The Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville, SC, will present, The Pate Family Art Exhibit, on view in the Jean & James Fort Gallery at the Black Creek Arts Center, from Mar. 3 through Apr. 29, 2011. A reception will be held on Mar. 3, from 5:30-7pm. As always, admission to the opening is free and the public is invited to attend.

This Exhibition will showcase the amazing works of art by 14 members of this family, spanning four generations of the Pate Family. This family's gifted talent in the art field all began with Wilhelmina Stucky Pate.

Artists whose work will be displayed in the gallery are Wilhelmina Stuckey Pate, her daughter and son Joan Pate Houser and Gerald Stuckey Pate and his wife Catherine Russ Pate, Gerald's and Catherine's children Gerry, Charlie, and Martin Pate as well as their grandchildren, Christopher and his wife Angelique, Aaron, Charles, Catherine, Taylor, and Bracey Pate.

Just as there are many family members represented, there will be many media on display. Watercolor, stained glass, photography and video will be among the media presented in this dynamic and engaging show.

"We are fortunate to have the Pate Family in our community," said BCAC President Carolyn Atkinson. "For all of that talent to be in one family isn't fair," she went on to say.

The Pates have been very diligent in formally developing the talent in each family member through higher education. Among the schools family members have degrees from are: Coker College, Clemson University, Savannah College of Art & Design and the Ringling School of Art.

Black Creek Arts Council is not first in recognizing the talents of the Pate Family. Family members have received awards or honors from or been published in: the Greater New Orleans Art Association, New York Times, National Press Awards, South Carolina Press Association, Biennial National Art Exhibition in Florida and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Keep in mind, that is an abbreviated list.

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