ART PARTY
ART PARTY

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Wednesday, NOV 20 • Thursday, NOV 21 • Friday, NOV 22 • Saturday, NOV 23

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Happy Hour Kick-off

WED, NOV 20, 5 - 7 PM

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To start off our fourth year of Art Party, venue host Rock Hill Brewing is having a “Happy Hour Kick-Off”—in honor of the festival.

Before you attend the Film-Comedy Spectacular, spend some time with us at Happy Hour. Join us for award winning craft-brewed beer only found in Rock Hill. RHB will be discounting 1 or 2 of their beers in honor of Art Party 2019.

LOCATED AT:

ROCK HILL BREWING
121 Caldwell St

201 E MAIN ST

Short Film, Live Comedy Spectacular

Wednesday, NOV 20, 7PM - 9:PM | Visual

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Take some time for an evening of laughter while raising funds for a good cause.

Art Party 2019’s opening night on Wednesday, Nov. 20th will be a comedy spectacular, bringing local comedians Crystalle Ramey, Coco Fresh, and Jason Allen King to the stage to perform in between blocks of local comedic short films. All proceeds from this event will benefit Stop Soldier Suicide, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by veterans focused on military suicide prevention.
 
There will be a cash bar.
 
Co-Producers: Ben Sliker & The 22 Tour

LOCATED AT:

GETTYS CENTER
201 E MAIN ST
in the Courtroom, on the 2nd floor

201 E MAIN ST

PURCHASE A TICKET!

General Admission: $10* (can purchase online before November 20th); $10 at the door.
Basic fee for attending – all proceeds go to Stop Soldier Suicide

VIP Table (6 per table up front): $200* (ends Nov 20, 2019)
Secure a large front row table for you and 5 of your friends.

*plus fees

Out of the Rut | WU Union of Student Artist's 1st Art Market

THU, NOV 21, 5 - 8 PM

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Winthrop University’s Union of Student Artists is having their very first “Art Market”.

The annual auction is being re-imagined to a market of the Winthrop University (WU) Art Student’s work. There will be an auction of specific art works donated by WU art professor’s etc to help raise funds for Winthrop’s USA! Come join in!!!

LOCATED AT:

GETTYS CENTER
201 E MAIN ST
in the Courtroom, on the 2nd floor

201 E MAIN ST

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121 E MAIN ST
201 E MAIN ST
CENTER FOR THE ARTS Artists Studios & Gallery
ART GALLERY

Dalton Gallery

ART STUDIOS

Jennifer Hamilton, 2nd Floor. Studio 3

Wanda Steppe, 2nd Floor. Studios 8 & 9

Elsa Turner, 3rd Floor, Studio 2

GETTYS CENTER Artists Studios & Galleries
ART GALLERIES

Courtroom Gallery, 2nd Floor.

Downtown Artistry, 1st Floor. Studio 102

Rock Hill Pottery Center, 1st Floor. Studio 103

Springerae Studio/Gallery, Basement, Studio B4

ART STUDIOS

D. Alexandria Baker, Basement, Studio B1

Zach Greenway, Basement, Studio B2

Joyce Turner, Basement,  Studio B7

JOE'S VIDEO Artist's Alley
ART GALLERY

Open on Saturday, NOV 23 during the Studio & Gallery Stroll

ARTIST ALLEY

Christopher G. Doehling

Matt Andrews

Select studios & galleries are open extended hours to showcase local artists and make their work available for purchase.

(including Juried Exhibition)

121 E MAIN ST
CENTER FOR THE ARTS Artists Studios & Gallery
ART GALLERY

Dalton Gallery

ART STUDIOS

Jennifer Hamilton, 2nd Floor. Studio 3

Wanda Steppe, 2nd Floor. Studios 8 & 9

Elsa Turner, 3rd Floor, Studio 2

201 E MAIN ST
GETTYS CENTER Artists Studios & Galleries
ART GALLERIES

Courtroom Gallery, 2nd Floor.

Downtown Artistry, 1st Floor. Studio 102

Rock Hill Pottery Center, 1st Floor. Studio 103

Springerae Studio/Gallery, Basement, Studio B4

ART STUDIOS

D. Alexandria Baker, Basement, Studio B1

Zach Greenway, Basement, Studio B2

Joyce Turner, Basement,  Studio B7

JOE'S VIDEO Artist's Alley
ART GALLERY

Open on Saturday, NOV 23 during the Studio & Gallery Stroll

ARTIST ALLEY

Christopher G. Doehling

Matt Andrews

COROART Reception

Friday, NOV 22, 5PM - 6PM

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Free, Public Reception | Friday, November 22 | 5PM

Exhibition | Nov. 20 – 24, 2019

Featuring works by Winthrop University visual arts students.

