Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Not participating in First Friday July 6th

The Art Center will not participate in First Friday on July 6th from 6 - 9pm.
We will be open only for regular hours from 9am - 5pm.

Be sure to come on August 3rd to First Friday from 6 - 9pm for the opening of the Member Show, the 2018 Brandon Fellows Final Show, and the Summer Art Camp Showcase. The Studio Artists will be open to the public and you can view even more local artwork in the Community Gallery. Bring your little artists to the kid's free ARTivity led by volunteers from The Greenville Journal.

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Gal's Night Out

Make a vision book or art journal with artist Suzanne Woolf in the Creative Gal's Night Out event.  Join us Thursday, July 12 from 6:00 - 8:00pm to create a mash up of a planner, vision board, and journal all combined in an altered book that you make with guidance from published art journal artist.  

This two-hour workshop will cover the basics of preparing the book and pages for a number of techniques like collage, paint, stenciling, and assemblage. Leave the workshop with a unique altered book, the start of an amazing vision book in which you can continue to record your story, goals, special events, art techniques, personal messages, just about anything. If you already started a vision book bring it with you to add new pages!  You do not need to be an artist to enjoy this workshop. The book and supplies will be provided for you along with templates to use to create your personal vision.  Bring your sister, mother, daughter, friend and also BYOB. 

WORKSHOP FEE: $20 / $10 Members (price includes supplies)
Early registration is now open. CLICK HERE to reserve your space.

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Brandon Fellowship Application Period Closed
Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

Brandon Fellowship Application Period Closed

Brandon Fellowship Application Period Closed at 5pm

Overview

The Brandon Fellowship will provide university-style studio space at GCCA for a period of six months, renewable for one additional six-month period, along with a stipend for supplies and access to a number of classes taught at GCCA. The three main goals of the Brandon Fellowship are:

  • to support talented artists who may not otherwise have access to a formal art education;
  • to foster a sense of community;
  • to promote diversity at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts.

Criteria for eligibility

Criteria for eligibility may vary over time depending on the demographic make-up of the active artist community at GCCA. To fulfill the goal of promoting diversity, initially and for the foreseeable future, the basic criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Successful candidates will be highly talented, self-motivated artists with the discipline to work on their own. They will also be community-minded and eager to participate in group activities with other Brandon Fellows, such as museum and studio visits, lectures, and occasional volunteering activities in the schools and at GCCA.
  • Three fellowships will be offered to artists from targeted communities in Greenville County:  one artist from the African American Community, one artist from the Hispanic Community, and one Community-at-large artist.
  • Applicants must be resident of Greenville County.
  • At the time of application an applicant must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident of the United States for at least 5 years, and between 21 and 30 years of age.
  • Prior professional art training or post-secondary education is not required.
  • Selection will be made without regard to marital status, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.

Benefits of the Brandon Fellowship

  • A dedicated university style studio space at GCCA. Brandon Fellows must spend a minimum of 25 hours per week in the studio. (Studio access is available from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, seven days a week.)
  • A $250 stipend for art supplies per six-month period;
  • Dedicated tutors, assigned based on stated interest and preferred medium, who will guide Brandon Fellows during their residency;
  • Access to 1 GCCA class per session plus access to any class that is not filled;
  • Support and mentorship from GCCA studio artists and exhibiting artists;
  • Participation in group exhibitions and community events;
  • Participation in alumni events.
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Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

RSVP Deadline for Member Show

GCCA MEMBER SHOW 2018: GUIDELINES & RSVP
AUGUST 3 - SEPTEMBER 26

Opening Reception:  First Friday, August 3, 2018 from 6–9pm

Open to all current members, the annual Member Show provides an opportunity for the community to see the breadth and depth of work being created by supporting members of GCCA.  If you're a current member and you want to exhibit a piece in the 2018 Member Show, please review the guidelines for participating below and click on the RSVP button that follows to reserve your exhibition space by Thursday, July 19.

