Andromeda Falling

Through September 22 The Florence Regional Arts Alliance is pleased to introduce a new exhibition to the Florence County Museum’s Waters Gallery.

 

The solo exhibition will feature the work of artist Adrian Rhodes and includes an artist reception in the Waters Building Tuesday, August 22 at 6pm. All are invited to explore the work and meet the artist. The Gallery is located at 135 South Dargan Street in Florence.

 

The exhibition is a collection of several years of Rhodes’ work consisting of mixed media, paper cuts, collage, linocuts, and lithography. The exhibition features the title work, Andromeda Falling, a new mixed media installation, and Skycharts, a new series of 12 paper works. Rhodes’ use of charting, navigation, DNA, and hive imagery is delicately executed through her techniques of hand cutting paper and printmaking.

 

Rhodes’ work reflects, “on our sense of nostalgia and the yearning associated with generational memory. Printmaking is the core of my process, allowing for the swift installation of recurring imagery and personal iconography into the work. Sky maps of constellations, navigational charts and the matriarchal structure of bee colonies reference connections between mothers and daughters. DNA structures and printmaking processes examine issues of inheritance. Sky charts represent a primal force- the vastness of the universe – paired with the complexity of bee society to comment on the way maternal bonds can be both fierce and fraught, a complex connection that pulls against chaotic forces in an attempt to align itself in an organic balance.”

 

The artist’s goal is by using DNA imagery and the mechanics of print generated material to literally inherit the visual content from one work to the next work, creating a memory much like our own generational memory. Her work prompts us to contemplate how generations before, especially mother and daughter lineage, define, map, and influence our past and future.

 

Rhodes a South Carolina native, most recently exhibited in Dalton Gallery, Center for the Fine Arts in Rock Hill, SC; Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC; and Ross Gallery, Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. She is an artists-in-residence with Black Creeks Arts Council in Hartsville, SC.

The Waters Gallery is open Monday through Friday 10am – 5pm. There is no admission fee

 

 

 

 

Susan Crouch Watercolor Workshop


Susan Crouch Watercolor Workshop
“The Watercolor Journey”
Date: March 9-11, 2017
Time: 9am – 4 pm
Location: Black Creek Arts Center, 2nd Floor
116 West College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
Cost: $325 includes instruction, handouts, and lunch

 

Have you ever found yourself sitting in front of a blank sheet of watercolor paper with reference photo in hand…wondering where to begin? A little preliminary planning can be a good place to start your journey, and in this workshop you’ll learn a step-by-step process for making those important initial design decisions.

Some of the topics we’ll explore include:
•    How to identify and develop the concept for your painting
•    The benefit of a strong value pattern & creating a value sketch
•    Selecting colors for your painting
•    Understanding the personality of your paints (watercolor characteristics)

With the planning completed, paint will begin to flow as we use a variety of techniques that best showcase the unique spirit of watercolor. Drawings and reference photos will be provided so that students can paint along with Susan as she demonstrates each step. As an option, students may supply their own reference material and paint the subject of their choice. Each year new demos are created to provide practical experience with various subjects and watercolor techniques.

Susan is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She teaches workshops and exhibits her paintings at art festivals throughout the Southeast. Susan has created designs for the DaySpring division of Hallmark Cards, and her artwork has been selected for publication in Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Vision and Splash 14: Light and Color (North Light Books). Susan’s DVD, Painting in Living Color: Carolina Morning is available on her website (www.susancrouch.com) and also from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff (www.cheapjoes.com).

**This class will be offered to a MAXIMUM of 15 students.

All reservations are first come first serve and require a $100 non-refundable deposit. 

Once class fills, you may be put on a wait list if desired.

Workshop fees must be paid in full and submitted by December 1, 2016.

Level: Beginner with basic watercolor skills / Intermediate

Use this link for the application: Workshop Application

To pay in full use this link:  Full Workshop

Susan Crouch Watercolor Workshop


Susan Crouch Watercolor Workshop
“The Watercolor Journey”
Date: March 9-11, 2017
Time: 9am – 4 pm
Location: Black Creek Arts Center, 2nd Floor
116 West College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
Cost: $325 includes instruction, handouts, and lunch

 

Have you ever found yourself sitting in front of a blank sheet of watercolor paper with reference photo in hand…wondering where to begin? A little preliminary planning can be a good place to start your journey, and in this workshop you’ll learn a step-by-step process for making those important initial design decisions.

Some of the topics we’ll explore include:
•    How to identify and develop the concept for your painting
•    The benefit of a strong value pattern & creating a value sketch
•    Selecting colors for your painting
•    Understanding the personality of your paints (watercolor characteristics)

With the planning completed, paint will begin to flow as we use a variety of techniques that best showcase the unique spirit of watercolor. Drawings and reference photos will be provided so that students can paint along with Susan as she demonstrates each step. As an option, students may supply their own reference material and paint the subject of their choice. Each year new demos are created to provide practical experience with various subjects and watercolor techniques.

Susan is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She teaches workshops and exhibits her paintings at art festivals throughout the Southeast. Susan has created designs for the DaySpring division of Hallmark Cards, and her artwork has been selected for publication in Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Vision and Splash 14: Light and Color (North Light Books). Susan’s DVD, Painting in Living Color: Carolina Morning is available on her website (www.susancrouch.com) and also from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff (www.cheapjoes.com).

**This class will be offered to a MAXIMUM of 15 students.

All reservations are first come first serve and require a $100 non-refundable deposit. 

Once class fills, you may be put on a wait list if desired.

Workshop fees must be paid in full and submitted by December 1, 2016.

Level: Beginner with basic watercolor skills / Intermediate

Use this link for the application: Workshop Application

To pay in full use this link:  Full Workshop

Susan Crouch Watercolor Workshop


Susan Crouch Watercolor Workshop
“The Watercolor Journey”
Date: March 9-11, 2017
Time: 9am – 4 pm
Location: Black Creek Arts Center, 2nd Floor
116 West College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
Cost: $325 includes instruction, handouts, and lunch

 

Have you ever found yourself sitting in front of a blank sheet of watercolor paper with reference photo in hand…wondering where to begin? A little preliminary planning can be a good place to start your journey, and in this workshop you’ll learn a step-by-step process for making those important initial design decisions.

Some of the topics we’ll explore include:
•    How to identify and develop the concept for your painting
•    The benefit of a strong value pattern & creating a value sketch
•    Selecting colors for your painting
•    Understanding the personality of your paints (watercolor characteristics)

With the planning completed, paint will begin to flow as we use a variety of techniques that best showcase the unique spirit of watercolor. Drawings and reference photos will be provided so that students can paint along with Susan as she demonstrates each step. As an option, students may supply their own reference material and paint the subject of their choice. Each year new demos are created to provide practical experience with various subjects and watercolor techniques.

Susan is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She teaches workshops and exhibits her paintings at art festivals throughout the Southeast. Susan has created designs for the DaySpring division of Hallmark Cards, and her artwork has been selected for publication in Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Vision and Splash 14: Light and Color (North Light Books). Susan’s DVD, Painting in Living Color: Carolina Morning is available on her website (www.susancrouch.com) and also from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff (www.cheapjoes.com).

**This class will be offered to a MAXIMUM of 15 students.

All reservations are first come first serve and require a $100 non-refundable deposit. 

Once class fills, you may be put on a wait list if desired.

Workshop fees must be paid in full and submitted by December 1, 2016.

Level: Beginner with basic watercolor skills / Intermediate

Use this link for the application: Workshop Application

To pay in full use this link:  Full Workshop