The COROART contest in the United States will soon be underway! Coroplast Tape Corporation is delivering a variety of technical adhesive tapes to Winthrop University where visual art students of Shaun Cassidy, Professor of Fine Arts, were invited to reinvent the materials in innovative ways. While there is no specific thematic content or subject direction given, the concept of COROART is focused on experimenting with modern and technical materials.

The students are contending for the COROART Award presented by the Coroplast Tape Corporation. These awards are accompanied by cash prizes funded by Coroplast, and include 1st Prize ($1,000), 2nd Prize ($500), and 3rd Prize ($250). A public reception and the COROART Awards presentation will be held at the Center for the Arts on Friday, November 22, 2019. More information is available here.

LOCATED AT:

CENTER FOR THE ARTS
121 E MAIN ST
in the Dalton Gallery

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Friends of Friday Arts Project Show| Reception

Friday, NOV 22, 5PM - 7PM

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Free, Public Reception | Friday, November 22 | 5 – 7PM

Exhibition | Oct 29 – November 23, 2019

A group show of works by artists with Friday Arts Project to exhibit during Art Party 2019.

Sierra Alter · D. Alexandria Baker · Nicole Davenport · Katherine Kesey · M.C. Churchill-Nash · Brandi V Fox · Miriam Irwin · Sarah Kennedy Irwin · Ryan Ross · Fred Shope · Seymour Simmons III · Sara Simpson · Michael Sorrow · Dominique Verechia Bunce · Dennissa Young

 

LOCATED AT:

GETTYS CENTER
201 E MAIN ST
in the Courtroom, on the 2nd floor

201 E MAIN ST
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Competitive Portrait Drawing

Friday, NOV 22, 6PM - 7PM

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Tournament Style Knockout Battle Artist Grand Prize | $100

Forget March madness. Think ART madness! The Arts Council of York County’s Competitive Portrait Drawing is a tournament style knockout battle that begins with 16 artists paired off in sets of two. Each pair is in competition to create their best portrait of a model with just five minutes on the clock. Pencils down at the sound of the buzzer.

The model in each pairing serves as judge and jury, choosing their favorite of the two portraits drawn of them. The winning artist from each pair then moves on to the next round until only two artists remain. The final two artists go head-to-head in Round 4, with the decision going to the final model of the evening. The winning artist of the competition is crowned champion and is awarded the $100 grand prize.

NEEDED: 16 artists | 15 models

ARTISTS | No Fee to Participate Email: Michael Gentry, Gallery Manager, mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org

MODELS | $10 sitting fee Register online  at yorkcountyarts.org/competitiveportraitdrawing Each model serves at the judge of their match! After sitting for their portraits, the models will choose their favorite portrait of themselves, and the winning artist will move on to the next round. Models will be able to pick up their portraits after November 25.

LOCATED AT:

CENTER FOR THE ARTS
121 E MAIN ST
in the Dalton Gallery

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Performance Expo

FRI, NOV 22, Performance: 7:15PM

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ABOUT the EXPO

A plethora of performance artists and their work will be featured in this “Expo” curated by Dennissa Young and Mike Gentry. Carrying the “spirit” of a carnival sideshow the Expo will feature 5 performances by artists Griffin Cordell, Kim Le, Kelly WIlliams, and Dennissa Young. The featured performance “Tea” by True Lobster will take place in “The Hiding Place”. Art Party’s Friday night event has always been dedicated to performance. This year is no different, except an attempt at a slightly different format—multiple performances going on at the same time. The main performance, ”Tea”, will have limited space per performance but each ticket holder will be given an opportunity to experience every performance piece.

Tea in the Hiding Place

Tea in the Hiding Place

DESCRIPTION

As time ticks forward and we shape ourselves to fit the lives we live, small pieces of our forgotten stories are left behind. Luckily, these precious things are not lost but deposited safely within the Hiding Place and cared for by the resident curator— a playful monster full of stories and opinions. Listen carefully and you may find your own! Inside the “Hiding Place,” the monster will play host to precious few guests and share a glimpse of her life by inviting them into her home. While she does not expect much in the way of interaction, she hopes her guests arrive ready to listen and play for the brief time (about 15 minutes) they share together.

ARTIST BIO

True Lobster Charlotte is an ongoing collaboration between Karina Caporino and MB Schaffner. Both care about developing strong community, expanding inclusion in the arts, and creating with the goal of transcendent performances. They could say a lot of fancy words about their partnership, but mostly they fight each other fiercely and refuse to be separated. The magic is in the process.

