Archive for the ‘Greenwood SC Visual Arts’ Category

The Arts Center of Greenwood in Greenwood, SC, Offers Fundraiser on Feb. 4, 2017

December 30, 2016

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The Arts Center of Greenwood in Greenwood, SC, will be presenting all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 7-10pm, with Hearts for the Arts Goes to Vegas!. Guests will enjoy extravagantly decorated tables by local artists, an elegant buffet dinner, and fabulous Vegas entertainment from local “rat-pack” styled performers and ELVIS will be in the building!

Attire: Cocktail Glitz
Admission: Members, $95 couple/$50 single | Non-Members, $110 couple/$60 single advanced ticket sales only, guaranteed seating, cash bar available.

For further info call 864/388-7800 or visit (http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/arts-center).

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Main & Maxwell in Greenwood, SC, Features Works by Caroline Harrington, Hal Taylor, and Dolores von Rosen – Nov. 28, 2016

November 22, 2016

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Main & Maxwell in Greenwood, SC, will be hosting an artist reception on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, from 5:30 – 7pm.  “Against the Grain” features the work of three artists who work primarily in wood; Caroline Harrington, Hal Taylor, and Dolores von Rosen. During the reception the artists will be on hand to discuss their work and offer special purchasing opportunities.

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Caroline Harrington, who currently lives in Hilton Head, SC, is an equestrian and artist. Her work is dedicated to the art of turning historic, reclaimed barn wood into beautiful, nature-themed works of art. She paints lifelike horses, sea creatures and forest animals on reclaimed and recycled barn board that she collects from around the country.

Dr. Hal Taylor is a wood worker who specializes in turned and sculpted wood art. His award-winning work has been displayed around the country including at the American Association of Woodturners 30th Anniversary Juried Show, “Turning 30”, in Atlanta GA. Currently, Taylor has a large inventory of hand turned bowls, vessels and wall hanging pieces on display at Main & Maxwell.

Dolores von Rosen grew up in Coroneca, SC, and graduated from Lander University and later the University of Tennessee.  After teaching for a number of years on the west coast she married and moved to the North-West Territories of Canada, then on to Vancouver, Edmonton and finally Windsor, Ontario where she was the founder of The South-Western Ontario Basket Guild. In 1996 she retired and she and her husband moved to Chappells, SC, where she started the Lakelands Basket Guild. Well known for her beautiful basketry, von Rosen teaches workshops both in South Carolina and Windsor, Ontario.

For more information about the exhibit or Main & Maxwell, contact Laura Bachinski by e-mail at (mainandmaxwell@gmail.com), call 864/223-6229 or visit (www.mainandmaxwell.com).

Arts Center of Greenwood in Greenwood, SC, Announces 2016 Guild Dedication Awards

November 21, 2016

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Two Greenwood artists were honored Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, with Guild Dedication Awards from art guilds at the reception for the “Multi-Guild Annual Exhibition” at the Arts Center of Greenwood, South Carolina.

Potter and gallery entrepreneur Laura Bachinski and woodworker Hal Taylor are recipients of the 2016 Guild Dedication Awards — presented by the Greenwood Artist Guild, Council of Lakelands Area Woodworkers and Greenwood Area Studio Potters.

Established in 2014, by the above-mentioned art guilds, in collaboration with the Arts Center of Greenwood, the Guild Dedication Award was created in honor of potter and local arts champion Dohnna Collins Boyajian. Boyajian was the 2014 recipient and retired arts educator Dot Hershey was the 2015 recipient.

“People who decide on the award are representatives from the Arts Center and previous award recipients,” Boyajian said. “We really could not choose one. We chose both Laura Bachinski and Hal Taylor.”

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Laura Bachinski

Recipients did not know about the awards in advance.
Boyajian went on to say that Bachinski has been instrumental in the founding of two annual community events — Empty Bowls Greenwood, the major fundraiser for Greenwood Soup Kitchen, and the Heritage Trail Pottery Tour and Sale.

Bachinski received much of her training as an artist through the professional clay program at the Piedmont Technical College Edgefield County Center. She has her own home studio, Bell House Pottery in Ninety Six, South Carolina.

