Artist of the Week - Martha Armstrong

Artist of the Week - Martha Armstrong

The first Artist of the Week is painter Martha Armstrong. I know Martha well - I met her when she came to Dartmouth as a critic and then I worked for her Philadelphia (Gross McCleaf Gallery) for a number of years. I've been lucky enough to spend a lot of time with her paintings and seeing them is always a wonderful experience. 

Greenville Faces: Transit

A Big thank you to GVLToday for partnering to promote the Greenville Faces: Transit Photography Contest.

DYK: Last year, Greenlink provided 856,275 rides to jobs, doctor’s appointments, education, and more.

Greenlink currently operates Monday – Friday from 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays, with no service on Sundays.

Greenlink customers’ top requests for services are:

1) more frequent service so riders don’t have to wait a full 60 minutes for the bus to return to their stop

2) for later hours so they can get to and from jobs on the second and third shift or in the hospitality industry

As a comparison, Greenlink receives from local government $3.76 per person living in its service area.  Communities of our size in the Southeast receive more than $20.00 per person from local government.

During Greenlink’s Fare Free Day (Oct. 10), both professional + amateur photographers participated in GREENVILLE FACES: TRANSIT, a photography project documenting transit riders’ experiences and stories.

Here are the winners:

Jeremy Tufts 1st Place, Caption: Re Mix.jpg

First Place: Jeremy Tufts | “Re: Mix” | Two riders share a seat on their ride home at the end of the day.

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 Philip Garcia 2nd Place ‘It’s what we do’

Second Place: Philip Garcia | “7:18 a.m.: ‘It’s what we do’ ” | This mother and daughter leave home, walk to the bus stop, take that bus to the terminal, switch buses, and go across town to the little girl’s school. After dropping off her daughter, the mom waits for an hour for the next bus to do it in reverse. In the afternoon it’s a repeat of the morning routine.

William Gabb 3rd Place Caption: Tommy Crawford.jpg

William Gabb 3rd Place, Tommy Crawford

Third Place: William Gabb | “Tommy Crawford is waiting at 9:20 a.m. for a bus at the Greenlink downtown terminal.” | Tommy uses the bus to take him to work.

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Burke Brown, Reader’s Choice, Marissa & Malik

Reader’s Choice: Burke Brown | Marissa & Malik | 

Thanks to all of GVLToday readers for helping us choose.

A jury comprised of representatives from the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, the Jolley Foundation, the Piedmont Health Foundation, Greenlink, and Eli Warren (a local professional photographer) voted and selected first, second and third place winners to receive cash prizes. We will announce those winners on Wednesday along with the Reader's Choice winner.

You’ll be able to catch the winning photos and participating artists on display at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts during November’s First Friday event on Nov. 2 (and all throughout the month).