Artist Lecture – Laura Berman, site-specific artist, at 7pm, in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall.

For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a member, or the upcoming exhibitions, please call 828/262-3017 or visit (

Artisans of the South Carolina Tobacco Trail Accepting Applications for Membership

January 28, 2011

A guild for the artisans that live and create throughout the counties that lie along the South Carolina Tobacco Trail has formed the Artisans of the South Carolina Tobacco Trail. The Tobacco Trail runs through the counties of Horry, Darlington, Dillon, Marion, Williamsburg, Georgetown, and Florence.

ASCTT is now accepting applications for membership. If you are interested in becoming a juried member of the Artisans of the South Carolina Tobacco Trail, read the guidelines below.

All potential members are selected through a two-part jury process to ensure their craft is of a good standard. For the first stage, works will be reviewed by e-mailed jpeg photographs.  Five images should be e-mailed to ( on or before Mar. 26, 2011. These photos will then be distributed to the jury. Those meeting basic standards are then asked to present their work in person for the final jury stage. This will take place at Conway Glass Center in Conway, SC, on Apr. 8, 2011. Notification will be sent by e-mail within a week of jurying.

Accepted media for jury are: clay, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, painting, paper, photography, sculpture, handmade books, and wood. Specialty foods made in the area will also be considered for jurying. The following forms of production are prohibited: crafts produced from commercial kits; commercial patterns, molds and forms; any item violating copyrights; plants (except Bonsai), polished rocks, decoupage and similar items;  hobby crafts, shell crafts, country crafts, decal crafts, silk or dried floral arrangements, mass-produced items, commercial re-sales. No work made from commercial stencils or prefabricated forms. No copies of masters, advertisements or widely distributed photos. Work produced in a class or workshop is not eligible to be juried or shown.

Applications for Membership can be obtained by calling or e-mailing Barbara Streeter at ( or 843/248-4527.

More information about the live jury phase and the exhibiting opportunity will be sent out when the jpeg images are received.

The mission of the Artisans of the South Carolina Tobacco Trail is to bring together artists, artisans, and retailers for the benefits of marketing, tourism, education, and shared resources.

The Artisans of the South Carolina Tobacco Trail promotes the tradition of fine visual arts and fine crafts. It serves the professional artists, craftspeople and retailers of the South Carolina Tobacco Trail area, and work representing the area. It is run by and for its members; volunteers do most of the work. A board of directors is elected from the membership.

Dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship, ASCTT promotes the career development of its members through marketing, by operating wholesale/retail shows, maintaining a website, and by publishing a newsletter and an annual brochure which will be placed at interstate welcome centers, local hotels, chambers of commerce, arts groups, etc.

Shows are known for their consistent high-quality standards. This is achieved by a comprehensive jury system for professional membership. The guild also serves as a liaison between its membership and other cultural and educational organizations within the state.

The Black Creek Arts Council of Darlington County made the formation of the Artisans of the South Carolina Tobacco Trail possible through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.

The exhibit, A Celebration of Many Talents: Artisans of the Cotton Trail & the Tobacco Trail, featuring works by members of the ASCTT are currently on view through Mar. 4, 2011, at The Art Trail Gallery in Florence, SC.

Lincolnton, NC, Offers an Art Crawl Downtown Lincolnton – Mar. 18, 2011

January 27, 2011

The Arts Council of Lincoln County, Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Cultural Center, and the Lincoln County Historical Association are partnering on an exciting collaborative effort that will culminate in the Art Crawl Downtown Lincolnton on Mar. 18, 2011, from 5:30 to 9pm in Lincolnton, NC.

Sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank, the event will feature artists from Lincoln County paired with merchants in downtown Lincoln to transform their buildings into mini art galleries. The event will include fun, food, music, and art, and is open to the public.

Look for Art Crawl posters at participating merchants’ buildings in downtown, and starting Mar. 1, 2011, organizers will have Art Crawl maps available at locations around Downtown Lincolnton, Denver, and throughout Lincoln County.

For more information visit our website at (

Heritage Arts Festival Takes Place in Effington, SC – Feb. 3-5, 2011

January 27, 2011

On Feb. 3 – 5, 2011, the Heritage Arts Festival will be held in the Roots of Savannah located on the campus of the Savannah Grove Baptist Church, located at 2620 Alligator Road in Effingham, SC.

