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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

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.

Carroll Foster

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 (scottcunningham@sparklenet.com) or at (www.spartanburgartmuseum.org).

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