Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Jean Bourque Art Reception at Earth Fare Nov 7th

Earth Fare on Devine St. in Columbia SC will host an artist's reception for Jean Bourque and her solo art show in the dining area on Wed. evening Nov. 7th from 6-8. The show will run from Nov 3 to 30th. Both the artist reception and the show are open to the Public during Earth Fares regular store hours.


Please stop by, I would love to show you my latest art works all in a colorful palette of various greens, yellows, golds, blues and a lovely neon pink which has been boldly painted on several canvases and muted on others. Please bring your friends and significant others! Also, if anyone would like to see work that was done from the Saluda Shoals Park Show called "Through the Eyes of Art" on Oct. 7th, the three paintings from that day, are now completed and will be on display at Earth Fare all month. The photo shows the three paintings upon leaving Saluda Shoals, before completion. Come on out to Earth Fare and see the finished works! Photograph by Jean Ehler of Hillview Art.


Hope to see you at Earth Fare next Wednesday evening!

Yours truly,

Photos from Painting with Ilona

Ilona Royce Smithken, Artist
Jean Bourque with Ilona
Painting of Jean Bourque by Judith Boepple
Painting of Jean Bourque by Sandra Phaup

Photographer: Jean Ehler of Hillview Art

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Artists Round Table Gallery Opens Fri. Nov 9th


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Jean Bourque Solo Art Show at Earth Fare in Nov.

The Earth Fare on Devine St. in Columbia, SC
will be home to the latest works by Jean Bourque
for the month of November 2007
Starting Saturday November 3rd and running the entire month of November, you will be able to enjoy the playful artwork of Jean Bourque. This is all new work will be featuring many pieces that have never been seen or even previewed on the blog. All works are on pre-stretched canvas and ready to hang in your home or office. The show will have about 20 works of art and a reception will be held one evening shortly thereafter. Watch this blog for an announcement of when the reception will be.
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About the Painting: "Free Forever " c by Jean Bourque 2006.
This 16 by 20 inch painting is a mixed media piece on pre-stretched canvas, ready to hang.

Main Street Jazz Sunday Oct. 28th 12-2

Jazz on Tapp's - Brunch
When: This Sunday October 28th from 12pm to 2pm
Where: Sidewalk café will be located at corner of Main and Blanding
Info: Eboniramm will host/perform with the Reggie Sullivan Trio
from 12-2pm at a unique venue in front of Tapp’s with Sunday Brunch
provided by Capitol Cafe' with live broadcast via WXRY FM.
For More Information: Contact Eboniramm at 803.665.7036
Sponsored by: Edens & Avant – Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties – City Center Partnership – The Factory – Capitol Places – Chao & Associates – Jean & Paul Denman – CarterTodd Associates

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fill the Frames Saturday Oct 27, 2007

Columbia, S.C- The Artist’s Round Table (A.R.T.) will distribute picture frames through its Fill The Frames program on Oct 27th. The frames will be free to educators and non-profits with proper id. The public can make a cash donation, with a $1.00 minimum to receive the frames. The frames were donated by Eagle Distribution and stored courtesy of local businessman Chris Barzack.
Saturday, October 27th from9am-2pm at 2965 N. Main Street Columbia, SC. For more information, contact Brenda Schwarz Miller at (803)609-3479 or
If you are an A.R.T. member and would like to volunteer to help please let us know.
Established in 2006, the Artists Round Table (A.R.T.) is a non-profit, grassroots resource for all artists in the Richland and Lexington Counties including visual, performing, and spoken word artists. The organization's goal is to provide leadership, funding and business expertise to artists and to connect them with arts organizations and businesses by offering a single resource of arts-related information to patrons and media. A.R.T. contributes to the economic development and quality of life in Richland and Lexington counties by promoting the arts as the foundation of the knowledge-based economy. Visit for more information.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Painting Day & Night & November Art Shows

Paintings in Progress: on the left the larger painting was done by Jean Bourque. On the right the smaller painting was done by Allan Hobbs.