Take What You Need

Take What You Need

Dennissa Young

DESCRIPTION
Take What You Need is a piece that was created earlier in 2019. The performance came from thinking about my community here in Rock Hill and what they need. Through conversation and collaboration with two other artists and friends, Anna Goldstein and Tyler Muehl, the wearable sculpture was made. The piece simply invites the audience to take what they need. Performed by Anna Goldstein, Dennissa Young, Brandi Fox and Sara Simpson

ARTIST BIO
Dennissa Young is a native New Mexican and an international nomad. She graduated from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2015 and immediately took off for a cultural internship in the Middle East. Dennissa is a video performance and relational artist. Her favorite book is the Velveteen Rabbit which captures a lot about her work and interests. Dennissa’s work focuses on creating space for connection, collaboration and emotions. If you would like to see more of her work you can check out her website: dennissayoung.com or her instagram @dennissayoung

Camp's Out

Camp's Out

Kelly Williams

DESCRIPTION
Camp’s Over is an interactive work created to allow the viewer to enter a private tent space an contemplate the questions being asked around them.

ARTIST BIO
Kelly Williams is a Rock Hill area multi-media artist who enjoys creating work that connects to self. Williams graduated Winthrop University with a Bachelor’s in Art Education in 2018.

 

Bear My Burdens

Bear My Burdens

Kim Le

DESCRIPTION
It is okay to be sad. Sometimes you feel numb. And you want to be alone. Be so in this bear. It is okay, he will bear your burdens. Be inside this teddy bear and he will your space.

BIO
Kim Le is a Vietnamese America artist from Greenville, SC, currently residing in Rock Hill and working on a BFA in Sculpture and Jewelry/Metals at Winthrop University. Her work focuses on bringing the sweet and the serious together, making hard to face ideas softer and more colorful so that we can approach them a little easier. She seeks to bring the bubblegum pop into the fine arts, because we can be cute and have something to say as well.

Box

Box

Griffin Cordell

DESCRIPTION
In “Box” I have created a tool to explore and challenge the concepts involving privacy in the most public of settings.  The box is designed to be constructed and deconstructed by ones self at any place and time. The way the box confronts issues of privacy is through the one way mirror film that makes up the walls of the structure. Depending on the light situations, the sculpture can be a tool for me to privately observe from within or be unknowably subjected to the outside world and its criticisms.  This relationship represents the duality of the watcher and the watched, and in this faces us to confront the question of the private self.

ARTIST BIO

Griffin Cordell is an artist from Greenville, South Carolina. He is currently enrolled  at Winthrop University earning a BFA in Fine Art, with a concentration in sculpture. He spends the majority of his time in the library, drawing, watching horror movies and/ or listening to 70s and 80s rock music.

PURCHASE A TICKET!

Tickets: $12* online (before November 20th); $15 at the door.

Friday & Saturday Night Bundle Price: $22* (ends Nov 15, 2019, midnight)

*plus fees

LOCATED AT:

GETTYS CENTER
201 E MAIN ST
in the Courtroom, on the 2nd floor

201 E MAIN ST

Seminars

SAT, NOV 23, 10 AM - 4PM

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DEMOCRATIC CUP
Facilitated by Winthrop University Galleries
SATURDAY, NOV 23

9 – 11 AM

price: FREE – get a ticket to reserve a spot

LOCATED AT:

KNOWLEDGE PERK
130 W WHITE ST

DESCRIPTION

Winthrop University Galleries and Friday Arts Project are pleased to host a community conversation over a fresh cup of coffee. Through the use of The Democratic Cup mugs, participants will be led through a series of facilitated conversations with a focus on positive discourse about social and political issues. The conversation will be facilitated by Nicole Davenport, Assistant Director of Winthrop University Galleries.

“The Democratic Cup” explores one example of how the arts and various media can be used to encourage community engagement and the ideas of ‘artivism.’ During the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, potters Ayumi Horie and Nick Moen of the Bright Angle conceived of The Democratic Cup as a “slow activism” project designed to create positive social change. The project uses handmade cups produced by the collaborative efforts of approximately 50 passionate illustrators and potters across the country to encourage person-to-person civil conversations about social and political issues over a cup of coffee.

Attendance is free but spots are limited.

Coffee and space is being generously provided by Knowledge Perk coffee shop.

The Democratic Cup seminar is an Art Party 2019 event co-sponsored by Winthrop University Galleries.

MARKET YOUR ARTWORK
Aba Hutchison
SATURDAY, NOV 23

12:30 – 1:30 PM

price: FREE – get a ticket to reserve a spot

LOCATED AT:

THE TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR
157 E MAIN ST #501

DESCRIPTION

Social media and websites have often been described as double edged swords. Learn how to wield them in a way that benefits your artwork sales, branding, and business plans, during this enlightening seminar.

