Carol Funke, Fiber Artist

“A paper maker is a true recyclist. I am a paper maker; therefore, I am a finder of ‘things.’ I am always on the lookout for different textures, designs, and things to put into my paper.  Many of my creations are representative of nature, some have hidden natural elements, some also are quilt designs, and some are just plain fun to view. I feel that the making of handmade paper has been a powerful way to give a voice to my creative and healing spirit.” – Carol Funke

45th Annual Juried Show

The 45th Annual Juried Show is one of the longest running Juried Shows in South Carolina. This year, 162 artists entered a total of 262 pieces of artwork to be juried. All entered works were juried by Joseph Peragine whose paintings, sculptures, and animation have been presented in galleries, contemporary art spaces and museums throughout the USA and internationally. Due to circumstances with the coronavirus, the 45th Annual Juried Show was converted to a virtual exhibit. 

Photographs courtesy of Katie Gilliland

Atrium Gallery: Art on the Town

Due to circumstances with the coronavirus, Art on the Town was converted to a virtual exhibit in the Arts Center’s Atrium Gallery. Arts Center representatives made selections from unaccepted juried show entries to curate the exhibit. We hope you enjoy!

Derrick Ashworth was born in Anderson, SC, but has lived his life in a myriad of places and situations.

His formative artistic years were spent admiring the work of Salvador Dali, Jackson Pollock, Picasso, and M.C. Esher. It was during those early years, that he brought brush to canvas to create his own brand of scenic art inspired by these artists, as well as local artists he would befriend and work alongside.

During his time living in Charleston, SC, Ashworth was captivated by the scenery of the low country including marsh lands and massive oak trees. He also
experimented with different materials, paints, and canvas to build the ‘visional abstract’ style he uses to this day.

A self taught artist, he has returned to his hometown where his art can be seen at local businesses, art shows and galleries throughout the Upstate.


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