Work by Dorothy Wright

The festival will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 12:30pm featuring the Matriarch/Patriarch Luncheon with the Grammy Nominee, Dorothy Norwood as the guest artist. The Matriarch/Patriarch Luncheon presents the opportunity for families to honor and pay tribute the head of their families past and present. We encourage sons, daughters, nieces and nephews to purchase a ticket for the Matriarch and/or Patriarch of their family and salute them during this event of Heritage.

Friday, Feb. 4, will feature contemporary violinist Daniel D of Charleston, SC. He will perform for the special needs students in the area at 11am and again at the late night concert that will also feature the award winning Benedict College Gospel Choir. The late night musical will begin at 10pm.

Saturday, Feb. 5, will feature a Heritage Re-enactment Competition at 11am. Any person interested in participating may call 843/662-7851. At 1pm, come and trace your family roots at the Heritage Festival Genealogy Workshop. This workshop will feature research techniques and steps for tracing your family background through use of today’s technology and skill.

At 5pm, the closing event will feature local poets and the SGBC Heritage Dancers in performing a work entitled “From Africa to America”.

Throughout the Festival, the artwork of Dorothy Wright, a renowned South Carolina artist who creatively designs and paints in 3D will be showcased. Her paintings are like none imaginable. Harry McFadden, last year’s featured artist along with other local artist will also be featured. The Young Artist series will feature artwork of young people in our area schools.

For further information contact Josiellia Williams or Emma Green by calling 843-662-7851.

Advocacy Workshop at the NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Has Been Rescheduled

January 27, 2011

Blue Ridge Arts Center in Seneca, SC, Extends Deadline for POP Studio Tour

January 27, 2011

Here’s What’s Happening at Tapp’s Center for the Arts in Columbia, SC, During First Thursday on Main – Feb. 3, 2011

January 26, 2011

Join the folks at Tapp’s, 1644 Main Street, for First Thursday on Main, Feb. 3, 2011, from 5 – 9pm, in Columbia, SC, to meet artists, view original artwork, and participate in creative demonstration as they continue to work towards the future plan for the proposed Tapp’s Center for the Arts. Tapp’s is thrilled to be a part of this creativity-filled, Main Street event series joining Frame of Mind, S&S Art Supply, Anastasia & Friends, Columbia Museum of Art and the Arcade Artists!

Exhibiting artists include: Kirkland Smith, Becky Rickenbaker, Carey Fluitt, Brent Nichols, Olivia Rae Thompson, LiKisha Dukes, Gina Langston Brewer, BA Hohman, Rachel Borgman, Julie Larkin, June Tucarella, Amy Windland, and Cheryl Coble.

In the back room B. Alex Smith is working on a multi-media installation project including art, music and film. Downstairs there will be a pottery demonstration by John Sharpe; painting by Pamm Collins; an interactive drawing project with Khaldoune Bencheikh; and singing by Paddy Dover and friends.

Plus, check out our Youth Exhibit including young artists from the midlands ranging from pre-school to high school. It is essential to support young talent and give them a place in the big picture. This will be a very important component of the Tapp’s Center for the Arts!

If you have not made it out to see the Tapp’s Window Installation Series it is well worth the trip! They are a fantastic addition to Main Street! The January and February featured artists are Jamie Blackburn, Kara Gunter, Whitney Lejeune,  Amanda Ladymon, Gina Langston Brewer & Deane Riddick, Susan Lenz, Khaldoune Bencheikh, Keith Tolen, Val Zaba and Mathew John. In the interior windows there will be work by Jefferson Vimana, Pamm Collins, Kim Bookman, Sue Shrader and Benira Sutphin. This series of installations will be on display through the end of February.

For more information on this or future events at Tapp’s please contact Brenda Schwarz Miller at 803/609-3479 or e-mail her at ( Become a Facebook fan of Tapp’s Arts Center Project!

Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, Offers Family Fun Day To Celebrates Chinese New Year – Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

January 26, 2011

The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, in partnership with the Chinese Association of Columbia, hosts the only public celebration of the Chinese New Year for families in Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, from 11am- 2pm. This annual event is free with admission or membership.

Families welcome the Year of the Rabbit and watch a traditional New Year’s Lion Dance, learn Chinese calligraphy using Chinese brush painting techniques and get your face painted like a Chinese opera singer. The celebration continues at the Kids Café with authentic Chinese food for purchase.

For more information, visit (