Monday, July 12, 2010

Pee Dee Artwork on Display at BCAC in August

On August 5th, a collection of artwork by Pee Dee artists will debut at the Black Creek Arts Center. The exhibit will be made up of works by the Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail (ASCCT) and the Artisans of the South Carolina Tobacco Trail (ASCTT). An opening reception will be helf from 5:30 to 7:00pm on that Thursday.

Above: The 2010 ASCCT Image of the Year
(by Frankie Bush)

ASCCT was formed in 2008 under the leadership of Black Creek Arts Council director Bruce Douglas and Cheraw jewelry-maker and owner of Three Cats & a Dog Studio Beth Wicker. The group is made up of nearly 40 artists from Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee, Marlboro, and Florence counties.

ASCTT was formed in 2010 and currently has 13 members. ASCTT serves artists that live in the counties along the South Carolina Tobacco Trail (Horry, Williamsburg, Marion, Dillon, Georgetown, Florence and Darlington). Douglas worked with ASCTT founding president, Barbara Streeter of Pop's Glass in Conway, to launch the regional organization earlier this year.

Juried artists in these two groups work in the following media: ceramics, glass, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, and sculpture. Both organizations strive to bring together artists, artisans and retailers for the benefit of marketing, tourism, education, and shared resources.

The exhibit will remain on display until August 20th. The Black Creek Arts Center is located at 116 W. College Ave. in Hartsville.

Above: 2010 ASCTT Image of the Year
(by Lon Calhoun)

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