Artists' Talk for "Temporal Witness: Tracing Nature's Path"

Approximately 30 gallery patrons were in attendance on May 6 for a talk by two of the three artists represented in “Temporal Witness: Tracing Nature’s Path."  Ceramic artist Alice Ballard and paper artist Christina Laurel, both from Greenville, SC, had met once before, only briefly, but the mutual appreciation of the artists for each other’s work was immediately evident as they spoke not only of their own efforts, but what they had come to admire in each other’s work. Each artist addressed, in turn, three pre-arranged questions about their artistic process, sources of inspiration, and the way in which the show title was expressed in the work. The casual format of the afternoon talk, sparked by the abundant energy flowing between the two artists, greatly enhanced the engagement of the audience with the artists and their work, while providing insight into the reality of the artistic process.

Both artists have a full schedule ahead, and plan to see more of their work at these locations.
Alice Ballard:
The Burroughs Chapin Museum Anniversary show, summer show starts in June, 2017
The Bascom  Solo show, Sept. 1 - Dec. 2, 2017
Lee Gallery, Clemson  "9 Women Fellows of the Upstate," Oct. 2- Nov. 1, 2017
Riverworks Gallery "The “F” Word, Feminine Art," opens Nov. 1, 2017
Riverworks Gallery  "A Walk Remembered,"  solo show during Artisphere 2018
Christina Laurel:
Greenville County Museum of Art  "Sketching in the Galleries," June 25, 1-2pm. Free and open to the public.
 Limestone College  "Emergent: a lily pad installation"   August 15-October 20, 2017   
The College at Brockport SUNY  "Alumni Exhibit," September 5 - October 13, 2017   
Arts Center of Clemson, "Japanese Papers & Techniques" workshop, Saturdays, October 21 & December 2, 2017 10am-2pm:   


Tim Jones speaks from the heart at a fundraising talk for the Ladies Aid Society of Flat Rock.

Tim Jones delivered his talk to an enthusiastic crowd and gave us a keen insight to the way his photography reflects so much in his life.  With honor and dignity to who he comes in contact with, he is "Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart."

All proceeds from the talk went to the Ladies Aid Society of Flat Rock, a charitable endeavor that has impacted Tim since his childhood and continues to support his work of helping the homeless and hungry in our local community.  We are happy to say that Tim drew in a huge crowd which raised $1700 for the Ladies Aid Society!

Gallery dog, Charlie girl was enthralled with Tim's talk!  We were so pleased to see that LAS volunteer Debbie Staton won the raffle prize, "The Art of Waiting," an intimate portrait of an American White Pelican.