Friends of Florence County Library host Scott Gould

Friends of Florence County Library will host author Scoot Gould, author of Strangers to Temptation.

Scott Gould’s work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Carolina Quarterly, New Madrid Journal, The Bitter Southerner, Black Warrior Review, Eclectica, New Ohio Review, The Raleigh Review, New Stories from the South, and New Southern Harmonies, among others.  He is a two-time winner of the Artist Fellowship in Prose from the South Carolina Arts Commission and a past winner of the Fiction Fellowship from the South Carolina Academy of Authors.  Gould chairs the creative writing department at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities in Greenville.

Strangers to Temptation, takes us to the white sand banks of the Black River in the lowcountry South Carolina during the early 1970s, a place in time where religion and race provide the backdrop for an often uneasy coming-of-age.  Linked by a common voice, these thirteen stories introduce us to a cast of uniquely Southern characters; a Vietnam vet father with half a stomach who plays a skinny Jesus in the annual Easter play; a mother/nurse attempting to heal the world, all the while sneaking sips of Smirnoff and Tang; a best friend whose reckless dive off a bridge earns him a fake eyeball and a new girlfriend; and our narrator, a baseball-playing, paper-delivering boy just hoping to navigate the crooked path out of adolescence.  With the narrator’s eventual baptism into adulthood beneath the dark surface of the Black River, Strangers to Temptation reminds all of us what it felt like to be young, confused, and ultimately redeemed.

Re-scheduled Opening Reception for the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellows 2018: Fantuzzo, Gourdine, Hopkins, Keller

Make plans to join the Jones-Carter Gallery for a re-scheduled opening reception for the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellows 2018 Exhibition.  The reception is Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6pm.

The S.C. Arts Commission Board awarded fellowships to Linda Fantuzzo of Mt. Pleasant (Visual Arts), Jason Gourdine of Moncks Corner (Media Production), Leasharn Hopkins of Columbia (Media Screenwriting) and Elizabeth Keller of Conway (Craft). Fellowships recognize and reward the artistic achievements of our state’s exceptional individual artists, selected through a highly competitive, anonymous process based solely on artistic excellence.

This exhibition is supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Foundation, and First Citizens Bank.

South Carolina Arts Commission Fellow 2018 Exhibition

The Jones-Carter Gallery presents the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellows 2018 Exhibition. On display September 19th through December 3rd at the Jones-Carter Gallery in Lake City, SC.

The S.C. Arts Commission Board awarded fellowships to Linda Fantuzzo of Mt. Pleasant (Visual Arts), Jason Gourdine of Moncks Corner (Media Production), Leasharn Hopkins of Columbia (Media Screenwriting) and Elizabeth Keller of Conway (Craft). Fellowships recognize and reward the artistic achievements of our state’s exceptional individual artists, selected through a highly competitive, anonymous process based solely on artistic excellence.

This exhibition is supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Foundation, and First Citizens Bank.

The Jones- Carter Gallery is located at 105 Henry Street, Lake City, SC 29560.   The gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 1 – 5 PM.

 

 

 

April Showers Art Party

SC Arts Foundation Presents April Showers Art Party. Kicking of the South Carolina Arts Commission 50th Anniversary. Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

There will be a Singin’ in the Rain Opening Performance, Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet. 7 pm & much more.

Tickets are $75 a person | Fashion with a Flair’ Attire| Cocktail Buffet | Open Bar |