This weeks artist is truly amazing! Ali is an up and coming musician who currently lives in Nashville where she studies at Belmont University. Check out her interview below to learn about this amazing talent!
Name Ali Henderson
Current Job "Full time student at Belmont University in Nashville TN majoring in songwriting with a minor in Vocal performance. Part time waitress at mellow mushroom!"
What is the normal day like in the life of a performer? "I write constantly. I draw inspiration from random conversations so I’m always writing things down. I’m co-writing with people in the industry, and always trying to network."
This week's artist is the one and only Meredith Piper who resides in Greenville, SC! Keep reading to learn all about Meredith and her very own business that is downtown Greenville on the Reedy River.
Photo by Eli Warren
Name: Meredith Piper
Job/Employer: "(Self employed) Meredith Piper Art is my art business, and my gallery/studio is located in downtown Greenville on the Reedy River."
What is the normal day like in the life of an artist? "After a cup of caffeine, I love both coffee and tea, I have some quiet time to get ready for the day. When I get an idea for a new series, like the orchids I am currently working on, I do...
Today I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Art's in Basic Curriculum Project's Peer-to-Peer Principal's Network where South Carolina's Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman as well as Dr. Earl Franks from the National Association of Elementary School Principals spoke.
Molly spoke about her love for the arts ever since she was in school. She went on to receive her B.A. in Music Education at Lander College. Molly was even a music teacher for 18 years! She talked about the importance of the arts programs in our schools and how they will help students prepare for college and beyond. I even had a chance to talk with her after her presentation. I...
Today was a BIG day for the arts in South Carolina. The South Carolina Arts Alliance held an arts rally at the South Carolina State House as well as a Legislative Luncheon that was held at the Capital City Club. Today was just one day of SC Arts Advocacy Week. The rally began with a performance by over 350 choral students that came from Richland District Two schools.
After the performance we headed into the state house to meet and greet the legislators and to encourage them to attend the luncheon. We handed out arts advocate buttons and bracelets as the legislators came through. It was a pleasure meeting so many other arts advocates and seeing some famil...