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‘A Fine Hand’ exhibition features accomplished #SCartists

SCAC Fellows, State Art Collection artists included

This is not to be missed.

As it continues to celebrate reopening, Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center opens A Fine Hand this week:

“Dexterous skill, creative imagination and focused intellect pursuing the mystical aura of unique; gifts to the world that cultivate and revere beauty,” is how we envision the purpose and pleasure of this show.

Featured among the 16, #SCartists all, are names familiar to those who follow S.C. Arts Commission goings on. Jeri Burdick, Jocelyn Châteauvert, and Lee Malerich are all former SCAC fellowship recipients and all have works featured in the State Art Collection. Orangeburg's own Dr. Leo Twiggs (modeling his hands above) also appears in the State Art Collection and is a two-time recipient of the Governor's Award for the Arts. A Fine Hand opens this Wednesday evening with a reception from 6-8 p.m. It runs through Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Lusty Gallery (649 Riverside Dr., Orangeburg). Free.

Jason Rapp

Fine craft artists invited to enter Palmetto Hands Competition and Exhibition

South Carolina fine craft artists are invited to participate in the 14th annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition, the state’s only dedicated fine craft competition and exhibition. Objects juried into the show compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6,500. The exhibition is presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Festival, to be held May 1-9, 2015. A $15 entry fee applies. Artists may submit up to four entries. The application is strictly available online at www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com. Deadline for entries is March 16, 2015. Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this exhibition offers fine craft artists the opportunity to exhibit objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and 3-D mixed media. After the show, up to 30 works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2015/2016 Traveling Exhibitions Program. Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists. Internationally renowned jeweler and paper artist Jocelyn Chateauvert will jury this year’s exhibition. Born and educated in Iowa City, Chateauvert creates lighting, sculpture, and installations from the paper she makes by hand. After earning an MFA from the University of Iowa, she taught metalworking at Middlesex Polytechnic in London and then established herself as a professional artist in San Francisco. Since 1999, she has lived in Charleston, South Carolina, devoting herself primarily to paper art that is widely displayed in homes and public buildings. She has been honored not only by the South Carolina Arts Commission but also by a Smithsonian Fellowship and by a featured exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. The 14th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition will be on display May 1-9, 2015, at the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held May 1. For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival, Palmetto Hands, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854, email culturalarts@northcharleston.org, or visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com. Image: 2014 Best of Show SC State Bird (Metal) by Matt Wilson (North Charleston, S.C.) Via: North Charleston Cultural Arts Department