ALL THINGS ART

April 6, 2018

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 

  1. Name:
    Meredith Piper

     

  2. Job/Employer: 
    "(Self employed) Meredith Piper Art is my art business, and my gallery/studio is located in downtown Greenville on the Reedy River."

     

  3. 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...

February 9, 2018

I am so excited to be kicking off my Featured Artist Friday with one of my favorite artists in South Carolina, Ernest Lee AKA "The Chicken Man". I have owned his paintings for as long as I can remember, and I admire not only his work but his love for the arts. 

  1. Name 
    Ernest Lee
     

  2. Current Employer
    Self 
     

  3. What is the normal day like in the life of an artist?
    "Just like anybody else. There are ups and downs. I get to meet all types of people." 
     

  4. When did you first get involved in the arts?
    "At the age of five... and I've been doing it now for 51 years. I've been drawing and painting since I was five. I'm 56 now. Ill be 57 in March...

February 9, 2018

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...

February 7, 2018

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...

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