Archive for the ‘Art Trips’ Category

Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Upstate, SC, Adds #216 to the Quilt Trail

June 7, 2018

The UHQT’s latest addition to the Trail in Pickens County is number 216 an 8×8 rendition of the traditional 1930s Puss-in-a-Corner quilt pattern, also known as Kansas City Star and Puss in Boots (1935). The design was also featured in the Aunt Martha series of Quilt Designs, ca. 1952. The quilt block is located at 446 Dacusville Highway Easley, SC.

This gorgeous family quilt was made by Hattie Porter Willis, nee Rampey, who was born and grew up in Liberty, SC. She created this quilt in 1954 with assistance from her sisters and friends who gathered after church services or when they were visiting the family to complete this piece. The quilt, when completed, was gifted to Wallace, (Hattie’s grandson), and Faye Rogers, on the occasion of their wedding. Wallace was also born in Liberty and then moved to Easley after his marriage.

Since that time, the quilt has been handed down to Wallace’s son, Bart Rogers, and his wife Kim. It is installed on a small barn on their property in Easley, SC. This property on Dacusville Highway was originally a grist mill owned by the father of Sarah Hamilton. Two of the millstones from the grist mill are displayed at the Hagood Mill in Pickens County. Sarah Hamilton gifted the property, as well as other parcels to the Easley Baptist Hospital. The Rogers, Bart & Kim purchased the property from the hospital in March of 2015 and have lived there with their family since that date. The old farm is adjacent to the Easley Baptist Park and Walking Trail and the block can be viewed from the park.

For further information about the Quilt Trail call 864/723-6603 or visit (

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Plans Trip to ArtFields© 2016

March 30, 2016


Join the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, for a fun-filled day experiencing the art of ArtFields© in Lake City, SC, Monday, April 25, 2016, from 8:30am – 4pm.


The fee is $60 for members or $65 for non-members (includes transportation, ArtFields© guide with map and lunch).

Watch a video about ArtFields© (

Tommy Davis and Billy Miller, Myrtle Beach artists and Museum Board Members who both have works in this year’s competition, will be joining us.

8:30am – Bus leaves from the Art Museum. Please BYO coffee and snacks.
10:30am – Arrive in Lake City. ArtFields© Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Carla Angus, welcomes us and gives us this year’s highlights.
11:15am – 12:30pm – Walking tour of ArtFields© with an ArtFields guide.
12:30pm – Lunch at Crossroads on Main, Lake City’s new boutique hotel.
1:45 – 3:30pm – Walking tour of ArtFields© with an ArtFields© guide.
3:30pm – Tour of the Winners of the 2015 ArtFields© art competition at the ROB.
4pm – Bus leaves for the Art Museum. Beverages and snacks are provided.

Reserve your seat by Wednesday, April 20, 2016. For reservations and information, call the Art Museum at 843/238-2510 or purchase your tickets online by following the links below:

Art Museum Member ArtFields© Roadtrip Ticket ($60) at (

Non-Member ArtFields© Roadtrip Ticket ($65) at (

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is located at 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

For further information call the Museum at 843/238-2510 or visit (

Editor’s Note: Why are there not more arts organizations in the Carolinas planning road trips to ArtFields©? Seems like a good idea and a good price for a worry free trip.

Read a Blog Post at Carolina Arts Unleashed about a Trip to Seagrove, NC – To Buy Pottery

December 8, 2015

We’ve just posted a blog about a trip to the 8th annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters in Seagrove, NC, the center of pottery in North Carolina, over at Carolina Arts Unleashed ( Read it now to learn what you missed, and that you’ve got a change to go this coming weekend (Dec. 12, 2015) for more Holiday events in Seagrove. The image is of a work by Frank Neef and Paul Ray.


