Archive for the ‘Taylors SC Visual Arts’ Category

Leo Twiggs, Represented by Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Wins 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

August 11, 2018

Orangeburg, SC, artist Leo Twiggs, represented by Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, wins the1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, sponsored by Society 1858 and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC.

“Requiem for Mother Emanuel #5”, 2016, by Leo Twiggs; batik; 30 x 24 inches; courtesy of the artist.

Born in the Lowcountry town of St. Stephen, SC, in 1934, Leo Twiggs studied art at Claflin College in Orangeburg and went on to earn a Masters degree from New York University and a doctorate in art education from the University of Georgia. In 1964 he began his thirty-four year teaching career at South Carolina State University. A year later he began experimenting with batik, a wax-resist method of dyeing textiles. He was attracted to the medium for its rich tradition and improvisational nature.

Much of Twiggs’ work explores family history, cultural heritage, and how the past is manifest in contemporary life. His series titled “Requiem for Mother Emanuel” recently traveled throughout the southeast, earning acclaim as a powerful tribute to the nine church members slain during the horrific shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

A reception will be held for Twiggs at the Gibbes Museum of Art on Sept. 19, beginning at 7pm.

Hampton III Gallery is located at 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite 10, in Taylors, SC, 29687.

For further information call 864/268-2771.

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Offers Coffee and Conversation on William Halsey – Oct. 10, 2015

October 7, 2015


Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, just outside of Greenville, SC, will host a Coffee and Conversation with David Halsey, on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11am – noon, about Charleston, SC, artist William Halsey (1915-1999), who has work on exhibit at the gallery through Nov. 7, 2015.

Work by William Halsey

In “The Charleston Renaissance”, a book written by Martha Severens, Halsey is placed as the bridge “between Charleston’s cultural renewal and the subsequent dawning of a new era for the arts across the state. …Halsey almost singlehandedly guarded the modernist flame for years here before the rest of the state was finally drawn to its light. For this alone we should be grateful, but there is one more thing- in the process he became one of the finest painters in the country,” said Tom Styron, introduction to catalog “William Halsey, 1999”.

See more works from the exhibition, 100 Years at this link (

Hampton III Gallery is located at 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite 10, Taylors, SC, 29687. Gallery hours are: Tue. – Fri., 1-5pm and Sat., 10am-5pm.

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Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College in Taylors, SC, Offers Annual Student Exhibition

October 13, 2014

Editor’s Note: This came after our deadline for the Oct. 2014 issue; when it came it was in the wrong format for us to use; and then when it did finally come in the right format it was really too late to even put in our Nov. issue since most of the public elements of the exhibit would be over by the time we published again. There is some talented students here by what images we were sent, but either they or their instructors are poor at marketing. We posted this info here so it can get more exposure.

Work by Aaron Fields

Work by Ginia Worrell

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College’s Benson Campus in Taylors, SC, is pleased to announce the “2014 Student Annual Art Exhibition” on view from Oct. 1 through Nov. 7, 2014. The gallery will exhibit all fine and applied art disciplines taught as part of the Visual and Performing Arts curriculum. This year’s jurors, Alice Ballard and Polly Gaillard are well known professional artists that have exhibited both nationally and internationally and have also taught a broad range of studio courses. Ballard and Gaillard selected from over 100 works to include in the exhibition including a “Best in Show” designation to be announced on Oct. 30, 2014.

Work by Joy Hart

Work by Matt Guttierrez

Please join us from 7 – 9pm on Oct. 30, 2014, for this traditional costume gala and awards presentation that gives special recognition to the many exemplary works by our community’s young artists. Works are exhibited in our 2nd floor galleries and offered for purchase, making this a unique opportunity to view challenging, thoughtful art and to support this exceptionally talented group of students. Awards will also be presented on the second floor including cash donations, gift certificates, and art supplies made possible through local businesses and private donors. This event is free and open to the public. Please plan to attend and remember that costumes are encouraged!

Work by Robert Milton Crain

Gallery Location:  Greenville Technical College Benson Campus, Hwy 290, 2522 Locust Hill Road, Taylors, SC.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am–5pm or by appointment.

Exhibition Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 7, 2014.

Reception and Awards: Thursday Oct. 30; 7– 9pm.

For further information contact Enid Williams, Gallery Director by calling 864/250-3059 or e-mail to (

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Offers a Coffee and Conversation with Jerald Melberg – June 21, 2014

June 17, 2014


Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, offers a Coffee and Conversation with Jerald Melberg of Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Saturday, June 21, 2014,  from 11- noon. Melberg will be talking about Lee Hall and the exhibit, “Lee Hall: Paintings”, on view at Hampton III Gallery through June 28, 2014.

Lee Hall  “Sea Night Shadow Window”, 1978  (watercolor on rice paper) 14 12/” x 11″

Jerald Melberg has been involved in the visual arts for over 40 years. Before opening his gallery over 30 years ago, Melberg served as curator at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte. Jerald Melberg Gallery prides itself on enjoying a fine reputation based on years of honesty and integrity among our colleagues and collectors. We provide the professionalism, proper knowledge and expertise needed to place quality works of art in any public, private or corporate collection.

A native of Lexington, NC, Lee Hall has pursued careers as artist, academic and writer.  As an artist her paintings allow us to share her love for subtle shapes, variety in texture and muted color relationships.  Her works are poetic landscapes, derived from the tradition of abstraction.

The artist came to prominence in the 1940’s and the early 1950’s. She exhibited side by side with Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and many other Abstract expressionists.  Early in her career Hall frequently exhibited at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City.  Having become disillusioned with the gallery scene and the concept of selling works of art, she turned to academia and served as dean of Visual Arts at the State University of New York in Purchase, NY, before being appointed president of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975 where she remained until 1983.  Hall has continued to paint and has recently decided to show her works once again.

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

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