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"We have a wonderful world to be inspired by and each new day is like an adventure into the unknown, where things that require a second glance can be captured in time on a canvas for anyone to enjoy forever." (Louise Corke)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Special Exhibitions at Artisphere

Just got back home from a great weekend in downtown Greenville, SC.  Artisphere,  has been ranked as one of the top 20 artist events in the southeast attracting over 10,000 visitors from Greenville and the Upstate.... After spending Friday visiting all 120  exhibitor booths along Main Street, we needed a break from the crowds, so we  spent Saturday viewing three special exhibitions associated with the  festival.

The Greenville County Art Museum  had a wonderful exhibition about the Low Country with works from famous South Carolinian artists .  And of course while we were there we had to see their Andrew Wyeth collection which is now one of the largest any where in the world.

Next we visited the Artists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition which features 51 Upstate artists representing  the talent of our upstate artists  in a wide range of media .  This exhibition will continue to be on view  during the Festival weekend and through May 28 at Centre Stage Theatre.

 My personal favorite of the day was  The Chairman's Exhibit is  which comprised of works from three well-established regional galleries, representing artists from across North and South Carolina as well as several national renowned talents. Galleries represented include: Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC; Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC; and Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC. Each bring their own unique aesthetic to the exhibit, displaying original two and three-dimensional works in a variety of mediums. Representatives from the galleries and some of the participating artists  were present to discuss their art.  It was so inspiring, they practically had to push me out of the place to lock the gallery at the end of the day.

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