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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
2022 Leiman Match For Giving Tuesday
Nov 29 all-day
online

We have so much to be grateful for at the end of the 2022 Season. Thanks to supporters like you, Flat Rock Playhouse celebrated its 70 th Birthday this year. That’s 70 years of high-quality, hand-crafted entertainment and unique arts education experiences, right here in Henderson County.
In honor of the arts and the impact they have on our lives, we hope you’ll consider becoming a Monthly Donor this Giving Tuesday. Thanks to a generous couple, David and Sharon Leiman, your gift will be matched at $1.80 for every $1.00 donated, starting at $18.00/month through the end of 2022. Over 30 donors have already signed up to make a difference. Help us reach our goal of 70 donors to celebrate our 70th birthday! If we reach 70 monthly donors by Giving Tuesday, we’ll enter all monthly donors in a raffle to win a free concession item for every production in 2023! Thank you for supporting the arts today!
Seeking Contemporary Art Exhibition Proposals
Nov 29 all-day
online

Call for 2024-2025 Main Gallery Proposals

The submission deadline is Friday, January 27, 2023.

GCCA’s Main Gallery exhibitions strive to educate and inspire by promoting diverse ideas while encouraging innovative, contemporary approaches to visual arts. GCCA is currently seeking proposals to fill our exhibition schedule for the 2024-2025 calendar year.
The Main Gallery provides approximately 2,000 square feet of exhibition space and has featured the work of local, regional, national, and all disciplines of the visual arts. Our movable gallery wall system allows for dynamic designs and fresh experiences for every exhibition. Each exhibition is on display for approximately two months.
Please note that GCCA will not accept exhibition proposals submitted via email or traditional mail. All submissions must be completed via the online application. There is also a non-refundable $30 application fee to be submitted electronically with the application form (the fee aids with the operations of GCCA and its galleries). The application fee and proposal submission do not guarantee acceptance for an exhibition in GCCA’s Main Gallery. An exhibition agreement and additional information will be provided if the proposal is accepted
Support Proud Mary on Giving Tuesday
Nov 29 all-day
online

#GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and a chance to support local nonprofits in the LGBTQIA+ arts community.
Furman Department of Art presents ‘Thresholds’ by Todd McDonald
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Furman University

“Born out of wild and natural surroundings, our senses developed to pick up subtle and nuanced cues that were contingent for survival. We now divide our time between real, physical existence and the electronic space of media consumption. Distracted and mesmerized, we contend with highly sensitive receptors that are overloaded with amplified and distorted stimulation.

 

“As an image maker, I try to make sense of this situation where daily life is a constant negotiation of the quiet, dense sensuality of the real that is suffocated by the synthetic and constructed media sphere. Through painterly discourse, I use various conventions of painting, photography and digital outputs to generate imagery and syntax that display the entanglement of human biology and culture in both how we see and construct meaning.”—Todd McDonald

Andy Warhol: Celebrity Portraits
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chapman Cultural Center

Selections from the USC Upstate Permanent collection of works by Andy Warhol, including original silk screen prints, Polaroids, and photographs.

Nutcracker: the Exhibition
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…

In the Christmas season of merry making, the ways of celebrating are as many and as varied as possible, but familiar traditions and stories connect all of us during this time, influencing our celebrations and holding a special place in our hearts. One such story and tradition is The Nutcracker.

Whether it’s a tradition to see the ballet or if you only know the songs from hearing them played on Christmas playlists, we are all familiar with the story of The Nutcracker. Or are we truly?

The Upcountry History Museum in partnership with Walt Disney Archives, The Walt Disney Family Museum, Charles M. Schulz Museum, artists James Ransome and Jan Brett, R. Michelson Galleries, and the Carolina Ballet Theatre will invite visitors to explore the history of the surprisingly dark story behind the ballet and its evolution into a holiday classic.

From its origins as a short story written by Prussian author, E.T.A. Hoffman in 1816, to its premiere as a fairy tale ballet in two acts that opened a week before Christmas in 1892, The Nutcracker has become the most popular ballet to be performed around the world at Christmas time.

Nutcracker: The Exhibition, a 1,200 square foot exhibition, organized by the Upcountry History Museum, will explore the kaleidoscope of artistic re-imaginings of The Nutcracker, from the 1820’s to the present. The immersive experience will take visitors on a journey from The Nutcracker’s beginnings as a short story, to its artistic interpretations in literature, ballet, theater, and film. Original illustrations, drawings, film and ballet costumes, props, and ephemera will examine multiple perspectives of one of literature’s greatest paradoxes that continues to inspire imagination, creativity, and discussion.