A Blog Post About Bill Buggel’s Exhibit at Corrigan Gallery in Charleston, SC

November 17, 2015

We’ve just posted a blog about a trip to go see an exhibit of recent works by Bill Buggel, on view at Corrigan Gallery in Charleston, SC, on view through Nov. 30, 2015, over at Carolina Arts Unleashed ( Buggel’s work hasn’t been shown much in the 50 years he’s been creating art – so this is a rare opportunity. He was highlighted as one of SC’s most promising artists in the 1970’s – how come you don’t know who he is? Image shown is “Passing a Small Country Grave Yard”, by Bill Buggel.

Passing a Small Country Grave Yard, by Bill Buggel, 17″ x 14″. Just a small country graveyard with a plowed field and wild flowers. Sometimes experiences come together in small ways.

Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College in Wilson, NC, Offers Trip to Chrysler Museum of Art – Sept. 12, 2015

August 20, 2015


This year’s Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College in Wilson, NC’s Fall Excursion features a trip to Norfolk, VA, to visit the Chrysler Museum of Art, as well as tour the Museum’s historic Moses Myers House on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

The cost is $75 per person for current FOVA members, and $100 per person for non-members (which includes membership into FOVA at the friend level). Fee includes transportation, tours, lunch, and reception. (Reservations Are Required)

Currently on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art is: “Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera”. This is the first major museum retrospective of the work of Tseng Kwong Chi, a photographer with an eye for the theatrical and a well-connected chronicler of the ’80s art-and-club scene in Manhattan. This exhibition integrates his best-known works—collaborations with Keith Haring and his droll “East Meets West” and “Expeditionary” photographic series—with a detailed survey of other, less-exhibited pieces. Tseng died in 1990 at the age of 39, and his work has proven to be not only enduring but highly influential.

Tseng Kwong Chi, “East Meets West Manifesto”, 1983, C-print, printed 2014. Image courtesy Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., New York, and Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York.

“In The Box: Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space”. The art of Hank Willis Thomas tackles pop culture through the lenses of race, advertising and corporate branding. He’s been critically hailed as one of the top visual artists working in America today. A 39-year-old photographer who has expanded into a wide range of expressive forms, the work displayed here is an audio-activated multimedia presentation. The explosive visuals pulse to a running soundtrack of recordings of black leaders, musicians, ministers, poets, and celebrities.

Hank Willis Thomas, video still from “Black Righteous Space”. Interactive video installation, DVD, Mac mini, and microphone, 2012. © Hank Willis Thomas. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Also: “Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and In Health”. The Chrysler Museum of Art explores our relationship to medicine and technology with an exhibition focused on the pharmaceutical industry. And, “Collection Conversations: Arshile Gorky: Between Worlds”. Our series of joint exhibitions with the National Gallery of Art continues with a featured look at Arshile Gorky, and a bonus loan of a Gustav Klimt painting.

For more information, contact Frances Belcher, Office of Institutional Advancement, at 252/399-6357 or e-mail to (

2014 Catawba Regional Ag+Art Tour Kick-Off Set for June 3, 2014, in Richburg, SC

May 29, 2014

The 2014 Catawba Regional Ag+Art Tour is hosting a kick-off event on June 3, 2014, at 2pm at Gateway Conference Center, 3200 Commerce Drive, Richburg, SC.  Attendees will have the opportunity to get a preview of what’s in store for the four- county tour of June 21 & 22, meet some of the farmers and artisan, and enjoy refreshments and live entertainment.

Guest speakers are Commissioner Hugh Weathers of SC Dept. of Agriculture, Director Duane Parrish of SC Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, Director Ken May of SC Arts Commission, and Deputy Secretary George Patrick of SC Dept. of Commerce.  The four counties that comprise the tour are Lancaster, York, Fairfield, and Chester making this the nation’s largest free farm tour, with forty-eight sites participating.

For more information, visit ( For more information on Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour, visit (

Friends of African-American Art and Culture Celebrates First Year at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC – Mar. 12, 2013

March 4, 2013


The Columbia Museum of Art membership affiliate group, Friends of African-American Art and Culture (FAAAC) celebrates its first anniversary at an annual meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2013, beginning at 5:30pm. The meeting is open to everyone and features speaker Dr. Terry K. Hunter, an artist and educator from Orangeburg, SC. Admission is $5 or free for FAAAC members. Details available here.

