Midlands Anchor, Palmetto Artifacts and USC MGMT Class 479 Present Ten Artists, Ten Days Campaign
As part of a grass-roots campaign to increase awareness and support of local artists, Midlands Anchor, Rachel Haynie of Palmetto Artifacts, and students from USC’s MGMT 479 class have teamed up to present this 10 day campaign of distinguished Midlands artists. Read more here. We hope you enjoy!
March 17th, Day One: Christian Thee
We are kicking off our 10 artists, 10 days “arts blitz” with Christian Thee! An artist who made an art-felt gesture by replicating “Two Riders on the Beach” – a rare Max Liebermann painting that was discovered in a Nazi art trove. Christian Thee’s work of art gave a man with no sight the ability to feel a painting he thought he would never get back. Read more.
March 18th, Day 2: Jamie Blackburn
Meet Jamie Blackburn, an artist who created a painting, inspired by a dream, depicting the B-25 that had ditched into Lake Murray in 1943. Little did he know that he would soon receive validation for his creative vision of the B-25 that was resting at the bottom of Lake Murray. Read more.
March 19th, Day 3: Stephen Chesley
March 20th, Day 4: Blue Sky
Blue Sky has given his hometown visual personality. By painting murals around town, designing, art directing, and sometimes building installations, he has notably prevented the use of the adjective mundane in this institutional capital city which is anchored by state government, universities, and Fort Jackson. Read More.
Michael Geddings gave dignity to the Midlands’ downtrodden with his depiction of a subject who appears to be homeless but who has about him an aura of hope and spirituality. The man may have lost his path– but perhaps not his faith. Geddings’ painting took the top art prize at the 2016 South Carolina State Fair Art Show, he also paints portraits of people and people’s pets – sometimes after the pet or horse has died. Read More.
March 22, Day 6: Pat Callahan
Pat Callahan is an ecology-minded artisan who creates one-of-a-kind jewelry from repurposed and vintage elements as well as reclaimed metal pieces found on her morning runs – and her husband’s walks.
While her recycling won’t be making much of a dent in what Columbians casts off, she certainly has raised ecological awareness among the growing contingent of women – and men – who wear her creations. Read More.
Pat Callahan, Photo courtesy of Columbia Living Magazine
Our final artist for our #10artists10days campaign is Karen Langley! Karen shared in a sense of loss after receiving a message recounting that a friend’s great-nephew had fallen in the line of patriotic duty. Expressing empathy in the only way she could think of, she offered to paint his portrait – as a gift to the family. Now, with fallen South Carolina heroes as subjects, she has painted more than 40. Read More