Rich with visual interpretation, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the cultural, technological, and societal shifts that have compelled artists, filmmakers, and fans to return to tale of The Nutcracker time and time again.

Governor’s School Presents: Senior Drawing Exhibition
Nov 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Governor's School Visual Arts

The Governor’s School Visual Arts Department presents an exhibition of large-format drawings by members of the senior class. The show is open to the public weekdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Guests should check in at the SCGSAH Visitor’s Center and will be escorted to Lipscomb Gallery.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Furman Department of Art presents ‘Thresholds’ by Todd McDonald
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Furman University

“Born out of wild and natural surroundings, our senses developed to pick up subtle and nuanced cues that were contingent for survival. We now divide our time between real, physical existence and the electronic space of media consumption. Distracted and mesmerized, we contend with highly sensitive receptors that are overloaded with amplified and distorted stimulation.

 

“As an image maker, I try to make sense of this situation where daily life is a constant negotiation of the quiet, dense sensuality of the real that is suffocated by the synthetic and constructed media sphere. Through painterly discourse, I use various conventions of painting, photography and digital outputs to generate imagery and syntax that display the entanglement of human biology and culture in both how we see and construct meaning.”—Todd McDonald

Andy Warhol: Celebrity Portraits
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chapman Cultural Center

Selections from the USC Upstate Permanent collection of works by Andy Warhol, including original silk screen prints, Polaroids, and photographs.

Nutcracker: the Exhibition
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…

In the Christmas season of merry making, the ways of celebrating are as many and as varied as possible, but familiar traditions and stories connect all of us during this time, influencing our celebrations and holding a special place in our hearts. One such story and tradition is The Nutcracker.

Whether it’s a tradition to see the ballet or if you only know the songs from hearing them played on Christmas playlists, we are all familiar with the story of The Nutcracker. Or are we truly?

The Upcountry History Museum in partnership with Walt Disney Archives, The Walt Disney Family Museum, Charles M. Schulz Museum, artists James Ransome and Jan Brett, R. Michelson Galleries, and the Carolina Ballet Theatre will invite visitors to explore the history of the surprisingly dark story behind the ballet and its evolution into a holiday classic.

From its origins as a short story written by Prussian author, E.T.A. Hoffman in 1816, to its premiere as a fairy tale ballet in two acts that opened a week before Christmas in 1892, The Nutcracker has become the most popular ballet to be performed around the world at Christmas time.

Nutcracker: The Exhibition, a 1,200 square foot exhibition, organized by the Upcountry History Museum, will explore the kaleidoscope of artistic re-imaginings of The Nutcracker, from the 1820’s to the present. The immersive experience will take visitors on a journey from The Nutcracker’s beginnings as a short story, to its artistic interpretations in literature, ballet, theater, and film. Original illustrations, drawings, film and ballet costumes, props, and ephemera will examine multiple perspectives of one of literature’s greatest paradoxes that continues to inspire imagination, creativity, and discussion.

Rich with visual interpretation, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the cultural, technological, and societal shifts that have compelled artists, filmmakers, and fans to return to tale of The Nutcracker time and time again.

Governor’s School Presents: Senior Drawing Exhibition
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Governor's School Visual Arts

The Governor’s School Visual Arts Department presents an exhibition of large-format drawings by members of the senior class. The show is open to the public weekdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Guests should check in at the SCGSAH Visitor’s Center and will be escorted to Lipscomb Gallery.

Five Forks Library Visual Arts Series: Watercolor Landscapes
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Five Forks Library

• Meeting Room B Discover how to paint a watercolor landscape in a collaborative environment. Please bring your own surfaces and brushes. Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 864-234-4904 to register.

Thursday, December 1, 2022
52nd Annual Holiday Fair
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day
Greenville Convention Center

The 52nd annual Holiday Fair will take place at the Greenville Convention Center December 1 – 3, offering the region’s largest selection of holiday arts, crafts and gifts in one place. Exhibitors include approximately 350 crafters and commercial vendors in this three-day, award-winning fair that gives shoppers a chance to support small businesses this holiday season.

Seeking Contemporary Art Exhibition Proposals
Dec 1 all-day
online

Call for 2024-2025 Main Gallery Proposals

The submission deadline is Friday, January 27, 2023.