Deadline to RSVP:  Thursday, July 19

Drop Off of Work for Participating GCCA Members:
Thursday, July 26 / 4pm - 6pm
Friday, July 27 / 9am - 11am
Saturday, July / 11am - 2pm

Pick Up Artwork:
Thursday, September 27 / 4pm - 6pm (Pickup & Potluck! See details below)
Friday, September 28 / 9am - 11am
Saturday, September 29 / 11am - 3pm

Delivery  & Pick-up of Artwork:
All artwork must be hand-delivered to GCCA, 25 Draper Street, Greenville SC. Times are listed above. All work must be picked-up by 3pm, Saturday, September 29. GCCA is unable to store artwork, so please make arrangements to have your work picked-up by someone else should you not be available.

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First Friday: Member Show, 2018 Brandon Fellows Final Show, and Summer Art Camp Showcase
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Member Show, 2018 Brandon Fellows Final Show, and Summer Art Camp Showcase

Join us for First Friday on August 3rd from 6 - 9pm for the opening of the Member Show, the 2018 Brandon Fellows Final Show, and the Summer Art Camp Showcase.

The Member Show will display a wide variety of mediums and themes in artwork created by supporting members of the Art Center. Also in the Main Gallery, view work made by Brandon Fellows Charis Jackson Barrios, Olivia Perreault, and Megan Hueble in the Brandon Fellows Final Show. Upstairs in the Gray Loft, see the art made by our summer camp participants in the Summer Camp Showcase. Visit the Art School Open House to meet our art instructors and sign up for your next class or workshop with a special discount!

The Studio Artists will be open to the public and you can view even more local artwork in the Community Gallery. Bring your little artists to the kid's free ARTivity led by volunteers from The Greenville Journal.

August 3rd First Friday at Greenville Center for Creative Arts is sponsored by The Greenville Journal

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2018-2019 Brandon Fellows Introduction
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

2018-2019 Brandon Fellows Introduction

2018-2019 Brandon Fellows Introduction

During First Friday on August 3, 2018 at 7:00pm the new class of Brandon Fellows will be announced and introduced to the public. Meet the artists, view their work, and learn about their backgrounds by visiting on First Fridays throughout the year.

Follow along on social media with #brandonfellowship and #artcentergvl

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First Friday September 7th
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday September 7th

First Friday at the Art Center

Join us for First Friday to engage with the arts community! View the 2018 Member Show and Brandon Fellows Final Show in the Main Gallery and enjoy even more artwork in the Community Gallery. Meet the Studio Artists and bring your little artists to the kid's free ARTivity!

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Member Night Potluck
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Member Night Potluck

MEMBER NIGHT POTLUCK

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6pm - 7:30pm

After you pick up your artwork from the Member Show, stay to eat, meet and mingle with fellow supporting members!

What to Bring

  • A dish or dessert with plenty to share
  • A guest who is interested in learning about GCCA membership
  • Kids - we will have an art activity for all ages

 

Pets are not permitted at the Art Center

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First Friday: Opening of Textiles: A History of Expression
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Opening of Textiles: A History of Expression

Join us during First Friday for the exhibition opening of Textiles: A History of Expression

Textiles: A History of Expression illuminates textiles through contemporary concepts while reflecting traditional approaches to the medium. The exhibition highlights central themes of memory, fluidity of emotion, multisensory experience and reverence. Using natural dyeing, meticulous handwork, embroidery, and quilting techniques, the artists invite viewers into thoughtful engagement of their own experience. The artists, Alice Schlein (Greenville, SC), Sasha de Koninck (Santa Monica, CA), Beth Andrews (Greer, SC), Kristy Bishop (Charleston, SC), Susan Lenz (Columbia, SC), and Meredith Piper (Greenville, SC) re-energize the rich history of textile by continually informing their contemporary practices.

