Archive for the ‘Art Books’ Category

FABULON, A Center for Art and Education, in Charleston, SC, Offers Book Signing for Photographer Andrew Feiler – Mar. 23, 2017

March 16, 2017

FABULON, A Center for Art and Education, located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC, will present a photography exhibit and book signing with Andrew Feiler, on Mar. 23, 2017, from 5-8pm.

Feiler’s book, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College was published by the University of Georgia Press in association with the Georgia Humanities Council. The publication includes ten historical images, sixty contemporary images and essays by Robert E. James, Pellom McDaniels III, Amalia K. Amaki, and Loretta Parham. An accompanying exhibition opens later this fall in Atlanta, GA.


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Feiler offers the following about the book, “A large bell hangs in the clock tower overlooking the now quiet campus of Morris Brown College (Atlanta, GA). Its inscription reads, in part, “Dedicated to the Education of Youth, Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color”.  Founded by African Americans in 1881, Morris Brown lost its accreditation to financial pressures and scandal in 2002. Today its largely abandoned campus stands as a testament to a proud past, a challenging present and an uncertain future, not only for this one institution but for all of America’s historically black colleges and universities.”


Photo by Andrew Feiler

“I was granted unique access to the hauntingly silent campus of Morris Brown with the intent to illuminate the stories told in its stilled classrooms and hallways.  In the resulting body of work, the proud past remains in the extraordinary quality of the facilities, school desks arrayed ready for class, faces of students in photographs from happier days. The challenging present resides starkly in broken stained glass, evidence of havoc wreaked by scrappers, hints of homeless humanity. And the uncertain future weighs heavily in the headlines: bankruptcy proceedings, a forthcoming professional football stadium next door, recycled pronouncements of plans to revitalize the surrounding neighborhood. Mixed with all of these are layers of timeless emotion…. wistfulness, pride, angst, loneliness, hope.”

FABULON is located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston.

For further information call the gallery at 843-566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

Greater Good Gallery in New Bern, NC, Offers Book Discussion on Dec. 9, 2016

December 6, 2016

The Greater Good Gallery in New Bern, NC, will host a reception during ARTcrawl on Dec. 9, 2016 from 5-8pm at 228 Craven Street in New Bern, NC. Lisa Bisbee Lentz will be discussing the features of the upcoming book, “A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina”. Lentz is working together with local potter/author Ben Alden Watford and digital artist, Jon Derby to compile the creative publication.

 

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Photo by Jon Darby

Derby announces, “We are calling all creative people including musicians, poets, crafters, artists, galleries, theatres, designers, etc. in eastern North Carolina to participate in the art history book.”

Watford explains the importance of the publication, “Civilizations are judged, not by their wars, not by their politics or their leaders but by the art that they produce. It is your privilege to inform the larger community and future generations of what you attempted to accomplish as an artist, who you are as a person and show all concerned samples of the art that you have produced. As designed, the books will explain who you are as an artist.”

If you would like to participate in the art history book, call 252/649-1712 or visit (http://www.greatergoodgallery.com/history-of-art-book.html).

Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island, SC, Features Artist Talk and Book Signing with West Fraser – Oct. 6, 2016

September 30, 2016

coastal-discovery-museum-new-logo-2015The Coastal Discovery Museum of Hilton Head Island, SC, located at historic Honey Horn is pleased to announce an evening with West Fraser, book signing and talk featuring his newest book “Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser” published by USC Press July 2016, on Oct. 6, 2016, from 5:30-7pm.

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“Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser” is a stunning collection of the works of West Fraser, one of the nation’s most respected painters of representational art. A mastery of his medium and the scope of work ensure his place in Southern art history. A true son of the lowcountry, Fraser has dedicated much of his career to capturing the lush, primordial beauty of the Southeast’s coastal regions that have been altered by man and time. The 260 works in this book are representative of the sketches, studies, and finished paintings he has generated over his nearly forty-year career, works that depict coastal locales from Winyah Bay, South Carolina, to St. Augustine, Florida, and include Charleston, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Savannah, and the islands of the Lowcountry through the Golden Isles of Georgia. The beauty and spirit of coastal landscapes and waterways captured and celebrated in art. Books are available for purchase for $49.99.

The Coastal Discovery Museum is located on the historic Honey Horn property which features some of the oldest structures on Hilton Head. The museum moved to this location in 2007 and became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2015.

For further information call the Museum at 843/689-6767 ext. 224 or visit (www.coastaldiscovery.org).

