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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Artisphere Lookbook Volume III
Oct 4 all-day
online
Biltmore: Legends of Art + Innovation
Oct 4 all-day
Biltmore Estate

Immerse yourself in Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three
different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using the very latest in
immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art
and design, Included with the cost of admission, Reservations required

Open Doors Studio Tours Application Open
Oct 4 – Oct 28 all-day
online

“Spartanburg Open Doors – Studio Tour” will be a long-awaited “open studio” weekend event that will showcase the local artists of Spartanburg County in their working studio spaces.

This plans to be an exciting opportunity for artists to open their doors to the public and invite visitors and collectors to come view their artwork, learn about the creative process, and purchase work for sale.

This event is the first of what we hope will be an annual tour that helps to introduce the amazing, hard-working artists of this community to the public. Because this will be a large undertaking, the following arts organizations are collaborating to make this happen:

Artists Collective | SpartanburgArtists’ Guild of SpartanburgChapman Cultural Center, and the Spartanburg Art Museum.

Contemporary Print Collective: Unmasked
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art can provide an important intellectual and emotional outlet when the artist and the audience face personal and social challenges. After 2 years of an anemic social environment due to a challenging global crisis, privatization has trumped community in many respects. This process has been visually hallmarked by face coverings, which, while vital to public health, also represent the suppression of social interaction contributing to emotional isolation. In Unmasked, printmakers reintroduce themselves to society through self-portraits. Participants were asked to create a self-portrait that is recognizable yet not necessarily realistic. These portraits range in print media, from relief prints of woodcut and linoleum to intaglio and lithography.

2022 Annual Juried Exhibition
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

The Artists Collective | Spartanburg is pleased to present it’s fourth Annual Juried Exhibition. 70 artworks will be displayed and available for sale in our Solomon Gallery from Tuesday, 13 Sep – Saturday, 22 Oct.

The awards ceremony and reception will be held Saturday, 17 Sep. from 6 – 8pm.

This year we received artworks from five states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.

Andy Warhol: Celebrity Portraits
Oct 4 @ 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.

FAST LANE: The NASCAR Photography of Darryl Moran
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

Darryl Moran’s images depict the frantic pace of race day as well as the camaraderie of the drivers, intimate moments with fans and family members, and the support and spirit of the pit crew. During his tenure, the self-taught artist captured such legendary drivers as Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Terry Labonte, Tammy Jo Kirk, and Harry Gant.

Moran’s pictures were some of the first to capture the emotion of the races and the compassion of the drivers and fans. His images, taken initially for his own interests, caught the eye of NASCAR executives, who felt that they signaled a new direction for the sport’s image, one that focused on a broader scope of experiences and not just the technicality of the race and its winners. Through photographs, memorabilia, and objects, the exhibition explores Moran’s development of this new vision of NASCAR, one that continues to shape the images of the sport today.

The exhibition also examines Moran’s role as a NASCAR photographer, including taking all the gear needed for the day – cameras, multiple lenses, water bottles, batteries, media cards, and more. NASCAR photographers move rapidly from the media center to the garage, to the track, and to the winner’s circle. After the first practice ends its back to the media center to process images, transmit them, and rest for a few minutes before heading to the garage or track to start all over. When there is a full-race the cycle repeats itself – when the race ends it’s a rush to the winner’s circle to get the best spot for a photo of the winner. And finally, it is back to the media center to transmit images to the various media outlets.

In its commitment to connecting Upstate local history with national and global history, the Upcountry History Museum will share the story of Greenville Pickens Speedway which started as a dirt track in 1940. After thirty years on dirt, the Speedway was paved in 1970. On April 10, 1971, Greenville Pickens Speedway hosted the first-ever, start to finish, live televised NASCAR Race. Since then, hundreds of sanctioned NASCAR races have taken place at the Speedway. Though the cars and drivers have changed, the legacy and thrill of racing continues.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Artisphere Lookbook Volume III
Oct 5 all-day
online
Biltmore: Legends of Art + Innovation
Oct 5 all-day
Biltmore Estate

Immerse yourself in Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three
different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using the very latest in
immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art
and design, Included with the cost of admission, Reservations required

Contemporary Print Collective: Unmasked
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art can provide an important intellectual and emotional outlet when the artist and the audience face personal and social challenges. After 2 years of an anemic social environment due to a challenging global crisis, privatization has trumped community in many respects. This process has been visually hallmarked by face coverings, which, while vital to public health, also represent the suppression of social interaction contributing to emotional isolation. In Unmasked, printmakers reintroduce themselves to society through self-portraits. Participants were asked to create a self-portrait that is recognizable yet not necessarily realistic. These portraits range in print media, from relief prints of woodcut and linoleum to intaglio and lithography.

2022 Annual Juried Exhibition
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

The Artists Collective | Spartanburg is pleased to present it’s fourth Annual Juried Exhibition. 70 artworks will be displayed and available for sale in our Solomon Gallery from Tuesday, 13 Sep – Saturday, 22 Oct.

The awards ceremony and reception will be held Saturday, 17 Sep. from 6 – 8pm.

This year we received artworks from five states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.

Andy Warhol: Celebrity Portraits
Oct 5 @ 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.

FAST LANE: The NASCAR Photography of Darryl Moran
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

Darryl Moran’s images depict the frantic pace of race day as well as the camaraderie of the drivers, intimate moments with fans and family members, and the support and spirit of the pit crew. During his tenure, the self-taught artist captured such legendary drivers as Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Terry Labonte, Tammy Jo Kirk, and Harry Gant.

