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Sunday, January 29, 2023
Art Exhibit: už linijos (beyond the line)
Jan 29 all-day
Woodbine Studio & Gallery

už linijos (beyond the line) is a conceptual installation by multimedia artistic team Jeff + Goda.

The exhibit features allegorical pointillism and three dimensional mixed media works that pull focus on the physical and emotional lines seen and felt in universal topics, such as temporality, stability, and a constant search of one’s identity.

Lines are an integral component for giving shape, form, and interpretation to stories and personal experiences. However, the core feelings and immediacy of living are often blurred, overlooked, or hidden; somewhere beyond those visible lines.

už linijos (beyond the line) strives to reflect, and bring awareness to, the rarity and significance of those imperceptible day to day moments.

The Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters: Culture of the American South
Jan 29 all-day
online
South
The Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters is a first-of-its-kind and immersive fellowship focused on the culture of the American South. We’ve officially opened applications for year three of the program starting this summer!

This first-of-its-kind program brings one early-career artist and one early-career writer to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for a nine-month fellowship of research, creativity, teaching, and travel, culminating in a collaborative project informed by the region. This program is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the culture of the American South.

In addition to focusing on their own creative projects, the Southern Studies Fellows will have opportunities and requirements for educational community service in Spartanburg County; these will include college and high school classroom visits/lectures, readings, open studios, workshops, and projects affiliated with the host organizations. The fellows will be expected to contribute up to 20 hours per week in the following areas: community service, artist-writer collaboration, and out-of-town travel for project research.

A key component of this unique fellowship is the opportunity to interact with leading scholars, artists, and writers throughout the South. Each fellow will have opportunities to travel in the Southern region to conduct research at cultural and educational institutions, which will inform their work and will be critical in the development of their ideas for a collaborative project that expands the understanding of the modern South.

Art Exhibit: Adrian Rhodes: After the Ravens
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spartanburg Art Museum

\an exhibition of site-specific mixed media contemporary art.

Adrian Rhodes, (b. 1983, in Logan, Utah) grew up and resides in Hartsville, South Carolina. She received her BFA in 2005 and MFA in 2011, both from Winthrop University. She is the recipient of the SC Arts Commission’s 2020 Individual Artist’s Fellowship and the 2019 SECAC Artist’s Fellowship. Her work has been included in highly competitive group exhibitions at museums and contemporary art institutions in the southeast. Drawn: Concept and Craft at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem presented her work alongside artists including LeRoy Neiman, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze and Buckminster Fuller. Paper Worlds at the Spartanburg Art Museum exhibited herwork with eight other artists who, according to the curatorial statement, “push the boundaries and capabilities of paper.” 2019’s Coined in the South at the Mint Museum Uptown selected 64 works by 45 artists from a submission pool of 2000 entries, and was a survey of groundbreaking contemporary southern art.

Winner of the 2020 701 CCA Prize from the  701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, she was also featured in the 701 CCA SC Biennial in 2019. In 2017 she was included in two national print exhibitions: the Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibitionand VAE Raleigh’s Under Pressure. Her work has received numerous accolades including Best of Show/Top Honors at VAE Raleigh’s Contemporary South in 2018, Small Works 2018: A Florence Regional Arts Alliance Juried Showand the Arts Council of York County’s 24th Annual Juried Show in 2013.

Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at institutions including Coastal Carolina University, Francis Marion University, The University of South Carolina, UNC Charlotte, USC Beaufort, Jones Carter Gallery and TRAX galleries in Lake City, SC, the Arts Council of York County, and City Art in Columbia SC.

To see more of Adrian’s work, visit her website or follow her on Instagram @adrian_rhodes.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Davis + Walker Barnes, Michele + Halsey Cook, Misti + Kevin Hudson, Susu + George Dean Johnson, Jr., Vicki + Tom Nederostek, and Margaret + George Nixon.

Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years of Genius
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am
Biltmore Estate

Explore Biltmore House with an Audio Guide that introduces you to the Vanderbilt family and their magnificent home’s history, architecture, and collections of fine art and furnishings.

PLUS: Immersive, multi-sensory Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius exhibition created and produced by Grande Experiences

PLUS: FREE next-day access to Biltmore’s Gardens and Grounds

This visit includes access to:

  • Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius at Amherst at Deerpark®
  • 8,000 Acres of Gardens and Grounds for two consecutive days
  • Antler Hill Village & Winery
  • Complimentary Wine Tastings at the Winery
  • Tastings require a Day-of-Visit Reservation, which can be made by:
    • Scanning the QR Code found in your Estate Guide
    • Visiting any Guest Services location
  • Complimentary parking

Art Exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

Immerse yourself in the world’s most comprehensive and thrilling Da Vinci experience as his brilliance and extraordinary achievements are brought to vivid life!

Nutcracker: the Exhibition
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 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.

Say What?! Poetry Slam and Open Mic
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Coffee Underground

Read or perform your own original poems, plus hear great local and touring poets. Sundays 7:30pm-9:45pm. Open Mic–$5. Feature & Slams –$10.

