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Allen Coleman, Primary at Al's Fine Art & Musings, is available for independent curation; public and private collections consultation; Non-Profit consultation; grant writing; all manner of fine arts administration, management & consultation. Coleman is a seasoned creative professional with a diverse background and experience in business and the arts. This is also a page to share events, exhibits,

Allen Coleman, Primary at Al's Fine Art & Musings, is available for independent curation; public and private collections consultation; Non-Profit consultation; grant writing; all manner of fine arts administration, management & consultation. Coleman is a seasoned creative professional with a diverse background and experience in business and the arts. This is also a page to share events, exhibits,

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Chautauqua Talk: The Magical Life of Harry Houdini
04/19/2022
Chautauqua Talk: The Magical Life of Harry Houdini

Chautauqua Talk: The Magical Life of Harry Houdini

Larry Bounds explores the life of Harry Houdini in this Chautauqua Talk. Harry Houdini, from his birth to his death, led a life of mystery and controversy. H...

Photos from Greenville Chautauqua: History Comes Alive's post
04/03/2022

Photos from Greenville Chautauqua: History Comes Alive's post

03/14/2022

Watch as this impressive collection of 20 steel dogs are installed around our art-loving town, #yeahthatgreenville
#TheBigDogShow
#artinpublicplaces
#cityofgreenville
#yeahthatgreenville

03/06/2022

On this date, March 6th, in 1986, #GeorgiaOKeeffe, the artist who gained worldwide fame for her austere minimalist paintings of the American southwest died died at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM, She died at 12:20 p.m., said hospital spokesman Charles Cullen. He had no other details on her death and said only that she had moved to Santa Fe last summer from her remote desert adobe home in Abiquiu. She was 98 and had outlived her roguish band of talented contemporaries by dozens of years. Read her informative Obituary @ https://lat.ms/3pEmold and be sure to visit with her when she visits #YeahThatGreenville in June for #GreenvilleChautauqua’s #HistoryComesAlive 2022 Festival, #ChallengeAccepted. #Chautauqua

Sam Wang: Centripetal Persistence
03/02/2022
Sam Wang: Centripetal Persistence

Sam Wang: Centripetal Persistence

This short documentary follows pioneering Chinese-American photographer Sam Wang from his birthplace in Beijing, China to Clemson, South Carolina on a journey of shifting cultural identity and constant visual creation. Sam's mastery of hand-crafted processes and dedication to creative curiosity has....

{Re}HAPPENING 10
03/02/2022
{Re}HAPPENING 10

{Re}HAPPENING 10

The Philip Glass Ensemble photo by Ryuhei Shindo {Re}HAPPENING 2022 April 2nd from 3-10pm Featuring the Philip Glass Ensemble – View the Full Lineup Here About {Re}HAPPENING In 2009, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center board member Jolene Mechanic developed a fundraising idea that grew int...

02/22/2022

“In the future, everybody will be famous for 15 minutes.” Today we are remembering Andy Warhol who left this world 35 years ago today.

From his obit in the LA times:

He was born Andy Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Aug. 6, 1927, one of three sons of Czech immigrants. After attending Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in Pittsburg, he moved to New York in 1949, where he lived in a basement apartment on 103rd Street with a mixed group of young men and women, all of whom had artistic ambitions in dance, theater or art.

Warhol, although young and scruffy, had skill as a commercial artist and drew for such fashionable publications as Glamour, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, specializing in drawings of shoes. His earliest attempts at fine art came from taking literally the advice of an art teacher who said he should paint things he really liked. Since Warhol liked ordinary things—like comic strips, canned food and soft drinks—he painted them.

“I’d been eating soup for lunch for 20 years, so I painted it,” he explained.

The following is from wikipedia regarding some of his influence on music:

In the mid-1960s, Warhol adopted the band the Velvet Underground, making them a crucial element of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia performance art show. Warhol, with Paul Morrissey, acted as the band's manager, introducing them to Nico (who would perform with the band at Warhol's request).

While managing The Velvet Underground, Andy would have them dressed in all black to perform in front of movies that he was also presenting.

