Spartanburg’s ArtWalk Slated for June 18

June 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Spartanburg’s monthly ArtWalk is on target for June 18, many of the local art museums and galleries open late so that patrons can see what is new on the local art scene.

Each month, ArtWalk is on the third Thursday, 5-9 p.m. It is a casual self-guided tour of the various galleries, most of which provide free wine-and-cheese type refreshments. It is an opportunity for galleries to spotlight their latest exhibitions. Often times, the exhibiting artists will be on hand to meet the public and/or to give insightful “ArtTalks” about the exhibit. Also, many galleries use this time to host free receptions or special programs for the public. Here is a list of many of the participating art galleries for Thursday, June 18.

The Johnson Collection Gallery

100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203

864.594.5834

TheJohnsonCollection.org

Coming Hom

Spartanburg’s monthly ArtWalk is on target for June 18, many of the local art museums and galleries open late so that patrons can see what is new on the local art scene.

Each month, ArtWalk is on the third Thursday, 5-9 p.m. It is a casual self-guided tour of the various galleries, most of which provide free wine-and-cheese type refreshments. It is an opportunity for galleries to spotlight their latest exhibitions. Often times, the exhibiting artists will be on hand to meet the public and/or to give insightful “ArtTalks” about the exhibit. Also, many galleries use this time to host free receptions or special programs for the public. Here is a list of many of the participating art galleries for Thursday, June 18.

 

The Johnson Collection Gallery

100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203

864.594.5834

TheJohnsonCollection.org

Coming Home — This exhibition features a selection of works from the Johnson Collection that serves as powerful visual representations of the concept of home. Paintings by artists such as Alfred Hutty, Harrison Cady, William Halsey, Gilbert Gaul, and Rudolph Ingerle, among others, conjure memories of one’s own travels leading to a place of comforting familiarity, evoking a sense of peace that is at once palpable and profound.

 

Carolina Gallery

523 W. Main Street

864.585.3335

CarolinaGalleryArt.com

CarolinaGalleryHospitality.com

Beneath the Surface — This exhibition features work by Keith Spencer. Keith’s work has a creative boldness and is “full of life and energy.”  The result is a striking range of both figurative and landscape paintings.  His landscapes are frequently done in the alla prima tradition (one sitting) and often include the mountainous Upstate South Carolina, as well as the Low Country surrounding Charleston. ArtWalk will be one of the final opportunities to see this exhibition before it ends June 20.

 

Gallery East

512 E. Main Street

864.804.6067

TheGalleryEast.com

Life is Crazy Good – In honor of photographer Patty Wright’s her 60th birthday, ArtWalk patrons can preview Life is Crazy Good, an exhibition featuring 60 pieces of work by 60 different artists that will sell for $60 each. The opening reception will be Saturday, June 20, at which time the work goes on sale.

 

UPSTATE Gallery on Main

172 E. Main Street

864.583.4054

USC Upstate Spring 2015 Student Photography Show The exhibit will include various images, featuring color and black-and-white photography. Artists will be present, 5-8 p.m.

 

Kiss The Frog Gallery

518 East Main Street

864.583.1309

KissTheFrogGallery.com

The featured artist will be Lisa Gliem. There will be an opening reception with wine and refreshments provided by Palmetto Palate Catering, 5:30-9 p.m. Gliem resides in Atlanta and will not be present. Other featured artists will include photographers Mark Olencki, Jay Vaughan, Paul Fesperman, and Donna Roberts Brown; mixed media artists Jane Allen Nodine, Eula La Croix, Carol Augthun, Greg Augthun, and Ella Smith Cart; potters Patsy Simmons, David Zacharias, and Joan Wheatley; sculpturer Aldo Muzzarelli; and April Orit, who hand paints chandeliers.

 

Spartanburg Art Museum

Chapman Cultural Center

200 E. Saint John Street

864.582.7616

SpartanburgArtMuseum.org

SAM will have two exhibitions…

Furnace and Flame: Contemporary Studio Glass – Furnace and Flame offers viewers opportunities to engage with one of the world’s most ancient and beautiful art mediums in a contemporary context. Curated by Kate Vogel and John Littleton, the selected works reflect a survey of studio processes used in glass making from blowing and casting to flamed and fabricated. Ends July 5.

The Kaplan Collection: Vintage Perfume Bottles – This intriguing collection of vintage perfume bottles is owned by Jay and Pamela Kaplan, who have been collecting perfume bottles from the DeVilbiss Company of Toledo, Ohio, for more than 20 years. Their collection includes more than 400 bottles made from important American glass houses such as Steuben, Cambridge, Frye and Imperial. The majority of the collection features bottles manufactured between 1924-1929, when Art Deco was the signature style in decorative arts throughout America and Europe. Ends July 5.

 

Empty Bowls

West Main Artists Co-Op

578 W Main St,

864.804.6501

WestMainArtists.org

Hub City Empty Bowls will host its first bowl-making session for its 2015 campaign, 6-8:30 p.m. The public is invited to make pottery bowls at no charge. No experience is necessary, as instruction and materials will be provided. The bowls will be used to raise funds for the community’s hungry citizens.

