Crooked Creek Art League
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December 3 - Christmas Party 6:30 p.m. at the home of Ron and Carol Weathers
March 18 - Show Reception and Awards
Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce
of Chapin, SC
Columbia Museum of Art
Cultural Council of Richland and
Palmetto Arts and Framing
- The SC Information Highway
Welcome to CCAL. The purpose of the
League is to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of
the creative arts. The League was chartered as a tax-exempt organization
in 1995 and has approximately 100 members
A general membership
meeting is held at Crooked Creek Park located on Old Lexington
Highway in Chapin, the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm (September
thru May). There is a brief business meeting followed by
a program with information and demonstations of techniques and other items of interest to our members. Refreshments are
served and door prizes are drawn. If you are interested in learning more about the league, click JOIN CCAL There you will find benefits of membership and a link to a Membership Application. Guests are welcome.
Next Meeting, Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Bob Graham
Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) is pleased to announce that Bob Graham of Charleston, South Carolina, will be the May 20th general meeting presenter. Bob is primarily a watercolorist, most comfortable with western images. He recently completed a showing on Columbia's Main Street in the Anastasia and Friends Gallery. You can review some of his work in advance on http://studio151finearts.com/works You will need to scroll down to his portion of the site and be sure to take the time to view his short video, which is included.
Bob Graham graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Newberry College and received his MFA in Illustration from The Savannah College of Art and Design. He maintains an exhibition space at Waterfront Gallery in Charleston, SC where he is part-owner.
His recent exhibitions include the 20th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition at the South Carolina State Museum, the Carolina / Caribbean Connection with the South Carolina Heritage Corridor. Mr. Graham exhibits his work regularly across the United States and abroad and is represented in numerous museums, corporate and private collections. His work also graces the covers of numerous books and also has several magazine illustrations to his credit.
I have an insatiable interest in America’s west. It has played a vital role in my development as an artist. Combining my love of western art and horses, my work often portrays the rugged rodeo cowboys who sought to explore, tame and ultimately survive the vast wilderness of America. I enjoy painting people, especially cowboys. I’m intrigued by their love of natural bond with their horses and their cowboy code of ethics. They evoke a spirit of a bygone era.
"I want my work to sing. I want it to capture that unique sense of feeling of that one moment in time. My work reflects a lifelong pursuit of art. My goal is to tell a story and evoke an emotion in the viewer. I feel art is a journey whose elusive goal is to communicate beauty that the creator has placed before us. Although my paintings exhibit a realistic approach, my primary goal is to give a spirit of life to the subject. I don’t want to take my dreams to the grave."
~ Bob Graham
Ruby Haydock Deloach
Sponsored by the
Chapin Chamber of Commerce
Morning sunlight enters Ruby’s Art Party Studio in Dutchman Shores in Chapin where painting allows her to fall into the face of a flower, to touch yesterday, to behold a landscape and briefly walk with her creator. She chooses subjects to paint that delight her and renders realistic works in watercolor or oil. Her latest art adventures explore watercolors on rice paper. As a teacher of writing, Ruby always wanted to write a children's book. "Make your dreams big," she advises after writing two nonfiction science books and illustrating both. Ruby, a retired educator, has a third book in progress, Appalachian Morning, which will tickle your funny bone. She enjoys Author-Illustrator visits to schools as her new way to spend a day teaching children and influencing literacy. Earth Turns on Its Axis, and.. and Growing Little Green Thumbs address National Science and Literacy Standards. The G.R.O.W! theme of Great Readings Open Worlds echoes through both books. She writes a monthly Growing Little Green Thumbs column that can be found at http://jungletaming.com/category/littlegreenthumbs/.
Ruby is invited to be a participating author in the 2013 SC Book Festival May 17-19, as her second nonfiction science children's book, Growing Little Green Thumbs, met the approval of the Selection Committee. Go to www.scbookfestival.org and click on 2013 Authors. When the page comes up, click on the letter D to read about Ruby and the other 90 authors/presenters, exhibitors, Master Classes, and Scheduled Events.
Books are available in Lexington at Learning Express, Wingard's Nusery and Minuteman Press. In Chapin at Palmetto Fine Arts http://palmettoarts.com/ArtistPages/CCALRubyDeLoach.html , and ArtCan Studio & Gallery. Downtown Columbia at The Cotton Exchange Gift Shop at the SC State Museum, Books On Main in Newberry, on line at Barnes and Noble Book Nook and by email at email@example.com or call (803)345-2134 and stop by The Art Party Press, Studio & Gallery. For on line ordering information and additional activities go to http://www.theartpartypress.weebly.com
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