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16 Members in Belton Abstract Show

Sixteen members of the Anderson Artists Guild are part of the Abstract This exhibit that opened on April 6 and will run through May 17 at the Belton Center for the Arts. Members in the show include Yolize Bowke, Matthew Brophy, Philip Cheney, Sue Cheney, Barbara Mickelson Ervin, Jane Friedman, Myrl Garment, Carolyn Gibson, Craig Johnson, Mary McAlister, Mary McDonough, Rosemary Moore, Mary Anne Porter, Armi Tuorila, Diana Walter, and Sue West. Below, some of them share thoughts on their artistic processes. Myrl Garment: My entry is a watercolor and very bright with mixed colors. I had this at an outdoor show, and a little girl was really studying it for awhile. Then she smiled at me and said

Susan Anderson's Photos on Display

Anderson Artists Guild member Susan Anderson’s photographs are on exhibit in the display case on the first floor of the Anderson Arts Center from March 11 through May 13. Here are Anderson’s reflections on a few of her photos: The Beauty of Spring in South Carolina: I am not a technical photographer. I see something that intrigues me and I take the photo. One of my favorites is the beautiful azalea tree. Throughout my life I adored my mother. I remember that she had one thing she hated in the kitchen. At the sink she wanted to look at the beauty outside instead of a wall. The day I took this photo, I was standing at my sink and looked outside. What I saw took my breath away. And I said, ‘Mom

13 Members Selected for Juried Show in Anderson; Kathy Moore Wins Third Place

The Anderson Arts Center’s 44th Annual Juried Show opened on April 5 and runs through May 16. From among the 408 pieces of work submitted, 159 were accepted into the juried show and 50 were accepted to Art on the Town, which means they will be displayed in different downtown venues from May 3 through May 24. Thirteen members of the Anderson Artists Guild were among those selected for the juried show: Jo Anne Anderson, Debbie Bzdyl, Carolyn Gibson (two pieces), Sharon Jacobs, Deane King, Kathy Moore, Wesa Neely, Yolize Monson, Kathy Ogden, Wendy Rogers, Diann Simms, Sue West, and Barbara Yon. Eight members had pieces accepted for Art on the Town: Alice Burnette, Jane Friedman, Jamie Hansen, M

Tom Dimond, Art Explorer

Tom Dimond considers himself an artistic explorer. He shared the story of his evolution as an artist during the Anderson Artists Guild meeting on April 8. Inspired early on by the grid, he started by abstracting letters and grids, then moved into circle grids in watercolor or acrylic paintings and silk screening. He has always found inspiration in his experiences, such as when he drove a forklift in a textile mill to load rolls of cloth into vats of color, when he spent time at artist residencies, when he discovered a beautiful tile on a trip to Italy, or when he simply went for a walk or listened to music. One of his techniques is to score paper so that paint bleeds into the scored areas. I

Tom Dimond to Speak about Mixed Media Collage

One of Tom Dimond’s earliest artistic inspirations was the puzzle page in the Sunday comics. “You used a grid to create a drawing,” he said, and even today that grid shows up in the mixed media collages he now favors. He will speak about his process at the next meeting of the Anderson Artists Guild on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Arts Center. He will also be offering a two-day workshop at the Anderson Arts Center on April 19-20. Dimond grew up in Middleboro, Mass., and received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He taught at Winthrop College for a year

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