Friday, March 30, 2012

Call for Artists Black Mt Art and Craft Show

15th Annual Black Mountain Arts & Crafts Show

June 2 and June 3, 2012 Sat 10-5 PM and Sun 10-4 PM


Call for entries to the 15th Annual Black Mountain Arts and Crafts show have gone out to artists/crafters across the Southeast.

The show will be held June 2 and June 3, 2012 during the peak of the Mountain Air Wildflower Season. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains just 15 miles east of Asheville, Black Mountain has long been a rich and varied arts and crafts community.

From the 1930's to the mid 1950's the town was home for Black Mountain College, which still claims alumni of worldwide renown in the arts. More and more, the town is becoming a center for arts and crafts, antiques and furniture, which attracts tourists from throughout the nation for its unique offerings.

The Old Depot Association is sponsoring the event, giving the show a degree of experience in the arts, marketing, and show management seldom seen in shows of this type.

Artists/crafters seeking to enter the juried show should email Meredith Green at or call Joan Tolley at 828-669-4563 28711.

Applications Accepted until May 1, 2012.

Show and Booth Info

Rules and Regulations


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Art Trail Gallery Florence SC Photo Show Opening

Please join us on Friday March 16th at the Art Trail Gallery
135 S Dargon St. in downtown Florence SC from 530-8PM for
the opening night reception; welcoming SC best photographers.
The show will include photography By Marion Berry, Jean Bourque, Keith Bates, Robert Greaney, Jr and Kendall Berry just
to name a few....

Click for directions Florence SC map

Photography exhibit at the Art Trail Gallery. Judging results will be announced!

As always, we've got some great refreshments for you!

Use the opening to kick-off an equally fabulous weekend.

The weather is going to be phenomenal! The pictures on display are great!

The interesting mix of people that come together at the Gallery is almost

impossible to beat anywhere! You know you're going to have a great time!

Invite all your friends, too!!!

There's lots of parking in the brand new, well-lit parking lot at the back

of the building and the back door will be open! There's the big grassy lot

beside us you can use, too, not to mention street parking. So, come on down!
5:30 p.m - 8 p.m. this Friday, March 16!
Photograph c Jean Bourque

Events Scheduled For Forest Acres Fine Art Center

Forest Acres Fine Art Center 3400 Forest Drive Columbia, SC

2012 Event Schedule

Second Samuel Play March 22-24 & March 29-31 8pm; March 25 & April 1 6pm

Anna D & Friends Variety Show April 5 8pm

God of Carnage Play April 20-21 & 27-28 8pm; April 22 & 29 3pm

Anna D & Friends Variety May 5 8pm

Anna D & Friends Variety June 7 8pm

MidLife! The Crisis Musical Play July 13-15 & 20-22 8pm; July 15 & 22 3pm

Eclipse of Sanity Play August 3-4 & 10-11 8pm; August 5 & 12 3pm

Anna D & Friends Variety Show September 6 8pm

Anna D & Friends Variety October 4 8pm

Oliver! Play October 19-21 & 26-28 8pm; October 21 & 28 3pm

Anna D & Friends Variety November 8 8pm

Every Christmas Story… December 6-8, 13-15 & 20-22 8pm; December 9, 16 & 23 3pm

**Schedule subject to change.

Original Art will be on display and for sale at The Forest Acres Fine Arts Center featuring professional SC artists and will change monthly.

For further info, tickets or donations please contact

Forest Acres Fine Art Center or

Theatre Rowe

Yours Truly,

Jean Bourque

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Abstract Art Show at SC State Museum Now


Abstract Art in South Carolina: 1949-2012 looks at the evolution and influences of abstract painting and sculpture in South Carolina.

The exhibit includes work by pioneering artists such as William Halsey, Corrie McCallum, J. Bardin, Carl Blair and Merton Simpson, and contemporary artists currently working in communities across South Carolina today, such as James Busby, Shaun Cassidy, Enid Williams, Paul Yanko, Katie Walker and Tom Stanley, among many others.
In all, work by more than 40 artists are included in the exhibition, which focuses on one of the most important aspects of South Carolina’s visual culture.