The Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail

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.

Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops Spring Series – Polyhedra, From 2D to 3D

Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops Spring Series
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lunch Break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Registration Required, Ages 16+
Saturday, March 23, 2019: Polyhedra, From 2D to 3D
Instructor: Adrian Rhodes, Professional Artist
$80, all materials included, 12 Participant Maximum 
All Skill Levels
How do you take your artwork from flat to sculptural? Using polyhedral patterns, participants will take an analogue approach to creating designs that wrap around a shape, thinking about how to create artwork that is interesting and exciting in both a 2D and 3D viewing. Experiment with pattern and value as you work through the issues of paper construction to create beautiful lightweight forms.
Adrian Rhodes is a Hartsville native who uses paper and printmaking as a basis for complex mixed media installations. She has both an MFA and BFA from Winthrop University, and currently teaches printmaking at the University of South Carolina. Her work is frequently seen in exhibitions throughout the Carolinas. See more of her work at www.adrianrhodes.com.
Click here to register Florence County Museum 

Manning Williams

EXHIBITION OF ART BY MANNING WILLIAMS
at FLORENCE COUNTY MUSEUM
Florence County Museum opened its exhibition of works by South Carolina artist, Manning Williams.
Manning Williams (1939 – 2012) was a Charleston native who began his career as a realist artist. He attended College of Charleston and undertook graduate studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he became an adjunct professor.
During the late 1960s, Williams’ work was characterized by tightly stylized representation inspired by 20th century painters like Edward Hopper and Alex Katz. Williams is best known for his mid-career work, which included portraiture, landscape painting, and Southern genre & narrative art in multiple media; all of which were  influenced by his interest in American history and his avocation as an outdoorsman.
In his late career, William’s art took an extraordinary turn as he began to expand his narrative approach by incorporating comic book imagery into bold & complex abstract compositions. The result is somewhere between Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism.
This phase continued for close to 15 years until the artist’s death in 2012.  Although sourced from common pop-culture imagery, the results are highly individualized and unique works of art.
Nevertheless, Williams remains relatively unrecognized for his work during this time. The Florence County Museum hopes that the exhibition will increase recognition for Manning Williams’ late career, which remains overshadowed by the relatively strong reputation of his early and middle period paintings.
The exhibit is composed entirely of the artist’s late period abstract works, ranging from 2001 – 2011. It was developed in collaboration with his widow Mrs. Barbara Williams, who has meticulously maintained the contents of her husband’s studio since his death in 2012.
In a statement written for Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto in 2003, Williams declared, “My work today is about finding a new way to narrate our times.”
The exhibit can be viewed at the Florence County Museum Special Exhibits Gallery, 111 W. Cheves Street, Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, now through September 22, 2019.
For more information about Manning Williams as well as other upcoming exhibits and events, please contact the Florence County Museum at 843.676.1200 or visit the website at flocomuseum.org.

FCM 2019 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition Exhibit

 

2019 Pee Dee Regional Competition

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.

South Carolina Artist Alvin Glen

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.

ArtFields® 2018

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.

Makers Market, Art Makers, Portrait Competition, Artists’ talks, and Much, Much, More…

 

FCM – Lunch and Learn with Artist Kevin Spaulding

ARTIST LECTURE AT THE FLORENCE COUNTY MUSEUM WATERS GALLERY
Kevin Spaulding, winner of the 2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, will be presenting an afternoon lecture at the Florence County Museum Waters Gallery Friday, March 9, from 12 – 1.
Spaulding took home the $1000 First Place cash prize at the opening reception and awards ceremony for this year’s competition with his exceptional and evocative oil painting, Hearth.
Spaulding is a newcomer to the Pee Dee, and the Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, but is no stranger to the art world. He has been an accomplished artist for over 20 years. He received a degree in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University before living and working in New York.
Around five years ago, Spaulding came to Florence County from New York, where he had worked as an artist’s assistant. Before that, Spaulding studied at the Art Students League.
“There I was able to sharpen my skills working in a variety of mediums (drawing, painting, and sculpture) under the tutelage of such renowned instructors as Barney Hodes and Michael Grimaldi. Major influences on my work are Edward Hopper, Thomas Eakins, and Andrew Wyeth.  Early painters would include Ribera, Velasquez, and Jan Van Eyck.”
Spaulding has two paintings on exhibit in this year’s competition at the Waters Gallery. The works are from his recent Black Paintings Series which the artist will discuss in his Friday lecture.
“Spaulding’s entries are rich, darkly-toned, and technically proficient,” said museum curator Stephen W. Motte. “His subject matter is rendered within a natural environment, but avoids being landscape painting, it appears isolated in place and time, like classical still life. The two works in the competition are photo-realistic in detail, yet minimal in composition. The result is something both traditional and contemporary. I look forward to seeing more from this artist in the future.”
Friday’s presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The 2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition remain on exhibit through March 30, 2018 at the FCM Waters Gallery, 135 South Dargan St.
For more information about the Pee Dee Regional Art Competition and other upcoming exhibits and events, please contact the Florence County Museum at 843.676.1200 or visit the website at flocomuseum.org.

Jones-Carter Gallery – Dustin Farnsworth

The Jones-Carter Gallery presents Dustin Farnsworth: The Devil’s Work.   This sculpture exhibit is on display March 2nd through April 7th.  The Jones-Carter Gallery is located at 105 Henry Street in Lake City, SC.

 

The Devil’s Work presents sculptures by Dustin Farnsworth, sampled from the last seven years. The artist creates visceral and cerebral portraiture of today’s youth with critical portrayal of their worldly inheritance, engaging in visual rhetoric representing a generation in need of protection, empowerment and change. Often larger than life, Farnsworth’s socially conscious constructions are engrossing, captivating and surreal. Connected by a strong thread of craftsmanship, Farnsworth shows us that the devil is in the details.

Farnsworth was the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, S.C., Artist in Residence from October through December 2017. This exhibition will include work created during his residency.

Opening reception is Friday, March 2nd 6pm – 8pm.

On Saturday, March 3rd at 1:00pm join the Jones-Carter Gallery for an Artist Talk to learn more about the artist Dustin Farnsworth and his ambitious art.

Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail

The Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail will be on view March 1 through April 27, 2018 on display at Black Creek Arts Center and The Mantissa Suites

OPENING RECEPTION MARCH 1ST FROM 5:30-7PM

The Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail promote the tradition of fine visual arts and fine crafts. It serves the professional artists and craftspeople of the South Carolina Cotton Trail area, and work representing the area. The guild also serves as a liaison between its juried membership and other cultural and educational organizations within the state.

Black Creeks Arts Council is located at 116 West College Avenue, Hartsville, Sc 29550.

 

2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition

The Florence County Museum is proud to present the 2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Florence.

The competition aims to highlight 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 exhibition will be on display through March 30 in the FCM Waters Gallery located at 135 South Dargan Street in Florence.

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 23 with the winner being announced on Monday, March 26 via a press release and the museum’s social media.