Barn Quilt from Landrum, SC, Selected to Represent South Carolina in Quilt Barn Book

August 22, 2016

Artwork on a Landrum, SC, property is featured in the newly released book “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” by Suzi Parron, which highlights barn quilts from across the U.S.

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The building, which features a pattern titled “Bow Tie,” is home to the dental office of Paul Walters. The design was chosen to represent South Carolina in the new American Quilt Trail Redwork Kit by historic needlework designer The Posy Collection.

Barn quilts from 13 states were selected for the redwork mini-ornament kit, which features embroidery that uses red floss on muslin fabric. This historic needlework technique is known to be simple and fast to complete.

Posy Lough, owner of the Posy Collection, explained that barn quilts are colorful quilt patterns painted on panels and hung on barns or buildings that capture the spirit of American quilting and local heritage.

“We spent two years traveling cross-country interviewing barn quilt owners,” Parron said. “The book takes the reader on that journey across rural America to visit the folks whose stories inspired me.”

“We took some of the most iconic quilt squares and put them together in a kit for quilt lovers and stitchers to enjoy,” Lough said.

In addition to being a work of art, each barn quilt tells a story unique to its owner or property. Walters chose the bow tie pattern because he has a quilt with the same pattern, made for him as a child by an elderly neighbor.

Donna Sue Groves originally conceived the barn quilt trail concept in 2001. She worked with her Ohio community to create the first quilt trail to honor her mother, thus inspiring a movement. Now, thousands of barns across the United States feature quilt patterns.

Lough and Parron worked together to choose the patterns and interpret them for the redwork design. Kits may be purchased at (www.barnquiltinfo.com).

Dog and Horse Fine Art in Charleston, SC, Host Book Signings for Beth Carlson

December 16, 2015

Dog & Horse Fine Art in Charleston, SC, will host two book signings for Beth Carlson’s new book “Fox Tales: Beth Carlson’s Art” in Charleston and Aiken, SC.

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WHEN: JANUARY 12, TUESDAY 5-8 PM

WHAT: Meet the Artist and Author, BETH CARLSON, at a BOOK SIGNING of Fox Tales and an exhibition Beth Carlson’s Equine, Canine and Sporting Art, which will be on view January 12th – 17th, 2016

WHERE: The Willcox, 100 Colleton Avenue SW, Aiken, South Carolina
Sponsored by Dog & Horse Fine Art, Charleston, SC

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WHEN: FEBRUARY 12, FRIDAY, 5-8 P.M

WHAT: Meet the Artist and Author, BETH CARLSON, at a BOOK SIGNING, an exhibition Beth   Carlson’s Equine, Canine and Sporting Art, which will be on view February 12 – 27, 2016 and a looping short documentary film, THE DEBUTANTE HUNTERS, directed by local artist, Maria White, which will accompany the exhibition.  Boxwood Estate Winery will have a wine tasting.

WHERE: Dog & Horse Fine Art, 102 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina

Dog & Horse Fine Art is pleased to announce the publication of Fox Tales, a collection of sporting artist Beth Carlson’s art along with her amusing narrative about her inspiration for each painting.

For animal and art lovers, the book brings together a selection of Carlson’s charming fox paintings, many in private collections. Carlson’s insight into and narrative about what inspired her to create each will amuse and entertain.  Readers can observe the interaction between foxes, people, horses and hounds, and enjoy the gorgeous landscapes that provide the settings for these surprising and often humorous encounters.

There will be 100 limited edition books with a signed 5” x 7” giclée of her “Snowy Fox” included.

Carlson’s paintings are coveted by collectors across the country.  Her work can be viewed in many national magazines; gracing the cover of Gray’s Sporting Journal, as well as being featured in Garden & Gun, Sporting Classics, The Chronicle of the Horse, and The American Brittany to name a few. She has two paintings in The National Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction, Tennessee, and has three paintings bequeathed to The AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis, Missouri.

For further info call 843/577-5500 or visit (www.dogandhorsefineart.com).

Jones-Carter Gallery and the Community Museum Society in Lake City, SC, Invite You to a Special Evening with Artist Clyde Butcher – Sept. 24, 2015

September 22, 2015

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Join the Jones-Carter Gallery and the Community Museum Society in Lake City, SC, at the National Bean Market, at 111 Henry Street, next to the Jones-Carter Gallery, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, from 7pm until, for a special evening with artist, Clyde Butcher

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Come check out the Jones-Carter Gallery’s fall exhibition, “America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscapes of Clyde Butcher”. The evening will include a lecture by Clyde Butcher and book signing. Books and other merchandise will be available for sale on site. Admission is FREE and seating is limited for this one-night engagement.

