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Drawing in Local Artists during Richland Library’s artWORKS Week

Columbia, SC–  It is an entire week, devoted to aspiring artists. From April 3 – 8, the Studio Services Department at Richland Library wants to encourage the creative dreams of local residents by hearing first-hand accounts from those who have be there and done that.Check out the series of programs during artWORKS Week that cover all the opportunities available to artists in our community:

artWORKS Week: Write Your Artist Bio
1:30 – 3 p.m., Monday, April 3
Richland Library Main, Meeting Space 214
A clear and informative biographical statement is a must for any aspiring artist. Join us to learn how to successfully introduce yourself and promote your talents as an artist. Register here.

artWORKS Week: Art, School & Everything Else
6:30 – 8 p.m., Monday, April 3
Richland Library Main, Meeting Space 213

Thinking about art school? Finished your degree and not sure what’s next? Just want to talk to some artists? Equal parts advice column and post-mortem, join our panel of local artists to discuss art, school and everything else. Speakers include: Jessica Bornick, Owlette; Seth Gadsden, Indie Grits Labs; Avery Harrison, Richland Library; Simon Tarr, USC School of Visual Art & Design.

artWORKS Week: Meet the Makers
6 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4
Richland Library Main, Theater

Join us for a panel discussion with local creative professionals who earn a living with their art. Find out how they got started, how they run their business and what tips they have for makers who are new to the business of art. Hosted by our own Artist-in-Residence, Marius Valdes. Speakers incude:

Sally Peek, Nana by Sally; Kelly and J. Spencer Shull, Jellykoe; Melissa Giglio, January Jewelry.

artWORKS Week: Start Your Digital Portfolio
6 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5
Richland Library Main, Meeting Space 213
Artists of all kinds can benefit from a professional online presence. Learn how to promote yourself and your art by creating a digital portfolio. This class will focus on how to use WIX software to develop art-related portfolios.
Register here.

artWORKS Week: Art, Puppetry and the Works of Lyon Hill
6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, April 6
Richland Library Main, Studio 220

Join Columbia Marionette Theatre’s Art Director, puppet maker and acclaimed, local artist Lyon Hill for an in-depth conversation on puppetry, getting creative and making a living. Then learn some puppet-making techniques from the artist, himself, by getting hands-on and creating a puppet of your own. This will be a fun and informative workshop.

Register here.

artWORKS Week: Art Careers in Media
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8
Richland Library Main, Theater

Join award-winning editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail and former editorial page editor of The State newspaper Brad Warthen as they reunite to talk about art, writing and earning a creative living.  
For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.
About Richland Library
Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike. 

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