The MAC Gallery at 16 Augusta Street in the historic West End district serves as Greenville’s only public art gallery. The gallery is also home for the annual Greenville Open Studios exhibit in November, the One-Stop Open Studios retrospective in April-May and the Flat Out Under Pressure exhibit in June. Since 2010, exhibits at MAC have been sponsored by Regions Bank, and we thank Chris Riley, Regions’ South Carolina Market President and MAC Board Member, for this company’s very generous level of support.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE
An exhibit of works created in just 24-hours.
June 22 – July 31, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, June 20th, 7-10 PM
On Friday morning, June 19, artists will come to MAC to have their canvases, their papers and their panels of wood stamped with the Flat Out Under Pressure logo. They will return 24 hours later with that same stamped medium as a completed work of art. That afternoon, the work will be juried and displayed as an exhibit.
Join us on the evening of June 20th for the Awards Ceremony and Reception. Come see the amazing artwork produced and congratulate the eight artists whose work will be replicated on Greenville’s downtown recycling bins next year.
Centre Stage Gallery
In 2005, MAC collaborated with Centre Stage, one of Greenville’s premier theaters, to provide exhibition space for MAC member artists in conjunction with each theatrical production throughout the year. The collaboration has been instrumental in enhancing awareness of the talent and professionalism of Greenville-area visual artists as well as of the outstanding theatrical programming in the region. Since 2010, each of the exhibits has been sponsored by South Carolina Bank & Trust, and we greatly appreciate this corporation’s commitment to the visual arts community. The partnership has resulted in displaying the works of over 100 Greenville-area artists. Centre Stage is also the venue for Artisphere’s annual Artists of the Upstate exhibition on display in May during one of Greenville’s premier weekends for visual and performing arts.
The Centre Stage Gallery is located at 501 River Street, Greenville, 29601
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00pm
864-233-6733 and www.centrestage.org
A Women’s Journey
May 22 – July 1, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, May 22, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
TD Gallery at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce
In 2008, when the Greenville Chamber of Commerce renovated its facility on Cleveland Street, MAC partnered with the Chamber to provide display opportunities for MAC member visual artists throughout the first floor. Over 3,000 visitors on a monthly basis come into the Chamber building, and they are given a great chance to become familiar with the work of Greenville-area artists. Since 2008, the TD Gallery at the Chamber has hosted shows by Phillip Gott, Georgia Harrison, Jane Doyle, Blaine Owens and the founding artists of Greenville Open Studios, to name only a few.
Works by Steven Chapp
June 8th – July 31, 2015
I have always enjoyed making marks on a surface to create an image. It is my objective to create images that speak of marks and speak for the image. As an artist I am an observer of my surroundings. In many of my images I use the crow as a metaphor for humankind, as an observer of events, the ever present watchful eye. My images often tell a story of mystery and turmoil, sometimes a bit of humor. I am interested in narrative images. In my childhood I was far more interested in the story I found in the illustrations than the words, using my imagination to create my own story. My grandfather introduced me to the printed images on postage stamps which I believe played a role in my interest in print-making. I want my images to tell a story letting you read what you will into the images.
- Born in Kansas City Missouri 1952.
- MFA printmaking from Clemson 1985.BS Ed.
- Art education and printmaking Appalachian State University 1978.
- Retired from 29 years teaching visual arts in the public schools 2010 .
- Currently teaches classes and workshops around S.C. such as the Fine Arts Center in Greenville or various State and private colleges/ Universities or in my home studio, Black Dog Press..
- Directed two portfolio exchanges including traveling exhibits entitled Shifting Plates-I and Shifting Plates-II currently traveling. 2011, 2014.
- Received two grants from the Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC 2011, 2014.
- Recipient of numerous awards for best of show and purchase awards..Numerous group and solo exhibits.Represented at if Art Gallery in Columbia, SC Museum/ Corporate collections: 3 works at the Pickens County Art Museum, Pickens, SC and Art Museum of Texas Tech, Lubbock, Tx., Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VA. Charlotte, NC branch..
- Operates Black Dog Press in Dacusville, SC. since 1997.