“America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscapes of Clyde Butcher”, on view through Jan. 2, 2016, is a collection of 56 large-scale photographs of the American landscape, spanning breathtaking sites across the United States, from the coast of Maine to the Badlands, to the Everglades and to the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Butcher’s work has been compared to that of famed photographer, Ansel Adams, and Butcher has shot several of his photographs in the same location as some of Adams’ most treasured work. Emmy-winning filmmaker Ken Burns says, “Like the work of Ansel Adams, Clyde Butcher’s remarkable photographs give us an access to nature we rarely see or experience. They not only reveal the intimate and majestic beauty of the Everglades—and the need to save this fragile environment—they also remind us of the abiding kinship we mortals share when we work together to preserve these magnificent places. Butcher’s art is a national treasure.”

Large groups are encouraged to call ahead at 843/374-1505

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, to Host Book Discussion, Signing and Pottery Identification – Sept. 13, 2014

September 6, 2014

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The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, will host a book discussion, signing, and pottery identification event for “It’s Just Dirt! The Historic Art Potteries of North Carolina’s Seagrove Region,” by Stephen C. Compton (author) on Sept. 13, 2014.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, schedule:

11am – 11:20am – Book Discussion

11:20am – noon – Book Signing

Noon – 2pm – Pottery Identification (Maximum 3 Pieces)

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free to the public, with donations encouraged.

Steve Compton (Raleigh, NC) is an avid collector of historic North Carolina Pottery. The author of numerous articles related to NC potters and potteries, Compton is also the author of “North Carolina Pottery: Earthenware, Stoneware and Fancyware” and “Seagrove Potteries Through Time”. Formerly the President of the NCPC Board of Directors, Compton is a founding member of the North Carolina Collectors’ Guild, serves on the North Carolina Pottery Center Board and is the current chair of its exhibition committee.

According to Compton, “Located near the geographic heart of North Carolina, Seagrove is known as the pottery town. Though not the only place where pottery has been made in the state, when you say Seagrove to people, they suspect that you’re talking about pottery. From its modest 18th century beginnings with a few Quaker potters from Pennsylvania and Nantucket, the Seagrove region today hosts more than one hundred potters. This is its history.” All of Compton’s books, including this newest one, will be available for purchase in the Pottery Center gift shop on Sept. 13.

An eighth generation North Carolinian, Compton’s interests include the state’s 18th and 19th century earthenware and stoneware traditions, as well as its early to mid-20th century art potteries, and how these traditions inform the work of hundreds of the state’s contemporary clay artists today.

The North Carolina Pottery Center is proud to present this educational and entertaining event to the public. We encourage you to bring in old North Carolina pottery pieces to find out more about them.

Currently on view at the Pottery Center is “Many Faces: North Carolina’s Face Jug Tradition,” curated by L.A. Rhyne, on view through Oct. 25, 2014. The exhibition explores a fascinating group of 19th and 20th century face vessels made by many traditional and contemporary folk artists.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation. This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue. – Sat., 10am – 4pm.

For more information, please call 336/873-8430, visit (www.ncpotterycenter.org), or find us on Facebook.

Pee Dee Land Trust in Florence, SC, Hosts A Book and Author/Photographer Event with Dr. Wink Prince and Benton Henry – Aug. 26, 2014

August 24, 2014

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The Pee Dee Land Trust in Florence, SC, will host a book and author/photographer event with Dr. Wink Prince and Benton Henry for The Great Harvest, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at 7pm, at the Waters Building, 135 S. Dargan Street, in downtown Florence.

In 2010, the Land Trust hosted these gentlemen, considered two of the area’s experts on tobacco culture in the Pee Dee. They’ve written a new book, The Great Harvest, which will be available for signing and purchase during the event.

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Prince is a professor of History at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, and Henry is an accomplished photographer from Latta, SC. Henry’s photographs will be on display during the event as well.

A reception generously sponsored by Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Law Firm will immediately follow the presentation.  If you haven’t been downtown to the newly renovated Waters Building, here is your chance!

Admission is FREE for Pee Dee Land Trust members and $10 for non-members, so why not join PDLT today?

E-mail to (education@peedeelandtrust.org) to reserve your space if you are a land trust member. Visit (www.peedeelandtrust.org) for more information and to register.

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Offers Lecture and Book Signing with Virginia Christian Beach – June 12, 2914

June 11, 2014

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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, invites you to join them to celebrate the publication of “Rice & Ducks” with a lecture by author Virginia Christian Beach, on Thursday, June 12, at noon. Following the discussion, books will be available for sale and signing.

