MAC Event Preview: April-June 2022
Hello, Spring! As always there is a lot to look forward in our art community across the Upstate. Here is a quick look at all the upcoming Metropolitan Arts Council events for April-June, 2022. #SupportGVLArts!
April 19th-June 3rd, 2022
Reception: Friday, April 29th | 6:30-9pm
“Screen Doors” with Traci Wright Martin
This series of charcoal and mixed media portraits explores the female perspective on what it means to be seen, to see the depth in others and to truly see oneself. It is a deeply personal autobiography on passage and reconstruction with a shared narrative honoring both the points of individuality and purposeful connections with all women. You can find out more about the artist here.
Friday, May 6, 2022
First Fridays Gallery Crawl
Barbara Castañeda’s Studio at The Bank Building Studios
April 27th-May 27th, 2022
Reception: Saturday, May 7 | 6:30-9pm
Open Studios Retrospective Exhibit featuring Clyde Lyon, Jay Owens & Meredith Piper
The Open Studios Retrospective is an exhibit featuring the works of local artists who have participated in the fall Greenville Open Studios event between 2002-2021. Each artist is invited to submit a 12 x 12 (x12) inch piece for the exhibit which runs in conjunction with Artisphere, Greenville’s premier arts festival. The exhibit allows for greater exposure and awareness of Greenville-area visual artists.
Friday, June 3, 2022
First Fridays Gallery Crawl
Friday, June 10th & Saturday, June 11th
On Friday, June 10th local artists will come to MAC to have their blank surfaces stamped with the Flat Out Under Pressure logo. 24 hours later they will return with completed works of art. The art will then be juried and hung as an exhibit for an awards ceremony and reception that evening at MAC.
The 8 winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to have their work displayed on one of the 8 recycling bins downtown Greenville. The first place winner receives an all expense paid trip for two to Cortona Italy. The exhibit will be on display through July 15th, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
Friday, June 10th
Greenville Open Studios 2022 Applications Due for Visual Artists
Be a part of the annual Greenville Open Studios that opens the studios of local visual artists to the public. The 21st annual Greenville Open Studios will take place on November 12-13, 2022 .For even more details click here.
June 1st-July 29th, 2022
JoAnn Borovicka Reception at Centre Stage: Friday, June 24th | 6:30-9pm
“In my visual art, I dream with my hands. My creative process usually looks like this: I pick up an object from my collection of scavenged and self-fashioned items, and then pair it with other such objects until a certain combination of two objects evokes an emotional response. I continue as such, adding objects and textures until I feel like the piece is a complete statement. A finished piece may consist of anywhere from three to over one-hundred items, the synergy of which may explore relationships with things such as time, decisions, family, popular culture, technology, the body, the soul, the past, and the future. Every piece tells a story of the human experience. I finish my artwork with various treatments of paint, metallic pigments, and varnish.” For more details about the artist click here.
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