Jones-Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center | Dual Opening

Lake City | ArtFields® | Dual Opening

Jones- Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center

Opening Reception for artists Jamey Grimes and Noah James Saunders

Friday, January 31, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm

 

The Jones-Carter Gallery will be transformed into an immersive show from Jamey Grimes, where as TRAX Visual Art Center will be hosting Noah James Saunder’s 30 year conversation with wire.

Save the date for Friday, January 31 from 6PM-8PM for a DUAL opening to celebrate both shows!

Both artists are returning to Lake City after exposure during ArtFields and are sure to delight you with their installations. Enjoy art, wine, and hors d’oeuvres during this FREE event.

Jones – Carter Gallery | FORMICARIUM Jamey Grimes

Jones – Carter Gallery presents:

An Installation exhibit by artist Jamey Grimes

FORMICARIUM

Opening January 31 through March 14, 2020

Exhibit hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm

105 Henry Street, Lake City, SC 29560

“In Formicarium, plastic surfaces accumulate to form tunnels of light and shadow. Colors change over time, dynamically shifting the viewer’s interpretation of depth and form. A formicarium is a technical term for an ant farm. In this installation, the Jones-Carter gallery is transformed into a box full of tunnels, to be explored by humans, rather than ants. The carved and melted texture of the plastic walls might imply a network of tunnels at a smaller scale.”  Artist Jamey Grimes from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

TRAX Visual Art Center | Noah James Saunders

TRAX Visual Art Center presents:

The Depth of Wire, A Survey of Noah James Saunders work

Opening Reception January 31, 2020 at 6pm

Exhibit runs through March 21, 2020

Exhibition hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm

122 Sauls Street, Lake City, SC 29560

 

 

“I have always dreamed of having a show where I can put my latest art into the context of the process and personal journey out of which it was born. This dream is coming true!

Please join us at the TRAX Visual Art Center for the first ever Survey of Noah James Saunder’s 30 year conversation with wire. This show will feature my very first wire sculptures and all my favorite wire creations whose making paved the way for my most recent, and perhaps most meaning filled sculptures.The latter having been inspired by my most recent art study trip to Italy, which opened my creative soul and lead me to surrender the title of student of my craft, and to begin to create works of significant, lasting meaning.

This survey will also include my jewelry and ceramics juxtaposed with the amazing fabric art of Andrea Wellnitz.”  artist Noah James Saunders.

ArtFields® 2019

ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a traditional Southern small town. The competition and exhibition offers more than $140,000 in cash prizes. The winners of two People’s Choice Awards are determined by the votes of people visiting ArtFields; a panel of art professionals selects all the other awards, including the $50,000 Grand Prize and $25,000 Second Place award.

Up to 400 works of art will be on display in locally-owned venues, from renovated 1920s warehouses and professional art spaces such as Jones-Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center to the library, the history museum, the Ronald E. McNair Life History Center, restaurants, boutiques and other shops. During ArtFields, what was once one of South Carolina’s most prosperous agricultural communities becomes a living art gallery as we recognize, celebrate and share the artistic talent of the Southeast.

Opening Reception for Solo Exhibition Award Winner

 

IN ABSENTIA, A NEW EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY FAYETTEVILLE ARTIST AUSTIN SHEPPARD, OPENS AT THE FCM WATERS GALLERY TUESDAY NIGHT
Sheppard’s exhibition is presented by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance in collaboration with the Florence County Museum, as the third annual ArtFields Solo Exhibition Award.
His life-size figurative sculpture Indigo was exhibited at ArtFields 2017, where it caught the attention of Sandra Cook, Executive Director of of FRAA and Stephen Motte, Curator of the Florence County Museum. Sheppard was selected from 20 other prospective artists under consideration by FRAA and FCM to receive the Solo Exhibition Award.
“Installation art has made an appearance in past exhibitions here, but In Absentia is the first exhibit at the Waters Gallery to exclusively feature contemporary sculpture,” said Motte.
Sheppard received his MFA in Sculpture from Eastern Carolina University in 2010, and is a studio technician with the Art Department at UNC Pembroke.
“Austin’s art explores personal and cultural issues of identity, using multiple media and methods to produce works which reside on the line between whimsical humor and the grotesquely bizarre,” Motte describes. “There is a definite theme, but an underlying mystery. Several works make me double-take every time.”
An opening reception will be held at the Waters Gallery, Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm. The public is invited.
The exhibition is open at the FCM Waters Gallery, April 23 – July 13. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

 

 

In Absentia

IN ABSENTIA, A NEW EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY FAYETTEVILLE ARTIST AUSTIN SHEPPARD, OPENS AT THE FCM WATERS GALLERY TUESDAY NIGHT
Sheppard’s exhibition is presented by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance in collaboration with the Florence County Museum, as the third annual ArtFields Solo Exhibition Award.
His life-size figurative sculpture Indigo was exhibited at ArtFields 2017, where it caught the attention of Sandra Cook, Executive Director of of FRAA and Stephen Motte, Curator of the Florence County Museum. Sheppard was selected from 20 other prospective artists under consideration by FRAA and FCM to receive the Solo Exhibition Award.
“Installation art has made an appearance in past exhibitions here, but In Absentia is the first exhibit at the Waters Gallery to exclusively feature contemporary sculpture,” said Motte.
Sheppard received his MFA in Sculpture from Eastern Carolina University in 2010, and is a studio technician with the Art Department at UNC Pembroke.
“Austin’s art explores personal and cultural issues of identity, using multiple media and methods to produce works which reside on the line between whimsical humor and the grotesquely bizarre,” Motte describes. “There is a definite theme, but an underlying mystery. Several works make me double-take every time.”
An opening reception will be held at the Waters Gallery, Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm. The public is invited.
The exhibition is open at the FCM Waters Gallery, April 23 – July 13. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

 

 

ArtFields® 2018

An annual, nine-day art competition in Lake City, South Carolina – and the largest competition of its kind – ArtFields awards more than $120,000 in cash prizes to artists from across the Southeast. And, it’s also infused new energy, creativity, and growth into Lake City and its surrounding communities.

