Wild and Wonderful: Creative Sculptural Collaborations by Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle

Kassab Gallery, Hyman Fine Arts Center
January 14 – February 20, 2020
8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Award-winning sculptors, Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle share an exhilarating life together that is fully engaged in the arts with works in public and private collections and permanent museum collections.  Exhibiting works at Maddison Square Gardens in New York, to Brookgreen Gardens, this collaborative couple utilizes innovative processes and techniques, working in everything from: natural clay from the earth to post-consumer discarded materials to ¼ inch structural steel plate. Their most notable large-scale, public art sculptures to date are: Big Bleu Birdnanna 25-foot tall, kinetic, metal, located in the heart of the Cultural Arts District in Downtown Florence, and the kinetic, metal sculpture, Upward and Onward designed to honor the life and achievements of NASA astronaut and American Physicist, Ronald E. McNair located at the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Life History Center in Downtown Lake City.

Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle have been International Artists-in-Residence in Tokyo, Japan and have studied abroad in Lacoste, France at the Savannah College of Art & Design. The Fowle’s have taught and inspired countless numbers of educators and students throughout their careers as Approved Teaching Artists through the South Carolina Arts Commission.  In addition to the Fowle’s own studio art practices, they guide, direct and share a love of art at the innovative, art studio they designed and created for High School students at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, SC.

For more information visit www.patzfowle.com

Artist Presentation

Acclaimed contemporary artists Patz and Mike Fowle will be doing a special presentation of their art work at the Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery in Florence on January 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM.  T

Then and Now: Selected Works from South Carolina Artists Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle features ceramic and mixed media sculptures by Patz Fowle, found metal assemblage by Mike Fowle, and award-winning, installation art that the two have collaborated on. The Fowle’s most notable collaboration to date is a 23-foot tall, kinetic, metal sculpture titled: Big Bleu Birdnanna located in the heart of the Cultural Arts Corridor adjacent to the Florence County Museum in downtown Florence, SC.

The Fowle’s artist statement asserts that “Creating art is a wondrous journey from the conception of a juicy idea to the final aesthetics; it’s what propels our spirits as creative beings!”

Their most recent awards include People’s Choice for 3D at the 2015 ArtFields Competition/Exhibition and First Place for sculpture at the 2015 South Carolina State Fair (Professional Division).

In addition to being professional artists, Patz and Mike serve the local visual arts community as Teaching Artists through the South Carolina Arts Commission. Patz Fowle is Visual Arts Coordinator at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, a presenting member of the National Art Education Association, and an international artist in residence.

The exhibit and artist presentation are sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library. The Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence and is open seven days a week. For more information about the artists, please visit www.patzfowle.com and www.mikefowle.com, and to find out more about the exhibit and artist presentation, please visit www.florencelibrary.org or call (843) 413-7070.

Florence Library Highlights Contemporary Art of Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle

Then and Now: Selected Works from South Carolina Artists Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle features ceramic and mixed media sculptures by Patz Fowle, found metal assemblage by Mike Fowle, and award-winning, installation art that the two have collaborated on. The Fowle’s most notable collaboration to date is a 23-foot tall, kinetic, metal sculpture titled: Big Bleu Birdnanna located in the heart of the Cultural Arts Corridor adjacent to the Florence County Museum in downtown Florence, SC.

The Fowle’s artist statement asserts that “Creating art is a wondrous journey from the conception of a juicy idea to the final aesthetics; it’s what propels our spirits as creative beings!”

Their most recent awards include People’s Choice for 3D at the 2015 ArtFields Competition/Exhibition and First Place for sculpture at the 2015 South Carolina State Fair (Professional Division).

In addition to being professional artists, Patz and Mike serve the local visual arts community as Teaching Artists through the South Carolina Arts Commission. Patz Fowle is Visual Arts Coordinator at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, a presenting member of the National Art Education Association, and an international artist in residence.

The exhibit and artist presentation are sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library. The Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence and is open seven days a week. For more information about the artists, please visit www.patzfowle.com and www.mikefowle.com, and to find out more about the exhibit and artist presentation, please visit www.florencelibrary.org or call (843) 413-7070.