One Square Foot Open Studios 2016 Exhibit October – December, 2016
One Square Foot featured 12 x 12 (x12) inch works by the participating Open Studios artists. The exhibit served as a sampling of the artist’s work and a great place to start the Open Studios weekend.
Sea Change - Liz Rundorff Smith
July – September, 2016
Liz received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH in 2000. She studied abroad at The Marchutz School of Painting in Aix en Provence, France in 1998 and The British Institute of Florence in Florence, Italy in 2004. From 2000 to 2003 she served as Program Director of the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA where she developed and organized exhibitions and educational programming. In December of 2005, she received an MFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Liz moved to Greenville in 2006 to serve as Program Director for the Artisphere arts festival until July of 2016. During Liz’s tenure with Artisphere the festival gained national recognition and top industry rankings. Liz continues to exhibit her work in solo and group exhibitions and recently joined the staff of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts as Art School Director. She lives in Traveler’s Rest with her husband Brad and daughters Piper and Tessa.
Flat Out Under Pressure 2016
June – July, 2016
The seventh annual Flat Out Under Pressure (FOUP), MAC’s unique program involving the visual arts and sound environmental practices in downtown Greenville, was held on June 3-4, 2016. With eight bins for paper, plastic and glass in various locations along Main Street, FOUP encourages recycling among pedestrians while creating a different exhibiting opportunity for visual artists.
Tides, Totems & Teapots
January – March, 2016
Diane Hopkins-Hughs & Gary Huntoon
3D images of Huntoon’s teapots and totems combine with Hopkins-Hughs’ images of shifting forms in tides and objects found in and near the water. Delicate clay and porcelain mixed with unique hand-colored photographs create a new juxtaposition of nature’s oldest and most beautiful elements.
Open Studios 2015 Exhibit
October – December, 2015
Stop by the MAC gallery during the hours of Open Studios to see A Twelve-Inch Program consisting of one 12” x 12” (x 12”) work of art from each of the participating artists. The show will be on display in the MAC gallery at 16 Augusta Street. The exhibit is an excellent way to become acquainted with the artists’ work, and it is proof positive of the amazing talent among Greenville’s visual artists.
Terri Bright / Sonnets
July – August, 2015
Terri Bright is a fine art photographer whose work focuses on the articulation of non-traditional beauty. With a background in painting, she now uses the camera to create canvases of quiet, contemplative spaces.
Bright received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently teaches photography at Furman University where she is an Associate Professor of Art. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the US, including the Society for Contemporary Photography (Kansas City, MO), The Jones Center for Contemporary Art (Austin, TX), Castell Photo Gallery (Asheville, NC), the Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX), and the Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle, WA).
In Sonnets, I create quiet, lyrical narratives from the everyday – inorganic forms disclose life-like characteristics, randomly placed objects seem purposeful, bent frames become graceful. These images are like small meditations, granting permission to pause, and creating space for contemplation. Forgotten items and ordinary spaces possess a kind of wilted beauty that alternately suggest playfulness, tranquility, melancholy and desire.
On Friday morning, June 19th, artists came to MAC to have their canvases, their papers and their panels of wood stamped with the Flat Out Under Pressure logo. They returned 24 hours late with the same stamped medium as a completed work of art.
The 8 winners had their work represented on the recycling bins for one full year.
One-Stop Open Studios Retrospective 2015
April – June, 2015
Begun in 2006, One-Stop Open Studios is an annual retrospective exhibit of artists who have participated in Greenville Open Studios since its inception in 2002. The exhibit runs in conjunction with Artisphere, Greenville’s premier arts festival, and allows for greater exposure and awareness of Greenville-area visual artists and generates additional interest and publicity for the full-fledged Open Studios event in November.
Dabney Mahanes: A Woman's Journey
February – April, 2015
This body of work, which spans over years of focusing on the female figure, has unfolded as a journey through the many stages of a woman’s life from her youth to her mature years. A large part of myself is in this work yet these images are archetypal, universally symbolic. The three archetypes I have explored are The Maiden, The Mother, and The Wise Woman. These paintings express a moment in time through the image of a single figure, or a figure in relationship to another, or the archetypal figure accompanied by her companions of the natural world. Of course there is a negative aspect as well as a positive aspect to the archetypes. Also these feminine archetypes travel through as male’s life as well. The Raven is the symbol that has accompanied me through darkness, transformation, and birthing into this time of discovery and creativity. This is depicted in my painting “The Ascension of the Animus”. My hope is that the viewer can leave with a deeper awareness of the paths these feminine images weave through his of her life and a higher respect for the wisdom carried by the mature woman.
Dabney Mahanes was born in Virginia, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Graphic Arts, worked as an illustrator for McGraw Hill and did freelance advertising and book illustration while married and raising 3 children. She now lives in Greenville, South Carolina where she works out of her own studio at 5 Smith Street in the Village Art District as a professional artist and has exhibited her drawings and paintings in North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.
Spaces: Work by Bruce and Alice Schlein
December, 2014 – February, 2015
This show is about the spaces people occupy, will occupy or have occupied and what is left behind or will be put forward. I try to be in the spaces and imagine what people have done there, a history reconstructed. I have found that every space has its own life, feel and information, which I try to interpret and then convey through my photographs.
The pictures are toned black and white and printed in small scale. This is by intent to encourage the viewer to move in close and experience the image in depth.
The Artist Trade Show
January – February 21, 2014
Each painter took a 24 x 24 inch canvas and painted it to hang at MAC for February. The only criteria was that they include a bit of orange in the painting. At the end the artists will each trade with each other and leave with a new piece of art.