Today, a group of us were painting with Ilona Royce Smithken at Sandra Phaup's house. It was our typical group of artists painting together with the addition of Cristy Aitken. Someone brought a copy of "The Star" newspaper and Ilona was on the cover in full color. What a great article it was. The article continues on page 3 with a photo of Denby one of our regular painters. There is a small group of us working on the portrait of Jean Ehler and another small group working on flowers and Cristy Aitken worked on multiple apples. My painting is coming along nicely. I have lots of great new works that have never been seen as I have painted a lot. I have three shows coming up for November. The Vista Show will have all new works within the last two years on museum quality canvas. In the 5 points area, Jean Bourque will have a solo show for the month of November featuring all new 2007 art in brightly colored works on regular canvases with painted sides and the NE Show will be a variety of framed works from the last ten years. As soon as I have all the details on the three shows, I will post them. Please sign up to subscribe. Stay in the know on all the art events happening in Columbia, SC and the surrounding areas.

Yours Truly,

Painting in Progress

Congratulations to Jean Ehler First Place Winner

Jean Ehler of Hillview Art won first place

for her oil painting at the Folly Beach Festival of the Arts

held at the Holiday Inn at Folly Beach, SC this past weekend!

Congratulations Jean!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Art Opening 807 Gervais St Columbia SC on 11/9

807 GERVAIS ST in the Vista
Opening Night November 9, 2007
5:30 to 9:30 PM

An Artsy Fashion Show Tonight in Sumter

Fashion Show with the Environment Friendly Approach
Accessibility 2007: Green Revival Collection
Sat. Oct. 20, 8-10 p.m.
Main Street Sumter, S.C.
Free (a nice price!)
More details Call (803) 436-2260 or (803) 436-2616

Friday, October 19, 2007

Vista Lights Nov. 15th-18th in Columbia SC

Request for Vista Light Details for Blog
Please, if you know of any artists, group of artists or shows that are going on with artist names and if possible photos (jpeg email size) during the Upcoming Vista Lights for downtown Columbia SC ; please email Jean Bourque here at ARTSAILS1. We want to make sure all the events get posted on the blog. I have only heard rumblings of a few possible events. So email us here and we will make sure PEOPLE will know where and what will be happening.
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Yours Truly,
"Placement Art" photo by Jean Bourque

Folly Beach Festival of the Arts @ Holiday Inn NOW

"This year's festival will include a fine art competition this Friday thru Sunday at the Holiday Inn" right at Folly Beach, SC. " A reception and awards ceremony honoring the artists will be held Sunday evening at the Holiday Inn" at 6:30 PM. "On Saturday and Sunday at the Folly River Park and Community Center" an arts and crafts show will be held. The Show is sponsored by the Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Guild. You may call (843) 345-8739 or email Kerry Hupp if you need any further information or directions to the festival, art show, or artist reception.
About the Painting: "Room With A View" is a 24x18 inch acrylic painting on pre-stretched canvas and this can be seen this weekend at the Holiday Inn Folly Beach, SC Art Show. Painted by Jean Bourque in 2007. You may contact the artist by email if you are interested in further information on this painting.

Yours Truly;
Jean Bourque

Midland Clay Arts Society Sale Dec. 1st & 2nd

2007 Midlands Clay Arts Society
8th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale
Friday December 1st 12:00- 9:00PM
Artist's Reception 6:00-9:00PM
Saturday December 2nd 10:00AM-5:00PM
Vista Studios/ Gallery 80808,
808 Lady Street, Columbia, SC
Enter to win pottery donated by Midland Clay Arts Society members.
Each ticket is a dollar with all proceeds to benefit
Edward E. Taylor Elementary School for their art supplies.
The drawing will take place Sat. Dec. 2nd at 4:30.
About MCAS: The group was organized by clay artists in 1987 to promote clay art in the Midlands. The purpose is to provide both the amateur and the professional clay artist an opportunity to display and sell their work. The group sponsors workshops, demonstrations, guest speakers and many other opportunities to learn more in the field of clay arts. Members work with clay by hand building, wheel throwing, sculpting and other methods to produce functional and /or aesthetic pieces. Anyone living in the Midlands area who is creatively working with clay is eligible for memberships. MCAS meets at 7:00 at City of Columbia Art Center, 1932 Calhoun Street, Columbia, SC the third Tuesday of each month except December.
For more information call (803)738-8903 or Click here to send an Email.
Now Accepting Visa and MasterCard
Thank you for supporting Midland Clay Arts Society
2007 Holiday Pottery Sale