ARTalk: November 14, 2018 from 6-7 pm

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First Friday - Persistence of the Figure Opening Reception
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday - Persistence of the Figure Opening Reception

First Friday - Persistence of the Figure Opening Reception

In the Persistence of the Figure exhibition, the body becomes a vehicle for addressing meaning in the human condition with themes centered around empathy, shame, and consumption. The artwork encompasses multiple mediums including painting, drawing, ceramics, found objects, and sculptures. Artists Brandi Read (Glendale, AZ), Colleen Critcher (Florence, SC), Gill Alexander (Miami Beach, FL), Lucy Bailey (Irmo, SC), and Michael Benvenia (Lancaster, Pa) chronicle their continual experimentation with the boundaries of the human figure.

Opening Reception: First Friday, June 1, 6-9 pm

This exhibition is sponsored by First Citizens Bank

 

June 1st First Friday at Greenville Center for Creative Arts is sponsored by The Greenville Journal

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Brandon Fellowship Application Period Opens
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Brandon Fellowship Application Period Opens

Overview

The Brandon Fellowship will provide university-style studio space at GCCA for a period of six months, renewable for one additional six-month period, along with a stipend for supplies and access to a number of classes taught at GCCA. The three main goals of the Brandon Fellowship are:

  • to support talented artists who may not otherwise have access to a formal art education;
  • to foster a sense of community;
  • to promote diversity at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts.

Criteria for eligibility

Criteria for eligibility may vary over time depending on the demographic make-up of the active artist community at GCCA. To fulfill the goal of promoting diversity, initially and for the foreseeable future, the basic criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Successful candidates will be highly talented, self-motivated artists with the discipline to work on their own. They will also be community-minded and eager to participate in group activities with other Brandon Fellows, such as museum and studio visits, lectures, and occasional volunteering activities in the schools and at GCCA.
  • Three fellowships will be offered to artists from targeted communities in Greenville County:  one artist from the African American Community, one artist from the Hispanic Community, and one Community-at-large artist.
  • Applicants must be resident of Greenville County.
  • At the time of application an applicant must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident of the United States for at least 5 years, and between 21 and 30 years of age.
  • Prior professional art training or post-secondary education is not required.
  • Selection will be made without regard to marital status, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.

Benefits of the Brandon Fellowship

  • A dedicated university style studio space at GCCA. Brandon Fellows must spend a minimum of 25 hours per week in the studio. (Studio access is available from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, seven days a week.)
  • A $250 stipend for art supplies per six-month period;
  • Dedicated tutors, assigned based on stated interest and preferred medium, who will guide Brandon Fellows during their residency;
  • Access to 1 GCCA class per session plus access to any class that is not filled;
  • Support and mentorship from GCCA studio artists and exhibiting artists;
  • Participation in group exhibitions and community events;
  • Participation in alumni events.
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GCCA Art Activity @ Artisphere's Kidsphere
May
13
11:00 AM11:00

GCCA Art Activity @ Artisphere's Kidsphere

GCCA Art Activity @ Artisphere's Kidsphere

Bring your kids to the Art Center booth in the Kidsphere tent where they will create an artistic hat they can wear around the festival and take home!

Artisphere: May 11 - 13, 2018
Kidsphere Hours:
Friday, 3 – 7pm
Saturday, 10am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

If you are interested in volunteering with us for this event, please let us know by visiting https://www.artcentergreenville.org/volunteer/

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GCCA Art Activity @ Artisphere's Kidsphere
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

GCCA Art Activity @ Artisphere's Kidsphere

GCCA Art Activity @ Artisphere's Kidsphere

Bring your kids to the Art Center booth in the Kidsphere tent where they will create an artistic hat they can wear around the festival and take home!

Artisphere: May 11 - 13, 2018
Kidsphere Hours:
Friday, 3 – 7pm
Saturday, 10am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

If you are interested in volunteering with us for this event, please let us know by visiting https://www.artcentergreenville.org/volunteer/

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GCCA Art Activity @ Artisphere's Kidsphere
May
11
3:00 PM15:00

GCCA Art Activity @ Artisphere's Kidsphere

GCCA Art Activity @ Artisphere's Kidsphere

Bring your kids to the Art Center booth in the Kidsphere tent where they will create an artistic hat they can wear around the festival and take home!

