New Anderson Artists Guild member Joyce Wood has always loved to read. “My aunt is fond of describing me sitting in school not paying attention to the lessons with books around me,” she said. That interest sparked many others, but when Wood had to declare a major at Winthrop College, she chose history. “It includes everything,” she said. “I love the flow of cause and effect, how things in the past reverberate to the present. Tracing connections like that is fascinating.” She
Carlene Shuler Brown is back. Once an active part of the local arts scene, Brown withdrew for several years after the death of her husband. But she has recently reimmersed herself. A native of Savannah, Georgia, Brown liked to draw as a child, often copying girls in fashionable outfits from the newspaper and from Archie comic books. She got married right out of high school and started painting a few years later, buying her first paint set with green stamps. When her youngest
The Spartanburg Artists Collective’s 2021 Juried Show opened on Sept 14 and runs through Oct. 23. Awards were presented on Oct. 2. Eight Anderson Artists Guild members are in the show: Evelyn Beck, Matthew Brophy, Michael England, Hamed Mahmoodi, Mary Cooper McDonough, Yvonne Park, Lori Solymosi, and Beverly Walker. Theirs were among the 70 pieces selected from about 500 entries by jurors Mary Erickson and Denise Woodward-Detrich. England and McDonough each won a merit award.
Twenty-two Anderson Artists Guild had 31 pieces in the 2021 juried art show at the Belton Center for the Arts, which opened on September 25 and will run through November 5. The juror was Jessica Burke. Seven members won awards. Evelyn Beck won second place for Miami Beach (fiber). Kate Krause won a purchase award for Earth, Wind and Fire (clay). Merit awards were given to Matthew Brophy for Black Tie Optional (raku-fired ceramics), Hamed Mahmoodi for Veil in Glass (acrylic),