Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ArtCycle Artist Announced for 2009

The City of Spartanburg announces ten artists that were selected for the Spartanburg Creative Energy’s first ArtCycle exhibit.

As part of the Spartanburg Creative Energy campaign, Artcycle is a new initiative that will promote ten regional artists, each of whom has been commissioned to build an outdoor sculpture from recycled bicycle parts. Once piece is designed by four high school students from the R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center.

The sculptures will be on display in Spartanburg’s downtown area from May to August of this year. The project is the result of a collaboration between Spartanburg Creative Energy, Hub-Bub.com, Spartanburg Art Museum and Partners for Active Living. Artcycle celebrates the City's national designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community, which made it the first in South Carolina to receive that honor in 2007.

2009 ArtCycle Artist
Jason S. Galloway – Roebuck, SC

Michael Griffin, R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center Student– Spartanburg, SC

Sean Pace - Asheville, NC

Ralph Paquin - Spartanburg, SC

Sarah Perry, R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center Student – Spartanburg, SC

Lauren Ponder -Spartanburg, SC

Cody Roberts – Spartanburg, SC

Daniel Tripp- Campobello, SC

Brandon Waddell, R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center Student – Spartanburg, SC

Blake West, R. D. Anderson Applied Technology Center - Student – Spartanburg, SC

For more information, please visit: http://www.spartanburgcreativeenergy.com or contact Amanda Ingram, Communications and Marketing Specialist at 864-596-3068 or aingram@cityofspartanburg.org.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Shrine Circus Coming To Town In April

Shrine Circus
Held at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 7:00pm

Thursday, April 2, 2009 3:00pm & 7:00pm

General Admission: $12.00 Adults, $10.00 Child

To purchase tickets visit: http://www.crowdpleaser.com/

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Business Connect today at 5:30 p.m.

The Chapman Cultural Center and Business Black Box invite you to…Business Connect
Tuesday, March 24
5:30-7 p.m.
Chapman Cultural Center
Eat • Drink • Network
It’s Simple and Easy!
Please See Attached Flyer for more details!
Our guest list…
• Spartanburg Downtown Merchants
• Spartanburg Young Professionals
• Arts X
• Everyone at Chapman Cultural Center
• Spartanburg Social Network
Questions? Call Steve Wong, Marketing at Chapman Cultural Center… 864-278-9698

Monday, March 23, 2009

Call for artist: Folk and Outsider Art Show

Folk And Outsider Art Show

Call for artist for the Spring Fling Folk and Outsider art show scheduled for May 1-3, 2009 in Morgan Square. Call Cindy at 864.596.2797 or visit spartanburgspringfling.com for more details.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Unlock Your Creativity!

Unlock Your Creativity with The Artist’s Way
Tuesdays March 24 – May 25, 2009 6:30- 8:00 PM

The Artist’s Way is a 10 week class that will guide you in the rediscovery of your creative self. As adults, we recognize our dreams for a creative outlet, but we find ourselves too busy or we give up on our dream. This class provides weekly sessions that offer a safe place, time, and a process to reconnect with your unlived creativity. You do not have to be an artist to take this class!

Each week we will use art and writing to explore exercises from The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan. The book is available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com at less expensive rates. Class will be limited to 10 people.

The Artist’s Way is an opportunity to:
* Encourage your artist self
* Unblock your creative flow
* Have fun using art materials, such as clay, oil pastels, chalk pastels, colored pencils, markers, collage, and paint.

After The Artist’s Way you may:
* Write, paint, sing, dance, sculpt, act, carve, draw, or whatever else your creativity has dreamed!

* Bring joy and enthusiasm back to your life.

* Have a creative process that relaxes and releases stressful feelings.

Where: St. Christopher Episcopal Church 400 Dupre Drive next to Spartanburg High School
Supplies: Bring The Artist’s Way book and a journal at least 8 ½” x 11”. Before the 1st class, read: Introduction, The Basic Principles, and The Basic Tools.

Facilitator is Betsy S. Adams, MPH, CHES, and Certified Expressive Arts Facilitator. Betsy believes creative expression improves overall health by bringing balance to life and a sense of calm and wellbeing.

To register call Trez Clarke at 583-5802 or email pcmahpiedmont@bellsouth.net

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Make plans for HUB-BUB tomorrow.

Make plans to attend the 2008-2009 -in-Residence Exit Show on Thursday, March 19th from 5-9pm in The Showroom during tomorrow’s Art Walk. Additional artwork will be featured in the storefront adjacent to Brasserie Ecosse and complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

“In June of 2008 three visual artists and one writer came to Spartanburg to “live free and create” as part of the vanguard HUB-BUB Artist-in-Residence program. The four AiRs have spent their time in Spartanburg imagining, inventing and creating. This exhibit represents the work created during their stay with HUB-BUB.” states HUB-BUB.com

For more information visit HUB-BUB.COM.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

College Fest - March 26, 2009

Join us downtown for College Fest 2009 at Morgan Square starting at 8 p.m.

with Nappy Roots and Dave Barnes. Open to the public and parking is free. See you there!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's time for Imagine That auditions!

April 18th, 2009 &
April 25th, 2009
@ The Chapman Cultural Center
200 East Saint John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
9:00AM – 1:00PM

How do you qualify for Auditions?

• You must be alcohol and drug free.
• You must be in the 9th through 12th grade.
• You must have the time to make this a priority!
• You MUST be able to deal with serious social issues including: alcohol and drug abuse, depression, violence, suicide, sexuality, racism, teen pregnancy, etc.
• You must be able to travel for overnight trips.
• Theatre experience is NOT necessary.
• Be prepared to perform an artistic talent.

If you have what it takes, and can meet the above qualifications, call Sterling Kenny at (864) 278-9665 or email her at skenny@spartanarts.org. Visit Imagine That’s website at www.imaginethatimprov.com.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Art Walk - March 19, 2009

Join us for March's Artwalk on March 19, 2009.
Trolley rides begin at 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mark your calendars - DanSynergy on March 21st!


Saturday, March 21, 8 p.m.Ballet Spartanburg partners with HUB-BUB artists and local musicians to present an evening of exciting and eclectic dance.

Adults $25, seniors $20, students $15.

Presented by Ballet Spartanburg.

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