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May 2013

Full Moon Artists in Upstate, SC, Offers Studio Tour - May 18 & 19

The studios of all the Full Moon Artists in Upstate, SC, will be open May 18 and 19, 2013, from 10am to 5pm both days, showcasing their new work, demonstrating the basics, introducing visiting artists in a variety of media and raising community awareness and art appreciation.

The four studios are located within 5 miles of each other in Seneca, Walhalla and West Union, SC. In addition to their own work, each studio is hosting one or more guest artists. There is certainly something for everyone to see from painting, sculpture, pottery, woodturning, quilting, weaving and more.

The four studios are home to 6 artists:

Mike and Cindy Hart own and operate hArtworks Stoneware, located at 185 Dogwood Hill in West Union, SC, (864/557-2105 or 864/557-2106). This is a midrange functional pottery studio which produces work with a botanical theme. It also offers classes and studio “memberships”. It is located on a gentleman’s farm with a variety of small farm animals.

Robin Anne Cooper and Stan DuBose own The End of the Road Studios, located at 255 East Bear Swamp Road in Walhalla, SC, (864/506-6116). The two artists combined studios in a single building that alone is worth seeing, with pennies on the floor and doors on the ceiling. Cooper’s sophisticated folk art painted canvas collages always use bright crisp colors. Her signature style has made her a highly sought after and collected folk artist. DuBose’s passion for clay is evident in the way he shapes it, from vases, platters, ikebana’s, and leaves to his distinctive fish plates and incredibly detailed carved birds on found objects.

Chris Troy is located at 210 Crestview Court in Seneca, SC, (864/985-1096). Troy’s works in midrange stoneware and creates beautifully strong forms and shapes. She sees herself as a handler of clay, one who is a partner in the passage of the clay through its life stages. Her highly functional pieces combine hand built elements with wheel thrown and slab built forms. Troy has been working with some new clay and creating new glazes that accentuate her highly textured surfaces.

Warren Carpenter is located at 234 Heartwood Drive in Seneca, SC, (864/882-0418). Since 1999, Carpenter’s passion has been turning wood. He is always searching for unique pieces that can be turned into an elegant shape revealing the natural beauty of the wood. His turnings are warm and beautiful to see and hold. Carpenter’s finished turnings are often included in regional, national, and international exhibitions.

These 6 artists combined to form “The Full Moon Artists”. They are passionate about their work and supporting their community. They are committed to bringing affordable, original artwork to their customers and to supporting and sponsoring other creative artists in their area. They would love for you to attend their open studios, watch them work, have a chat and become aware of some of the wonderful artwork being created here in our backyard.

All of the artists are more than willing to open their studios by appointment anytime.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call Robin Anne Cooper at 864/506-6116 or visit (www.fullmoonartists.com).

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