Anderson Annual 37th Juried Art Exhibition

May is almost here, yet it felt more like winter today.       My family in Ohio was even expecting snow!   
Classes are through at Tri-County, now just a LOT of grading and final exams.  Here is a shot of my drawing, In Case of Shipwreck, installed at the Anderson Arts Center's 37th Annual Juried Show.  It was also exhibited last year at a February Sweetheart Art Show, 'Wonders & Blunders' with my boyfriend (fiance!) Steven.  It is on exhibit through the end May at the Arts Center here in SC.  Likely to be my last local art show before the big move to Texas midsummer!

In Case of Shipwreck. 22" x 30".  
Graphite & colored pencil on paper.


First Friday Mini Book Collective & Dreamy Dreamhouse

The Mini Book Collective at the Art & Light Gallery opened to a banner crowd for First Friday in Greenville's West End. Teresa had the entrance decorated beautifully with an assemblage of old books, pages fluttering in the wind. Entering the gallery, you were greeted by books spread across tables, white cotton gloves and a paper mobile installation hanging from above.  My new mixed media series, 'dreamy dreamhouse' was exhibited along with the work of other resident artists Kent & Teresa.  The atmosphere was dreamy and soft, thoughtfully curated and arranged.  Thanks Teresa for another wonderful opening! Part of my family came in for the opening...afterward we went out to dinner and found the rest of Greenville just as lively as the arts district!  As we left town, fireworks signalling the end of the baseball game at Fluor Field lit up the night sky.

The show will be on display the entire month of April.  If you didn't make it out for the reception, you can visit the galleries in Greenville on Pendleton Street, Thursdays and Friday from 10-5.  


Finished, Framed & Ready for Friday's Opening!

 Five new mixed media drawings have been matted, framed, and delivered to the gallery for this Friday's art opening.  Teresa, the curator/owner of the art & light gallery, asked me to design a series of large work to display during the first ever Greenville Mini-Book Collective.  The framed pieces measure 24" x 30" and media includes watercolor, ink, graphite & colored pencil.

All of the artists in the show used paper as their drawing surface & sculptural medium-the collection includes handmade books, assemblage, collage, paintings and drawings.  Teresa has some dreamy vintage book mobiles installed in the gallery.   It sets the perfect scene for the exhibition this month & I can't wait to see how everything looks on April 6th for the opening!

If you find yourself in the upstate on Friday night, come out to the First Friday event on Pendleton Street from 6-9 pm!  The show will be up the entire month of April, Thu & Fri 10-5.

Teresa  is a wonderful promoter and active part of the Greenville arts scene; here is an excerpt from the gallery newsletter about this month's show:
 There is no more compelling proof of art's importance and vitality in Greenville County than the number of creatives who came forward to share history, values, architecture, happenings, cultural activities, life, places, and other such artifacts through the first ever Greenville County Mini Book Collective -- the collection is sheer beauty and inspiration and the opening is just one week away. You are invited to our First Friday opening on Friday, April 6th (6-9pm) and Saturday, April 7th (10am-5pm). The exhibit runs the entire month of April.

Also showing during the month of April:  
Rachael Madeline, Christin O'Bryan, Jason Wagoner and yours truly, Teresa Roche.