Explore drawn media in “A Drawn Conclusion” and plein-air paintings of a national historic site in “Art in the Park: Ninety Six National Historic Site” both at the Arts Center of Greenwood this month, 120 Main St.
And, enjoy youth and family arts-related activities.
An artists talk is at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by a free opening reception, with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, for “A Drawn Conclusion” and “Art in the Park: Ninety Six National Historic Site.”
On view in the Arts Center’s main gallery, through Oct. 31, “A Drawn Conclusion” includes 49 mixed media drawings on paper, panel and plywood. Drawings fuse wood cut, paper cut, encaustic, embossing, watercolor, pastel and assemblage techniques with traditional methods in charcoal and graphite pencil. Featured artists include Tamie Beldue, Andrea Garland, Denise Stewart-Sanabria and Denise Wellbrock.
On view in the Arts Center’s art education gallery, through Oct. 31, is a series of paintings, produced outdoors, on site, by regional artists at the Ninety Six National Historic Site, where two Revolutionary War battles were waged and settlers and Cherokee were in the South Carolina backcountry. This show stems from a collaboration between Ninety Six National Historic Site and Greenwood Artist Guild members.
Featured artists include Alice Broadwell Lewis, Dana Gonzalez, Elizabeth Snipes-Rochester, Eric Williams, Helen Hutson, Judy Ransom McGraw, Karen Miller Johnson, Kymberly Day, Peggy Day, Richard Goohs and Virginia Pulver.
Jennifer A. Smith, gallery and marketing director for Arts Center of Greenwood, said she wanted the center to host a small group show of drawn works.
“There are a lot of different techniques employed in this show, from Tammy Beldue’s works that are coated in wax, which is a neat way to preserve drawn works, to Andrea Garland’s embossing and Denise Wellbrock’s incorporation of watercolor with graphite and charcoal.”
Also this month is a drawing and painting activity for children that connects with “A Drawn Conclusion” and an art explorer day for families:
- From 1-3 p.m. Oct, 16 is “Art in the Afternoon: Drawing + Painting.” This is scheduled on an early release day for Greenwood County School District 50. Cost is $40 per child. Tour the exhibit in the main gallery and complete one drawing/painting project. Register online: squareup.com/store/arts-center-greenwood.
- From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 is “Art Explorer Day: A Drawn Conclusion”, which is free and open to the public. Families will create interactive crafts and explore the main gallery exhibit. Then, meet cast members from Greenwood Community Theatre’s “The Addams Family: A New Musical.” Enjoy art and culture and receive personal “passports” where you can get stamps for every program and exhibit attended. Passport explorers may collect stamps throughout the year
and earn prizes. The program is sponsored by the South Carolina Arts Commission.