Scott Cunningham Chats With Santa About Gifts for the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, SC

It’s that time of the year, when Scott Cunningham, Associate Director of Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, SC, will do just about anything to raise end-of-year funds – even sit on Santa’s lap.

On Cunningham’s Christmas list is unrestricted funds to help support the art museum, COLORS program, and the Art School.

Dude, I’ll Bring You Whatever You Want, Just Get Off My Lap

“Santa, we’ve all been real good this year,” Cunningham told the Jolly Old Man. “We had some great exhibits, we gave kids scholarships, and we provided classes for children and adults. But we need cash flow. I’m dreaming of 2012 being an educational and family-oriented year with lots and lots of tax-deductible donations this year.”

Donations can be made by calling the Museum at 864/582-7616.

Currently on view at SAM through February 18, 2012, are two exhibits including: Voices from the Vault: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Spartanburg Art Museum. Originated by the Spartanburg Arts and Crafts Club in 1907, the Palmetto Bank Endowed Permanent Collection includes works by George Aid, Henry Gasser, Albert Capers Guerry, Robert Henri, Harold Krisel, and G. Thompson Prichard, as well as many regional artists, such as Margaret Law, and Josephine Sibley Couper.

and Laura Spong: Chasing the Undertow. Spong is one of South Carolina’s best known non-objective painters. In a career that started in 1948, her reputation has soared in recent years. This exhibit will feature early works from that career as a means of examining the evolution of Sprong’s Abstract Expressionist style, and how that style “visually portrays her ‘inner journey’ as she has searched for meaning and purpose in life.”

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