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March 24, 2020

As a child in Saratoga, New York, Michelle Winnie drew all the time, including on the back of her parents’ drapes, behavior which landed her in trouble. She enrolled at Brockport University as an art major and a goal to work as a graphic artist. But the man she met dur...

March 17, 2020

Joseph Peragine, the juror for the upcoming show at the Anderson Arts Center, considers himself a painter but works in several mediums, including sculpture and installations. As a painter, he works in acrylics, oils, and watercolor. He has a BFA from the University of...

March 10, 2020

Nancy Basket showed some of her work and discussed her experience as a basketmaker at the Anderson Artists Guild meeting on March 9.

Born in Washington state, she has lived in Walhalla for 21 years, having come to the South to learn its stories and to use its natural re...

March 3, 2020

Nancy Basket may not have finished the art education degree she started at Blackhawk College in Moline, Illinois. She may have learned instead, as she says, through “the school of hard knocks.” But this woman is an artist and art educator extraordinaire.

She became intr...

February 25, 2020

As a first-grader, Jane List knew she wanted to teach, lining up her dolls and stuffed animals for instruction. She also loved art, but she never encountered an art teacher until junior high.

“That’s the first time I realized I could be a teacher and teach art, and that...

February 18, 2020

Koreen Sweet is not an artist herself but joined the Anderson Artists Guild to support her daughter, member Michelle Phillips, who is an artist, and because she enjoys being connected to a group of artists.

Sweet’s life has been a true journey. She grew up in Rochester,...

February 11, 2020

Using Instagram as a marketing tool was the subject of member Jamie Hansen’s presentation at the Feb. 10 meeting of the Anderson Artists Guild.

Instagram is a social media platform with over 400 million monthly active members that relies primarily on images. It’s a plac...

February 4, 2020

As soon as her youngest child graduated from high school, Rebecca Lawson Carruth enrolled in a painting class at the Anderson Arts Center. “I jumped in with everybody who’d been doing it a long time,” she said. “I still get teased about that first painting. It was pret...

January 28, 2020

For many years, art provided some much-needed peace in Anderson Artists Guild member Diana Winuk’s stressful life. “It was calming to create something for other people to enjoy,” she said.

Though she took a lot of art classes, Winuk followed her father into the criminal...

January 21, 2020

The 2020 Juried Exhibition at the Blue Ridge Arts Center in Seneca opened on Jan. 17 and will run through Feb. 27. Juror Susan B. Wooten selected 84 pieces for exhibition from over 120 pieces submitted. Ten Anderson Artists Guild (AAG) members were among those selected...

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