In 1966, he "produced" their first album The Velvet Underground & Nico, as well as providing its album art. His actual participation in the album's production amounted to simply paying for the studio time.

After the band's first album, Warhol and band leader Lou Reed started to disagree more about the direction the band should take, and their artistic friendship ended.

In 1989, after Warhol's death, Reed and John Cale re-united for the first time since 1972 to write, perform, record and release the concept album Songs for Drella, a tribute to Warhol.

In October 2019, an audio tape of publicly unknown music by Reed, based on Warhols' 1975 book, "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again", was reported to have been discovered in an archive at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Warhol designed many album covers for various artists starting with the photographic cover of John Wallowitch's debut album, This Is John Wallowitch!!!(1964). He designed the cover art for The Rolling Stones' albums Sticky Fingers (1971) and Love You Live (1977), and the John Cale albums The Academy in Peril (1972) and Honi Soit in 1981. One of Warhol's last works was a portrait of Aretha Franklin for the cover of her 1986 gold album Aretha.

Warhol strongly influenced the new wave/punk rock babd Devo, as well as David Bowie. Bowie recorded a song called "Andy Warhol" for his 1971 album Hunky Dory. Lou Reed wrote the song "Andy's Chest", about Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Warhol, in 1968. He recorded it with the Velvet Underground, and this version was released on the VU album in 1985.

We found the following article to be an interesting take on his album cover artwork that started in the 50’s.

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/andy-warhol-best-album-covers-lennon-rolling-stones/?fbclid=IwAR3-prevqh6c-oq-3KAw3eTGVuODWgHw60JNZvIK4zaH72X3xO1BVY8DLxI

RIP Andy. What you created continues to influence so many.

Photo: Andy Warhol and Lou Reed. (Ebet Roberts / Redferns)

In an unusual move, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation will make a forthcoming catalogue raisonné available for free onl...
02/01/2022
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Plots Ambitious—and Free—Catalogue Raisonné

In an unusual move, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation will make a forthcoming catalogue raisonné available for free online. The nontraditional format is intended to suit the "fluid, nonbinary" nature of Rauschenberg's practice, the foundation's director, Kathy Halbreich, said.

In an untraditional move, the project will be hosted digitally, without any print edition.

01/26/2022

Who let the dogs out?! The City of Greenville's Arts in Public Places Commission has approved The Big Dog Show, a traveling art exhibition by sculptor Dale Rogers, set to arrive in Greenville in March. The exhibition consists of 20 8ft by 10ft corten steel sculptures of Rogers' famous American Dog, located at Cleveland Park Stables and along Main Street in the heart of downtown.

Sponsorships are available for individual sculptures. For more information, inquire at the following link: http://greenvillesc.gov/1337/Sponsor

#ArtsinPublicPlaces #greenvillescart #whatsgoingongvl #yeahthatgreenville #gvilleevents #greenvillesc

Robin Hood – South Carolina Children's Theatre
01/20/2022
Robin Hood – South Carolina Children's Theatre

Robin Hood – South Carolina Children's Theatre

Robin Hood By Greg Banks Directed by Matt Giles Hear ye! Hear ye! The South Carolina Children’s Theatre presents a reimagined Prince of Thieves in more modern times! SCCT’s Artistic Director, Matt Giles, sets the scene not in England, but in the Appalachian Mountains of the United States. Robin ...

Greenville North Carolina exhibition opportunity -
01/06/2022

Greenville North Carolina exhibition opportunity -

The Greenville Museum of Art (GMoA) is hosting a juried group exhibition, Growing Up Q***r in the South, guest curated by Parks McAllister. This exhibition will showcase work influenced and inspired by the experiences of growing up q***r in the American South.

Call for (Q***r) Artists
Growing Up Q***r in the South
June 3 – September 24, 2022

The application is open to q***r individuals who are 18 years or older, and who have spent part of their lives or can identify with “growing up” in the American South. All media will be considered but works must not have been exhibited at the GMoA previously.

Artists can submit up to five (5) artworks but should clarify if multiple works are part of a series. There is no submission fee for this exhibition.

