The Gateway Arts Center in Westminster reopened with a show called Revival, which is on display from June 4 to July 6. There are 130 pieces in the show. Five merit awards were given out, including three to Anderson Artists Guild members. (Note: Other AAG members were in the show, but a list of entries was not available.) Here are the artists’ reflections on their award-winning pieces: Persuasives to Early Piety (mixed media collage) by Diana Walter: “The inspiration for the p
Anderson Artists Guild member Karen Powell has 16 oil paintings currently on display in a sideshow running concurrent with the main show at the Gateway Arts Center in Westminster June 4 to July 5. “Since moving here last September, I have been amazed at all the art opportunities in the area,” said Powell. “Having had a mural business before, I connected with Melody Davis at Gateway Arts Center who does beautiful murals in Westminster. Gateway Art Center opened its first art s
Fourteen Anderson Artists Guild members are among the artists whose work is currently on display in the “New Beginnings” show at the Blue Ridge Arts Center (BRAC) in Seneca. The show opened on May 15 and will run through June 26. The AAG members in the show are Debbie Bzdyl, Diane DeMont, Marion Fanning, Carolyn Gibson, Julie Lamp, Hamed Mahmoodi, Mary Cooper McDonough, Brenda McLean, Donna O’Hara, Yvonne Park, Karen Powell, Lori Solymosi, Beverly Walker, and Diana Walter. Br
Anderson Artists Guild member David Locke spent over two decades building his own business, only to walk away from it a few years ago. And he couldn’t be happier. An Anderson native, Locke started a graphic design business as a high school senior and kept it going while he double majored in graphic design and interior design at Anderson College. After graduation, he worked at the Belton Center for the Arts for six months but decided in 2003 to operate Locke Design full time.
New Anderson Artists Guild member Anita Bowen initially found an outlet for her creativity through hair. “The first thing I bought with money I earned was a wig—not to wear but because I wanted to style the wig and nobody would let me fix their hair,” she said. She earned a business degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia, then completed beauty school. She worked as a cosmetologist for 30 years. Her specialty was color, a talent she often turned on herself.