The artists at Vista Studios are busy this spring! Previous posts included some of this information, like STUDIO VISITS at the Greenville Museum of Art, April 18 – June 3. This is a multi-generational trek through South Carolina and features Laura Spong and David Yaghjian among others. There is also a free artist’s talk on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 PM.
Pat Gilmartin has been invited to participate in an exhibit at Brookgreen Sculpture Garden, Pawleys Island, SC. The show, which runs from March 31 through June 17, 2007, highlights sculptors who participated in Brookgreen’s Kenan Master Sculpture Program from 2003 – 2005.
Susan Lenz has work in the 35th annual juried show in the Fayetteville Museum of Art, Mar. 18 – May 6. The website includes a slide show and is at www.fayettevillemuseumart.org. She also has work in the 50th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition at the Rocky Mount Arts Center, Mar. 28 – June 17 and will have other pieces in the 28th Annual South Carolina Artists Exhibition at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Apr. 28 – June 9.
Several of the Vista Studio artist were accepted into the Hub City Biennial Art Exhibition at the Spartanburg Museum, Mar. 31 – June 17. The artists showing are: Jeff Donovan, Stephen Chesley, David Yaghjian, and Susan Lenz.
Artista Vista is always a busy time for the Vista Studios artists. Yet, this year is even bigger and better. In addition to the “NEW WORKS” exhibit in the main gallery and atrium of Vista Studios, two of the artists are showing elsewhere.
Stephen Chesley is being featured with a solo show at Carol Saunders Gallery, 922 Gervais Street with an opening on April 26. The show runs through May 26. (For more information: 803-256-3046)
David Yaghjian is being featured along with his late father, Edmund Yaghjian, at if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln Street. This show’s opening reception is on Friday, Apr. 20 from 5 – 10 PM, is part of Artista Vista, and closes May 12. (For more information: 803-238-2351)
At McKissick Museum of Art, the annual, juried fund-raiser “A Fool For Art” will hang through May 5. The show includes: Pat Gilmartin, Laura Spong, Ethel Brody, David Yaghjian, Stephen Chesley, Sharon Licata, and Susan Lenz.
One more exciting happening is OPEN STUDIO, Saturday May 5 (10 – 6) and Sunday May 6 (Noon – 6). Eleven of the thirteen artists at Vista Studios are participating in this exciting event, part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. This is a chance to see 66 artists in Richland and Lexington Counties working in their studios, to talk about inspirations and processes, and to view various media in studio settings. It is part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. (For more information: www.columbiafestivalofthearts.com