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE FEBRUARY 27, 2022.

Artists will be notified of their acceptance into the exhibition via email by March 11, 2022.

Selected artworks must be delivered or shipped to the Museum by May 6, 2022. Any artworks that are shipped must come with a pre-paid return label. All work must be completely dry, framed, wired, or otherwise ready to exhibit. After the exhibition, artworks must be picked up by October 15, 2022.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e44535e3ce57c7bc3ff8de8/t/61b11146b8ba460d12c1e4ef/1638994247134/UPDATED_Growing+Up+Q***r+June+2022+CFA+info+d2.pdf

Larry Bounds: Miracle Mongers, the American Medicine Show. Recording available until January 20th 2022 @ https://youtu.b...
12/17/2021

Larry Bounds: Miracle Mongers, the American Medicine Show. Recording available until January 20th 2022 @ https://youtu.be/wxjHZq2WhBs
#Chautauqua #GreenvChautauqua #HistoryComesAlive

.#BigArt is often an existential joke.
12/04/2021

.#BigArt is often an existential joke.

11/30/2021

GCCA is excited to present the opening of a new Main Gallery exhibition this week on First Friday, December 3 from 6 - 9 pm!
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In Mementos of Life Beyond Death, artist Jody Servon with author Lorene Delany-Ullman and artist Jessica Burke navigate the complex interconnections between identity and death, and explore the relationships we make along life's journey.
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Jody Servon and Lorene Delany-Ullman’s Saved: Objects of the Dead series captures the depth of the human experience through photographic documentation and prose poetry based on memories imbued into common objects once belonging to the departed. Jessica Burke's Dressed Up in Bones & Sugar City drawings serve as investigative tools to unearth the fictions of identity and the fragility of life.
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Learn more about this and other upcoming exhibitions at artcentergreenville.org/exhibitionschedule
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Mementos of Life Beyond Death is sponsored in part by Piedmont Arthritis Clinic & Drs. Richard & Amy Kim.
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#gvltoday #gvl360 #gvldaily #gvlarts #mementos #mementosphotography #graphitedrawing #supportlocalgvl #creategvl #yeahthatgreenville

11/28/2021

Our Holiday Show with @kentamblerart is only 2 weeks away! Be sure to mark your calendars!

Great organization and gallery... Join.
11/21/2021

Great organization and gallery... Join.

Photos from Greenville Center for Creative Arts's post
11/18/2021

Photos from Greenville Center for Creative Arts's post

11/15/2021

ARTFIELDS JR SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN! We are now inviting South Carolina student artists to submit for ArtFields Jr. Complete your submission online for free at artfieldssc.org.

11/13/2021

If you missed this yesterday, it's worth a look now.

11/07/2021

Sister Love 💜💜💜💜 For 3 Days Only, use Coupon Code GODDESS17 at checkout to receive 33% Off 🧡 https://jeannefryart.indiemade.com
(Sale ends November 9th) 💚

Greenville SC this weekend only
11/05/2021

Greenville SC this weekend only

As seen in Greenville Journal 📰 Artists are ready & moving into Artisanville Village later today 📣 Nov 5 Last Day to get online discount tickets 🎟 See y’all Tomorrow Nov 6 & Sunday Nov 7 🌟 Stay warm & cozy & enjoy this indoor art show!!

Artisanville: A Community of Artists

Greenville Convention Center
1 Exposition Dr, Greenville, SC (Parking & Entrance at Eisenhower Dr)

Nov 6 Sat 10 am-6 pm
Nov 7 Sun 11 am-5 pm

Two days of a unique fine art and fine craft show. Specializing in artisan-made pieces that capture the eye and imagination, Artisanville will have something for everyone. This unique village of 120+ artists will provide a fun and engaging experience that will entrance you, your friends and family, without breaking your budget. Artisanville is thrilled to showcase a group of artisans that have been handpicked and personally invited because of their particular talent and their distinctive flair for exceptional craftsmanship and originality.

