Greenwood County artists and members of four local art guilds shine in the annual year-end exhibit of local artwork at the Arts Center of Greenwood, “A Local Look” on view through Jan. 10.
An opening reception for “A Local Look” is at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 120 Main St., followed by the announcement of the 2019 Guild Dedication Award at 6 p.m. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Sponsor for this show is the Greenwood County Community Foundation.
Established in 2014, and presented in memory of artist and designer Dohnna Boyajian, the guild dedication award is presented to an active member of one of the local Greenwood art guilds.
Fifty working artists have pieces in the show, which includes representation from members of Greenwood Area Studio Potters, Greenwood Artist Guild, Greenwood Woodworkers Guild and the Delores VonRosen Basketry Guild.
Two and three-dimensional works are part of the show, which is being juried by Greyson Smith, a practicing artist residing in Columbia, whose artistic areas of focus are drawing, printmaking and painting.
Smith is business manager of the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina. He formerly worked as an accountant at the South Carolina Arts Commission and served on the board of directors at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. Smith has a bachelor of fine arts in studio art and a bachelor of science in business administration and accounting, both from Winthrop University.
This year’s show also includes woodwork by the late Gerald Dorn, who died Sept. 14 at the age of 88.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in business, Dorn joined the Navy, where he served as a naval aviator for 20 years, including distinguished service in Vietnam. He received dual masters degrees in business and public administration and served as the first administrator for Greenwood County. After retiring, Dorn gained local notoriety as a thespian and national recognition as a wood sculptor, with works placed in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.