This museum quality 30x24 painting is on pre-stretched gallery wrapped canvas. That is art speak for having thick sides. The sides are painted black, forming a natural frame. It is ready to hang and adorn your beautiful home or business office! The painting has about 35 layers of paint so it will hold up through the test of time. It is painted with high quality artists acrylic paint. (Mostly Golden brand, for those that need to know!) This work was done by Jean Bourque in 2007 and it's title is "Think", partly because you have to Think to see what is here in this great looking work and because "thinking" is one of the artist's favorite things to do!
We now accept PayPal, which means you can pay with any charge card you want or check using the PayPal system. (See side bar for info on PayPal) Email the artist for further details regarding this painting.
Yours Truly;

Initial Sketch for a Portrait

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Painting with Ilona; Seeing Differently

This week, I have been painting with Ilona and I have been challenging myself. The picture above is Jean Ehler, she is our model for the portrait class with Ilona. She has that Mona Lisa smile, too! I must confess, I hadn't painted much in oils lately. Not only that I rarely have used a live model or photo.
Often I just create from my mind, even the people are just figments of my imagination. Ilona calls my art, Fantasy. I tend to think of cartoon characters with muscle bound men and women with tiny waists when I think of fantasy art. I do not see my people that way. But maybe they look that way to others. I am not sure, knowing that I see differently.
Drawing people from life is no easy task when you are wearing tri-focal progressive lens glasses. You see when I look down I see larger and when I look up, I see smaller and it is very hard to focus in the process of looking up and down with tri-focals. Now, I have tried it without the glasses and that is even worse. (can't see any details!) Now you know the secret to why I paint from my mind instead of my eyes! Oh what can I say? (life is a blur...sigh)
I am having fun and that is the important thing!
yours truly;

PS you can still get in on the class if you like by calling Sandra Phaup at 803-787-9617.
It runs 10-1 M-F. Each class is only $30. It runs all next week too.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Free frames in Columbia SC yours for FREE

October 19th & 20th, 2007

Columbia, S.C-The Artist’s Round Table (A.R.T.) will distribute picture frames through its Fill The Frames community outreach program on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th. The frames will be free to midlands educators and non-profit organizations, with proper identification. The general public can make a $1.00 minimum donation for two frames.
Every interested teacher and non-profit organization, with educator identification or non-profit tax ID number, can obtain frames for use in a school or organization. The general public can make a cash or check donation, with a $1.00 minimum, to receive frames. These frames range in size from 3"x5" to 10"x12" and are made of either wood, plastic or metal.
They were donated to the organization by Eagle Distribution and stored courtesy of local businessman Chris Barzack. "We are privileged to share these resources with the community," said Sandra Stewart, a member of A.R.T.’s Fill the Frames program. "This is a good opportunity for educators and other non-profits to supplement their materials for projects. And, it is a great example of how local business and art can support each other."

Frames will be available:
Friday, October 19th 12pm-5pm
Saturday, October 20th 9am-2pm
2965 N. Main Street
Columbia, SC

Recipients should bring bags and boxes to carry the frames.
Two hundred frame limit for teachers and non-profit organizations.

For more information,
contact Howard Hunt at
or Brenda Schwarz Miller at (803)609-3479 or

If you are an A.R.T. member and would like to volunteer to help please let us know.
Established in 2006, the Artists Round Table (A.R.T.) is a non-profit, grassroots resource for all artists in the Richland and Lexington Counties including visual, performing, and spoken word artists. The organization's goal is to provide leadership, funding and business expertise to artists and to connect them with arts organizations and businesses by offering a single resource of arts-related information to patrons and media. A.R.T. contributes to the economic development and quality of life in Richland and Lexington counties by promoting the arts as the foundation of the knowledge-based economy. Visit for more information.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Oil Painting with Ilona in Columbia, SC

If any of you have ever wanted to PAINT IN OILS or Paint with ILONA here is your chance.
Learn to Paint in OILS with Ilona in impressionistic style on canvas. The international painting star of "Painting with Ilona" from SCETV, Ilona Royce Smithken is now in Columbia SC. Her intro class is Monday morning of both weeks. Feel free to attend any day or days between Oct. 15th and Oct. 19th and/or the following week days between Oct. 22-Oct 26th. Ilona will be teaching her oil painting impressionistic style Mon to Fri both weeks 10 AM to 1 PM for three hours each day.
Week 1 all week $140.
Week 2 all week $140.
Individual Day Classes $30.00 per a day (3 hours) Call and sign up for any day until Friday Oct. 26 th. The class will be held just off Trenholm Road in the Forest Acres area. You can get directions when you call Sandra Phaup to register for the class at (803) 787-9617. Call today...
Have Fun!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Photos from Through the Eyes Of Art

