University Place Gallery | Artist Lecture Adrian Rhodes: Blood and Honey

University Place Gallery will host artist lecture with Adrian Rhodes for her exhibition

Blood and Honey

on exhibit at the University Place Gallery, March 10 – April 17, 2020

Artist Lecture is April 17th at 4:oo pm

 

Adrian Rhodes is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist who transforms gallery spaces into new realities, rich with symbolic imagery and her bold design aesthetic. Themes of bees, the human condition, the matrilineal, the corporeal, and mortality find themselves looping out of paper trails and attached to walls in swarms of winged creatures made of paper.

 

Jones-Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center | Dual Opening

Lake City | ArtFields® | Dual Opening

Jones- Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center

Opening Reception for artists Jamey Grimes and Noah James Saunders

Friday, January 31, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm

 

The Jones-Carter Gallery will be transformed into an immersive show from Jamey Grimes, where as TRAX Visual Art Center will be hosting Noah James Saunder’s 30 year conversation with wire.

Save the date for Friday, January 31 from 6PM-8PM for a DUAL opening to celebrate both shows!

Both artists are returning to Lake City after exposure during ArtFields and are sure to delight you with their installations. Enjoy art, wine, and hors d’oeuvres during this FREE event.

TRAX Visual Art Center | Noah James Saunders

TRAX Visual Art Center presents:

The Depth of Wire, A Survey of Noah James Saunders work

Opening Reception January 31, 2020 at 6pm

Exhibit runs through March 21, 2020

Exhibition hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm

122 Sauls Street, Lake City, SC 29560

 

 

“I have always dreamed of having a show where I can put my latest art into the context of the process and personal journey out of which it was born. This dream is coming true!

Please join us at the TRAX Visual Art Center for the first ever Survey of Noah James Saunder’s 30 year conversation with wire. This show will feature my very first wire sculptures and all my favorite wire creations whose making paved the way for my most recent, and perhaps most meaning filled sculptures.The latter having been inspired by my most recent art study trip to Italy, which opened my creative soul and lead me to surrender the title of student of my craft, and to begin to create works of significant, lasting meaning.

This survey will also include my jewelry and ceramics juxtaposed with the amazing fabric art of Andrea Wellnitz.”  artist Noah James Saunders.

Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Florence Library | Gallery Exhibition | J. Renee Johnson

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence hosts:

An Exhibition of the Work by Artist J. Renee Johnson

Opening reception on Sunday, January 26 at 3:00pm

Artist Talk by J. Renee Johnson on February 11 at 6:30pm

Exhibition will run through March 15, 2020

Admission is free and all events are open to the public

 

Renee is internationally known for her reverse glass paintings, or Eglomise, depicting southern lifestyle themes, tropical design, and the life and times in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina. She enjoys painting images and scenes that promote thought on issues of social justice, history, and folklore. Her paintings have been in group exhibitions in New York City, NY; San Diego, CA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; and New Orleans, LA. She was featured in several patient exhibits at the United Nations Mocada Museum CCCADA Art Institutes in New York City and Brooklyn.

 

With maternal roots from Florence, S. C. and Marion, S. C., she graduated from Xavier University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  Like many, J’Renee was a Katrina evacuee who was forced to move around the country. She eventually settled in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

An opening reception for the exhibit of artist J. Renee Johnson will take place in the Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020.  Admission is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.  The reception is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.

In addition to the Morris Gallery exhibit, she will present an artist’s talk about her work on February 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room.  Her exhibit will run through March 15, 2020.

 

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

For more information about library programs, visit www.florencelibrary.org

 

Friends of the Florence County Library | Opening Reception for Artist J. Renee Johnson

 Friends of Florence County Library will host an

Opening reception Sunday, January 26 at 3pm for the

Exhibition of the Work by Artist J. Renee Johnson

An opening reception for the exhibit of artist J. Renee Johnson will take place in the Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020.  Admission is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.  The reception is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.

Renee is internationally known for her reverse glass paintings, or Eglomise, depicting southern lifestyle themes, tropical design, and the life and times in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina. She enjoys painting images and scenes that promote thought on issues of social justice, history, and folklore. Her paintings have been in group exhibitions in New York City, NY; San Diego, CA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; and New Orleans, LA. She was featured in several patient exhibits at the United Nations Mocada Museum CCCADA Art Institutes in New York City and Brooklyn.

With maternal roots from Florence, S. C. and Marion, S. C., she graduated from Xavier University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  Like many, J’Renee was a Katrina evacuee who was forced to move around the country. She eventually settled in Columbia, South Carolina.

In addition to the Morris Gallery exhibit, she will present an artist’s talk about her work on February 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room.  Her exhibit will run through March 15, 2020.

 

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

For more information about library programs, visit www.florencelibrary.org

 

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

University Place Gallery Solo Exhibition | Charlie Mills

University Place Gallery is excited to share a solo exhibition by Charlie Mills.

Painting Blind: Views For The Intuitive Eye

Charlie Mills’ beautiful and intuitively inspired abstract paintings have transformed University Place Gallery.

After Forty-eight years of commercial design work, Charlie Mills now focuses his time on abstract painting. His interest in non-literal expression is fueled by his focus on accessing the intuitive mind or the subconscious. Mills’ large scale paintings express clearly defined shapes and edges, calligraphic shapes and pin-striping. They are a result of the artist finding a balance of the analytical and the intuitive.

Please make plans to visit this visually striking exhibition.

Exhibition Dates
January 14th – February 21st

Gallery Talk
January 25th – 11:00am

Closing Reception
February 21st – 6:00-8:00pm

University Place Gallery  | 142 North Dargan Street

Tuesday – Thursday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 6pm

Friday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 7pm

Saturday: 10am – 3pm

Sunday – Monday: closed

 

Family Day at the Florence County Museum

Family Day at the Florence County Museum
Saturday, January 11, 2020.  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
From toddlers to grandparents, Family Days at the Florence County Museum are sure to offer something for everyone. Join us the second Saturday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for Family Day at the FCM. No registration required. Free of charge.
Creating with Color
Reverse Rainbow Spinner
Museum Lobby
Learn the science of how our eyes distinguish color by creating a spinning Newton’s Disc. Participants will create a spinning color wheel blends art and science.
Monochromatic Moonlight Painting
Art Studio
Can you create a dramatic moonlight painting with just one color? Participants will use tints and shades of blue to create a nighttime winter scene.
Make Your Own Paint
Multipurpose Room
You don’t need to go to the store to buy paint. You can make it at home! Participants will use kitchen supplies to make their own watercolor paint palette.