in the GUILD GALLERY:
June > Another View – Julia Burnett and Susan Myers will share the gallery in June. Each of these artists are accomplished photographers, capturing the natural beauty of the world around us. Be prepared to be wowed by their closeups of flowers, dragonflies and beautiful birds! Open Now!
July: Find work from Jeremy Kemp and Lee Wilkie in the gallery this July. Jeremy is one of Spartanburg's hardest working and well-known artists. You can see his work on signs and murals throughout town. Lee's past work includes murals, fiber art and illustrations. We cannot wait to see what this dynamic duo comes up with for this show!
August: Christina Ramsey and Fred Mead will share the stage this August. Christina's brightly vivid, contemporary acrylic paintings perfectly compliment Fred's brightly colored glass sculptures. Both of these artists are regulars in AGS shows and always receive rave reviews for their unique work.
September: Sherril King will grace our walls with her stunning landscapes in September. Working in pastels, charcoal and oils, Sherrill's love of nature shines through on her canvases.
October: Josh Kelley and Kate Frost will present their thought provoking pieces in Oct. of this year. Josh's surrealistic pieces hold multitudes of details hidden in strange and wonderful landscapes. Kate's is working toward her BFA at Converse college and uses her artwork to inspire activism and political change.
November: Aimee Wise and Michelle Radford will bring together their amazing work to the gallery this November. Both artists have a focus on paper and textile arts; and both think outside of the box. They are sure to put on a show that's creative, inspiring and unlike anything we've seen before!
June 19th The Artists' Guild
of Spartanburg invites the community to WOVEN, a Juneteenth Celebration featuring local artists specializing in folk arts
and crafts this Sat., June 19th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Chapman Cultural Center Plaza.
● 10 Celebration begins/Vendors open for business
● 11 Capoeira demonstration
● 11:30 Storyteller, Julian Gooding
● 12 AVK Dance Studio performance
● 12:30 Woodruff Dance Studio performance
● 1:15 Announcement of Juried Art Show winners
● 2pm, celebration ends
Visitors will enjoy demonstrations by a local capoeira school, dance teams, storytelling in addition to viewing the WOVEN Exhibit in the Hub Bub Gallery. There will also be a learning area with contributions from the Spartanburg Public Library for visitors to learn about Juneteeth in Spartanburg that includes a replica of the historic Freedom Flag. This event is free and open to the public.
This inaugural event would not be possible without the support of the Chapman Cultural Center, the City of Spartanburg, and the Spartanburg County Public Library.
Congratulations to Yasmin Lee, Wofford College Studio Art Major and winner of the 2021 Judy & Brant Bynum Fine Art Award!
Thank you to all of our artists and patrons who have supported us this year! Especially the artists who so kindly donated their talents and time to make our 50 for $50 show the success that it was- we appreciate each of you!
We look forward to providing even more opportunities for artists throughout 2021.
“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”