Friday, October 3, 2008

Sun. Oct 5 Art Show with Ilona at the Back Porch

Art Show Sunday Oct. 5th
2-5:30 PM
Back Porch Painters Studio
at 6729 Two Notch Rd. Columbia, SC
is Proud to Present
The Internationally Known Artist... ILONA
Ilona Royce-Smithken
See and buy beautifully inspired art
The Back Porch Painters originally started meeting over 15 years ago on the back porch of Sandra Phaup's lakefront home; where Ilona came from NYC twice a year to teach us all how to paint with oils in impressionistic style on canvas. Over the years artists have come and gone and in the past few years Sandra had been wanting a place for the group to show their art and to share Ilona's vibrant personality and entertainment with more of the community than just our little group. (and the group at Dianne's on Devine, more about that later)

In 2007; this dream to show the work and introduce Ilona to more of the community became a reality when we had our first ever Art Show and reception at the Back Porch Studio. Naturally the Gallery and Studio adapted the name the Back Porch Painters. In addition to the painters several potters and sculptors began to rent the space to use their potters wheel and to work with clay. We quickly decided to adapt the name of the Gallery to be called the "Back Porch Studios".

Come out and meet one of the most interesting and entertaining people Columbia has ever known and see some great art too. BTW: for those that don't know; Ilona is the ETV Star of "Painting with Ilona" which aired as recently as a few years ago in the greater Columbia area. It had a run throughout the 70's and a little bit in the 80's. It may be available through the ETV archives if you want to learn more.

Keeping the paint flowing...
yours Jean Bourque

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