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.

 

 

Lake City Concert Series

Lake City Concert Series presents an “Fundraising Gala for Arts Education”

featuring Angel Yock and Friends

There will be a Reception and Silent Auction with delicious food, wine, & beer.

FTC and the Lake City Community Theatre present Guys and Doll

Guys and Dolls is a musical  with music and lyrics by Jo Swerling and 
 Abe Burrows and based on stories by Damon Runyon.
   Show dates are Thursday March 16, 2017Friday March 17, 2017,
Saturday March 18, 2017 at 7:30pm and Sunday March 19, 2017 at 3pm at the Blanding Street Auditorium, 125 S. Blanding Street, Lake City. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students up to age 18. Tickets can be purchased at The Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce or by calling 843-374-861110am to 4pm Monday through Friday.
Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. 
Jan Lingle who has directed and acted at Florence Little Theatre and at Lake City Community Theatre is directing and chroeographing with musical direction under the talented leadership of J. Cliff Gardner.
This project is made possible in part through funding from the Florence Regional Arts Alliance’s Quarterly Grants Program which is funded in part by a generous award from Honda of South Carolina, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC. 

FTC and the Lake City Community Theatre present Guys and Doll

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and based on stories by Damon Runyon.

 Show dates are Thursday March 16, 2017Friday March 17, 2017Saturday March 18, 2017 at 7:30pm and Sunday March 19, 2017 at 3pm at the Blanding Street Auditorium, 125 S. Blanding Street, Lake City. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students up to age 18. 

Tickets can be purchased at The Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce or by calling 843-374-861110am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy.  Jan Lingle who has directed and acted at Florence Little Theatre and at Lake City Community Theatre is directing and chroeographing with musical direction under the talented leadership of J. Cliff Gardner.

This project is made possible in part through funding from the Florence Regional Arts Alliance’s Quarterly Grants Program which is funded in part by a generous award from Honda of South Carolina, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC. 

FTC and the Lake City Community Theatre present Guys and Doll

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and based on stories by Damon Runyon.

 Show dates are Thursday March 16, 2017Friday March 17, 2017Saturday March 18, 2017 at 7:30pm and Sunday March 19, 2017 at 3pm at the Blanding Street Auditorium, 125 S. Blanding Street, Lake City. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students up to age 18. 

Tickets can be purchased at The Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce or by calling 843-374-861110am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy.  Jan Lingle who has directed and acted at Florence Little Theatre and at Lake City Community Theatre is directing and chroeographing with musical direction under the talented leadership of J. Cliff Gardner.

This project is made possible in part through funding from the Florence Regional Arts Alliance’s Quarterly Grants Program which is funded in part by a generous award from Honda of South Carolina, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC. 

FTC and the Lake City Community Theatre present Guys and Doll

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and based on stories by Damon Runyon.

 Show dates are Thursday March 16, 2017Friday March 17, 2017Saturday March 18, 2017 at 7:30pm and Sunday March 19, 2017 at 3pm at the Blanding Street Auditorium, 125 S. Blanding Street, Lake City. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students up to age 18. 

Tickets can be purchased at The Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce or by calling 843-374-861110am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy.  Jan Lingle who has directed and acted at Florence Little Theatre and at Lake City Community Theatre is directing and chroeographing with musical direction under the talented leadership of J. Cliff Gardner.

This project is made possible in part through funding from the Florence Regional Arts Alliance’s Quarterly Grants Program which is funded in part by a generous award from Honda of South Carolina, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC. 

The Business of Art: Panel Discussion

Based on survey results following our series in 2015, we will present a surprise panel of speakers on the topic you felt was most beneficial. And the one you wanted to hear more about.

Marekting and Social Media.

Bring your questions, challenges and frustrations as we learn more.

This Professional Development Series for artists is possible due to the generous support of Wells Fargo Bank.

These conversations for artists of all forms will take place on Mondays from 5:30pm to 7pm in the Waters Building located in downtown Florence at 135 South Dargan Street. All are welcome and there is no cost to attend.

For more information, call the Florence Regional Arts Alliance at 843-407-3092.

The Business of Art: Legal Challenges for Creatives

Join the Florence Regional Arts Alliance in Spetember, as we kick off our second annual professional development series for artists.

Mr. Reynolds Williams of Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A. willl provide insight into current legal challenges facing the creative world.

An active local arts advocate, he worked his way through law school as a television producer and director and has continued that interest as an actor, director, and President of the Florence Little Theater, winning the Best Actor Awards in 1982 and 1985. Currently he is Chairman of the Willcox, Buyck & Williams Foundation’s Play Me, I’m Yours signature public art works.

His professional credentials include a wealth of experience, recognitions and acheivements locally and nationally. Learn more here: http://willcoxlaw.com/lawyer/Reynolds-Williams_cp14159.htm

This Professional Development Series for artists is possible due to the generous support of Wells Fargo Bank.

These conversations for artists of all forms will take place on Mondays from 5:30pm to 7pm in the Waters Building located in downtown Florence at 135 South Dargan Street. All are welcome and there is no cost to attend.

For more information, call the Florence Regional Arts Alliance at 843-407-3092.

The Dichotomy of Being an Artist and Having a Career

Introducing a 9 week series of lunch hour professional development conversations for artists, join us as we explore the complexities of being a working artist and balancing a career at the same time. Addressing this issue, many artists face, is artist and psychologist, Dr. Sasha Federer.

Dr. Federer was born in Prague, Czech Republic. He came to the United States in 1972. For the last 40 years he has worked as a Psychologist, which is his profession, and for the last 38 years, worked as a potter, which is his passion. He studied ceramic art in the state of Washington and Wisconsin. He worked as professional studio potter for three years in New Hampshire and served as Artist in Residence with the National Endowment for the Arts.

This Professional Development Series for artists is possible due to the support of Wells Fargo.

Topics include lectures on finances for artists: how to price work, liscences and taxes, marketing, copyright laws, telling a story and finding inspiration, talent versus hard-work, and how to craft proper artist statements and artist bios. These conversations for artists of all forms will take place on Mondays from 12-1 in the Waters Building located in downtown Florence at 135 South Dargan Street. The cost of lunch is $10.

For more information, call the Florence Regional Arts Alliance at 843-407-3092.