Feature Articles

April 2014

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw Co. in Camden, SC, Offers Works by Laurie McIntosh

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, will present All the In Between: My Story of Agnes, featuring works by Laurie McIntosh, on view in the Bassett Gallery, from Apr. 3 through May 5, 2014. A reception will be held on Apr. 3, from 5:30-7pm.

Laurie Brownell McIntosh is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she majored in Studio Art. A professional graphic designer since 1982, she is also the Creative Director of Brownell McIntosh Graphic Design in Columbia, SC. She is a resident artist of Vista Studios/Gallery 80808 in Columbia. McIntosh is married and has two sons.

All the In Between: My Story of Agnes is a eulogy, a memorial, a work of art, and a kind of tribute that validates everything between the first and last breaths of a life well lived,” says McIntosh. She uses more than 70 painted panels to tell the cradle-to-grave story of her late mother, Agnes Smith Brownell. A scientist, artist, doctor’s wife, and mother, Agnes approached life with a kind of candor and pragmatism that left little room for sentimentality. From telling her thirsty and whining children to swallow their spit, to tending to her dying husband, to orchestrating a life of ritual in her widowhood, Agnes was a force to be reckoned with, eliciting emotions from her youngest daughter that were equal parts fear, reverence, and love.

Also in book form, All the In Between will be available for purchase during the exhibition. A perfect exhibition for the month of Mother’s Day, the FAC encourages the public to attend.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 803/425-7676, ext. 306 or visit (www.fineartscenter.org).

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