 
BIO
Aba Hutchison is a self-taught portrait artist whose work is distinguished by a contrast of realistic features and cartoonish lines. She formally entered the art world as a landscape painter, and over the years, developed a new interest in portraiture. You can find more about her and her work at her website, www.ahutch2014.wixsite.com/media
 
After years of working with social media and online shops, she began to morph that interest with skills learned through her Computer Science degree, obtained at The University of North Carolina At Charlotte (UNCC). She now has had several professional experiences in digital, social media, and field marketing. Some entities that she has worked with include Springs Creative, Sodexo at Winthrop University, and UNCC’s Department of Computer Science.
GETTING OFF TO A GOOD START
Todd Baxter
SATURDAY, NOV 23

2 – 4 PM

price: FREE – get a ticket to reserve a spot

LOCATED AT

CENTER FOR THE ARTS

121 E MAIN ST
Lewandowski Classroom

DESCRIPTION

Local painter Todd Baxter is giving an oil painting demonstration.

BIO

Todd Baxter has loved to draw the world around him as far back as he can remember, one of those enviable people who always knew what they wanted to be when they grew up.  His artist’s eye first guided Todd’s successful career as a graphic designer, begun after he graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1975.  For more than three decades, he created images that engaged audiences in the world of advertising. Then in June 2010, with the responsibilities of raising a family in the rearview mirror, he decided to adjust course to focus on his passion for fine art.

“I am extremely grateful to be able to pursue my passion, to have the opportunity to do what I love doing, every day.”

Todd is currently represented by the Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and Olive’s in Fort Mill, SC. He is a member of the Tega Cay Art League, the Charlotte Art League, the Catawba River Art Guild and the Charlotte Plein Air Painters.

ADOBE AERO DEMONSTRATION
Chris Doehling
SATURDAY, NOV 23

2 PM

price: FREE

LOCATED AT:

JOE’S VIDEO
139 Caldwell St

DESCRIPTION

Chris will demonstrate how to build Augmented Reality (AR) experiences without programming experience using Adobe Aero—a new mobile app from Adobe Creative Cloud!

BIO

I’ve been a freelance illustrator since 2008. But I have also worked as a designer and production professional in four other creative fields, including:
• Feature and broadcast animation
• Motion graphics
• Video production
• Graphic design for print and packaging

I don’t just draw; I draw upon experience.
Contact me for a free consultation today, and see the difference that experience can make!

Chris will be selling illustration prints and commissioned sketches/fan art, along with portfolio art on display at the Artist Alley, located at Joe’s Video.

Shindig

SAT, NOV 23, 7PM

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The celebration party for Art Party in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Shindig is the culmination of Art Party, a celebration of local talent and the closing event for an incredible 4 day festival. Join us for an autumnal spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres, soup and dessert—including live music. Culinary curators are Stephen Crotts and Dominique Verechia Bunce. Come enjoy soulful, meaningful and fun activity and conversation. The night will be punctuated with the musical stylings of Leone.

Leone

SINGER-PERFORMER

Singer/Performer Leone is the blast from the past we didn’t know we all needed. His debut EP, Angst, has been hailed as a “very impressive debut” and deemed to be “the funkadelic throwback to a beloved bygone era.” His melodious vocals and clever flow has been compared to artists of the past and present such as Curtis Mayfield, Anderson .Paak, Bootsy Collins and Blood Orange. With only releasing his debut in February, Leone has already accomplished a performance at a notable North Carolina festival and a sold-out solo show. With over 8,000 total streams within the first four months of its release, Angst has been covered by a few prominent media outlets within the southeast region of the US. Born and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Leone doesn’t come from a “musical background.” Though he always knew he had a passion for music, growing up he was rather shy in his aspirations and did not begin to explore his talents until he went off to college.

While attending college near Charlotte, North Carolina, he managed to make connections with other artists, leading him to begin his music career in 2016 with the release of “Cut U Loose”. Produced by Charlotte-based super-producer Jason Jet, Cut U Loose was Leone’s first crack at writing and recording music. After creating a small local buzz, he spent three years off-the-grid cultivating his skills as a writer, singer, and performer in order to create Angst. The funky project is a direct result of having heard the records of legendary old-school groups spun around the house by his mom. As the title denotes, however, Angst isn’t all about having a good time. Leone’s lyrical content covers heavy themes like depression and anxiety, issues that he has struggled with throughout his life.  

website: LEONE

LOCATED AT:

GETTYS CENTER
201 E MAIN ST
in the Courtroom, on the 2nd floor

201 E MAIN ST

PURCHASE A TICKET!

Tickets: $15 online* (before November 20th); $25 at the door.

Friday & Saturday Night Bundle Price: $22* (ends Nov 15, 2019, midnight)

*plus fees

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