Monday, January 30, 2023
Art Exhibit: už linijos (beyond the line)
Jan 30 all-day
Woodbine Studio & Gallery

už linijos (beyond the line) is a conceptual installation by multimedia artistic team Jeff + Goda.

The exhibit features allegorical pointillism and three dimensional mixed media works that pull focus on the physical and emotional lines seen and felt in universal topics, such as temporality, stability, and a constant search of one’s identity.

Lines are an integral component for giving shape, form, and interpretation to stories and personal experiences. However, the core feelings and immediacy of living are often blurred, overlooked, or hidden; somewhere beyond those visible lines.

už linijos (beyond the line) strives to reflect, and bring awareness to, the rarity and significance of those imperceptible day to day moments.

The Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters: Culture of the American South
Jan 30 all-day
online
South
The Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters is a first-of-its-kind and immersive fellowship focused on the culture of the American South. We’ve officially opened applications for year three of the program starting this summer!

This first-of-its-kind program brings one early-career artist and one early-career writer to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for a nine-month fellowship of research, creativity, teaching, and travel, culminating in a collaborative project informed by the region. This program is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the culture of the American South.

In addition to focusing on their own creative projects, the Southern Studies Fellows will have opportunities and requirements for educational community service in Spartanburg County; these will include college and high school classroom visits/lectures, readings, open studios, workshops, and projects affiliated with the host organizations. The fellows will be expected to contribute up to 20 hours per week in the following areas: community service, artist-writer collaboration, and out-of-town travel for project research.

A key component of this unique fellowship is the opportunity to interact with leading scholars, artists, and writers throughout the South. Each fellow will have opportunities to travel in the Southern region to conduct research at cultural and educational institutions, which will inform their work and will be critical in the development of their ideas for a collaborative project that expands the understanding of the modern South.

Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years of Genius
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am
Biltmore Estate

Explore Biltmore House with an Audio Guide that introduces you to the Vanderbilt family and their magnificent home’s history, architecture, and collections of fine art and furnishings.

PLUS: Immersive, multi-sensory Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius exhibition created and produced by Grande Experiences

PLUS: FREE next-day access to Biltmore’s Gardens and Grounds

This visit includes access to:

  • Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius at Amherst at Deerpark®
  • 8,000 Acres of Gardens and Grounds for two consecutive days
  • Antler Hill Village & Winery
  • Complimentary Wine Tastings at the Winery
  • Tastings require a Day-of-Visit Reservation, which can be made by:
    • Scanning the QR Code found in your Estate Guide
    • Visiting any Guest Services location
  • Complimentary parking

Art Exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

Immerse yourself in the world’s most comprehensive and thrilling Da Vinci experience as his brilliance and extraordinary achievements are brought to vivid life!

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Art Exhibit: už linijos (beyond the line)
Jan 31 all-day
Woodbine Studio & Gallery

už linijos (beyond the line) is a conceptual installation by multimedia artistic team Jeff + Goda.

The exhibit features allegorical pointillism and three dimensional mixed media works that pull focus on the physical and emotional lines seen and felt in universal topics, such as temporality, stability, and a constant search of one’s identity.

Lines are an integral component for giving shape, form, and interpretation to stories and personal experiences. However, the core feelings and immediacy of living are often blurred, overlooked, or hidden; somewhere beyond those visible lines.

už linijos (beyond the line) strives to reflect, and bring awareness to, the rarity and significance of those imperceptible day to day moments.

The Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters: Culture of the American South
Jan 31 all-day
online
South
The Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters is a first-of-its-kind and immersive fellowship focused on the culture of the American South. We’ve officially opened applications for year three of the program starting this summer!

This first-of-its-kind program brings one early-career artist and one early-career writer to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for a nine-month fellowship of research, creativity, teaching, and travel, culminating in a collaborative project informed by the region. This program is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the culture of the American South.

In addition to focusing on their own creative projects, the Southern Studies Fellows will have opportunities and requirements for educational community service in Spartanburg County; these will include college and high school classroom visits/lectures, readings, open studios, workshops, and projects affiliated with the host organizations. The fellows will be expected to contribute up to 20 hours per week in the following areas: community service, artist-writer collaboration, and out-of-town travel for project research.

A key component of this unique fellowship is the opportunity to interact with leading scholars, artists, and writers throughout the South. Each fellow will have opportunities to travel in the Southern region to conduct research at cultural and educational institutions, which will inform their work and will be critical in the development of their ideas for a collaborative project that expands the understanding of the modern South.

Art Exhibit: Adrian Rhodes: After the Ravens
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spartanburg Art Museum

\an exhibition of site-specific mixed media contemporary art.