"Path" an
oil painting
by Jean Ehler; an
18x24 on
The photo of the three works Jean Bourque worked on at the Saluda Shoals event.
The other photo shows a variety of work done by the artists at Saluda Shoals
"Through the Eyes of Art" on Oct. 7th 2007. The event was such a success; the foundation may elect to make this an annual event. The brightly colored batik was done by Alicia Leeke. The watercolor below that was done by JJ Casey. I know one of the paintings was done by Roy Paschal. Take note Roy won in SC State Fair and in SCWM Society. (And) I thought he was an oil painter....way to go Roy.
I am not sure which artists did the other paintings. Please let me know so we can add your name to this entry. All paintings are for sale, just click the artists name to find out contact info
or email me for more details. Many Thanks to Jean Ehler for the great photos.
yours truly;

Monday, October 8, 2007

SC Watermedia Society Local Winners Announced

Today I received the list of winners for the SC Watermedia Society. Congratulations to them all. I am just going to list the local winners that I know. AND THE WINNERS ARE:

Marcia Murray Chapin Foundation Award $500.

Anne Hightower-
Patterson Columbia Lena Messare Mem Award $200.

Roy Paschal W. Columbia Artists of Studio South $200.

Erica Hoyt Columbia Canson-Arches Merchandise Award $200.

Lynda English Florence City Art/Art Express Award $200.


SC State Fair Local Winners

The SC State Fair announced the winners of the Juried Fine Art Exhibition. I will list anyone from the professional division that is a top winner in their category and is residing in the greater Columbia SC area. Congratulations! AND THE WINNERS IN THE PROFESSIONAL DIVISION ARE:


Virginia Saunders Columbia Best of Show $6500.00

Toni Elkins Columbia 2nd POC $350.

Laura Dickson Lexington 1st DOP $500.

Debra Kelly Irmo 3rd DOP $250.

Joshua Drews Columbia 1st prints $500.

Alicia Leeke Columbia 2nd prints $350.

Lindsay Wiggins Irmo 1st photography $500.

Janet Orselli Columbia 1st Open Media $500.

Janet Kozachek Orangeburg 2nd Open Media $350.

Leslie Pierce Columbia 3rd Open Media $250.

James Young Blythewood 1st Sculpture $500.

Congratulations to all the top winners in every category!

Barbie Mathis Lexington Merit Award $200.

Roy Paschal W Columbia SCSF Merit $175.

Shirley Wright Lexington SCSF Merit $125.


If you know someone that won an award that is not listed here, it could be it is not among the top awards of the category in the professional division , or I do not know them, or it was a purchase award; which I do not have the published list of p. a. winners.

Some of the People that Made My Day on Sunday

I woke up this morning and I was thinking about all the wonderful people that came out to show their support for the artists at "Through the Eyes of Art" at Saluda Shoals Park. I am truly a people person. I want to tell you about some of the wonderful people I met.
I met art students from USC, Richland NE HS and Irmo HS. Many young people stopped, watched, asked interesting questions about my art process. I must say a lot of them are into abstract art and for that I am grateful. Although they were very interested no one in this age group, came into the jungle to see the view I had. Several adults did venture close in so they could see this view and share my vision.
What amazed me was a little girl, no more than 9 years old, came right up to the painting I was working in and asked about it. She wanted to know why I sprayed water on it and how I decided what colors to use. She came back several times to see the various layers developing the paintings. Each time she asked really in depth questions about doing art. She reminded me of myself as a young person seeing artists painting along the shores of Cape Cod and being totally amazed at their process. I turned her around and showed her the view I was looking at and she had an ah ha moment.
Later on while C. Aluka was in the jungle photographing the art, another little girl that was only 6 years old, came right in and asked if she could see the one I was working on. As she took it in her hands to really look at it; C. Aluka captured her love for art in two to three clicks of his huge Canon camera.
One young person I must mention is Sarah a student from Richland NE HS. She had admired my artwork and the colors several times and I thought she was a volunteer. I asked her to ask one of the other artists to come by my work area and she came back. It was then I asked her if she was a volunteer and she said she wasn't. So thank you Sarah for being a great friend to the arts and passing along my message.
Two other fun things; the flute player came to my area and played and the people that came by said they got there at the right time. It was wonderful. I also met the mayor of Chapin and he filmed me and interviewed me. BTW; I did not finish any of the three paintings, however, one is only an hour away from completion. The others are probably about 4 hours each. This is the start to a great body of work. I may have to go back to the jungle and paint there again!
It was a fun filled; people filled day. Thank you one and all! yours, Jean Bourque

