In celebration of National Hobby month, the Cheraw Arts Commission will feature an exhibit of fine crafts at the Burr Gallery during January. Included in the exhibit will be pottery, hand woven baskets and furniture.
Displayed in the gallery will be ceramic pieces by Eddie Dial of Blenheim, SC. Also included in his creations are numerous face jugs with their characteristic oversized teeth and wide eyes. The history of face jugs dates back to the 1800’s when created by African-Americans in the Carolinas and Georgia.
A collection of rattan reed baskets by Ramona Boykin will be exhibited. She is the owner of August Moon Basketry and has been providing basket weaving supplies for over 30 years.
Furniture by Brad Allen of Chesterfield will also be featured during the month. A handcrafted table and bench will be on display.
The public is invited to a gallery opening on Tuesday, January 12 from 5:00-7:00pm. The Burr Gallery is located at the Cheraw Community Center – 200 Powe Street. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.
Contact the Cheraw Arts Commission for additional information – 843.537.8420 x 12. The Cheraw Arts Commission is supported by United Way of Chesterfield County & the SC Arts Commission which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.