Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wrapping up the Year

It is amazing that another year has come and gone... 2012 literally flew by for me.
I was BUSY with all capital letters!

STUDIO NEWS The beginning of the year I opened an art studio for 6 months
in downtown Lexington SC. It was a very educational experience and I enjoyed
it immensely. I coordinated an Art Opening and provided several musical guests
that performed and then I painted live for the guests at the event to live music by
Bob Kilgore.

The studio coordinated an Art Opening during the Wine Walk in May.
We probably had over 1000 people come through the studio in a 3 hour time period.
The Wine Walk is set up with other Lexington businesses and all the businesses provide
wine to the guests.

Mid year. I moved my art equipment from the studio  to my house near downtown
Columbia, SC.  It was nice to have a special space to create. While I was there I was
able to get an additional studio easel and a studio desk that adjust with a slant.
(Lots of fun to draw on a slanted desk.)

This year, there have been several people that have sent their found objects and
recyclables to me and I want to give everyone of these people a special thank you.
Here is a picture of the first item I did with recycled thread... "Threads".


Railroad Gallery Evans St. Florence, SC closed their doors in November. The building the gallery was in had no a/c or heat. Art Trail Gallery closed their original Florence, SC location and reopened in November at their newly revamped location on Evans St. Just a block down, on the same side of the street, from the Railroad Junction Gallery location. I have been at both throughout 2012, still showing at Art Trail Gallery.

Bob Doster's Gallery and Studio Lancaster SC participated in their Christmas Show.

Forest Acres Fine Art Center at Theatre Rowe Richland Mall Columbia SC I showed a few pieces early in the year and painted live to the Dick Goodwin band during two different talent evening events. In SAugust I was invited to be the solo visual artist in both windows. I have 25 works of art there and they will be there until Jan. 4, 2013. If you like anything there, please see Phil Rowe at Theatre Rowe to make your purchase or you may contact me . Picture from FAFAC by JBourque. 2012


I have always been fascinated with sculptures and assemblage as well as mixed media and fiber arts.
This year I took an 8 hour workshop on Steel Sculpture at Bob Doster's studio in Lancaster, SC
They held a big Christmas Grand Opening Art Event at the gallery and I have several pieces there
all are smaller pieces and I have prints too. See Bob or Cherry Doster if interested in any of those.

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