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg

Chapman Cultural Center

200 East Saint John Street

864.542.ARTS

An Art Show of Two Great Friends — The Guild will host a reception for artists Monta Anthony and Brandi Dice in honor of their combo exhibit for the month of June. Anthony’s oil paintings use vibrant colors to depict everything from landscapes and marsh scenes to vintage cars and motorcycles. Dice is a self-taught artist, and her style can vary between straight lines and rigid to whimsical or anything between – nothing is off limits. The artists will be present, and their work will be for sale.

Chapman Cultural Center

200 East Saint John Street

864.542.ARTS

ChapmanCulturalCenter.org

Student Exhibition — The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Piedmont are exhibiting their annual photography show by its student members. Dozens of photographs are showcased, exhibiting a wide range of techniques and subject matter.

e — This exhibition features a selection of works from the Johnson Collection that serves as powerful visual representations of the concept of home. Paintings by artists such as Alfred Hutty, Harrison Cady, William Halsey, Gilbert Gaul, and Rudolph Ingerle, among others, conjure memories of one’s own travels leading to a place of comforting familiarity, evoking a sense of peace that is at once palpable and profound.

Carolina Gallery

523 W. Main Street

864.585.3335

CarolinaGalleryArt.com

CarolinaGalleryHospitality.com

Beneath the Surface — This exhibition features work by Keith Spencer. Keith’s work has a creative boldness and is “full of life and energy.”  The result is a striking range of both figurative and landscape paintings.  His landscapes are frequently done in the alla prima tradition (one sitting) and often include the mountainous Upstate South Carolina, as well as the Low Country surrounding Charleston. ArtWalk will be one of the final opportunities to see this exhibition before it ends June 20.

Gallery East

512 E. Main Street

864.804.6067

TheGalleryEast.com

Life is Crazy Good – In honor of photographer Patty Wright’s her 60th birthday, ArtWalk patrons can preview Life is Crazy Good, an exhibition featuring 60 pieces of work by 60 different artists that will sell for $60 each. The opening reception will be Saturday, June 20, at which time the work goes on sale.

UPSTATE Gallery on Main

172 E. Main Street

864.583.4054

USC Upstate Spring 2015 Student Photography Show The exhibit will include various images, featuring color and black-and-white photography. Artists will be present, 5-8 p.m.

Kiss The Frog Gallery

518 East Main Street

864.583.1309

KissTheFrogGallery.com

The featured artist will be Lisa Gliem. There will be an opening reception with wine and refreshments provided by Palmetto Palate Catering, 5:30-9 p.m. Gliem resides in Atlanta and will not be present. Other featured artists will include photographers Mark Olencki, Jay Vaughan, Paul Fesperman, and Donna Roberts Brown; mixed media artists Jane Allen Nodine, Eula La Croix, Carol Augthun, Greg Augthun, and Ella Smith Cart; potters Patsy Simmons, David Zacharias, and Joan Wheatley; sculpturer Aldo Muzzarelli; and April Orit, who hand paints chandeliers.

Spartanburg Art Museum

Chapman Cultural Center

200 E. Saint John Street

864.582.7616

SpartanburgArtMuseum.org

SAM will have two exhibitions…

Furnace and Flame: Contemporary Studio Glass – Furnace and Flame offers viewers opportunities to engage with one of the world’s most ancient and beautiful art mediums in a contemporary context. Curated by Kate Vogel and John Littleton, the selected works reflect a survey of studio processes used in glass making from blowing and casting to flamed and fabricated. Ends July 5.

The Kaplan Collection: Vintage Perfume Bottles – This intriguing collection of vintage perfume bottles is owned by Jay and Pamela Kaplan, who have been collecting perfume bottles from the DeVilbiss Company of Toledo, Ohio, for more than 20 years. Their collection includes more than 400 bottles made from important American glass houses such as Steuben, Cambridge, Frye and Imperial. The majority of the collection features bottles manufactured between 1924-1929, when Art Deco was the signature style in decorative arts throughout America and Europe. Ends July 5.

Empty Bowls

West Main Artists Co-Op

578 W Main St,

864.804.6501

WestMainArtists.org

Hub City Empty Bowls will host its first bowl-making session for its 2015 campaign, 6-8:30 p.m. The public is invited to make pottery bowls at no charge. No experience is necessary, as instruction and materials will be provided. The bowls will be used to raise funds for the community’s hungry citizens.

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg

Chapman Cultural Center

200 East Saint John Street

864.542.ARTS

An Art Show of Two Great Friends — The Guild will host a reception for artists Monta Anthony and Brandi Dice in honor of their combo exhibit for the month of June. Anthony’s oil paintings use vibrant colors to depict everything from landscapes and marsh scenes to vintage cars and motorcycles. Dice is a self-taught artist, and her style can vary between straight lines and rigid to whimsical or anything between – nothing is off limits. The artists will be present, and their work will be for sale.

Chapman Cultural Center

200 East Saint John Street

864.542.ARTS

ChapmanCulturalCenter.org

Student Exhibition — The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Piedmont are exhibiting their annual photography show by its student members. Dozens of photographs are showcased, exhibiting a wide range of techniques and subject matter.