Archive for the ‘Greenville SC Visual Arts’ Category

Come See Famous Victorian Artists at M&G at Heritage Green in Greenville, SC, by Aug. 10, 2014

July 30, 2014

Since opening August 2013, M&G’s “Charles Dickens: The Continuing Victorian Narrative” exhibition has thrilled thousands with its colorful characters, interactive vignettes, and beautiful displays of period-antiques and works of art. However, two of the most acclaimed works within the exhibition, Elizabeth Gardner’s “La Confidance” and Edwin Landseer’s “The Falconer,” will be returning soon to their respective museums in Athens, GA, and Philadelphia, PA. Plan to visit M&G at Heritage Green by Aug. 10, 2014, to see these masterful works right here in Greenville, before they return home for good!


Painted in 1880, Elizabeth Gardner’s “La Confidance” is featured in the Withdrawing Room vignette, a display highlighting the Victorian woman’s domestic and social roles within nineteenth-century England. After leaving her native New Hampshire in 1864, Gardner’s abilities blossomed in Paris, France, and she became the first American female painter to display work at the Paris Salon exhibition. Viewers will quickly see why “La Confidance” is a Victorian favorite, with its charmingly intimate scene of two female friends sweetly sharing secrets, all set against a backdrop of idyllic security and innocent friendship—reminiscent of Jane Austen’s country settings in Pride and Prejudice.

If Gardner’s “La Confidance” represents the ideal of Victorian femininity, Edwin Landseer’s “The Falconer” portrays the quintessential nineteenth-century male. As art critic Christopher Wood notes of the Victorian gentleman, he was “a keen hunting man … professional, disciplined, and autocratic.” Located within the Athenaeum vignette, Landseer’s “Falconer” allows the viewer to understand a cultured and restricted Victorian world open only to those men of the highest birth and best breeding.

M&G is delighted to host this truly unique and accessible exhibition to the guests and residents of Greenville and the Upstate at M&G at Heritage Green. Make your plans to see this fascinating examination of the life, times, and influence of the one-and-only Charles Dickens. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for students. Children 12 and under attend free and can enjoy an exhibition scavenger hunt and children’s learning center.

For more information about this exhibition and the paintings and events to come, please contact the Museum & Gallery, at 864/770-1331 or visit M&G’s website at (

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville in Greenville, SC, Call for Entries for AGGG Small Works Exhibition – Deadline August 29, 2014

July 13, 2014


The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, located at 200 N. Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC, is calling all artists 18 years and older to submit works for the “AGGG Small Works Exhibition”.

Only original works of art not shown previously in an AGGG show and created within the last two years are eligible. These 2-D works may be in any medium including photography. Winners will receive $2,000 in cash awards. Greenville, SC, paper collage artist, Judy Verhoeven will be our guest juror for this year’s exhibition.

Selected works will be eligible to be displayed and sold in the gallery for the month of October.

$35 Entry Fee per two images
Deadline to submit images 9 p.m., August 29, 2014.
Notified of acceptance Monday, September 15, 2014
Deliver framed work(s) no later than 6pm, Friday, September 26, 2014.

Please visit our website for more information ( or call 864 /239-3882.

The Village of West Greenville, SC, Introduces New Weekly Saturday Market – Beginning June 21, 2014

June 12, 2014

A weekly artisan and farmers market has a home in The Village of West Greenville, SC. Formerly known as the Pendleton Street Arts District, The Village has re-identified with a community-centric approach to art, eats and music. As this shift has taken root in the area, The Village has seen huge growth. The announcement of the Saturday-morning Market is the latest regular event to make the calendar, with its official grand opening scheduled for this Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Open on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm, the market is located on Pendleton Street just across from the Clemson Visual Arts Center @ Greenville. Vendors vary, but typically include arts, antiques and vintage dealers, along with produce and seafood providers and a small army of food trucks. Recent vendors and artists have included ASADA, Circa, The Snopes Family Band, and art and antiques by The West End Girlz, MaliasMark, Westwind Tie Dye and more.

In June, Mill Village Farms with Good To Go Market joins the market; this not-for-profit organization works with Greenville’s mill communities to grow food for local communities, as well as provide employment opportunities for neighborhood youth. Their mobile market visits The Village from 11:30am – 1:30pm, bringing seasonal varieties of locally grown produce.

The Market was conceptualized by local artists as a way to serve the Pendleton and larger Greenville communities.

For more information or to request a vendor space, please contact Teresa Slack, organizer, by e-mail at (

Hampton III Gallery will Present Sculpture Works by Carl Blair in Downtown Greenville, SC – June 12-14, 2014

June 7, 2014

The Hampton III Gallery, located in Taylors, SC, will present an exhibit and sale of sculptural works by Carl Blair, June 12 – 14, 2014, in downtown Greenville, SC, at 550 S. Main Street, Suite 200 (Behind the Michelin Store).

“Escape From the Chain Gang”, 2008  (polychromed wood)

Hours: Thursday, June 12, from noon-5pm; Friday, June 13, from noon-8pm; and Saturday, June 14, from 10am-8pm.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales will go to support Friends of the Greenville Zoo.

