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.
Flat Out Under Pressure
June 28th – August 1st, 2014
Opening Reception: June 28th, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
On Friday morning, June 27th, 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 28th for the Awards Ceremony and Reception. Come see the great art produced and congratulate the eight artists who’s 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
Ceramics for the Wall
June 27th – August 25th, 2014
Opening Reception: June 27th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Smoked fired clay on wood
16 x 11 inches
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.
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
July 9 – August 29, 2014
Steve R. Garner began his career as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of North Dakota. There he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Master of Arts degree in art education, and his Master of Fine Arts degree in studio arts. He studied under nationally respected artists and teachers such as professors Robert A. Nelson, Brian Paulsen, Jackie McElroy Edwards, and Paul Fundingsland.
His teachers as well as historical influences like Rene Magritte, the Belgian painter and one of the early Masters of Surrealism, influenced him. Other favorite artists include Mr. Ronald Roller Wilson and fellow classmate Christopher Langseth. During his graduate studies Garner worked predominately in Serigraphy and tends to carry that thinking process with him today in his painting techniques.
Garner has taught at both the college and secondary levels and currently is Head of the Fine Arts Department at J. L. Mann High School in Greenville, South Carolina. He has exhibited his work internationally and has won many national awards for his work. He is a member of the National Art Education Association, South Carolina Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society. His recent work includes his award-winning series “Trout in the Trees.”
Diane Hopkins-Hughs has been a photographer and teacher for 30 years. An Arizona native, she has a BFA from the University of Texas and an MS from Indiana University. She became interested in photography while living in Europe and later studied with Brett Weston, Paul Caponigro and George Tice and was mentored by Merle Armitage. She has taught at SMU in Dallas, Brenau University in Georgia, Schreiner University in Texas, Furman University in Greenville South Carolina, and has presented over 80 photo and art workshops in several states.
Hopkins-Hughs has exhibited her work in over 150 national group exhibitions, more than 60 solo exhibitions, and has received project grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission, Metropolitan Arts Council of Greenville, and the Georgia Council for the Arts. Her work is in numerous private and museum collections including the Amon Carter Museum collection, the Greenville County Museum of Art, the State of Georgia, and the South Carolina State Art Collection. She has been awarded numerous residencies including Seaside, Florida, Pritchard’s Island, South Carolina State Park.
She was the recipient of a visual arts fellowship, awarded by the South Carolina Arts Commission.