Artisphere: May 11 - 13, 2018
Kidsphere Hours:
Friday, 3 – 7pm
Saturday, 10am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

If you are interested in volunteering with us for this event, please let us know by visiting https://www.artcentergreenville.org/volunteer/

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ARTalk: Brandon Fellowship
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

ARTalk: Brandon Fellowship

ARTalk: Join Charis JB, Megan Hueble, and Olivia Perreault on Tuesday, May 8 from 6-7pm to learn about their experiences in the Brandon Fellowship, hear about their artistic processes and development of their work.

The Brandon Fellowship is a program for young artists between the ages of 21-30 which provides university-style studio space at GCCA for a period of six months, renewable for one additional six-month period, along with a stipend for supplies, a mentorship from a local working artist, and access to a number of classes taught at GCCA. The three main goals of the Brandon Fellowship are:

  • to support talented artists who may not otherwise have access to a formal art education
  • to foster a sense of community
  • to promote diversity at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts

For more information about the Brandon Fellowship visit www.artcentergreenville.org/brandonfellowship

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First Friday: Art School Open House / 3rd Birthday Celebration!
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Art School Open House / 3rd Birthday Celebration!

Save the Date! First Friday, May 4th from 6-9pm. 

We are turning 3! Come Party with us! 

Meet with future art instructors, preview the Summer 2018 schedule of classes, workshops and Summer Art Camps and register to receive the First Friday discount of 10% off tuition!  

There will also be a free kids art activity and cake!
 

May 4th First Friday at Greenville Center for Creative Arts is sponsored by The Greenville Journal

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Pan Harmonia Concert Series
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Pan Harmonia Concert Series

Treat yourself and a friend to alluring and enchanting music while surrounded by works of Greenville's contemporary arts community. Enjoy the music of André Jolivet, Lawrence Dillon, and Enrique Granados. Performance by Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp, Kate Steinbeck, flute, and Rosalind Buda, bassoon.

Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 day of show / $5 Military and Student

Tickets available at www.panharmonia.org

Sponsored by the Elbert W. Rogers Foundation

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Material Transformation Opening Reception
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Material Transformation Opening Reception

Join us for First Friday, April 6th! Our new exhibit Material Transformation features artists George Bedell (La Plata, MD), Donte' Hayes (Kennesaw, GA), James Lynch (Travelers Rest, SC), Rob Millard-Mendez (Evansville, IN) and Kathy Moore (Belton, SC). These artists use assemblage and the re-contextualization of material to tell stories that are implicitly tied to the transformative properties of process and the abstraction of experience. 

Meet the Artists starts at 6:45 pm 

Bring the kids for the free ARTivity with ReCraft GVL. Kids of all ages will use wood and mixed media to create their own Material Transformation inspired sculpture!

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Pan Harmonia Concert Series
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Pan Harmonia Concert Series

JS Bach's 333rd Birthday Bash plus Joseph Bologne aka "The Black Mozart"

Treat yourself and a friend to alluring and enchanting music while surrounded by works of Greenville's contemporary arts community. Performance by Britnee Siemon, soprano, Kate Steinbeck, flute, Rosalind Buda, bassoon, Mariya Potapova and Karen Pommerich, violins, and Kara Poorbaugh, viola.

Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 day of show / $5 Military and Student

Tickets available at www.panharmonia.org

Sponsored by the Elbert W. Rogers Foundation

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First Friday & Art School Open House
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday & Art School Open House

Meet your future art instructor at the Art School Open House from 6 - 8pm in the Gray Loft of GCCA. Sign up for classes and workshops with a special open house discount, and become a member to receive discounts on all your 6-week classes for a year.

Join GCCA in celebrating local visual artists in Greenville. GCCA is open from 6:00 to 9:00PM the first Friday of the month!