Makers Market, Art Makers, Portrait Competition, Artists’ talks, and Much, Much, More…

 

Small Works 2018 Juried Competition Opening and Awards Reception

The Florence Regional Arts Alliance is pleased to present its 4th Small Works Juried Competition.

On February 1st at 6:00pm the show opens at NDC Photography Studio in downtown Lake City with a reception at 105 East Main Street. Artists will be awarded the following prizes $500 (First Place), $250 (Second Place), $100 (Third place) and an Honorable Mention.

These works by artists from throughout the state are no larger than 12” x 12” and will be available for purchase. The exhibit is open through February 24th. Gallery hours are Thursday-Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 2pm.

The show provides a place for the emerging artist to place alongside the professional artist. Organized by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance the show is generously underwritten by The Citizens Bank, the South State Bank, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and Marshal’s Marine. The show aims to support the downtown economic revitalization efforts this year by highlighting a new arts space in the area. The size of these pieces allow for an affordable way for local art patrons to either compliment, add to, or begin a personal art collection.

 

Please note on the evening of the Awards Reception, the Jones-Carter Gallery invites artists and their guest for a special viewing of its current exhibition, (Re)Current.  ArtFields® 2017 Exhibition Award Winners, The ecoFAB Trash Couture Collaborative: Flavia Lovatelli, Francisco Gonzalez, Monique Luck, Teresa Rench, and Marynel Walters.  The Jones-Carter Gallery is located at 105 Henry Street, Lake City, SC 20560.

Small Labors by Meredith Dallas

Jones-Carter Gallery and ArtFields® proudly present the artwork of installation artist, Meredith Dallas, recipient of the Bloom Award.

The Bloom Award is a solo exhibition awarded to an emerging artist competing in the ArtFields Competition. Meredith Dallas accepted the exhibition award during the finale ceremonies at ArtFields 2016.

This solo exhibition will feature 3-Dimensional large-scale sculptures and 2-Dimensional aged latex drawings. The large metal sculptures employ the welding process to secure the shape and strength of each work then intricately cut mirrors are placed as a covering on the metal body. This technique offers up a dialogue of men’s work and the tedious feminine labor of placing the glass covering.

“My newest line of investigation in my sculptural work deals with masculine and feminine associations. The steel forms confront the body of the viewer while mimicking the scale of the viewer’s body. The pieces recall the forms and concerns of Minimalism, dealing specifically with phenomenological experience.” Explains Meredith Dallas

Meredith Dallas is an emerging sculptor and printmaker from Rock Hill, SC. She received her B.F.A. in sculpture and printmaking from Winthrop University in May 2015. Meredith is the recipient of numerous regional awards and currently is developing a commissioned piece for Winthrop University’s Hardin Garden and assisting teaching the University’s Sculpture I class.

Come meet the artist at the Artist’s Reception on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 6 P.M. work will be on display at the Jones-Carter Gallery through January 14, 2017

Meredith also received a grant to fund her project; Support for this project is provided by the Arts Council of York County Small Grants Program, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, and the SC Arts Commission, which received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

ArtFields® is a charitable program and event sponsored by Lake City Creative Alliance, which is a federally recognized Section 501(c)(3) organization located in Lake City, South Carolina.

Opening for Reception: Small Labors by Meredith Dallas

Jones-Carter Gallery and ArtFields® proudly present the artwork of installation artist, Meredith Dallas, recipient of the Bloom Award.

The Bloom Award is a solo exhibition awarded to an emerging artist competing in the ArtFields Competition. Meredith Dallas accepted the exhibition award during the finale ceremonies at ArtFields 2016.

This solo exhibition will feature 3-Dimensional large-scale sculptures and 2-Dimensional aged latex drawings. The large metal sculptures employ the welding process to secure the shape and strength of each work then intricately cut mirrors are placed as a covering on the metal body. This technique offers up a dialogue of men’s work and the tedious feminine labor of placing the glass covering.

“My newest line of investigation in my sculptural work deals with masculine and feminine associations. The steel forms confront the body of the viewer while mimicking the scale of the viewer’s body. The pieces recall the forms and concerns of Minimalism, dealing specifically with phenomenological experience.” Explains Meredith Dallas

Meredith Dallas is an emerging sculptor and printmaker from Rock Hill, SC. She received her B.F.A. in sculpture and printmaking from Winthrop University in May 2015. Meredith is the recipient of numerous regional awards and currently is developing a commissioned piece for Winthrop University’s Hardin Garden and assisting teaching the University’s Sculpture I class.

Come meet the artist at the Artist’s Reception on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 6 P.M. work will be on display at the Jones-Carter Gallery through January 14, 2017

Meredith also received a grant to fund her project; Support for this project is provided by the Arts Council of York County Small Grants Program, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, and the SC Arts Commission, which received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

ArtFields® is a charitable program and event sponsored by Lake City Creative Alliance, which is a federally recognized Section 501(c)(3) organization located in Lake City, South Carolina.