Thursday, April 8, 2010

Artisphere Artists of the Upstate

Susanne Vernon (studio #112) and Marie Gruber (studio #109) both had pieces selected for the juried Artisphere Artists of the Upstate exhibition. "This annual juried show, open to artists living within a 35-mile radius of Greenville, SC, seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by artists of the Upstate region of South Carolina." Works from 51 upstate artists will be on display at Centre Stage starting April 9 through May 28, 2010, with an Opening Reception on Friday, April 9th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Centre Stage (501 River Street,downtown Greenville).

The exhibition is free to the public and will be viewable during Centre Stage regular hours of operation, during the April 9th opening reception, and during Artisphere festival hours (Friday, May 7, 4-8:30pm, Saturday, May 8, 10am-8:30pm, and Sunday, May 9, 11am-6pm).

Susanne's piece "Contemplation", shown below, was selected for the exhibit.

This exhibition is a part of Greenville's annual arts event Artisphere. From the Artisphere mission statement: "Artisphere: Arts.Culture.Life presented by Carolina First will be held downtown from Friday, May 7 – Sunday, May 9, 2010. Artisphere’s mission is to showcase the arts, reflect the area’s international flair, encourage economic development and bring awareness to existing local arts programs".

Passport to the Arts - Clemson SC

Sarah Kargol (Studio 201) is participating in a fun art event this Friday evening in Clemson from 5 pm to 9 pm. Passport to the Arts is 5 venues, 5 experiences, linked by the Cat Bus for just $10. Live music, spirits, food, fine art, & continuous shuttle to: The Arts Center Gallery, SC Botanical Garden Fuller Art Gallery, CU Lee Gallery, The Holiday Inn, and Remix (formerly Friends Cafe). Sarah's work is featured at The Arts Center and at Remix for their grand opening.

For more information, see the webpage

Joint show at The Woodlands at Furman University

Art Crossing announces a joint show by artists Cheryl Combs, Emily Clarke, and Ron Gillen at The Woodlands at Furman University.

The exhibit is open for viewing during normal business hours from April 5th through April 30th. Visitors must check in at the reception desk at the main entrance.

Cheryl Combs-Studio 105, presents 10 paintings. The majority of the paintings are pastel on a synthetic Japanese paper called Yupo and have won awards in national juried competitions.

Emily Clarke - Studio 111, displays 6 oil images inspired by family photographs and memorabilia. Her color palette is inspired by the Technicolor movie musicals of the 1940's and 50's.

Ron Gillen-Studios 201, exhibits 10 watercolor and mixed media works including three large paintings of the former Southern RR Passenger Station in Greenvlle. Ron paints a wide range of subjects, but is currently working on creating scenes of old Greenville and Greer. His paintings and photography have earned several awards in local juried shows.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

M/A/M/A Mother Artist Mother Artist

Sarah Kargol, Art Crossing studio #201, is participating in the M/A/M/A Mother Artist Mother Artist Gallery Exhibit at the Arts Center Gallery in Clemson, SC.

M/A/M/A is "An exhibition that features artwork by a select group of women who share the role of artist and mother. The focus of the show is to examine how their experiences as mothers filter through and affect the artwork they produce". The show runs from March 29 through June 1, with an artist reception Friday May 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

the ARTS center
212 Butler St.
Clemson, SC 29631
Phone: (864) 633-5051
Regular Gallery Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10 am to 4 pm

Art For Hearts benefit for GHS

Christina Nicole Sawicki, Art Crossing studio #110, participated in the Art for Hearts benefit in February and recently had the honor, along with artists Lily Straton and Jessica Libor, of presenting donation checks from the event to the Greenville Hospital System. Christina says "It was such an honor to be showcased next to the ladies. With the help of all who participated in the event and purchased one of a kind artwork, we were able to raise over $700 for the Children's Cardiology Department at GHS. The evening was radiant with smiling faces and beautiful art. Thank you to everyone who made it out and those who were there in spirit. Thank you for helping support the Children's Cardiology department".

Dr. Ben Horne, Director of GHS Pediatric Cardiology (far left), and Casey Smith, Marketing and Circulation Manager of G Magazine (far right), join artists Jessica Libor (second from left), Lily Stratton and Christina Sawicki as they present their funds raised from the Arts for Hearts Benefit. The event supported the Pediatric Cardiology unit at Children’s Hospital of Greenville Hospital System.