Archive for the ‘Greenville SC Visual Arts’ Category

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.

T.L. Norris Gallery in Greenville, SC, Celebrates One Year Anniversary – Oct. 18, 2013

October 3, 2013

T.L. Norris Gallery in Greenville, SC, hosts its one year anniversary celebration on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, from 5:30 – 9pm. The celebratory event is free and open to the public; hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. During the evening, all guests will be eligible to enter a drawing for a bottle of wine and the event will also feature live music.

Terry Norris is pleased to celebrate the gallery’s success. Sharing his passion of art will help Norris reach his goal of developing Greenville into becoming a national art destination. “Our city is rich in its history and traditions,” Norris said. “While retaining its heritage, Greenville is gaining recognition for its progressive attitude and accomplishments. The downtown area of Greenville has become something other cities seek to emulate. I hope our gallery will continue to further the efforts others have made to make Greenville a great place to live, work and visit.”

T.L. Norris Gallery is located at 1 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29609.

For more information, please visit ( or call the gallery at 864/991-8645.

Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, Prepares for Annual Appraisal Event – Sept. 28, 2013

September 17, 2013

Come join the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, as we prepare to host our annual Collectible or Curiosity?: An Antique Appraisal Event, on Sept. 28, 2013, from 9am-5pm. This appraisal event offers attendees the rare opportunity to have their antiques and memorabilia examined by well-known, quality appraisers at an accessible price. This year’s Collectible or Curiosity? includes such respected field experts as:

Dawn Corley – known as the “Charleston Silver Lady,” Dawn is a nationally recognized silver specialist and fine jewelry expert. A much sought after speaker, she has given presentations and lectures to US presidents, foreign heads of state and dignitaries, and many corporate and Fortune 500 groups. During the raising of the USS Hunley from Charleston harbor, Dawn’s expertise and years of experience proved invaluable as she assessed and appraised jewelry recovered from the sunken vessel.


Miller Gaffney – founder of Miller Gaffney Art Advisory, Miller has worked as a private consultant for clients in New York and Europe and is a graduate of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is a licensed appraiser and a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America. In addition to founding Miller Gaffney Art Advisory in 2006, she lectures and writes on all aspects of art. Most recently, she has been a cast member on the PBS series, Market Warriors.

M&G is excited to once again partner with these accomplished appraisers, all to offer Upstate residents an accessible, affordable opportunity to better understand the value of their cherished heirlooms, silver, jewelry, furniture, pottery, porcelain, arts and general antique items. Fees for this event are $15 per item through September 25th, and $18 afterwards up until the day of the event.* Slots fill up quickly, so register now and save the date for M&G’s appraisal event!

For more information about M&G’s Collectible or Curiosity? event, please call 864/770-1331 or visit the museum’s website at (

*Registration fees include admission for the registrant; the fee for each additional guest is $5.00.

Furman University in Greenville, SC, Is Looking to Add Works to Its Art Collection – Deadline Sept. 18, 2013

August 9, 2013

Furman University in Greenville, SC, is looking for local artists to be part of a permanent collection that will be housed in the school’s Herring Center for Continuing Education.

Artists are called to submit work for a juried exhibition that will be displayed in the Herring Center’s Baiden Gallery, from Nov. 4 through Dec. 16, 2013. Selected works will be purchased and form the core of the Herring Center Permanent Collection.

The deadline for electronic submissions is Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, by 5pm.

Artists will be notified of acceptance on Oct. 2, 2013.

For “The Herring Center Juried Exhibition: Transformation, Community and Self,” up to 12 accepted works will be considered for purchase awards. The call is open to artists age 18 or older working in any two-dimensional media and who reside in the following North and South Carolina counties: Anderson, Laurens, Greenville, Henderson, Oconee, Pickens, Polk, Spartanburg and Transylvania.

Each entry is $10 with a cap of three entries per artist.

Jurors for the exhibition include longtime Furman art professor Bob Chance; studio ceramics artist Diana Farfan Valente; and Joe Thompson, chair of the visual arts department at The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC.

The Call to Artists document is available online at (

For more entry requirements, specifications and forms, contact Michael Brodeur in Furman’s Department of Art by e-mail at (, or Alison Search in Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development by e-mail at ( or call 864/294-2154.

Calling for Participation in the Outsider Arts 2013 Holiday Market at The Handlebar in Greenville, SC – Deadline Sept. 30, 2013

July 31, 2013

Event organizers are calling for participation in the Outsider Arts 2013 Holiday Market at The Handlebar, located at 304 E. Stone Avenue in Greenville, SC. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, from 10am – 6pm.

We’re excited to announce Outsider Arts 3rd Annual Holiday Market and Fundraiser. Planning has begun and we’re collaborating with The Handlebar to bring another Holiday Market / Fundraiser & Chili Cook-Off to the upstate this November.

You’ll find details in the prospectus. Application deadline is Sept. 30, 2013. Find the prospectus and application on the website at (

If anyone is interested in helping the day of the event, please contact Stephanie Gutzman at 864/569-4821 about volunteering.

Certus Saturday for Families at the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC – July 20, 2013

July 9, 2013


Even if the annual beach trip is already in the rearview mirror, it’s not too late to enjoy a road trip of sorts – all from the comfort of the Greenville County Museum of Art. The GCMA and Certus Bank invite families to explore the beauty of American landscape through music and hands-on art activities at the Museum’s second Certus Saturday on July 20, 2013, from 2 until 4pm.

Kids and their families are sure to enjoy live music by the duo Bluegrass Flash Mob, featuring Kenny Lambert and Trey Gibbs. Lambert, who holds the title of Georgia Mountain Fiddle Champion, has played with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and with such pop stars as Wynona Judd, Johnny Mathis, Marc Anthony, and Jump Little Children among others. Gibbs brings his English and Irish heritage to the team’s bluegrass sound. Playing both traditional and contemporary favorites on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, Bluegrass Flash Mob will bring the American spirit to life in the GCMA’s galleries.

A visit to the GCMA this summer wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the spectacular exhibition “Masterpieces of American Landscape from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”. Visitors can join a tour with one of the Museum’s education specialists to hear some of the stories behind the paintings, or take a walk across the country (and across history) at their own pace. Inspired by the music and the art, budding artists and their families are invited to stop by the studio and express their own creativity through landscape.

Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984), “Mount Williamson from Manzanar, Sierra Nevada, California,” 1944.

Youngsters will discover how to capture the three-dimensional world on a flat surface by following a few simple tricks that landscape artists use. Artist Bruce Bunch will be on hand to demonstrate and offer suggestions and assistance for this exciting make and take landscape workshop.

Sponsored by a grant from Certus Bank, Certus Saturday is free, and open to the public.

For further info contact Paula Angermeier by calling 864/271-7570, ext. 1028 or e-mail to (


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