“Without Laura (Bachinski), neither one of those would have probably happened,” Boyajian said. “With Empty Bowls, she was also instrumental in involving the Greenwood Medical Alliance with that as a project. She can make things happen.”

Additionally, Boyajian said Bachinski’s decision to open the Main and Maxwell gallery and artists’ retail shop in Uptown Greenwood is “a huge deal.”

“More than 59 member artists are now represented there,” Boyajian said. “The local artists and crafts people have a place to sell their work and she’s also creating an Etsy site to get our work out into the World Wide Web, broadening support for our artists and guilds. She’s a proponent of the growth and exposure of the arts community in Greenwood, South Carolina.”

Boyajian said Bachinski has also coordinated workshops with well-known ceramics artists and potters for area artists and Lander University students.

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Hal Taylor

“Hal (Taylor) is sort of the quiet one,” Boyajian said. “He has done many different things and he’s always volunteering to give artist demonstrations or work behind the scenes for Empty Bowls and the Council of Lakelands Area Woodworkers ornaments for trees auctioned as part of the Piedmont’s Festival of Trees. He gets things done and he collaborates with other artists.”

Taylor is also a co-founder of the Greenwood Genetic Center, along with clinical geneticist Roger Stevenson. Taylor served as director of GGC diagnostic laboratories from 1974-2008.

Guild Dedication Award winners are presented with checks and a take-home plaque. A permanent plaque, with the award’s description, is on display at the Arts Center. Nominations are accepted in October with winners announced during the annual November “Multi-Guild” showcase.
Criteria for the award include creativity, engagement, enthusiasm and dedication.

Paula Taylor, 72, wife of Hal Taylor, 74, said her husband is very humble and modest about his skill as an artist.
“He will be shocked by this award,” she said in advance of Friday’s awards announcement.

“He’s been interested in building things from the time he was a boy,” Paula Taylor said. “He’s built numerous pieces of furniture for our two daughters, including a fairly elaborate dining room table and a treehouse for a grandchild. He’s been turning wood for about 15 years. He’s self-taught in a way, but he’s taken a lot of intensive courses.”
Paula said her husband turns wood every day.

“If he hears a chainsaw when we are driving somewhere, we stop,” she said. “He has to see what kind of wood it is and ask if he can have a piece.”

She said he has also mentored a number of men and women in wood crafts. “It keeps him active and creating,” Paula Taylor said.

Taylor has pieces at Main and Maxwell in Greenwood, a shop in Highlands, North Carolina and at the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro.

For further information contact Dohnna Boyajian by calling 864/554-0336 or e-mail to (dcollinsboyajian@gmail.com).

Local Potters in Greenwood and Edgefield Counties in SC Host the 2nd Annual Heritage Trail Pottery Tour & Sale May 3-5, 2013

April 30, 2013

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Local potters in the Greenwood and Edgefield County areas of SC are collaborating to host the second Annual  Heritage Trail Pottery Tour & Sale, a series of events from Fri., May 3 through Sun., May 5, 2013.

The Pottery Tour & Sale kicks off  Friday evening with a reception at The Museum in Greenwood, SC, from 5:30-7:30pm, during which the public will have the opportunity to meet participating potters and view samples of their work. The weekend events also include pottery demonstrations and kiln openings at five host studios with over 25 potters selling their recent work.

The Tour takes place Sat., May 4, from 10am-5pm and continues on Sun., May 5, from noon-5pm.

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Work by Renata Copeland

The tour is a joint effort of the Greenwood Area Studio Potters (GASP) and the Edgefield Area Clay Guild (EACG). Both groups were formed by current and former students of the professional pottery program at the Edgefield campus of Piedmont Technical College.

The guilds created the tour as a response to increased community interest in pottery and also to provide a chance to “gain a greater understanding of the craft, to be able to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces and to also educate our communities about the outstanding pottery heritage in this area” said GASP President Dohnna Boyajian.

