Art

Lake City | Our Town

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Charles Dymock
Downtown Lake City

“I think what makes Lake City so unique is when you come to Lake City, what you expect is not what you get - you get more,” says Lake City Artfields Consultant, Carla Angus. Over recent years, this once-desolate town has transformed itself into a thriving economic and...

Museum of the Moon

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Museum of the Moon

The Museum of the Moon , an incredible 23-foot inflatable moon installation was placed over Dargan Street in Florence, S.C. in May 2019. Florence was the second location that this artwork, created by U.K. artist Luke Jerram , was moved to in the United States,, following a...

Art Reinvents Tiny South Carolina Town

February 12, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
ArtFields

Once a booming bean-farming community whose fields eventually went bare, Lake City has a new story to tell. In 2013, ArtFields started with a simple goal in mind…to honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a...

Made Here | Homemade Wreaths

February 4, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Shavon's Creations Wreaths

Shavon's Creations is a craft business based in Sumter, South Carolina. When discussing the products she sells, Shavon Turner, owner of Shavon's Creations, says "Pretty much, if you bring me an idea, I can do it." Her mission for her business is "just to create something...

Made Here | Fine Woodworking and Unique Art

December 18, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Moonglow Fine Woodcrafts piece

Philip DeCarlo of Moonglow Fine Woodcrafts has been doing fine woodworking for 31 years. He says he loves working wood because "each piece of wood is unique." He compares people buying his work to being a musician, saying, "It brings me back to the day when I was a musician...

Columbia School Working to Improve Learning through Art

December 6, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock
Students playing violin

“It’s a place where kids have an opportunity to be themselves. I feel MAC gives kids an opportunity to show what they love,” says Lauren, a current 6th grader at Midlands Arts Conservatory. Midlands Arts Conservatory is a tuition free public charter school with...

Made Here | Random Homemade Stuff

November 27, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Rockin' Rags handmade items

Rockin' Rags , random homemade stuff, was created in 2010 when Diane Cranford launched her Etsy page. She uses a lot of recycled fabric, saying she will create using "anything I find out there that needs a new home." Of small businesses in the area, Cranford says "I think...

Me, Myself and I

October 10, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
paint

The arts are important throughout our lives, but especially in the early stages. This summer, the Children’s Fine and Performing Arts Foundation in Charleston hosted a special day, where children with autism learned to express themselves using self-portraits.

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

August 7, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

The Cocoon is a fiber installation created by Susan Lenz during a Summer 2018 art residency at the Rensing Center outside of Pickens, South Carolina. The Cocoon was created from Susan's enormous stash of vintage household linens, antique garments, and assorted old textiles...

Colleton County Arts

June 26, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Colleton County Arts

Lowcountry art is just part of what makes Colleton County such a unique place to visit. The county is home to the South Carolina Artisan Center, and the Arts Council provides a myriad of opportunities for the community to explore the arts.

ORIGINAL SC | Ballerina Regina Willoughby

February 28, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Regina Willoughby with daughter Melina

“Ballet has taught me that perseverance and grit, not giving up, will take you wherever you want to go. And all of those places you go, those relationships that you make and the impact you have on people and that they have on you…that’s really what this life is all about.”...

Art Installation Series Brings Light to Spartanburg

February 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Ann Bailey
Lighten Up Spartanburg

In recent years, Spartanburg, South Carolina has experienced rapid growth with the introduction of new hotels and apartment buildings, in addition to its multitude of independent businesses. Nestled in the upstate, the town that was once known only for its railroad lines is...