Blue Ridge Arts Center in Seneca, SC, Offers Several Opportunities for Artists

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We have elected 4 new Board members who have all hit the ground running on behalf of the organization. Each have their own special talents to contribute to the effort.

Planning is now underway for the African American History Month exhibit in February. A National Exhibit, courtesy of the Lunney House Museum, Strickland Museum Project and the City of Seneca, will be held in the main gallery. An African American Focus Art Exhibit will hang in our adjacent gallery rooms. There is no fee to enter art but space is limited so call now. The opening reception has not been finalized-check our website or call for updates. African inspired art and artifacts plus a gospel choir will be on hand for the opening celebration. Please contact us if you are interested in showing work in this event.

The Annual Juried Show is now in its planning stages. There is over $1500.00 in our growing award fund. Check the website for current information. An additional opportunity to show your work is available at our Salon De Refuse which will be held at the Historic Ballenger House in downtown Seneca.

We have received several donations of cash for our award reserve fund dedicated to the Juried show. If you or your group is interested in sponsoring an award please let us know. You will receive advertisement in our publications and recognition at the reception which is always quite large. It is never too early to plan for this signature event.

The Seneca ‘Ten At The Top’ Outdoor Project is in its third stage with train themed bench plaques being painted by 12 Oconee County Schools. The benches are under construction by Hamilton Career Center students and will be placed in the historic Ram Cat Alley and Main Street Area when completed. Two Murals are underway and slated to be hung in Buchanan Park and Firehouse locations. 12 steel  “alley cats” painted by local artists are prowling the city to encourage a sCATtenger hunt. These cats will be moved every two months to different locations. Brochure Maps are available at Seneca City Hall, BRAC, and on our website. A dedication ceremony for the Electric Bus Station will take place within the next two months hosting Washington, DC, senators and Congressmen, County and City Council members and the outdoor art will be there as the backdrop. We will publish the exact date as soon as plans are finalized.

For further info call Melody Davis Gallery Administrator at 727/457-5274 or visit (http://www.blueridgeartscenter.com/).

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