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The fee is $15 per person with a box lunch included.

“Rice & Ducks” records the history of the South Carolina rice lands, a landscape that stretches all the way from the Pee Dee River to the Savannah. It is based on a wealth of personal interviews, letters, family papers, plantation and game journals, and other primary source materials. It also draws from experts and scholars in the fields of rice cultivation and plantation history, African-American studies, wetland and waterfowl biology, and wildlife and habitat conservation.

It is a story full of interesting and memorable characters, and unlikely allies. They include English Lords Proprietors, southern plantation owners and slaves, northern industrialists, powerful US Senators, daring scientists, media magnates, Trappist monks, and Wall Street financiers.

“Rice & Ducks” is a beautiful full-color, coffee table  book generously illustrated with archival and  modern photography, as well as maps, drawings  and paintings from both public and private collections.

Virginia Christian Beach is a graduate of the University of Virginia and a former Peace Corps volunteer in East Africa. She writes for numerous local and regional publications on the subjects of conservation and natural history, and is the author of “Medway”, a history of a South Carolina plantation. She has served on the staffs of The Nature Conservancy, the Lowcountry Open Land Trust and the SC Sea Grant Consortium.

For further information visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org/events) or call 843/722-2706 x22 to purchase tickets.

Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, to Publish New Ceramics Catalogue and Mint Museum Uptown Shop Expands Hours

April 15, 2014

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The Mint Museum, in Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with D. Giles Limited of London, is producing an illustrated catalogue showcasing its renowned collection of eighteenth-century British ceramics. And to facilitate research for the catalogue, the museum is closing its historic Delhom Gallery at Mint Museum Randolph through May 2 to enable curatorial research of ceramics items from the gallery, many of which have not been removed from their glass-enclosed cases in more than 30 years.

The catalogue is being generously funded by the Delhom Service League, the Mint’s affiliate group supporting the ceramics collections of the museum. Additional photography for the project is made possible through a digitization grant that the museum received from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2013.

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Covered Bowl and Stand, circa 1775-1785, Wedgwood (1759 – present) Manufacturer/Studio

The catalogue will be released in fall 2015, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the museum’s purchase of the Delhom Collection of British and European ceramics. The catalogue will feature 200 objects, selected because of their rarity, craftsmanship, or as important examples of particular methods of production or decoration. It will include contributions by Brian Gallagher and Barbara Perry, the Mint’s current and former curators of Decorative Arts, as well as noted ceramics scholars Diana Edwards, Patricia Halfpenny, Maurice Hillis, and Letitia Roberts.

The Delhom Gallery at Mint Museum Randolph closed to the public and most museum staff effective March 31 to enable de-installation of British ceramics. Many of those objects were put in place with the construction of that portion of the museum, which was added on to the original Mint building in 1983. The detailed study of these objects will later contribute to a plan to re-install the gallery and add more recent acquisitions from the Mint’s permanent collection.

The Mint’s collection of British pottery and ceramics numbers over 2,000 items, and includes one of the most in-depth collections of Staffordshire pottery to be found in the United States. It also holds representative examples of ceramics from most of the major eighteenth-century porcelain factories, including Chelsea, Bow, Longton Hall, Bristol, and others.

For questions about the closure of the Delhom Gallery, please contact Leigh Dyer at 704/337.2009 or e-mail to (leigh.dyer@mintmuseum.org).

ADDITIONAL MINT MUSEUM OPERATIONAL NOTE

In response to strong shopper demand for merchandise associated with two special exhibitions on view at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street, the Mint Museum Uptown Shop is expanding its hours of operation. Effective April 1, the shop has now added Tuesdays from 11am-6pm to its normal Wednesday-Sunday hours of operation. (The museum galleries remain closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays). Mint Museum Uptown Shop hours are now 11sm.-6pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays; 11sm-9pm, Wednesdays; and 1-5pm Sundays. For more information or recommendations of merchandise for Mother’s Day or other seasonal stories, please contact Shop Manager Sandy Fisher by e-mail at (sandy.fisher@mintmuseum.org) or call 704/337-2038.

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The change was prompted by the opening of two special exhibitions at Mint Museum Uptown: “Allure of Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Craft, Design, & Fashion”, on view through August 10, 2014; and “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment”, on view through July 20, 2014. A variety of merchandise related to both exhibitions, as well as other temporary exhibitions and permanent collections, is available in the shop. More information available at (www.mintmuseum.org/visit/shop).