Aiken Center for the Arts to showcase ‘Creative Connectors’

Young creative network resulted from SCAC programs

Artwork by creative connector Terrance Washington.

Thursday, Aiken Center for the Arts opens a new exhibition featuring artists from the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Create: Rural S.C. program.

Create: Rural S.C. is a community arts program that was launched in summer 2018 with a newly formed team of creative professionals discovered through The Art of Community: Rural S.C. program’s initial work in six South Carolina counties.

To fuel local connection and discovery, the SCAC enlisted the help of 12 “creative connectors” who sought creative contacts across Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties. Together, they built a network of young creatives making names for themselves in their rural communities instead of leaving for larger, urban locales.

From Thursday, June 23 to July 28, 2022, five creative connectors—Ernest Lee, Rajaskeher Y “Mr. Y,” James Wilson, Robert Matheson, and Terrance Washington—will be sharing their work in this exhibition.

A reception will open Creative Connectors, Create: Rural S.C. this Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Aiken Center for the Arts is in downtown Aiken (122 Laurens St. SW, Aiken, 29801). Free.

To learn more about the work of The Art of Community: Rural S.C. and Create: Rural S.C., use the tags associated with this post.