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Open Studios

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The Metropolitan Arts Council held Open Studios this past weekend! Marissa and I went to a few studios Friday night. We mainly went to the studios at Art Crossing! There are some amazing artists down there!

These first artists are Cat (pictured) and Guy Stevens. I love this painting! Can you spot the polar bear? Guy has traveled all over, including Bermuda and Munich, to draw inspiration! I love the dots that he puts in his paintings! I also love the multitude of colors! Guy’s wife, Cat, paints some great art also!

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Here is where the master creates the art! It was very fun to talk with Cat and learn some of the figures in his paintings are actually his children! One featured a man in a black suit with a gun, we learned this was because his son loved “Men in Black” and would dress up for his dad to paint him!

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The second artist we visited was Larry Seymour. From a few trips to Africa, Larry has taken some photos of wildlife he has encountered, mainly in Kenya. From those, he creates photo realistic art with watercolors and graphite.

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Al Keiser is a photographer who “prints” his artwork onto satin! When you walk in the studio and view the artwork, there is a brilliant glow and shimmer from each piece. You can see him here in his signature jacket and cap!

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Who doesn’t love Emily Clarke‘s vintage oil paintings! They are so vibrant with color yet still so classic and unforgettable! We really enjoyed talking with her, and we learned that she hates a white canvas! She said she never starts with a white canvas if she can help it. She’ll paint the whole thing blue, or cover it in brown paper, I think it gives her work a very unique, and often colorful look!

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August Vernon of Studio 112, is seen here painting a piece for the Vision Fall Fashion Show. So he started it in the morning and is almost done! That is fast!

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August’s wife Suzanne Vernon, also works with him creating out of the world mosaics! She designs all of the patterns you see on her work herself! Marissa and I loved this piece with the cats!

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I would highly recommend to any art lover or anyone looking for something fun to do, to check out these studios at Art Crossing, downtown Greenville, SC. They are located right below Starbucks along Reedy River.

Birthday Fun!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

We had a fun day for Marissa’s birthday! First, we went to the Trillium Arts Festival in Travelers Rest, SC! The festival was hosted by the Trillium Arts Centre. There was a variety of awesome art!

Magic Metals was there making some awesome stuff. They let children participate and see what being a blacksmith is like! One of the guys was making an awesome snake.

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Thee Inner Cirkus a visual performance artists group was there performing. Fan them on Facebook and check out some of their performances!

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Marie Scott‘s paintings are so vibrant, exciting, and beautiful! She moved to Travelers Rest from way up in Wisconsin! My favorite painting is this one of hay bales in a field. So no one buy this one. 😉 I want it for my place! He he!

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I also love, love, love all of her tree paintings! It was lovely talking with her! She was very nice and has a passion for art!

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Davey Morgan Photography | Greenville, SC Portrait & Wedding Photographer

Some of her paintings of flowers reminded me of my friend, Ashley Gray’s artwork! I got to take pictures of her and her beautiful paintings and design her senior art show postcard!

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Be sure to check out Marie’s paintings on Nov 6,7 and 8 at her open studios or another exhibit! Check out her website for more information! If you would love to have a beautiful and colorful nature scene in one of your rooms to brighten up and add a vibrant atmosphere to your home, I would recommend talking to Marie Scott!

Emily Clarke paints a lot of the vintage genre. Her paintings are very unique. They make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time to those simple days! Be sure to check out her open studios Nov. 6, 7 and 8. Details are on her website. She also paints commissions!

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There was also Pastor Steve Saxe (864-268-8355, lcgs1601@aol.com) who paints goose, duck and chicken eggs! He has some Christmas eggs in the works, so be sure and pick those up soon! How awesome are these?

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Terry Butler has some amazing patterns and color combination in his paintings!

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For all of you art lovers be sure to check out a free event, Starry Night, October 31, downtown Greenville, SC.

After the art festival we headed up to Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock, NC. It was the first time that Marissa and I had been. It was really fun! There were 1,000+ people there that day!

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There were gorgeous views of the mountains!

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You get to pick your own apples off of the trees. Marissa and I both climbed to the top of the trees to get the best apples!

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We ran into a bunch of our friends! TJ and the Lancaster ARP Church were there! Look it’s Mr. & Mrs. Allen also!

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I knew they had a Mac store in Flat Rock!  😉 I didn’t find any PCs.

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This plane kept flying around above.

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Look at the apples we got! We also got some apple cider and apple butter. We headed back down to Greenville, but had to make a stop at Krispy Kreme for some Halloween donuts!

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