GCCA’s Main Gallery exhibitions strive to educate and inspire by promoting diverse ideas while encouraging innovative, contemporary approaches to visual arts. GCCA is currently seeking proposals to fill our exhibition schedule for the 2024-2025 calendar year.
The Main Gallery provides approximately 2,000 square feet of exhibition space and has featured the work of local, regional, national, and all disciplines of the visual arts. Our movable gallery wall system allows for dynamic designs and fresh experiences for every exhibition. Each exhibition is on display for approximately two months.
Please note that GCCA will not accept exhibition proposals submitted via email or traditional mail. All submissions must be completed via the online application. There is also a non-refundable $30 application fee to be submitted electronically with the application form (the fee aids with the operations of GCCA and its galleries). The application fee and proposal submission do not guarantee acceptance for an exhibition in GCCA’s Main Gallery. An exhibition agreement and additional information will be provided if the proposal is accepted
Furman Department of Art presents ‘Thresholds’ by Todd McDonald
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Furman University

“Born out of wild and natural surroundings, our senses developed to pick up subtle and nuanced cues that were contingent for survival. We now divide our time between real, physical existence and the electronic space of media consumption. Distracted and mesmerized, we contend with highly sensitive receptors that are overloaded with amplified and distorted stimulation.

 

“As an image maker, I try to make sense of this situation where daily life is a constant negotiation of the quiet, dense sensuality of the real that is suffocated by the synthetic and constructed media sphere. Through painterly discourse, I use various conventions of painting, photography and digital outputs to generate imagery and syntax that display the entanglement of human biology and culture in both how we see and construct meaning.”—Todd McDonald

52nd Annual Holiday Fair
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

The 52nd annual Holiday Fair will take place at the Greenville Convention Center December 1 – 3, offering the region’s largest selection of holiday arts, crafts and gifts under one roof. Exhibitors include approximately 350 crafters and commercial vendors in this three-day, award-winning fair that gives shoppers a chance to support small businesses this holiday season.

Dates: Friday, December 1 – Saturday, December 3

Thurs, Dec 1: 10am – 8pm
Fri, Dec 2: 10am – 8pm
Sat, Dec 3: 10am – 6pm

Price: $7 adults
$6 seniors
Free for children under 12

 

Andy Warhol: Celebrity Portraits
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chapman Cultural Center

Selections from the USC Upstate Permanent collection of works by Andy Warhol, including original silk screen prints, Polaroids, and photographs.

Five Forks Library Unraveled
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Five Forks Library

Meeting Room A Join us for a morning of knitting, crochet, sewing, and any other fiber arts. Share ideas with fellow enthusiasts. Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 864-234-4904 to register.

Nutcracker: the Exhibition
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…

In the Christmas season of merry making, the ways of celebrating are as many and as varied as possible, but familiar traditions and stories connect all of us during this time, influencing our celebrations and holding a special place in our hearts. One such story and tradition is The Nutcracker.

Whether it’s a tradition to see the ballet or if you only know the songs from hearing them played on Christmas playlists, we are all familiar with the story of The Nutcracker. Or are we truly?

The Upcountry History Museum in partnership with Walt Disney Archives, The Walt Disney Family Museum, Charles M. Schulz Museum, artists James Ransome and Jan Brett, R. Michelson Galleries, and the Carolina Ballet Theatre will invite visitors to explore the history of the surprisingly dark story behind the ballet and its evolution into a holiday classic.

From its origins as a short story written by Prussian author, E.T.A. Hoffman in 1816, to its premiere as a fairy tale ballet in two acts that opened a week before Christmas in 1892, The Nutcracker has become the most popular ballet to be performed around the world at Christmas time.

Nutcracker: The Exhibition, a 1,200 square foot exhibition, organized by the Upcountry History Museum, will explore the kaleidoscope of artistic re-imaginings of The Nutcracker, from the 1820’s to the present. The immersive experience will take visitors on a journey from The Nutcracker’s beginnings as a short story, to its artistic interpretations in literature, ballet, theater, and film. Original illustrations, drawings, film and ballet costumes, props, and ephemera will examine multiple perspectives of one of literature’s greatest paradoxes that continues to inspire imagination, creativity, and discussion.

Rich with visual interpretation, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the cultural, technological, and societal shifts that have compelled artists, filmmakers, and fans to return to tale of The Nutcracker time and time again.

Governor’s School Presents: Senior Drawing Exhibition
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Governor's School Visual Arts

The Governor’s School Visual Arts Department presents an exhibition of large-format drawings by members of the senior class. The show is open to the public weekdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Guests should check in at the SCGSAH Visitor’s Center and will be escorted to Lipscomb Gallery.