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Congrats to 3 of our alumni: Doug McAbee, Bridget Kirkland and Adrian Rhodes

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Of the 58 artists that have been accepted into the Spartanburg Artists’ Guild 40th Annual Juried Show, three are alumni. Doug McAbee, Bridget Kirkland and Adrian Rhodes. Show opens Tuesday, September 3. There will be an awards ceremony and reception on Saturday Sept. 28 from 6-9pm. 

Juror info: Scott Betz

Scott Betz received his BFA from the University of Evansville and an MFA from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is President of FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) and teaches at Winston-Salem State University. His work has been exhibited and is in collections across the US as well as Japan, China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Sweden, France, Finland, Columbia, Lithuania and Belgium. He currently collaborates with his eleven year old son and nine year old daughter on hybrid art projects and exhibitions. In describing his artistic journey, Betz says, “Whether it is viewed as romanticized adventure or intellectual challenge, the process of placing oneself in unfamiliar territory and repeatedly asking and answering the same question, “How can I best operate in this system?” is a constant strategy in my studio production.” Some of his selected solo exhibitions include the Monitor, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina and 40/40, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Selected Group Exhibitions include the Halpert Biennial, Turchin Center for Visual Art, Boone, North Carolina and the World Council for the Arts 2nd Exhibition, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, California

Show runs September 3- October 13

Spartanburg Artist Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center

Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10-5, and Sunday from 1-5.

FREE to the public!

http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com

200 East St John Street, Spartanburg SC 29306 | 864.542.ARTS

Doug McAbee, The One About the Tree Rides

Doug McAbee, “The One About the Tree Rides”

Bridget Kirkland, "1424 Ocean Ave"

Bridget Kirkland, “1424 Ocean Ave”

Adrian Rhodes, "Magpie 1"

Adrian Rhodes, “Magpie 1”

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Join us for a Preview and Sale – Marge Loudon Moody’s ‘Paracosms’

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1 Marge Loudon Moody Urban Instincts  2005 - 2008 Collage 2013

Spotlighting Marge Loudon Moody’s upcoming Preview, Sale, and Show…

Artist Statement:

‘Paracosms’

The newest exhibition in my series of shows celebrating my 30 Year retrospective, ‘Made in America’ is entitled ‘Paracosms’ and will be at Space 1858, 1858 W Grand Street, Chicago, Illinois, opening May 10, 2013, with a reception 6:00 – 9:00p.m.

My work is inspired by the spirit of place. I make abstract acrylic paintings on canvas, collages and mixed-media pieces, which, through a rigorous process of working and reworking of composition and art elements, arrive at a harmonious expression of the essential nature of the subject.  My collage work often employs ‘found’ materials and involves layering and precise juxtaposition of line, color, shape and texture.  Life experience may be similarly layered.  At times, subject matter serves as metaphor for intangible ideas. It examines boundaries, addresses the fragility of existence, of presence, of absence, and of memory.

This show consists of several new collages on two themes – the ‘Urban Instincts’ and ‘Desert Garden’ themes as well as drawings, watercolors and mixed-media pieces from earlier years.

WINTHROP PREVIEW
Preview the work before it goes to Chicago…
After Winthrop graduation on Saturday, May 4, 2013
2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
2nd floor, McLaurin Hall, Studio #249
Winthrop University

Keep up with Space 1858 and the ‘Paracosms’ opening on Facebook:  CLICK HERE