Archives for May 2011


  Thomas Whichard Thomas Whichard (b. 1985, Rock Hill, S.C.) has recently had solo exhibitions at Beam Gallery in Dallas, N.C., and the McLaurin Student Galleries at Winthrop University in Rock Hill. He has participated in numerous group shows in Rock Hill; Dallas, N.C.; and Columbia, S.C. Whichard is the recipient of a purchase award from the Gaston County Museum of Art and History in Dallas and a commission from Winthrop University. He received an Associate of Fine Arts degree from Gaston College in Dallas. Whichard resides in Fort Mill and is pursuing a BFA with concentrations in painting and sculpture at Winthrop University. Statement of support: Much of Whichard’s work … [Read more...]


  Katie Walker Katie Walker (b. 1970, Pensacola, Fla.) has exhibited in the Greenville County (S.C.) Museum of Art; the Spartanburg (S.C.) Museum of Art; the Pickens County (S.C.) Museum of Art and History; the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art; and the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens. Her work was included in the 2005 Florence Biennale in Italy, where she was an award winner. Since 1991, Walker’s work has been in more than 70 exhibitions throughout the Southeast and beyond. She has taught at Furman University in Greenville, where she earned her BA in studio art. She holds an MFA from the University of Georgia and studied and taught in the university’s Cortona Study Abroad program in … [Read more...]

Whitney LeJeune

I believe that capturing & sharing creative energy on canvas is a worthwhile calling that can bring pleasure & healthy intellectual energy into our lives. While my work ranges in subject matter, I tend to focus on my interpretation of the female soul & the integrity of my medium. My work has a voice & my viewers have an invitation to put themselves into my pieces. Studio 112 112 East Main St. Lexington, SC 29072 (803) 413-0230 Directions: From the State Capitol in Columbia, take U.S. 1 Gervais Street (U.S. 1) west across bridge and beyond West Columbia. Studio 112 is located on the 100 block of historic downtown Lexington, just past … [Read more...]

Vicki Corley

I usually begin with acrylic paints as a ground for oil painting. The first colors, shapes, & textures set the tone & inspire the next step in color or gesture, like a conversation. Color, energy, & emotion are the result. My work is purely intuitive & each painting has a different starting point, reflecting a state of emotion. The watching eye (of God? of angel? of Inner Wisdom?) is a frequent, always unintentional symbol. As for many artists, the process of creation for me is spiritual. 2314 Stark St. Columbia, SC 29205 (803) 260-0961 Directions: From the State Capitol in Columbia, take Gervais St. (U.S. 1) east past Harden, and turn right … [Read more...]

Tyrone Geter

My mother once told me "Sometimes she felt like she didn't have no life." That statement made with so much honesty, conviction, & passion--yet free of even a hint of self-pity--has, throughout my career, been one of my guiding principles. She survived & passed her legacy of love, compassion, hope & a sense of "doing the right thing" on to her children. My work finds its foundation in that legacy. It refers to the trials of youth & the struggle of the aged. It seeks to speak to & for those with no voice. My work is compassion, hope, justice, & perseverance: things I learned from my mother. 312 Deer Run Rd. Elgin, SC 29045 (803) … [Read more...]

Tim Floyd

My life is composed of tiny fragments of color, texture & form. My paintings are an extension of my faith & my connections. I'm obsessed with creating. My goal is to bring this about through visual sophistication that is sensitive to the heart. Art is an outward expression of my feelings & thoughts. Sometimes its links are strong enough with someone else that they feel the connection. Not everyone can or should make that connection but when they do, it is deeply satisfying to me & to the viewer. 700 Columbia Ave. Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 622-3444 Directions: From the State Capitol in Columbia, take Gervais Street (U.S. 1) west and turn right on … [Read more...]

701 CCA Columbia Open Studios & May Concerts!

701 CCA is abuzz during the month of May with Music concerts, Art exhibitions, and of course Columbia Open Studios! Check out the highlights below and follow the links for more information. (or or click on Concerts) We encourage studio hoppers to dine out at one of Columbia's great, locally-owned restaurants! Brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails: Columbia SC's food scene is famously hot, and we thank our local restaurants and caterers for their support via the City of Columbia hospitality tax grant program!   Music in May - 701 CCA Plus Series presents 3 concerts this month! All concerts start at 8 pm with doors opening at 7 pm. Admission: $10 for … [Read more...]

Tam Hicks

My art is my therapy. Working in clay makes me feel like a kid. Photography was my first love; it comes naturally for me. It’s all about framing, composition, and light. I taught Art in the Lowcountry Public Schools and private lessons at Island Girl Studio. After a diagnosis of MS, I retired, then relocated to Columbia. I have participated in regional festivals, shows and exhibits, including Spoleto. Island Girl Studio 173 Fairhaven Way Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 509-1604 Directions: From the State Capitol in Columbia, take right on Assembly St. & left onto Elmwood Ave; proceed onto I-26. Take Chapin exit 91. Left at light; take Columbia Ave. into … [Read more...]

Sylvia Ady-Potts

I work in porcelain and stoneware clays, making sculptures that just simply make you want to smile--dogs of all sorts in a tangled ball or a monkey dressed for a night on the town. I also do work with the human figure--faces, hands and torsos which are a neo-tribal synthesis of ancient motifs. My work has been featured in shows in Rock Hill, Anderson, Columbia, Charleston & Beaufort, SC as well as New York City. I am represented exclusively by CityArt in Columbia and am quite excited to now also have work showing in the Chicago area. Studios in the Arcade 1332 Main St., #25 Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 315-5126 Directions: From the State Capitol in Columbia, take Main St. north … [Read more...]

Suzy Shealy

I work in oils, pastels, and I batik using watercolors. My oils and pastels are realistic and my batiks, while of structures and things found in nature, are more impressionistic. I paint portraits, landscapes and still lifes and have won awards for my oils and watercolor batiks. I am also known for my military paintings, which I have made into prints to raise monies for charities that benefit military families. Suzy Shealy Fine Art Studios in the Arcade 1332 Main St., #25 Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 429-4778 Directions: From the State Capitol in Columbia, take Main St. north for 1.5 blocks to 1332 Main St.; the Arcade Mall is between Lady St. and Washington … [Read more...]

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