For further information call 864/268-2771, e-mail to ( or visit (

Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, Offers Free Admittance with M&G’s Community Day – Mar. 27, 2014

March 20, 2014


Next Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014, you’re invited to spring forward with the Museum & Gallery’s Community Day and enjoy free admission at both M&G sites! Every visitor will have the opportunity to enjoyed self-paced visits at both the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University and at Heritage Green in Greenville, SC. Open hours are from 2–5pm on the campus at Bob Jones University and 10am-5 pm at Heritage Green.

Guests are welcome to come to the primary museum site on the campus of Bob Jones University and experience one of America’s finest Old Master collections – all free of charge! Featuring 30 galleries and over 400 paintings, M&G at Bob Jones University is one of Greenville’s finest cultural offerings enriching thousands of lives every year. In addition, don’t miss the opportunity to see the exhibit, “Likely and Unlikely Pairings”, which allows the viewer to contrast differences in artistic style, observe variances between teachers and students, and examine the distinctive types of materials and symbolism utilized in European art.

In downtown Greenville, M&G at Heritage Green is also open free of charge to guests. Currently, this location features a fascinating exhibition “Charles Dickens: The Continuing Victorian Narrative”, which on the first floor reveals the social strata and issues of 19th-century Victorian culture – from the seamstress’ poor room to the posh Athenaeum club. On the second floor, patrons of all ages will enjoy the spectacular world of Dickens’ imagination, with diverse vignettes and media presentations of Dickensian characters representing the best and worst of Victorian times.

As we enter this spring season, take advantage of this fantastic offer from M&G – a chance to tour both museum sites completely free of charge!

For more information about M&G’s Community Day, please visit ( or call 864/770-1331.

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Features Works by Janusz Zadurowicz – Feb. 20 – 22, 2014

February 18, 2014

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, just outside of Greenville, SC, will present a weekend celebration featuring works by Janusz Zadurowicz, from Feb. 20 – 22, 2014. A reception will be held on Feb. 20, from 7-9pm with an artist’s talk beginning at 8pm. A Coffee and Conversation will take place on Feb. 22, from 11am-noon.


Born in Leczyca, Poland, Zadurowicz’s artistic sensitivity was largely stimulated by his grandmother. At the age of five Janusz founded his own home theater: The Theater of Imagination. His thespian passions lead him to the Theater of Octota in Warsaw and kept him there as an actor and director for ten years. In 1986, upon completion of his studies at the University of Warsaw, he received his diploma in fine arts. He made his American debut at Dianne Beal Contemporary Art Gallery in Washington, DC, in 1995. In 1996, 1112 Gallery in Chicago, IL, hosted an exhibition, accompanied by a full catalog. In the mid-90’s until May 2004, Zadurowicz lived in Greenville, SC, where he painted, studied theology, and ministered among the Polish people. Currently, he resides and paints in Warsaw. His work has traveled in exhibitions throughout Europe and the US. He has received awards and recognitions on several continents.

Zadurowicz’s painting revives the magical and mystical spheres of reality. His content is replete with signs, symbols, and intellectual games. History plays an important part in his compositions. Past civilizations are reflected in the images that are scratched out between his layers of colors. His textures, at times, are reminiscent of metal etchings, enhancing the painting’s relief quality.

Hampton III Gallery LTD is located at 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite 10, in Taylors.

For further info call 864/268-2771 or visit (

Celebrate a “Victorian Touch of Christmas” with M&G at Heritage Green in Greenville, SC – Through Jan. 2, 2014

December 4, 2013

“Scrooge went to church, and walked about the streets… He had never dreamed that any walk—that anything—could give him so much happiness.” (A Christmas Carol)

Throughout the holiday season, make plans to explore a “Victorian Touch of Christmas” at the Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green in downtown Greenville where you can enjoy an enchanting glimpse into the past. Continuing through Jan. 12, 2014, M&G’s latest interactive exhibition, “Charles Dickens: The Continuing Victorian Narrative,” has a “touch of Christmas,” adding seasonal warmth to historical vignettes designed for the whole family to enjoy.

M&G’s “Victorian Touch of Christmas” reaches back into the age of Charles Dickens to examine the origins of many of today’s holiday traditions. As visitors enter and experience original historical displays, they will learn the history and origins of festive Christmas customs such as greeting cards, the Christmas tree, caroling, and much more!

This Christmas, M&G at Heritage Green opens its doors to the Upstate and beyond, welcoming all to join in the celebration of the season through a “Victorian Touch of Christmas!”

For more information about the exhibition, holiday hours, and holiday events, please visit M&G’s website at ( or call Amy Basinger at 864/770-1331.

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Offers Tour of Public Sculptures by John Acorn in Greenville, SC, Area

November 13, 2013

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, will offer a tour of public sculptures by John Acorn in the Greenville, SC, area on Nov. 16, 2013, from 10am-12:30pm. Acorn will be commenting at each location. Join us for one or all stops.

