ArtFields Extended: an exhibition of Columbia-area artists


Join us this Thursday to celebrate the artists featured in ArtFields Extended. This exhibition spotlights the Columbia area artists who were included in ArtFields 2019, the largest art competition in the Southeast held annually in Lake City, SC.

Stormwater Studios is proud to share the work of these talented local artists! 

Reception this Thursday (June 20) 5-9pm
Exhibition June 20 – July 18

 Participating artists:  Dylan Fouste, Ron Hagell, Jennifer Kelly Hoskins, Flavia Lovatelli, Cait Maloney, Ginny Merett, Maggie O’Hara, Janet Orselli, Patrick Parise, Teresa Pietras, Carol Pittman, Lee Sipe, Janet Swigler, K Wayne Thornley, Kathryn Van Aernum, Wendyth Wells, Andrew White, Beth Woodall, and Olga Yukhno. 
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Olga Yukhno is the SVAD Studio Artist in Residence for the month of June. During her residency she is working on a collaborative project consisting of several multi-media elements created by each participant. Sonia Jacobsen has composed an original piece of music that served as a source of inspiration for Olga Yukhno’s sculptural pieces. The process of sculpting will be captured on camera by Jason Porter to create an original film set to and inspired by Sonia’s music. 

Anna Redwine will be participating in the Ag+Art tour at Doko Farm, and studios will be open during the tour at Stormwater, Lewis and Clark and One Eared Cow Glass.

Eileen Blyth has completed the installation of her colorful hand drum sculpture at the Interactive Art Park in West Columbia. The park is scheduled to open in July.

Kirkland Smith is one of six artists/activists who employ discarded plastic as both an artistic medium and as subject matter to be included in Can’t You Sea? | Ocean Plastic ARTifacts at the Franklin G. Burroughs- Simon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. June 15 – September 8.

Eileen Blyth will be featured in a solo show “Crossed Wires” at Art & Light Gallery in Greenville in July. Opening reception 7/19.  
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June 20: ArtFields Extended opening reception 5-9pm
June 20 – July 18: ArtFields Extended
June 29 & 30: Richland County Ag + Art Tour >>
July 18: Third Thursday open house
August 20: Third Thursday open house

Celebrating Tyrone Geter, 2019 Verner Award Winner
The artists of Stormwater Studios enthusiastically congratulate Tyrone Geter on his lifetime of artistic achievement. We are so inspired by your energy and creative drive. Congratulations, Tyrone!

From the SC Arts Hub:
In a career that spreads across two continents, Tyrone Geter has built an international reputation as a world-class artist, painter, sculptor, illustrator, and teacher. Recently retired associate professor of art at Benedict College in Columbia, Geter grew up in Anniston, Ala., during a time defined by strict segregation laws and social injustice. Anniston was a site of numerous acts of racial violence during the Civil Rights Era. The immediacy of these events and an inherited legacy of spiritual strength and fortitude against all the odds inform and shape Geter’s work.

He received his Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University in 1978 with an emphasis on painting and drawing. An exceptional draftsman, his portraits are sensitive, timeless, and masterfully executed. Their power, displayed through their expression, gesture and adornments, seem often suspended in an otherworldly environment. Equal to the history his figures embody, they also speak of a spiritual world overflowing with compassions and empathy. In this regard his work is uniquely distinctive.

In 1979, Geter relocated to Zaria, Nigeria.  For seven years he lived, drew and painted among the Fulani and other local peoples of Northern Nigeria. During this period, he created numerous paintings that captured the richness and depth of the cultures of the region. He describes the experience as an experience that taught him “to understand the nature of life in a society where life was nature and sometimes both hard and cruel.” Further, he experienced “a lesson in the creative process that no art school would ever teach me.”

Those years in Nigeria proved to be a turning point in his development and the most important influence in his life and art. In 1987 he returned to the U.S. and a teaching position at the University of Akron, where he transformed his experience in Nigeria into the most powerful work of his career.

His work has been exhibited at the Columbia Museum of Art, Florence County Museum, and WaterFront Gallery (Charleston) in South Carolina, and Center for Afro-American Artists (Boston), Butler Institute for American Art (Youngstown, Ohio), Hampton Institute College Museum (Hampton, Va.), and Museum of Fine Art (Boston) to name a few. His honors include placing first at Moja Arts Festival and in the Robert Duncanson Award from Taft Museum (Cincinnati), and he received an artist fellowship grant from Foundation for the Arts and Humanities (Boston) and a grant from Columbus (Ohio) Arts Council.

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