Sunday, December 20, 2009

Art Book Of The Week: #2

Jewelry Making Handbook
by Sharon McSwiney, Penny Williams, Claire Davies, and Jennie Davies

$12.99 at Burry Bookstore

Produce professional-looking jewelry using simple techniques and equipment and learn to work with a variety of metals, ceramics, and plastics with the Jewelry Making Handbook.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

BCAC Exhibits

Below is a list of BCAC's 2009 Exhibits.

In the Jean & James Fort Gallery at the Black Creek Arts Center:

January & February - The Every Child Is An Artist Exhibit featuring Nathan Gulledge, John Herth, Jennifer Webb, Steve Roos, and Patz Fowle.

March & April - Dr. Hiller Spires' Being Home

May & June - Michael Gray's Carolina Echoes

Above: by Michael Gray

July - The Carolinas II Community Photography Exhibit (exhibit at BCAC & Hartsville Memorial Library)

August - Irish Art from the collection of Beverley Spears

Above: One of Mary Ellen Johnson's amazing food paintings. See more here.

September - The Johnson Family Show featuring Seth, Mary Ellen, & Dale Johnson

October - Darlington County Watermedia Artists - This show was done in coordination with the South Carolina Watermedia Society. Featured artists included: Frankie Bush, Heidi Bond, Marty Brown, Bob Feury, Pollie Bristow, Anna Coe, Carolyn Swallow, and Catherine Anderson. Guest artists for the exhibit were Jackie Wukela and Lynda English of Florence.
Above: by Catherine Anderson

November - Tobacco Barns of the Pee Dee: A Collection of Work by Benton Henry. This traveling exhibit was produced by BCAC and funded by the Humanities Council of South Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

December - 3rd Annual Christmas Shoppe

Darlington County Library Exhibits

Nathan Gulledge's Barriers Series
Shawn Lay's Unbidden Visions
Tobacco Barns of the Pee Dee
Work from the Collection of Stephan Drew
Three Creeks Visual Artisans Alliance of Marlboro County
Dr. Hiller Spires' Being Home
Exhibits in BCAC's Upstairs Gallery
Three Creeks Visual Artisans Alliance of Marlboro County
Carolyn Atkinson
Cliff Jones Photography

Now Online: Tobacco Barns of the Pee Dee

The Tobacco Barns of the Pee Dee Exhibit
can be viewed online by clicking the link below:

BCAC's 2009 Events

In 2009, BCAC presented:

Black Creek, Blue Jeans, & BBQ

Darlington Artist Crawl

Above: Members of the Darlington Artist Crawl Committee
Suzanne Muldrow, Linda Howle, Sarah Jaillette, Pollie Bristow
Several Author Luncheons with Burry Bookstore

Above: At Todd Johnson's signing of Sweet By And By.

The Long Lash Cabaret

March Madness - Free Art Classes

Coffee with Ilona

Luncheon Honoring Willard Jacobs

Viscera Dance Theatre

Gallery Disco

Audition Site for Hartsville Idol

3rd Annual Christmas Shoppe

Black Creek also hosted three summer camps for young people:

Camp Creative

Explore Art with Mike & Patz Fowle

Kindermusik Camp BCAC provided funding for the following events:

Lamar's Art in Park Series through the Friends of the Lamar Library

American Spiritual Ensemble through the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association

Tian Yang through the Hartsville-Coker Concert Association

Deathtrap presented by the Hartsville Community Players

Programming for Get Creative for the Darlington County Library

Jazz! Carolina for Hartsville Downtown Development Association

Renofest for Hartsville Downtown Development Association

O Happy Day presented by the Hartsville Community Players

The Hartsville Civic Chorale's Christmas Concert

Mural painted by Patz Fowle at the Hartsville Memorial Library

Mural in downtown Lamar through the Darlington Chamber of Commerce

BCAC also funded eleven artist residencies in Darlington County schools through its Arts-In-Education Program. BCAC's Grant Program and Arts-In-Education Program are partially funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Art Book of the Week: #1

Black Creek Arts Council and Burry Bookstore are teaming up to bring you Art Book of the Week. All books chosen are in stock at Burry Bookstore on Carolina Avenue in Hartsville. The first book is:

The Pastel Artist's Bible: An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist

Discover the unique joys of pastel painting with this easy-to-use guide to one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. More than 100 visual sequences reveal key techniques such as mixing, blending, scumbling, sgraffito, hatching and feathering. Includes tips on composing your painting, using color, adding highlights and shadows, and creating textured effects. Step-by-step demonstrations show how to approach a range of subjects from landscapes and flowers to portraits and still life.