Florence Regional Arts Alliance presents its
2019 Arts Awards on May 7th, 2019
As part of its mission to recognize those making a difference in the community through the support, development and growth of the arts, the Florence Regional Arts Alliance presents for the following four awards:
The John W. Baker Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual from Florence County who has significantly impacted the quality of life in our community through his/her activities, contributions, and/or accomplishments in the arts.
The Business and Arts Partnership Award recognizes a Florence County business for its vital commitment to the arts as evidence by operational and/or project support provided on a substantial and ongoing basis.
The Outstanding Arts Organization is presented annually to the Florence County arts organization that has a tremendous impact on the community. This may be through programming, projects, resource development, advocacy or other innovation. No organization may win this award twice in a four year period.
The Greg Fry Arts Educator Award Recipient is presented annually to an educator who either resides or works in Florence County. Public and private schools educators are eligible for this award, as well as individuals in higher education and those who teach through registered 501(c)(3) arts organizations.
Arts Awards are based on nominations submitted by the community.
Nominations may be submitted through the Florence Regional Arts Website at http://www.florenceartsalliance.org/awards/ through March 25, 2019. The awards themselves will be a piece of artwork created by local artist Tiffany Thomas. Thomas is the recipient for the 2018 Arts Award for Business and Partnership.
The 2019 Arts Awards will be presented at a reception on May 7th at 6pm within the Waters Building.
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven meters in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 3.25 miles of the moon’s surface.
The art work will arrive in Florence, SC for installation April 25 and be on display over Dargan St. near Hyatt Place until Monday April 28. It will then move to the Florence Center and be open to the public and tour groups until May 6. It is made possible by the Willcox, Buyck & Williams Foundation and the Raines Hospitality Group.
From the beginning of human history, the moon has acted as a ‘cultural mirror’ to our beliefs, understanding, and ways of seeing. Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used as a timekeeper, calendar, and to aid nighttime navigation. Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers, musicians, and lovers the world over. The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon have evoked passion and exploration. Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific, and religious relationships to the moon.
Community and school groups are invited to visit the moon any time on Dargan St. and from 9am to 5pm at the Florence Center.
For more information contact Roger Malfatti, 843.260.6210, or Reynolds Williams, 843.615.2646.
Looking for fun activities for your child during spring break? Spring Studio is an exciting program for children ages 5 to 10 at the Florence County Museum. This four-day hands-on workshop will focus on spring-themed art projects and activities.
Space is limited to 15 students so sign up today!
Register through the Florence County Museum website.
for a reception, live musical performance, and artist’s talk
featuring visual artist Nancy Griffin and composer Dr. Sherry Woods.
Connections, an interactive exhibit for children and families, explores the intersection of Visual Art and Music inspired by regional plants and local history.
Learn about the Pee Dee region through a large, sixteen-panel work of visual art created by artist, Nancy Griffin. This work is designed to create one overall composition that can be rearranged to shift the larger image. These visual ideas are similarly reflected in a musical composition by composer Dr. Sherry Woods, made of sixteen short individual works, combined to create a different whole composition as the parts are rearranged.
Children and families will have the opportunity to play historic musical compositions on the Museum’s wall xylophone and dig deeper with a Museum Explorer backpack filled with activities to engage with local history and regional plant life throughout the museum.
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will host the Francis Marion University Juried Art Month exhibit from April 14- April 26, 2019.
The exhibit showcases a variety of media including painting, photography, and ceramics and will feature the art work of the following FMU students: Angela Acosta, Nicholas Barber, Breonna Brown, Shayna Hunter, Philip Jeffcoat, Jonathan Laster, Karen Lookenott, Samuel McCrea, Ada Smolen-Morten, Meredith Thornton, Thessalonia Thomas, and Patricia Witherington. The juror for this year’s exhibit is Susan Fecho, Professor of Art at Barton College.
The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee
Foundation Library in Florence and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:15
p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. For more information about the exhibit and related events, please visit www.florencelibrary.org.