Archives for January 2011


Busby, Fullswing, 2011, gesso and graphite on panel, 72" x 48" James Busby James Busby (b. 1973, Rock Hill, S.C.) is an artist and art educator. His recent solo exhibitions include those at the Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Va.; Stux Gallery in New York, N.Y.; and the New Gallery/Thom Andriola in Houston, Tex. Busby’s most recent group exhibition was at Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard in Paris, France. Since 1999, Busby has participated in more than 30 group exhibitions in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, including a 2007 exhibition organized by the University of Richmond Museum, which traveled to seven cities across the Unites States. Busby holds an MFA from … [Read more...]


Ballard, Long Pod Trio, 2009, white earthenware with copper oxide and terra sigillata, 28" x 6" x 3.5" Alice Ballard Alice Ballard (b. 1945, Florence, S.C.) is an artist and educator. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, N.C.; the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, N.C.; and the Burroughs and Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Since 1980, Ballard has participated in more then 45 group exhibitions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New York and Ohio. Ballard has been the recipient of numerous grants and honors, including awards from the Greenville (S.C.) Metropolitan Arts Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Craft … [Read more...]


LUCY BAILEY Bailey, Ornithologist's Find, 2011, earthenware ceramic, paint, bird skull, egg, feathers, page, flower husk and resin, 20.5" x 6" x 5" Lucy Bailey Lucy Bailey (b. 1961, Columbia, S.C.) is a figurative ceramic artist who has participated in juried exhibitions in South Carolina at the Arts Council of Rock Hill & York County’s Center for the Arts; the Columbia Museum of Art’s Contemporaries Artist of the Year 2011 Soiree and Silent Auction; and the Pickens County Museum of Art and History. Although largely self-taught, Bailey has participated in workshops led by leading practitioners working in a similar genre, including Lisa Clague, Adrian Arleo, Tip Toland, Alice … [Read more...]


Jim Arendt, Yvette & Ansley, 2010, cut denim, 60” x 30”. Jim Arendt Conway resident Jim Arendt (b. 1978, Flint, Mich.) is an artist, art educator and the director of the Bryan Gallery at Coastal Carolina University in Conway. His solo exhibitions include those at the University of South Carolina in Aiken, the McMaster Gallery at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Mich. Since 1998, Arendt has been in some 30 group exhibitions in South Carolina, Michigan, Oregon, Georgia, England and Australia, including those at the Muskegon (Mich.) Museum of Art; the University of Newcastle, Australia; the McKissick Museum  at the … [Read more...]


What's Love Got To Do, Got To Do With It? 2006-2009 Collage on Okaware paper, 113x147 in   Hilton Head resident Aldwyth (b. 1935, Pomona, Calif.) was represented in the South Carolina TRIENNIAL 2001 and 1995 at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia as well as in the 2011 exhibition TRIENNIAL Revisited at 701 Center for Contemporary Art. Her 2009 retrospective, Aldwyth: work v./work n.: Collage and Assemblage 1991 – 2009, was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston and also traveled to the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, N.C., and the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center in Savannah, Ga. Here work is represented in the South Carolina State Art … [Read more...]

Concert: Hush Arbors/Jason Ajemian

701 Center for Contemporary Arts Plus Series presents: Hush Arbors/Jason Ajemian: The Two of Us Riding Nowhere Tour Sunday, January 16, 2011 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:00 pm Admission: $10; $8, 701 CCA members; $5, students For its first concert of the new year, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents on Sunday, January 16, 2011, 8:00 p.m., “Hush Arbors & Jason Ajemian: The Two of Us Riding Nowhere.” The concert will feature guitarist and songwriter Hush Arbors, a.k.a. Keith Wood, and upright bass player Jason Ajemian. Hush Arbors/ Keith Wood, has gone from “soft and hypnotically picked folk songs” to “belting rock records,” David Morris of wrote.  The London-based … [Read more...]

Micro-Cosmo, A multidisciplinary perfomance by John Prichard

Friday, January 14, 2011 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm   The spectacular, elaborate and dramatic performance Micro-Cosmo by Jon Prichard presents a fictitious, celestial society that expresses the human need for active community-centered ceremony and ritual. Chapel Hill, NC, native Prichard, a recent graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, leads a dozen performers depicting an astroid belt, meteor shower, sun, moon, planets, a comet and gatekeeper. The performance represent...s a constellation that connects the dots between disciplines and categories, drawing lines between art, dance, theater, poetry and music. Finer lines are drawn between sculpture, prop construction and costume design as … [Read more...]

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