As the name indicates, FAAAC is a group of people across genders, ethnicities and ages brought together by their appreciation of the artistic and cultural contributions of African Americans.

“The excitement from the popular Chemistry of Color: Contemporary African-American Artists exhibition sparked a momentum that resulted in the creation of this dynamic group,” CMA Executive Director Karen Brosius said. “Their energetic board kept the spirit alive throughout a very productive first year.”

FAAAC launched with the exhibition, “Our Time, Our Place: Photographs of the Black South by Richard Samuel Roberts,” which opened to a record-breaking crowd eager to learn about the artist and his work. The FAAAC board and members of the community, including Mayor Steve Benjamin, selected the 24 photographs for the exhibition, which showcased a stunning visual history of the 20th-century African-American community in Columbia.

FAAAC’s passion for educating the community continued throughout the year with popular programs featuring and honoring artists like Allen Crite, Leo Twiggs and Cecil Williams.

Most notably, FAAAC explored the vibrant African-American art community in Orangeburg, SC. Members privately toured the I.P. Stanbeck Museum and Planetarium and visited many Orangeburg artists’ homes and studios including Tolulope Filani, Terry Hunter, Kim LeDee, Alving and Bretta Staley, Leo Twiggs and Cecil Williams.

“We experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity to individually ask the artists questions and really understand the intricate details of their processes, what ignites their creativity and how original ideas are developed,” FAAAC president Brandolyn Thomas Pinkston said. “This was a grand experience and a first for all of the participants.”

The first year also inspired a California art collector to give three works to the CMA in honor of FAAAC. Charlotte Sherman, the director of the Heritage Gallery in Los Angeles, gave two photographs and one work on paper by Charles White, one of America’s most renowned 20th-century African-American artists.

“I am so grateful to Charlotte for her generous gifts that will certainly inspire and educate visitors,” Pinkston said. “We are eager to continue providing a variety of programs, lectures and exhibits to educate our community on the importance of African-American art and artists.”

Based on the successes in the first year, FAAAC members are planning several learning opportunities for 2013, including a trip to Sumter, SC, for a gallery tour and artist discussion.

“FAAAC members have the privilege and pleasure of experiencing art in ways that move the body, soul and intellect,” FAAAC Board Member Michaela Pilar Brown said. “In 2013, our visit to Sumter will connect art and artists with art lovers and interesting people with interesting ideas.”

FAAAC board members include: Brandolyn Thomas Pinkston, president; Darion McCloud, vice-president; Suzanne Thorpe, Secretary and Waltene Whitmire, Treasurer. Board members are Michaela Pilar Brown, Allen Coles, Preach Jacobs, Jerry Dell Gimarc, Therese Griffin, Maria Krastsios, Javana Lovett, Karen Rutherford and Chelsea Washington.

For more information or to become a FAAAC member, visit (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Plans Trip to Exhibit at Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, NC, for Feb. 5, 2013 – Deadline is Jan. 25, 2013

January 19, 2013


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, will be taking a “Field Trip” to the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, NC, to see the show “Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters-The Cone Sisters of Baltimore” on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

Henri Matisse, Striped Robe, Fruit, and Anemones, 1940. Oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 25 5/8 inches (54.9 x 65.1 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Sisters Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.263.  © 2012 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Depart High Point at 10:30am
Lunch in the Museum Café (Dutch Treat)
Private Guided Tour at 1:30pm
Return to High Point by 4pm

Cost is $25 (includes Museum admission, guided tour and transportation).

Deadline for registration is Jan. 25, 2013.

For further information or to register contact Kelly Howard, Marketing and Development Coordinator, Theatre Art Galleries, Inc. by calling 336/887-2137 or e-mail to ( For further info about TAG visit (