Starting or adding to an exclusive collection, getting a head start on your Christmas shopping for those who love the unique, or even just treating yourself to that one extraordinary thing that really “speaks to your heart”. Lucky draw for Artisanville Bucks will be held throughout the show • Thanks to our 2021 Gold Sponsor : Red Bowl 🤩 These are all great reasons to come and visit Artisanville in Greenville, South Carolina! 🌟

Early Bird Online Ticket until Nov 5 Friday 🎟 Save your time to line up at door 🌟
https://allevents.in/greenville/80003927008292

All 2021 artists can be found from
www.Artisanville.net

Columbia SC - great opportunity to see work by Tyrone Geter
11/05/2021

Columbia SC - great opportunity to see work by Tyrone Geter

We are honored to feature Columbia artist Tyrone Geter's collection of charcoal collages, "Living In the Light of Hell's Shadow." The collection will be on display in the lobby through Nov. 30. On Saturday Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. we will have a Q&A with this months featured artist.

Spartanburg SC
11/05/2021

Spartanburg SC

Greenville SC
11/03/2021

Greenville SC

It certainly is.
11/02/2021

It certainly is.

Join GCCA & City of Women in celebrating the women who have impacted our community!
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In partnership with City of Women, we will honor, celebrate, and recognize the women of Greenville through a call to our artist community for submissions that highlight historical and contemporary women who have made a significant impact on the community we are today in the areas of healthcare and well-being, education, economic opportunity, science and technology, civic engagement, and arts and culture.
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This effort will culminate in a free public exhibition that includes a virtual gallery and a special juried exhibition. All eligible entries will be featured in the virtual gallery on GCCA’s website, and juror-selected pieces will be exhibited in GCCA’s Community Gallery.
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Over $2,000 in Awards will be presented at the exhibition opening reception!
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Entry Period: November 2, 2021 - January 6, 2022
Exhibit Dates: March 4 - April 27, 2022
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Learn more and submit your work at artcentergreenville.org/city-of-women-submissions
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This initiative is sponsored by Wyche, P.A. with support from Furman University.
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#artcentergvl #whatsgoingongvl #gvlart #supportlocalgvl #villagewgvl #westgreenvillesc #yeahthatgreenville #cityofwomen #cityofwomengvl #feministart #wherewomencreate #creategvl

REVIEW: Proud Mary Theatre's Perfect 'Falsettos' Will Leave You Verklempt with Emotions - Carolina Curtain Call
11/02/2021
REVIEW: Proud Mary Theatre's Perfect 'Falsettos' Will Leave You Verklempt with Emotions - Carolina Curtain Call

REVIEW: Proud Mary Theatre's Perfect 'Falsettos' Will Leave You Verklempt with Emotions - Carolina Curtain Call

BY STEVE WONGDRAMA CRITIC Falsettos, the current musical production of Spartanburg’s Proud Mary Theatre Company, starts off with the rousing and hysterically funny song “Four Jews In A Room Bitching,” but by the end of the musical, if you are not in tears, you had better check your pulse. Here...

10/28/2021

We are starting at 7pm, then sharing the stage with The Hot Yoga Band's Talking Heads tribute. Gonna be dope!

10/26/2021

ONE WEEK LEFT! Head to artfieldssc.org to submit your work before November 1!
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Photo shows “Veiled Respite I” by Pamela Venz on display in The ROB during ArtFields 2021.

Artists Opportunity
10/26/2021

Artists Opportunity

NC & SC ARTISTS: ASC is accepting applications from professional artists and artist teams for the City of Charlotte Government’s J.W. Clay Boulevard Streetscape. The selected artist/s will create artwork that provides visual interest and wayfinding for residents and visitors.

Learn more at a virtual Pre-submittal Info Session from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. Details at the following link: bit.ly/ASCCallsToArtists.

Pictured: Current site conditions at planned public art opportunity area.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK..... FROM AL'S FINE ART
10/25/2021
Broken Peach - Tainted Love (Halloween Special)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK..... FROM AL'S FINE ART

"𝐓𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐬, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones...

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Fantastic work. You all want to see this exhibit. You all also want to vote for her husband come November.
看上去很美,不知你对中国画感兴趣不?