The schedule includes:

10am – Meet at Hampton III Gallery (3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC) to view “Interactive Forces”, 1967  (Cast Aluminum)

10:30am – Meet at Fine Arts Center (102 Pine Knoll Drive,  Greenville, SC) to view “Life Cycle”, 1972 (Honduras Mahogany) and “Warp and Weft”, 1975 (Stainless Steel)

11:15am – Meet at Roost inside Hyatt (220 North Main Street, Greenville, SC). Parking can be accessed at lot by Hyatt. A coffee break will be provided for us courtesy of Roost. Participants will be viewing “Orbital Trio”, 2013 (Aluminum, Plate)

12:15pm  – Meet at main lobby of Peace Center (101 W. Broad Street, Greenville, SC) to view “Woven Structure”, 1986 (Honduras Mahogany)

The tour is being offered as part of the exhibition, John Acorn: Recent Wanderings, Past Castings and Seacoast Parings, on view at Hamptom III Galery through Dec. 31, 2013.

For further information call the gallery at 864/268-2771 or visit (

Duke Energy and the Museum & Gallery in Greenville, SC, Partner Together for Arts Education

October 31, 2013


The Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery (M&G) in Greenville, SC, is pleased to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for its Arts Encounter: The Power of Partnerships program. The Museum & Gallery is a first-time grant recipient of the shareholder-funded Duke Energy Foundation.

The donation goes directly toward funding the Arts Encounter program, an outreach that served more than 9,000 K–12 students and educators with arts-integrated educational programming in the past academic year. Since beginning in 2008, M&G’s Arts Encounter program has added over 1,000 new students every year, serving the entire SC Upstate and parts of Western North Carolina.

“The Museum & Gallery is truly appreciative of this gift, and we’re excited about the beginning of what we believe will be a long and positive Upstate partnership as we extend the museum’s outreach to serve more students and families,” said M&G director, Erin R. Jones.

“Helping ensure a strong arts community and educating our youth about the importance of the arts are qualities that make the Upstate such an attractive place to live and work,” said Mike Wilson, Duke Energy’s district manager for Greenville County.

For more information about the Museum & Gallery’s educational programming and the Arts Encounter outreach, visit ( or call the museum at 864/770-1331.

Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC, Offers 28th Antiques, Fine Art and Design Weekend – Oct. 19 & 20, 2013

October 4, 2013


This year the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC, marks the 28th anniversary of its signature fund-raiser, now called Antiques, Fine Art and Design Weekend, or AFAD for short. Sponsored by TD Bank, the annual show opens to the public on Saturday, Oct. 19 and ends Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2013. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the purchase of 10 American artworks selected to honor the 150thth anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Twenty-five dealers from across the country will exhibit the best antiques, fine art, and design in the Southeast in the Museum’s iconic modern setting. Silver, linens, fine art, folk art, jewelry, primitives, porcelain, and outstanding antique furniture, both American and European, are for sale.


Renowned decorator and author, Thomas Jayne, is the keynote speaker for the event. By blending the best that history has to offer with modern convenience and comfort, Thomas Jayne creates elegant and relaxed spaces perfectly suited to 21st-century living. A resident of both New York and New Orleans, Jayne brings a touch of the South to his interiors as well. He has been recently profiled in “The Magazine Antiques and Flower”, and he was named to “Architectural Digest’s” Top 100 List of Designers and Architects.

Thomas Jayne’s lecture on Saturday, Oct. 19, is sponsored by “Garden & Gun” magazine. Tickets, which are $30, include coffee and light breakfast treats, a 20% discount on any Thomas Jayne book, and a general admission AFAD Weekend ticket. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, call 864.546.4061.


In 1986, the very first antiques show impressed Greenville with its elegant black-tie preview party and its beautiful show floor in the museum’s galleries. At that first show, 20 dealers showcased the best in American and English furniture, silver, rugs, and porcelains. Of those original 20, three exhibitors have been part of the show for 27 years, and this year the GCMA welcomes seven dealers who are new to AFAD Weekend, raising the total number of exhibitors to 25.

In addition to shopping from an array of stunning antiques, fine art, and folk art, guests can savor delicious Southern hospitality with a tasty boxed lunch, an elegant dessert, or relaxing glass of wine in the afternoon.

Since its inception, the GCMA Antiques Show, now known as Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend has raised more than $7 million for the acquisition of more than 85 works of art for Greenville. Today the Greenville County Museum of Art is recognized as one of the country’s finest American art museums. Visitors come from around the world and around the corner to see the outstanding collections of works by Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns along with the renowned Southern Collection, all made possible by the tireless efforts of volunteers and the incredible generosity of the community.

The 2013 Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend show hours are from 10am until 6pm on Saturday, Oct. 19, and from 11am until 5pm on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. GCMA Benefactors are among the first to see the beautiful antiques, fine art, and design must-haves at the private gala black-tie Preview Party, where AFAD patrons enjoy browsing the best of the best before the show opens to the public.

For more information, call 864/546-4061.


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