Adrian Rhodes, (b. 1983, in Logan, Utah) grew up and resides in Hartsville, South Carolina. She received her BFA in 2005 and MFA in 2011, both from Winthrop University. She is the recipient of the SC Arts Commission’s 2020 Individual Artist’s Fellowship and the 2019 SECAC Artist’s Fellowship. Her work has been included in highly competitive group exhibitions at museums and contemporary art institutions in the southeast. Drawn: Concept and Craft at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem presented her work alongside artists including LeRoy Neiman, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze and Buckminster Fuller. Paper Worlds at the Spartanburg Art Museum exhibited herwork with eight other artists who, according to the curatorial statement, “push the boundaries and capabilities of paper.” 2019’s Coined in the South at the Mint Museum Uptown selected 64 works by 45 artists from a submission pool of 2000 entries, and was a survey of groundbreaking contemporary southern art.

Winner of the 2020 701 CCA Prize from the  701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, she was also featured in the 701 CCA SC Biennial in 2019. In 2017 she was included in two national print exhibitions: the Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibitionand VAE Raleigh’s Under Pressure. Her work has received numerous accolades including Best of Show/Top Honors at VAE Raleigh’s Contemporary South in 2018, Small Works 2018: A Florence Regional Arts Alliance Juried Showand the Arts Council of York County’s 24th Annual Juried Show in 2013.

Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at institutions including Coastal Carolina University, Francis Marion University, The University of South Carolina, UNC Charlotte, USC Beaufort, Jones Carter Gallery and TRAX galleries in Lake City, SC, the Arts Council of York County, and City Art in Columbia SC.

To see more of Adrian’s work, visit her website or follow her on Instagram @adrian_rhodes.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Davis + Walker Barnes, Michele + Halsey Cook, Misti + Kevin Hudson, Susu + George Dean Johnson, Jr., Vicki + Tom Nederostek, and Margaret + George Nixon.

Art Exhibit: AI + ME
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg
Artist Collective: Pushing Pop
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

Art Exhibit

Nutcracker: the Exhibition
Jan 31 @ 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.

Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years of Genius
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am
Biltmore Estate

Explore Biltmore House with an Audio Guide that introduces you to the Vanderbilt family and their magnificent home’s history, architecture, and collections of fine art and furnishings.

PLUS: Immersive, multi-sensory Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius exhibition created and produced by Grande Experiences

PLUS: FREE next-day access to Biltmore’s Gardens and Grounds

This visit includes access to:

  • Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius at Amherst at Deerpark®
  • 8,000 Acres of Gardens and Grounds for two consecutive days
  • Antler Hill Village & Winery
  • Complimentary Wine Tastings at the Winery
  • Tastings require a Day-of-Visit Reservation, which can be made by:
    • Scanning the QR Code found in your Estate Guide
    • Visiting any Guest Services location
  • Complimentary parking

Art Exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

Immerse yourself in the world’s most comprehensive and thrilling Da Vinci experience as his brilliance and extraordinary achievements are brought to vivid life!

Cards for Kids
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Hughes Main Library

Ages 5–11 | Create Valentine’s Day cards for children in the hospital.

SECRETS OF THE WHALES WITH UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER, BRIAN SKERRY
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm
Charleston Gaillard Center

| Dive deep into the groundbreaking science of whale families – and their startlingly human parallels – through the awe-inspiring work of celebrated National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry. Discover the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures among four different species of whales – from the international cuisines of orcas to families of beluga whales playing at their “summer resort” – and learn what these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Art Exhibit: už linijos (beyond the line)
Feb 1 all-day
Woodbine Studio & Gallery

už linijos (beyond the line) is a conceptual installation by multimedia artistic team Jeff + Goda.

The exhibit features allegorical pointillism and three dimensional mixed media works that pull focus on the physical and emotional lines seen and felt in universal topics, such as temporality, stability, and a constant search of one’s identity.

Lines are an integral component for giving shape, form, and interpretation to stories and personal experiences. However, the core feelings and immediacy of living are often blurred, overlooked, or hidden; somewhere beyond those visible lines.

už linijos (beyond the line) strives to reflect, and bring awareness to, the rarity and significance of those imperceptible day to day moments.

The Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters: Culture of the American South
Feb 1 all-day
online
South
The Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters is a first-of-its-kind and immersive fellowship focused on the culture of the American South. We’ve officially opened applications for year three of the program starting this summer!

This first-of-its-kind program brings one early-career artist and one early-career writer to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for a nine-month fellowship of research, creativity, teaching, and travel, culminating in a collaborative project informed by the region. This program is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the culture of the American South.

In addition to focusing on their own creative projects, the Southern Studies Fellows will have opportunities and requirements for educational community service in Spartanburg County; these will include college and high school classroom visits/lectures, readings, open studios, workshops, and projects affiliated with the host organizations. The fellows will be expected to contribute up to 20 hours per week in the following areas: community service, artist-writer collaboration, and out-of-town travel for project research.

A key component of this unique fellowship is the opportunity to interact with leading scholars, artists, and writers throughout the South. Each fellow will have opportunities to travel in the Southern region to conduct research at cultural and educational institutions, which will inform their work and will be critical in the development of their ideas for a collaborative project that expands the understanding of the modern South.