Florence Regional Arts Alliance 2019 Arts Awards Night

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.

Francis Marion University – 2018 Juried Student Art Exhibit

Francis Marion University presents the first Student Art Juried Exhibition.

The exhibition is opens on March 31 and is on display through April 13, 2018, at TthomasArts Studios 167 North Dargan in downtown Florence.

This exhibit provides FMU visual arts students with an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional gallery and experience in presenting their work according to professional practices.

The exhibition is opens on March 31 and is on display through April 13, 2018.

The juror of the competition, Aspen Hochhalter

POP – Cult True LOVE Art Show

Downtown Florence

POP -Cult  True LOVE  Art Show

Saturday, March 3 from 4:30 to 10 p.m.

Featuring art by Stephen McCrea, Sarah Love (Hetu), Tiffany Thomas, Katey Moon, and more! Enjoy live music by Allen Andrews.
Art Crawl begins at Tthomasarts in Downtown Florence, then continued in the empty store across from Hotel Florence, and The Kress Corner Building, (the hall leading to The Distillery and Hall behind Local Motive).

Tellabration, A Walk Down Dargan

Tellabration is a Nation Wide celebration on or around the last Saturday before Thanksgiving. It’s goal is to promote the ancient art of Storytelling and to nurture the sharing of stories amongst friends and families over the holidays! Storytelling is The original form of entertainment and still one of the best ways to learn and pass on important information. Everyone walking this Earth has a story to tell and on November 18 a few of us will share those stories with you! Join in for an evening of tales by Carla Simon Angus, Jess Willis, Fred Emmitt Wilson, Jr. and musician Dawn Larsen at TThomas Art Studio.

A worldwide evening of storytelling creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in a spirit at the same time and on the same weekend worldwide!

This project is made possible through funding from the Florence Regional Arts Alliance’s Quarterly Grants Program.

Art Classes for Children

In this class, children will learn a wide variety of art techniques. We will start off with color theory and the principals of design. We will then move to figure drawing and portrait art, and finish with 3D design. Art classes last for 4 weeks. $30 a week

Starts January 12th. Thursdays at 4:00

All classes are $120 in full. When ordering, please acknowledge which class you would like at checkout in the notes section. Hope to see you then!

To register, go to www.tthomasarts.com

Evening Hand Building Workshop

This class will cover the basic methods of working with clay: Pinch pot, coil forms, soft slab, and hard slab. Decorative techniques will also be discussed.

There will be two options for classes this year; Morning classes and Afternoon classes. Classes will start January 10th. We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks. The last class will end January 31st.

The evening class will meet from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The class is $180 and this includes glaze and firing.

To register, go to www.tthomasarts.com

Clay Classes for Children

In this class, children ages 6 and up will work with clay to create sculptures, cups, and bowls. It’s a fun class that lasts for 4 weeks. $30 a week.

Starts January 10th. Tuesdays at 4:00

All classes are $120 in full. When ordering, please acknowledge which class you would like at checkout in the notes section. Hope to see you then!

To register, go to www.tthomasarts.com

Morning Hand Building Workshop

This class will cover the basic methods of working with clay: Pinch pot, coil forms, soft slab, and hard slab. Decorative techniques will also be discussed.

There will be two options for classes this year; Morning classes and Afternoon classes. Classes will start January 10th. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks. The last class will end January 31st.

The morning class will meet from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The evening class will meet from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The class is $180 and this includes glaze and firing.

To register, go to www.tthomasarts.com

Art Classes for Children

In this class, children will learn a wide variety of art techniques. We will start off with color theory and the principals of design. We will then move to figure drawing and portrait art, and finish with 3D design. Art classes last for 4 weeks. $30 a week

Starts January 12th. Thursdays at 4:00

All classes are $120 in full. When ordering, please acknowledge which class you would like at checkout in the notes section. Hope to see you then!

To register, go to www.tthomasarts.com

Evening Hand Building Workshop

This class will cover the basic methods of working with clay: Pinch pot, coil forms, soft slab, and hard slab. Decorative techniques will also be discussed.

There will be two options for classes this year; Morning classes and Afternoon classes. Classes will start January 10th. We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks. The last class will end January 31st.

The evening class will meet from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The class is $180 and this includes glaze and firing.

To register, go to www.tthomasarts.com