Saturday, July 24, 2010

Black Creek Arts Council Receives Three Grants From The South Carolina Arts Commission

The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) recently announced its grant awards for the upcoming fiscal year. Among the recipients was Black Creek Arts Council of Darlington County (BCAC). BCAC received three grants totaling $13,939.

BCAC was one of 65 schools, school districts, and arts organizations to receive an Arts-In-Education (AIE) Grant. AIE grants help fund artist residencies, performances, curriculum planning and implementation and professional development for teaching.

BCAC also received a General Operating Support Grant from SCAC. This grant program is designed to strengthen arts organizations that bring ongoing arts experiences and services to individuals, other organizations and communities throughout the state. There were 144 organizations that received a General Operating Support Grant.

The third grant BCAC received was for its Subgranting Program. Subgranting funds are allocated to local arts councils to distribute quarterly grants to organizations and artists in their region. This program is funded in part by an award from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

BCAC was among a select group of nine arts council to receive subgrant funding.

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September: In the Gallery...

Louise Daley and Jo Jeffers

In September, the Jean & James Fort Gallery at the Black Creek Arts Center will host an exhibit by Darlington artists Louise Daley and Jo Jeffers. This dynamic exhibit will feature pottery by Jeffers and portraiture by Daley. An opening reception will be held on September 2nd from 5:30 to 7pm. Admission is free.

In addition to the exhibit in the gallery, artwork by Hartsville-native and current Coastal Carolina student Lance "Sketchboii Lance" Rhodes will be on display in the Upstairs Gallery.

Both exhibits will remain on display until September 30th. Prudential Segars Realty is sponsoring the opening.

October: In the Gallery...

The Pink Exhibit

In October, Black Creek Arts Council and Darlington County Relay For Life will be presenting The Pink Exhibit. A silent auction will be held on October 7th from 5:30 to 7:30. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Arts Council and Relay For Life.

Each artwork up for bid will have the color pink in it. Local and regional artists will be donating works for the auction. Flossie Mae's is sponsoring the opening.

The exhibit will remain on display until October 28th.



November: In the Gallery...

Anne Hightower-Patterson

The amazing watercolors of Anne Hightower-Patterson will grace the walls of the Jean & James Fort Gallery in November. An opening reception will be held on November 4th from 5:30 to 7pm. Admission is free.

Check out some of Anne's work here.

Anne's work will also provide a perfect backdrop for BCAC's 4th Annual Christmas Shoppe from November 18th to 20th.

This exhibit will remain in the gallery through November 23rd.



December: In the Gallery...

John Herth
In December, the gallery at Black Creek will feature a collection of work by local artist John Herth.
Herth is an artist that has mastered many media. Come enjoy his paintings, wood carvings, and clay creations. An opening reception will be held on December 2nd from 5:30 to 7pm.

The exhibit will remain on display until December 23rd.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Carolinas III

The following 58 photographers entered 140 photos into The Carolinas III:

Caroline Norment

Johnny Eades

Suzanne Muldrow

Jim Fernandes

Patz Fowle

Anne Baldwin

Linda Humphries

Trey Gibson

Pam Allen

Sam Gibson

Sarah Norwood

Pam Wray

Doug DeNeve

Caroline Crouch

Duane Childers

Cliff Jones

Kaicy Gandy

Kaitlyn Jennings

Heather Jordan

Lee Benoy

Shirley Wilkes

Donna Dedonis

Rebecca Alford

Kelli Foster

Holly Brown

Robert Feury

Terri Pignone

Alyssa Pignone

Nathan Pignone

Marcos Sola

Bob Trousell

John Bachman III

Dan Albernathy

Rikki Moye

Josh Euten

Vaijsha McCall

Michelle McCall

Charlie James

Toni Astralla

Frank Douglas

Carolyn Govan

Jill Snyder

Hayden Snyder

Brent Snyder

Megan Manson

Audrey Tripp

Sherry McInnis

Susan D. Reynolds

Leslie Pemberton

Melinda Bruner

Peter McCoy

Alison Rowe

Mary Lynn Daniels

Sydney McInnis

Abby Hudson

Jacob Watkins

Ashley Hall

Martha Brown

Come see all of their photos on Thursday, July 8th from 5-7pm at the Black Creek Arts Center and Hartsville Memorial Library. Admission to the opening reception and gallery crawl is free. The Carolinas III will remain on display until July 30th.