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February Issue 2005
The Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC, Offers Three Exhibitions in February
The Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg,
SC, is presenting several exhibitions including: John Pendarvis
- Southern Passion Fruit & Other Selected Works, on view
through Feb. 20, 2005; Up The Hill, featuring works by
artists from the Landrum-Tryon-Saluda area, on view through Feb.
27, 2005; and Carroll Foster - Spartan & Glendale Mills:
A New Found Beauty, on view through Feb. 27, 2005.
John Pendarvis is a native South Carolinian
whose art includes large collages, mixed media canvases, serigraphs
and works on paper. He is known for his canvases depicting the
music of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker, Kente Cloth, and
African masks. Pendarvis says, "My works are symbolic with
African tribal masks, many Southern themes and other objects that
are familiar to me".
For a half-century before the Second World War the little town of Tryon, in the western North Carolina mountains near the South Carolina border, was the South's most vital "country colony" of visual artists.
Today, the tradition of that colony continues with a vibrant arts community in the area stretching from Landrum to Tryon and Saluda. Up The Hill, featuring works by artists from this area.
The photography of Carroll Foster captures the spiritual qualities of our area's landscape in a way that only a native son can. These visual explorations of the effects of weather and light on the Piedmont landscape is sure to give Upstate residents a invigorated sense of the place they call home.
For further information check our SC Institutional
Gallery listings, call the Museum at 864/582-7616, e-mail at (email@example.com)
or at (www.spartanburgartmuseum.org).
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