  • GCCA Main Gallery exhibits local and regional artists
  • Free art activity for kids of all ages
  • Meet and purchase works from the 12 Studio Artists and the 3 Brandon Fellows
  • View the Art School Gallery, Community Gallery, and Studio Artist Gallery
  • Sign up for classes and workshops on First Friday and receive a 10% discount
  • Become a member and receive a members-only price on 6-week classes for a full year. Members are eligible to participate in the annual Member Show and are invited to the annual Member Night.
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Winter Session II Art Classes Begin
Feb
26
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Session II Art Classes Begin

Winter Session II runs from February 26 through April 7, 2018

Develop your creative skills and discover new art forms in a 6-week class, 1-day or 2-day workshop, or Curate Your Experience in a 2–3 hour group class of your choosing.  GCCA classes and workshops offer rewarding and challenging opportunities to explore multiple artistic mediums with knowledgeable working artists. 

Register one week in advance at https://www.artcentergreenville.org/artschoolwelcome/ or by calling Liz Rundorff Smith, Art School Director at 864-735-3948 ext. 2

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Galentine's Vision Book Event (for gals only)
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Galentine's Vision Book Event (for gals only)

Galentine's Vision Book Event (for gals only)

Tuesday, February 13 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Looking for a fun girl's night out?  Join Suzanne Woolf on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at GCCA to create your own vision book.  A mash up of a planner, vision board, and journal: all combined in an altered book that you make with guidance from a published art journal author.  Use your book to record your story, goals, special events, art techniques, personal messages, or ideas. You do not need to be an artist to enjoy this workshop. The book and supplies will be provided for you along with templates to use to create your personal vision.  Bring your sister, mother, daughter, friend and also BYOB. 

WORKSHOP FEE: $20 / $10 Members (price includes supplies) 
Early registration is now open CLICK HERE to reserve your space.

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ARTalk: Studio South
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

ARTalk: Studio South

ARTalk: Studio South

Join the artists of the Studio South painting group on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 6 - 7pm as they discuss the history of their group and the love of painting that has kept them working together for decades

 

Exhibition: Making Our Mark and Works by Cecelia Feld

February - March 2018

Opening Reception: February 2nd from 6 - 9pm

Making Our Mark brings together seventeen artists of the Studio South painting group.  The work included in the exhibition represents the range of techniques and styles that each member contributes to the group while highlighting the love of painting that they share.

Cecelia Feld is an abstract collage and mixed media artist from Dallas, TX whose colorful work deals with the nature of abstraction.

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First Friday & Exhibition Opening: Studio South: Making Our Mark & Works by Cecelia Feld
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday & Exhibition Opening: Studio South: Making Our Mark & Works by Cecelia Feld

February - March 2017

Opening Reception: February 2nd from 6 - 9pm

Making Our Mark brings together seventeen artists of the Studio South painting group.  The work included in the exhibition represents the range of techniques and styles that each member contributes to the group while highlighting the love of painting that they share.

Cecelia Feld is an abstract collage and mixed media artist from Dallas, TX whose colorful work deals with the nature of abstraction.

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Winter Session I Art Classes Begin
Jan
8
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Session I Art Classes Begin

Register one week in advance at https://www.artcentergreenville.org/artschoolwelcome/ or by calling Liz Rundorff Smith, Art School Director at 864-735-3948 ext. 2

Develop your creative skills and discover new art forms in a 6-week class, 1-day or 2-day workshop, or Curate Your Experience in a 2–3 hour group class of your choosing.  GCCA classes and workshops offer rewarding and challenging opportunities to explore multiple artistic mediums with knowledgeable working artists. 

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First Friday & Community Gallery Exhibition Opening
Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday & Community Gallery Exhibition Opening

Join GCCA on Jan. 5, 2018 from 6 - 9pm for an exhibition opening in the Community Gallery.

  • GCCA Main Gallery exhibits local and regional artists
  • Free art activity for kids of all ages
  • Meet and purchase works from the 12 Studio Artists and the 3 Brandon Fellows
  • View the Art School Gallery and Studio Artist Gallery
  • Sign up for classes and workshops on First Friday
  • Become a member and receive a members-only price on 6-week classes for a full year. Members are eligible to participate in the annual Member Show and are invited to the annual Member Night.
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