Moran’s pictures were some of the first to capture the emotion of the races and the compassion of the drivers and fans. His images, taken initially for his own interests, caught the eye of NASCAR executives, who felt that they signaled a new direction for the sport’s image, one that focused on a broader scope of experiences and not just the technicality of the race and its winners. Through photographs, memorabilia, and objects, the exhibition explores Moran’s development of this new vision of NASCAR, one that continues to shape the images of the sport today.

The exhibition also examines Moran’s role as a NASCAR photographer, including taking all the gear needed for the day – cameras, multiple lenses, water bottles, batteries, media cards, and more. NASCAR photographers move rapidly from the media center to the garage, to the track, and to the winner’s circle. After the first practice ends its back to the media center to process images, transmit them, and rest for a few minutes before heading to the garage or track to start all over. When there is a full-race the cycle repeats itself – when the race ends it’s a rush to the winner’s circle to get the best spot for a photo of the winner. And finally, it is back to the media center to transmit images to the various media outlets.

In its commitment to connecting Upstate local history with national and global history, the Upcountry History Museum will share the story of Greenville Pickens Speedway which started as a dirt track in 1940. After thirty years on dirt, the Speedway was paved in 1970. On April 10, 1971, Greenville Pickens Speedway hosted the first-ever, start to finish, live televised NASCAR Race. Since then, hundreds of sanctioned NASCAR races have taken place at the Speedway. Though the cars and drivers have changed, the legacy and thrill of racing continues.

Thursday, October 6, 2022
44th Annual Tri State Sculptors Conference
Oct 6 all-day
Wofford College

The 44th Annual Tri State Sculptors Conference will be hosted here at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC! This year’s theme, “The Shape I’m In,” was inspired by a stray lyric from a country-folk song. We like that it has many interpretations, from the fleshy forms we inhabit to our present mental and emotional states, from the architecture that surrounds us to our resistance to creative fatigue. When we also consider our two keynote speakers, Michaela Pilar Brown and Allan Wexler, the theme also refers to the limitless configurations we embody as artists and seekers navigating our way to the center of the mysteries that keep us going.

 

Programming will primarily take place in the lovely Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, and the Goodall Environmental Studies Center in beautiful Glendale Shoals will be our host for the aluminum pour. Our Member exhibition will begin on August 31 and culminate with a reception during the conference. Come join us! Click on the links below to get more information about each opportunity and how to submit your proposals online.

Artisphere Lookbook Volume III
Oct 6 all-day
online
Biltmore: Legends of Art + Innovation
Oct 6 all-day
Biltmore Estate

Immerse yourself in Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three
different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using the very latest in
immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art
and design, Included with the cost of admission, Reservations required

Contemporary Print Collective: Unmasked
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art can provide an important intellectual and emotional outlet when the artist and the audience face personal and social challenges. After 2 years of an anemic social environment due to a challenging global crisis, privatization has trumped community in many respects. This process has been visually hallmarked by face coverings, which, while vital to public health, also represent the suppression of social interaction contributing to emotional isolation. In Unmasked, printmakers reintroduce themselves to society through self-portraits. Participants were asked to create a self-portrait that is recognizable yet not necessarily realistic. These portraits range in print media, from relief prints of woodcut and linoleum to intaglio and lithography.

2022 Annual Juried Exhibition
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

The Artists Collective | Spartanburg is pleased to present it’s fourth Annual Juried Exhibition. 70 artworks will be displayed and available for sale in our Solomon Gallery from Tuesday, 13 Sep – Saturday, 22 Oct.

The awards ceremony and reception will be held Saturday, 17 Sep. from 6 – 8pm.

This year we received artworks from five states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.

Andy Warhol: Celebrity Portraits
Oct 6 @ 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.

FAST LANE: The NASCAR Photography of Darryl Moran
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upstate History Museum

Darryl Moran’s images depict the frantic pace of race day as well as the camaraderie of the drivers, intimate moments with fans and family members, and the support and spirit of the pit crew. During his tenure, the self-taught artist captured such legendary drivers as Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Terry Labonte, Tammy Jo Kirk, and Harry Gant.

Moran’s pictures were some of the first to capture the emotion of the races and the compassion of the drivers and fans. His images, taken initially for his own interests, caught the eye of NASCAR executives, who felt that they signaled a new direction for the sport’s image, one that focused on a broader scope of experiences and not just the technicality of the race and its winners. Through photographs, memorabilia, and objects, the exhibition explores Moran’s development of this new vision of NASCAR, one that continues to shape the images of the sport today.

The exhibition also examines Moran’s role as a NASCAR photographer, including taking all the gear needed for the day – cameras, multiple lenses, water bottles, batteries, media cards, and more. NASCAR photographers move rapidly from the media center to the garage, to the track, and to the winner’s circle. After the first practice ends its back to the media center to process images, transmit them, and rest for a few minutes before heading to the garage or track to start all over. When there is a full-race the cycle repeats itself – when the race ends it’s a rush to the winner’s circle to get the best spot for a photo of the winner. And finally, it is back to the media center to transmit images to the various media outlets.

In its commitment to connecting Upstate local history with national and global history, the Upcountry History Museum will share the story of Greenville Pickens Speedway which started as a dirt track in 1940. After thirty years on dirt, the Speedway was paved in 1970. On April 10, 1971, Greenville Pickens Speedway hosted the first-ever, start to finish, live televised NASCAR Race. Since then, hundreds of sanctioned NASCAR races have taken place at the Speedway. Though the cars and drivers have changed, the legacy and thrill of racing continues.