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Trenholm Artists Guild Meeting Monday Oct 8, 2007

Paintings by our Oct. 2007 Guest Speaker: Karen A Galleher
Karen A. Galleher has a degree in Business Administration with a minor in English. Galleher, a mother of three, studied interior design and painted occasionally for family and friends, while her children where young. When Karen decided she wanted "to be a professional painter. She painted for forty hours a week for three years before marketing any work. During this time, she participated in workshops and took classes taught by nationally renowned artists. She developed her own painting signature of stylized impressionism in portraiture, landscapes, and fantasy. "
The Trenholm Artists Guild meets the second Monday of every month and is open to all artists and people interested in supporting the arts. The meeting is held at the Richland County Recreation Commission's Forest Lake Park, 6820 Wedgefield Rd, Columbia, S.C. No meetings during December, June, July and August. Refreshments are served at 7:00 p.m. and the business meeting/program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Call for Aspiring Artists and Creatives Contest

CMYK Magazine Call for Aspiring Creatives #40
( Art Directors, Copywriters, Designers, Photographers and Illustrators )

Enter up to 15 pieces in the most high-profile emerging creative portfolio contest in the nation -- for the opportunity to be published and seen by an industry of creative decision makers across the globe. Entries will be judged by today's most influential professionals in all fields. Open to current students, recent graduates and the self-taught. [Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2007]
Prospectus on CMYK website.

Through the Eyes of Art at Saluda Shoals Today

Ahhh...a Sunday afternoon and your just sitting around web surfing, looking for something different to do...Hop in your car and come on to the's why:

The event is today Sunday Oct. 7, 2007 from 1-5PM.

"The beauty of the park serves as both a stage and an inspiration for some of the Midlands most talented artists. Experience a variety of artistic mediums and gain special insight from the artists on how the creative process works. Wander into the world of dancers, painters, musicians, and actors interpreting the beauty of nature's art along the trails of Saluda Shoals Park.

Participating Artists
Jean Bourque, Abstract Acrylic Painting
Betsy Clem Brown, Watercolor, Pencil, Prisma Colors
Elizabeth Cameron & Kathy Bradley, Banjo & Guitar Performance
J. J. Casey, Mixed Media, Watercolor
Beth Cavanaugh, Watercolor
Columbia College Dance Company, Martha Brim, Site specific Choreography
Ruby DeLoach, Haiku Poetry & Watercolor Art
Eboniramm, Poetry Reading w/Flute Accompaniment
Jean Ehler, Oil Painting
Julianna Gillespie, Watercolor
Vickie Saye Henderson, Improvisation
Howard Hunt, Oil Painting/Photography
Invasion Performance Group, Barbara Anderson, Interpretive Dance
Alicia Leeke, Batik Silks & Surface Designs
Susan Lenz, Machine Embroidery
Barbie Mathis, Oil Painting
Michel McNinch, Oil Painting
Roy Paschal, Oil Painting
Melinda Smith, Watercolor & Collage Demo
Tina Milhorn Stallard, Vocal Performance

Through the Eyes of Art Organization Team
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, Local artists, Artists Round Table, Columbia College Dance Company, Crooked Creek Art League, Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties, Musicians & Songwriters Guild of SC, Nickelodeon, Sandlapper Magazine, SC Arts Commission, SC State Museum, Seven Oaks Art League, Sumter County Cultural Commission

Partners: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Citadel Broadcasting, Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, First Community Bank, Jim Hudson Lexus, Professional Printers and SC PRT

The Saluda Shoals Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to serving as a steward of and an advocate for the preservation and sustainability Saluda Shoals Park programs and the environment. "

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission
Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29212

Artisphere 2008 Greenville SC Art Opportunity

Artisphere 2008, a three day open-air street festival, located in Historic West-End District downtown Greenville, SC announces a call for entries. The Festival will take place April 18-20, 2008. 100 artists will participate, $10,000 in cash awards, more than $20,000 Patrons Program. $25 jury fee. Application deadline postmarked by October 19, 2007. For a prospectus contact Liz Rundorff Visual Arts Projects Manager/Artisphere, 16 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29601. For more information, call: 864.271.9355, or email: Website: Website:

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Isaac loves to Draw

Isaac is a real smart young man and he practices in his art sketch book frequently. At kindergarten last month; they decided to promote him to the first grade! Way to go Isaac.

