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Black Creek Arts Council: The Gallery

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Black Creek Arts Center is home to the Jean & James Fort Gallery. This beautiful gallery hosts displays of work by artists from around the country.
All exhibits may also be viewed at The Mantissa Suites

2015- 2016 Gallery Schedule


October 1st – November 27th - Robert Hickman, 2013 North Carolina Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year
Sponsored by: Accounting Practitioner - Thomas E. Goodson and Edward Jones Financial Advisor - Howard Tripp

Featuring Robert Hickman | Opening Reception October 1st from 5:30-7pm
Hickman began his focus on wildlife and sporting dogs in late 1998. In the years since then his award-winning artwork has been featured on several outdoor shows and appeared on over 20 magazine and catalog covers. The 2013 L.L. Bean Spring Hunting Catalog, which featured his wild turkey piece titled “Last Dance”, is his most noteworthy cover to date. This exhibit will remain on display until November 27.

December 3rd – January 29th - Pee Dee Women's Work
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Featuring 6 female artists from around the Pee Dee | Opening Reception December 3rd from 5:30-7pm
Our work is an expression of our life experience as women. We see our work as a celebration of the common threads that bind us in our understanding as women.  Our task is to know ourselves, to speak  the truth of who we are, and to re-enchant the spirit of our inner lives.  We offer this work as a reflection of our Individual and collective journeys. This exhibit will remain on display until January 29.

February 4th – February 26th - Carolyn Govan, Storytelling Artist
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Featuring Carolyn Govan | Opening Reception February 4th from 5:30-7pm
Govan said she became interested in art because her father would illustrate pictures from books her mother would read to her and her nine siblings. She said inspiration for her paintings comes from events in her life and the people she meets. Govan works in many mediums, including acrylics and pastels. She also creates ceramics and sculptures.
Govan said she began with landscapes but was encouraged by her husband, Charles, to do more paintings that dealt with a person’s soul.
“The arts lends itself to children, even of a low economic background, to expand themselves,” Govan said. “It closes the gap between all races and economical backgrounds because the love and interest in the arts builds self-esteem and similar interests." This exhibit will remain on display until February 26.
Thomas Hart Academy Student Exhibit will be in the foyer.

March 5th – April 29th - Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibit
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Featuring Nationwide Artists | Opening Reception March 5th from 5:30-7pm
This exhibit will remain on display until April 29.
Thornwell School for the Arts will be in the Foyer the month of March.
Mayo School for Math and Sciences will be in the Foyer the month of April.

May 5th – May 27th - Plein Air Quick Draw Exhibit in conjunction with Kalmia Gardens
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Featuring artists from around the Pee Dee | Opening Reception May 5th from 5:30-7pm
On April 2nd, Kalmia Gardens will host a plein air quick draw, inviting artists from the Pee Dee region to complete a garden scene within a designated period of time. The artwork will be showcased the month of May. May 5th will be the opening of the exhibit and awards ceremony. This exhibit will remain on display until May 27.

June 2nd – July 29th -  9th Annual Carolinas Photography Exhibit
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Featuring area photographers | Opening Reception June 2nd from 5:30-7pm
Community photography exhibit, competition and gallery crawl with Hartsville Memorial Library. This exhibit will remain on display until July 29.

August 5th – August 25th - Camp Creative Exhibit
Featuring Camp Creative works 
This exhibit will highlight the various mediums and classes offered during BCAC's summer session. This exhibit will remain on display until August 25.

September 1st – September 30th - TBD
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Featuring  | Opening Reception September 1st from 5:30-7pm
This exhibit will remain on display until September 30.

October 1st – November 23 - Native American Art
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Featuring educational Native American Art  | Opening Reception October 1st from 5:30-7pm
BCAC has collaborated with area Native American experts to bring this educational show to our area. This exhibit will remain on display until November 23.

December 1st – January 27 -  Jim Stratton New Works Exhibit
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Featuring current works by Jim Stratton | Opening Reception December 1st from 5:30-7pm
Jim trys to portray the beauty of the outdoors in most of his work through the use of a lively color palette, lots of atmospheric and linear perspective, and time-tested compositional laws.  His work varies from tight detail to loose impressionism and into mostly geometric abstraction.
Teaching for many years has given him the opportunity to share what he believes are techniques, theories, and practices that are seldom taught in schools anymore.  Art history, science of color and light, art materials, etc. Have all been major subjects in his classes. He loves to show people how to “construct” a painting using what he has learned over his half century in art.
This exhibit will remain on display until January 27.

Call For Artists – Black Creek Arts Council, Gallery of Art is accepting proposals, from artists working in all media, for future exhibition schedule (currently scheduling 2016– 2017). BCAC’s Gallery is an 2500 sq ft, secure facility, serving local communities. Selected artists must be able to attend a reception on the opening date of the exhibit.

Please submit resume, artists statement, and 5-10 examples of recent work, via email or CD:

Gallery Submission:
Allison Pederson, Executive Director
Black Creek Arts Council
PO Box 24
116 West College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29551
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