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Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Announces Second Annual Gallery Gallop – Nov. 17, 2017

November 13, 2017

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and Camden ART (CArt), invite you to join them for the second annual Gallery Gallop, a special gallery and art crawl in downtown Camden, SC. Seven local galleries and businesses will open their doors to the public from 5:30-9pm on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, to highlight local and regional artists and their unique variety of art styles and mediums. Each the businesses taking part in this unique event will be within walking distance of each other and will be showcasing varying works of art and artisan products.

About the Participants

Seven different Camden businesses will be participating in the Gallery Gallop. They include the Fine Arts Center’s Bassett Gallery, Art at Greenleaf Villa, The Artists’ Attic, Isom’s Delights, Northlight Studio, Rutledge Street Gallery, and Schmucker’s Amish General Store.

The Bassett Gallery will host the “Camden ART Fall Members’ Show”. This annual juried show features the best new art work by members of CArt, a visual arts affiliate and founding member organization of the FAC. CArt is comprised of artists and art enthusiasts from beginner to professional levels who gather for education, exhibition, community, and the opportunity to support the Center through volunteer activities, and yearly donations. CArt meets regularly at the FAC in the Bassett Gallery September through May at 7pm. The Bassett Gallery is located on the campus of the FAC at 810 Lyttleton Street.

Art at the Greenleaf Villa houses various artists and art styles from Asian silk painting, pen and ink, handpainted wearables, photography, portraitures, miniatures, watercolors, collage and more. There are five resident artists located within its space–Midge Bremer, Ginny Caraco, Denise Greer, and Bill and Anne Starnes. Several guest artists will also take part in the event. Greenleaf Villa is located at 1307 Broad Street.

The Artists’ Attic is a gallery and working studio for local artists. It is a place where you can witness the artists bringing ideas in form. The Artists’ Attic offers both classes and framing. Stop by and enjoy the magic of creativity. The Artists’ Attic is located at 930 Broad Street.

Isom’s Delights is located inside the open air mall at 1011 Broad Street beside Catery on Broad. There you will see the work of owner, Lori Starnes. Her unique style features delightful, real-life portraitures of African-Americans. She will be serving samples of some of her delectable cookies, along with pound cakes and pies for purchase.


Work by Laurie McIntosh

Northlight Studio is home to the studio of Laurie McIntosh. The Gallery Gallop is her first open studio since relocating to Northlight Studio in Camden after seven years as a full-time resident artist at Vista Studios in Columbia, SC. McIntosh’s abstract paintings involve deconstructing ordinary aspects of life and reconfiguring them into finished works, the scene is life imitating art. She explains that while her abstracts involve recognizable objects from her life that is split between the South Carolina’s Midlands and the coast-a fishing lure here, a sleeping dog there and what appears to be a piece of horse tack in another-each one is like a remnant of a dream. Fleeting images rendered in a soothing color palette stir memories and emotions, creating more questions than answers. As such, McIntosh says her work is intentionally open to interpretation.

Rutledge Street Gallery is an original contemporary art gallery. Since it opened in 1999, it has maintained a reputation for having beautiful and exquisite pieces. Represents emerging and established artists creating paintings, sculpture, furniture, and pottery. Nicholas Blake, local furniture maker and Jenny Fuller, an oil painter from Charlotte, will be milling around hoping to show off their work! Rutledge Street Gallery is located at 508 Rutledge Street.

Schmucker’s Amish General Store, 1040A Broad Street is full of handmade items in the Amish tradition. Food goods, furniture, handmade toys and artwork of varying styles may be found here. Pop in and take away some of the best homemade cheeses, breads, pickles and more!

For more information call 803/425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at (www.fineartscenter.org). The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-6pm.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

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