Marquin Campbell, Erika DeRoberts, Kate Fagan, Suanne Hall, Starr Haney, Lauren Hightower, Carey Hudson, Melissa Nichols, Brooke Seppala, Leanne White
Round & Around: Works by Georgia and Darrell Harrison
December – January, 2013
“Round and Around” is a display of round wooden forms made on a lathe. And paintings from around South Carolina.
We have looked forward to our retirement and using some of that time to express our personal involvement with Nature. For us that is trees; their trunks and branches creating shade in summer; in winter creating forms which break the snow and branches which tickle the sky.
Darrell’s bowls echo the stories of tree trunks, sometimes magnificent and sometimes diseased. Each bowl is a new pattern and size which is determined by the artist working with Nature.
Georgia is influenced by George Inness, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. Her love of Nature and her love of man- made things left to Nature are evident in her work. What stories might they tell? Sometimes it is a lone tree; sometimes a set of electrical boxes or a new house intruding on older homes on a beach. Each painting has its own story.
Works of Art by Denis Yusi
July – August, 2013
“A master artist, his visual creations beautifully convey delight in color, meticulous detail, and a vast repertoire of styles. Educated at Greenwich (CT) High School, New York University, and Parsons School of Design, he began his career at SC Educational Television and Carolina Color Productions. He taught in the Bronx, NY and in Greenville at the Fine Arts Center, Camperdown Academy, Roper Mt. Science Center, and Blue Ridge.”
Flat Out Under Pressure 2013
June – July, 2013
On Friday morning, June 7th, artists came to MAC to have their canvases, their papers, their panels of wood stamped with a Flat Out Under Pressure logo. They brought back those same stamped medium 24 hours later, Saturday morning, June 8th, as completed works of art. That afternoon, the work was juried and hung as an exhibit. That evening, the winners were announced. Come see the great art produced in just 24 hours.
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1st Place: Katie Walker
2nd Place: Diane Kilgore Condon
3rd Place: Janina Tukarski Ellis
4th Place: Alice Ratterree
5th Place: Mark Mulfinger
6th Place: Kathy Moore
7th Place: Kim Hassold
8th Place: Eric Benjamin
Exhibitionist Committee’s Choice: Judy Verhoeven
One-Stop Open Studios Retrospective 2013
April – June, 2013
A Retrospective Exhibit of Open Studios Artists, 2002 – 2012
Artists submitted 12 x 12 inch works for this exhibit which runs in conjunction with Artisphere.
Some Like it Hot: Encaustic Art in the Upstate
February – April, 2013
Featuring artwork by twenty-six artists!
en•caus•tic( n-kô st k)
1. A paint consisting of pigment mixed with beeswax and fixed with heat after its application.
2. The art of painting with this substance.
3. A painting produced with the use of this substance.
Counterpoints: Form & Space
January – February, 2013
This show featured the work of Alice Ballard, Roger Dalrymple, Paul Yanko and Enid Williams.
Works of Wood by Charles “Skip
December – January, 2016
Charles has been working with domestic and exotic woods from all over the world for nearly twenty years. All of the wood pieces are completed in their natural color and finely finished to a high gloss with oils and wax. The imported exotic woods are purchased from dealers who insure managed forestation; and some domestic woods are gathered from naturally fallen timber.
Open Studios Exhibit: Fair and Square
October – December, 2016
Featuring work from the participating Greenville Open Studios 2012 artists. One 12″ x 12″ (x12″) piece from each of the artists is on display, providing an excellent overview of Greenville’s visual arts community.
Phil Garrett: Works on Paper
August – October, 2012
“My work is informed by nature, a kind of mythical nature. The power of storms, the spiritual quality of the elements, the beauty, grace and ferocity of animals — something greater than myself, something I can’t comprehend. Painting and making monotypes is my search for the mystery within the subject, within myself.” -Phil Garrett, 2011
Mini Book Collective
July – August, 2012
The MiniBook Collective is an adaptation of a book making project from the UK, SomethingCollective/ The Collective Atlas. It is a simple format that uses a single piece of paper to tell a story about, capture the essence of, and show things that are important to us and our relationships with Greenville County.
The Collective books talk about history, are written with few words, give insight into personal experiences, make fun things happen, reflect on gains and losses and all-in-all bring our attention to things that make us who we are.
Flat Out Under Pressure 2012
June – July, 2012
53 artists created works in 24 hours to be juried for the eight recycling bins along Main Street in downtown Greenville.
Paintings by Julie Hughes Shabkie
May – June, 2012
New paintings by Julie Hughes Shabkie
Fantasy and Nostalgia: Works by Robert LoGrippo
March – April, 2012
I have been a freelance illustrator and painter for over 40 years. As an illustrator I have done artwork for magazines, books, advertisements, posters and jigsaw puzzles. As a fine artist I have had 10 one person shows at Jaro Galleries in NYC and am now represented by Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg.
Charcoal Work by Adam Schrimmer
January – February, 2012
During a solo exhibit where he worked ‘live’ Adam’s work was classified as “Emotional Expressionism.” His drawings never take more than a day, they are started and finished in one sitting. No matter the size or subject matter. When he gets inspired to work it is like a surge of energy.. a pulse of power, he becomes like an out of control freight train driven by the music in his ears and the blood pumping in his veins. Adam is a very passionate person and believes strongly that a feeling,
emotion or state of mind cannot be duplicated. This moment, right now, as you read this short bio will be gone in a second and you will never get it back. His drawings are moments in time that he cannot create again, it would never be the same, because the emotional and physical state-of-being that urged him to make that specific piece of art at that specific time, on that specific day are now gone.