The pottery community, especially in Edgefield, has been evolving for over 200 years. According to local research, Edgefield’s first pottery was called Pottersville and was started by Abner Landrum in the early 1800s. Pottersville is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Properties. The Groundhog kiln, similar to those of Pottersville, was recently constructed in Edgefield and will be opened during the Heritage Trail Pottery Tour & Sale on Sat., May 4 at 9am. Old Edgefield Pottery resident potter, Justin Guy will be on hand to discuss the kiln and the heritage of pottery in and around Edgefield.

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Work by Justin Guy

All activities during the Heritage Trail Pottery Tour & Sale are free of charge and are meant to provide a variety of options for the public to pick and choose from. For a detailed schedule of events or to receive the official Heritage Trail Pottery Tour brochure visit (www.facebook.com/HeritageTrailPotteryTourSale) or e-mail to (bellhousepottery@gmail.com). Greenwood and Edgefield counties are both located along the SC National Heritage Corridor.

In 2012 this project was funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

Participating potteries and potters include:

Bell House Pottery (host), Laura Bachinski, located at 221 Epworth Camp Road East in Ninety Six, SC. Guest potters – Bob Taft (Greenwood); Donna & Jim Conley (Ninety Six); Diane & Tim Miller (Johnston); Delores Newson (Greenwood); Edna Ruff (Abbeville), and Barbara Warner (Hodges).

pARTners in CLAY @ Wyatt Farms (host), located at 550 Center Street in Greenwood, SC. Coop potters – Robert Bassett (Greenwood); Dohnna Boyajian (Ninety Six); Beverly Burton (Greenwood); Phyllis Collins (Greenwood); and Hannah Poe (Greenwood).

PK Pottery (host) Pam Kadlec, located at 79 Wood Duck Drive in Edgefield, SC. Guest potters – Michelle Clark (Johnston);  Sandy Stachurski (Greenwood); James Manning (Greenwood); and Susie Burton (Greenwood).

Turtle Rock Pottery (host) Beth Thornton, located at 248 Meeting Street Road in Edgefield, SC. Guest potters – Donna Hallman (N. Augusta); Renata Copeland (Edgefield); Jean Stafford (Evans, GA); Laurie Hallman (N. Augusta); Jennifer Vas (N. Augusta); Paula Bowers (Saluda); and Levi Wright (Augusta, GA).

Old Edgefield Pottery, Justin Guy (Trenton), located at 230 Simpkins Street in Edgefield, SC.

For further information call Dohnna Boyaijan at 864/554-0336 or e-mail to (dcollinsboyajian@gmail.com).

46th Annual SC Festival of Flowers in Greenwood, SC, is Calling for Entries for Arts & Crafts Show – Deadline Mar. 15, 2013

February 12, 2013

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Organizers of the 46th Annual SC Festival of Flowers in Greenwood, SC, are calling for applications for the 2013 Arts and Crafts Show to be held on June 21 – 23, 2013.

The deadline for applications is Mar. 15, 2013. Download an application at (http://www.scfestivalofflowers.org/2013-arts-crafts-show).

Celebrate the beginning of summer and enjoy traditional southern hospitality at the 2013 South Carolina Festival of Flowers in beautiful Greenwood, South Carolina. Named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in June for the last five years and also one of the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association for 2012 and 2013, this Festival is one you won’t want to miss. The South Carolina Festival of Flowers is a “blooming good time!”

The fourth weekend of June will prove to be most entertaining for all ages, June 20 – 23, 2013. The Park Seed Company’s famous Trial Gardens, featuring over 1000 varieties of annuals, perennials, and vegetables, will be open to the public on Flower Day, Saturday, June 22. Enjoy other Festival activities such as the boisterous bluegrass and the addition of a new outdoor garden party concert. View the works of South Carolina’s top artists and craftsmen at the Festival Art and Craftsmen’s Show. Dance to live music or enjoy a nice leisure day strolling through one of our beautiful gardens on tour. Plus see our now infamous “Signature” Safari-themed Topiary Display in Uptown Greenwood.

For further info call 864/223-8411, ext. 232 or visit (www.scfestivalofflowers.org)