More Artists Needed Call or Email TODAY- Irmo

(FREE) Art booths in Irmo, don't miss this OPPORTUNITY - CALL OR EMAIL ASAP!
The Greater Irmo Food and Arts Festival is looking for artists to participate in the Oct. 7th event. The Festival will consist of restaurants providing samples of their food and artists showcasing and selling various fine artworks. The festival will be held in the Tuscany Village parking lot at Lake Murray Blvd. Irmo, SC from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. There is no booth fee for the artists and only a 10% commission on sales. The festival will be promoted and there is a banner across Lake Murray Blvd announcing the event. If you would like to participate please contact Judy Coleman at the Irmo Chamber of Commerce on Lake Murray Blvd. at 803.749.9355 or or Chuck Larson, President at

Make a day of it in Irmo on Oct. 7th. Be sure to see the "Through the Eyes of Art Show " at Saluda Shoals Park, from 1-5. Artists will be demonstrating (how they do) their art. (including yours truly) So stop by and see artists painting, dancers, singers, flutist, poets, and so much more for a full day of arts and entertainment. Make a day of fun in Irmo, mark your calendars, NOW!


About the Picture: This "Griff" painting comes from the Irmo Chamber website with permission.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Dottie Gantt to Speak At Seven Oaks Art League

SOAL meeting Thursday Oct. 18 at 7PM
featuring Dottie Gantt, Fiber Artist
If you have never seen Dottie Gantt's fiber arts, its high time you did. Her work is very striking, eye-catching and non-traditional. I first saw Dottie's work when she had a solo show at The Richland County Library on Assembly St. in Columbia, SC and I never forgot her name or her work. These are not your grandma's quilts.
You may see the artwork of Dottie Gantt on her website by clicking on her name.
I had the opportunity to see her work and meet her during one of the last Wild Women's Tea Party when she had a booth there. Later when I became the Art Director for the Wild Women's Tea Party Silent Auction; I asked Dottie to participate and she volunteered to paint, decorate and dress one of the Tea Cups for the Silent Auction to raise funds for Wellspring Health.
About the Artists Background: Dottie is graduate of USC with a degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Computer Science Engineering from Kansas State University. After twenty years working as a Computer Science Engineer with ATT/Lucent she left the business world to pursue her art career and open Lakeside Designs.
The Seven Oaks Art League meets the Third Thursday of every month except the summer months and features a guest speaker each month. As our membership continues to grow, we look forward to many exciting venues.
If you are interested in the ARTS or you are an artist, if you are a Sunday painter, an occasional pot thrower, a compulsive painter, just signed up for your first paint class or you live and breathe art; come on out and meet our friendly group.
We meet just off St. Andrews and Piney Grove Roads at the Seven Oaks Park in the St. Andrews area of Columbia, SC.

Photographs provided by Dottie Gantt from a show of her artwork. All art was created by Dottie Gantt. c

Crooked Creek Art League Meets Oct. 15th

"Pottery Making and Decoration" Adrienne Chapelle, Guest Speaker
"Adrienne’s ceramic journey began with hand built pieces in high school and continued with college classes amidst her geology major but pottery took a backseat to being a Geologist and mother until she took lessons from Columbia’s ceramic artist, Johnny Nutt in 1993. By 1999, the avocation turned into a full time calling when she began and continues to exhibit her work, manage Crooked Creek Park’s ceramic studio and give lessons and workshops. Today she specializes in elegantly designed stoneware for the table.
Adrienne’s presentation will demonstrate both hand built and wheel thrown pottery as well as discussing various methods of surface decoration. What a great opportunity to explore this art form! Karen"
Information provided by CCAL newsletter Donna Reid
Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC is the home of the Crooked Creek Art League. They meet the third Monday of every month. Interested artists are invited to attend.