Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven meters in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 3.25 miles of the moon’s surface.
The art work will arrive in Florence, SC for installation April 25 and be on display over Dargan St. near Hyatt Place until Monday April 28. It will then move to the Florence Center and be open to the public and tour groups until May 6. It is made possible by the Willcox, Buyck & Williams Foundation and the Raines Hospitality Group.
From the beginning of human history, the moon has acted as a ‘cultural mirror’ to our beliefs, understanding, and ways of seeing. Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used as a timekeeper, calendar, and to aid nighttime navigation. Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers, musicians, and lovers the world over. The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon have evoked passion and exploration. Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific, and religious relationships to the moon.
Community and school groups are invited to visit the moon any time on Dargan St. and from 9am to 5pm at the Florence Center.
For more information contact Roger Malfatti, 843.260.6210, or Reynolds Williams, 843.615.2646.
for a reception, live musical performance, and artist’s talk
featuring visual artist Nancy Griffin and composer Dr. Sherry Woods.
Connections, an interactive exhibit for children and families, explores the intersection of Visual Art and Music inspired by regional plants and local history.
Learn about the Pee Dee region through a large, sixteen-panel work of visual art created by artist, Nancy Griffin. This work is designed to create one overall composition that can be rearranged to shift the larger image. These visual ideas are similarly reflected in a musical composition by composer Dr. Sherry Woods, made of sixteen short individual works, combined to create a different whole composition as the parts are rearranged.
Children and families will have the opportunity to play historic musical compositions on the Museum’s wall xylophone and dig deeper with a Museum Explorer backpack filled with activities to engage with local history and regional plant life throughout the museum.
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will host the Francis Marion University Juried Art Month exhibit from April 14- April 26, 2019.
The exhibit showcases a variety of media including painting, photography, and ceramics and will feature the art work of the following FMU students: Angela Acosta, Nicholas Barber, Breonna Brown, Shayna Hunter, Philip Jeffcoat, Jonathan Laster, Karen Lookenott, Samuel McCrea, Ada Smolen-Morten, Meredith Thornton, Thessalonia Thomas, and Patricia Witherington. The juror for this year’s exhibit is Susan Fecho, Professor of Art at Barton College.
The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee
Foundation Library in Florence and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:15
p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. For more information about the exhibit and related events, please visit www.florencelibrary.org.
The Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail will be exhibiting at The Rice Museum’s Prevost Gallery in Georgetown, SC, beginning April 6 through May 10.
An opening reception, free to the public, will be held April 6 from 2 pm until 4 pm with light refreshments.
This multi-media exhibit will showcase the works of the ASCCT members from the six county region that encompasses the Cotton Trail region of South Carolina.
The ASCCT supports its fellow regional artists and promotes the tradition of the fine visual arts in the medias of Clay, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Mixed Media, Painting, Paper (Printmaking), Photography and Sculpture.
The Florence County Museum is proud to present the 2019 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Florence.
The competition highlights the best contemporary art in the Pee Dee region. One of the state’s oldest juried art competitions, the first Pee Dee Regional dates back to 1954 where the competition was held at the former Florence Museum on Spruce Street in Florence, South Carolina.
This year’s exhibit is now open to the public and will remain on display through March 29, 2019 in the FCM Waters Gallery.
Visitors are invited to inspect this year’s selection and cast their vote for the Jo Ann Fender Scarborough People’s Choice Award.
Voting for the People’s Choice Award will be open through Friday, March 22 with the winner being announced on Monday, March 25 via a press release and the museum’s social media.
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will host an exhibit of the art of South Carolina’s Alvin Glen
Mr. Glen presents works about common people, emotions, and ideas. He uses recognizable images, sometimes subtle, allowing the viewers to slowly discover and interpret the works. He explores emotion as well as social and spiritual concepts. Some of his works illustrate low country Gullah life while other works bring attention to social or political issues.
Mr. Glen earned a bachelor of arts in arts education at South Carolina State College. He has continued his study at Furman University, Winthrop College and at FACETs in Orangeburg, SC. He has presented solo shows at the Charleston Art Institute, the Avery Research Center, and at the Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Glen’s exhibit will run through March 15, 2019 and is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.
The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence.
For more information about the exhibit and related events, please visit the library’s website at www.florencelibrary.org.
An annual, nine-day art competition in Lake City, South Carolina – and the largest competition of its kind – ArtFields awards more than $120,000 in cash prizes to artists from across the Southeast. And, it’s also infused new energy, creativity, and growth into Lake City and its surrounding communities.
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