The Seven Oaks Art League is open to amateur and professional artists interested in supporting the fine arts. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, unless otherwise stated, at 7:00 pm at Seven Oaks Park located at 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, South Carolina.. Refreshments and fellowship time begins at 6:30 pm and we meet September through May.
February 17 Program
Guest Speaker: Lee Monts
Lee is a Christian artist who primarily creates contemporary acrylic paintings on canvas, paper and board. His formal education is in geology. He has been a resident of Columbia, South Carolina, since 1987 and is employed full time by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Lee began painting in 2002 and has had no formal art training. He has shown extensively in South Carolina since 2003. “Testimony”, the artist’s premier solo show, was on exhibit July 23 – August 21, 2009 at the Gallery at DuPre in Columbia, SC. A feature article by nationally known writer Cynthia Boiter entitled, “Artist come lately…” appeared in the January 2010 issue of Lake Murray Magazine and Northeast Columbia Magazines. The artist was selected as one of six artists for Street Gallery III, a rotating billboard project in 2010 sponsored by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and Lamar Advertising. Monts also received the “In Memory of Lena Massara” Award in 2010 for his entry in the 33rd Annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Show. Monts will be featured, along with nine other selected artists, in a limited edition Capital City Art Book in Spring 2011. He is currently represented by Verve Fine Interiors and the Gallery at DuPre, both in Columbia, South Carolina and by Michael Mitchell Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. The artist’s work can also be seen at www.323art.blogspot.com.
Lee Monts will give critiques of member's unframed works. Anyone who wishes to have a particular piece critiqued may bring one piece to the meeting February 17th. It should be unframed with mat board or foam core backing to hold it upright on the easel. This could be a painting in progress as well as a finished painting.