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.
A Twelve-Inch Program
Greenville Open Studios Exhibit
October 30 – December 18, 2015
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
Impressionism meets Expressionism
Works by Betsy Powell and Melanie Pouch
November 13, 2015 – January 8, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, November 13, 2015 | 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.
Through November 9th
I am interested in experimental painting using gestural suggestions that capture the viewer’s imagination. I first became interested in abstract work when I began to study the works of the abstract expressionist painters of the 60s and 70s.
My work is characterized by free flowing brush strokes which give a sense of movement and balance. As the unfolding work goes through a series of evolutionary stages, I constantly investigate shapes and possibilities which end in a study of fresh unpredictability and visual excitement. Slowly I have developed the secret of my art which consists of a meditation on color and experimentation. With more involvement and regularity, I have learned to push each study in a certain direction.
By working in a nonobjective style, I have the ability to combine my love of color with informality of form to express the style I paint in always revising my intentions. My themes present different phases of my studies which are evolving and progressive. As a contemporary painter my work cannot remain at a standstill but must be a process of evolution. I am always open to change and what emerges is influenced by color, line, texture and geometric or organic shapes.