This is one of those photos that I post knowing it could be so much better. But I love the subject! I was thrilled to see such a 3-D display at the Anderson Arts Center Juried Art Show: fish swimming in air. One thing I might have done better is to have focused on one fish in particular. They are all so different. But I tried instead to capture the overall effect produced by the artist, Joshua Davis of Starr. Good job, man!
Some people love clothes, some shoes, some cars — me? Pottery. The colors used in the above piece just grab me. (Wish my photo did the color more justice.) And of course, the texture is so cool. And the sleek black neck. 🙂 I wish I could remember the artist’s name. Anderson Arts Center Juried Art Show.
I knew I wasn’t alone in my adoration when I heard shots from the crowd as Anderson Arts Center Executive Director Kimberly Spears announced the winner of the BB&T Bank Purchase Award: Al Stine. Just amazing. His piece last year, I loved…but the above piece is dearer for me because it’s of a local subject, the Oconee Station. Amazing.
I was delighted to see a watercolor by Diann Simms in the Anderson Arts Center Juried Art Show. Not only is she a talented artist, but she’s a friendly, easy-to-talk-to person. And I love her subject in this piece: downtown Anderson. She also won the Lynn and Steve Kay Purchase Award. Congratulations, Diann!
I really love opening night of the Anderson Arts Center Juried Art Show. I’m NO artist, but I know what I like: the renovated warehouse, the snacks, the wide-range of art media, talking with my friend Cathey, looking for artist names I recognize, and the snacks. It really is a wonderful night. I don’t know if the lady above is the maker of the fabulous quilt behind her or if she was just goofing around, but I saw a cool photo op and just had to snap it.
I learned from the Arts Center web site that the above quilt won Best in Show! It is called Circle Quilt, and was made by Christine Tedesco. I looked at it up close and the detail is really cool. Congratulations, Christine! If you haven’t seen the Juried Show, go soon. It’s open until May 28.
Another view from the membership show at the Anderson Arts Center. It was fun!
Friday was the first night of the 2009 Anderson Artist Guild’s Annual Juried Membership Show. (Whew — mouthful, huh?) The show is for members of the artist guild — and Friday night was a delightfully intimate affair. Crowded, but not shoulder-brushingly-so. I attended with a friend, a devoted member of the guild. I LOVE the fact that I’m starting to recognzie names and faces of the artists. They are such warm and talented people. Above is a photo I snapped while walking around. Hope you can stop in at the art center and view the show.
I wish I could remember this artist’s name. I love his work. Another portion of a piece from the Anderson Artist Guild Membership Show.
This is only a portion of an amazing piece I saw at a recent Anderson County Artists Guild Membership Show. A friend pointed out this work was completed by Al Stein, of Stein Gallery. This portion of the piece only hints at the entire picture’s quality. The coloring is not quite the same. And there is a beautiful reflection below the barn that makes the overall piece for me. The subject is pretty cool, too. It must be a northern or western barn, I’m guessing. I’ve never seen one in this area with a stone foundation. Course, I’m neither barn nor art expert. 🙂
Sorry this pic is a little bit off kilter. I took it several weeks ago at Bay 3, a store in the Anderson County Art Center Warehouse. Ruth Hopkins has a rich, comforting aesthetic, in my opinion. I look twice when I see her work. This piece appears to be layered with some type of texture. Interesting.
Are you also trying to ignore today’s date?
Growing up my dad sometimes mentioned Dec. 7, 1941 — Pearl Harbor. I didn’t understand his memory, his remembrance of a date, his emotion. Now I understand a bit better.