Families to Make Art, Listen to Young Pop Artist at Chapman, Sunday, July 13

July 8, 2014 at 11:16 am

SPARTANBURG — Chapman Cultural Center is a hub of activity for families interested in casual, cultural entertainment on Sunday afternoons. A free Singer-Songwriter Concert series, as well as free admission to most museums and galleries, are staples of the Center’s weekly “Sundays Unplugged” program, 1-5 p.m. Come discover, experience, and celebrate Spartanburg’s culture this Sunday, July 13.

This weekend, Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will host another SAM Family Program in addition to regular Sundays Unplugged festivities to give patrons of all ages the opportunity to create art. The program, “Monsters on Vacation,” is a drop-in style workshop in the Art School studios where visitors can make monster puppets, as well as cartoons of their creations on vacation, 1-4 p.m. Neither registration nor experience is necessary. SAM Family Programs are extensions of current exhibits in the Art Museum and are free for SAM’s “household members” or $2 for non-members.

Singer-Songwriter Concerts are held every Sunday, 2-4 p.m., with genres and artists varying week-to-week. This Sunday’s free performance is by 16-year-old pop/alternative musician Kylie O.

Kylie Odetta began writing songs at age 8 and performing live at age 9. By 11, she had already produced her first album called “Lost in My Future.” Now, at 16, Kylie has already been called a seasoned performer, having written over 200 songs and performed as opening act for stars such as Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Austin Mahone, and Kelly Pickler. Her unique style is alternative with hints of pop, blues, rock, and soul. Her music is “powerful, playful, and soulful,” with a refreshing vocal quality characterized by her Southern roots.

As always, all Sundays Unplugged activities complement free admission to Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, and the Student Galleries. Spartanburg Science Center is open for a small fee.

For more information on Sundays Unplugged, please contact Chapman Cultural Center at (864) 542-ARTS or visit ChapmanCulturalCenter.org.