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December 3, 2019

The Foothills Saxophone Quartet will provide musical entertainment for the Anderson Artists Guild Christmas party, which will start at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec 9, upstairs at the Anderson Arts Center. They will be playing jazz, swing, pop, and Christmas music. The grou...

November 24, 2019

Anderson Artists Guild new member Lauren Wright Pittman has staked out a very unusual path in her journey to merge art and faith.

She initially followed her mom’s path into graphic design with a degree in media design from Middle Tennessee State University and then 10 y...

November 19, 2019

To unwind from her high-stress job as a critical care nurse, new Anderson Artists Guild member Michelle Fowler turned to art, trying just about every medium. She even spent three week-long vacations traveling from her home in Atlanta to a training center in New Smyrna...

November 12, 2019

When Armi Tuorila moved to America from Finland in 1983, she was lonely. “I felt so isolated,” she said. “I didn’t speak English, so it was very hard in the beginning.” Anderson, South Carolina, where her first husband had gotten a job as a pilot, was very different fr...

October 29, 2019

The 37th South Carolina Juried Arts Competition opened at the Pickens County Museum on Oct. 19 and continues through Dec. 12.

First place went to Carole Tinsley, second to Scott Cunningham, and third to Annette Giaco. Honorable mentions went to Ali van den Broek and Sco...

October 22, 2019

Art is a recent entry into Anderson Artists Guild member (and treasurer) Mary McAlister’s evolving life.

Growing up near the Atlanta airport, she spent a lot of time playing outside and making mud pies. She has a bachelor’s degree in English education from Georgia State...

October 13, 2019

Art came naturally to Margaret Mattox as a child. She sold her first painting—of a clown—to her third-grade teacher for $30. It was Mattox’s interpretation of an old paint-by-number image she’d found, and she felt rich and appreciated.

In high school, she attended the S...

October 8, 2019

The 2019 Juried Art Show opened at the Belton Center for the Arts on Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 8.

The $750 First Place Award went to Dustin Massey for Gordon Has Plans (acrylic). The $500 Second Place Award went to Terry Jarrard-Dimond for Convergence (acrylic). Th...

October 1, 2019

When Anderson Artists Guild member JoAnne Anderson underwent cancer treatment in 2001, she had two key survival tools: humor and art.

Friends supplied the humor, especially in a send-off ceremony for Anderson’s left breast before surgery. “We called the one that was los...

September 24, 2019

Wesa Neely capped her senior year of high school with an art award and even studied art at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, for a year. “I loved art so much, but I was young and didn’t know how to pursue that line of work,” she said.

So this Anderson native returned...

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