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Jul 29

2017

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Sarah Mandell Fibers of the South August 5th

Hey, Greenville, you know Sarah Mandell, right? You’ve seen those amazing silhouetted necklaces and laser-cut leather bracelets. You know, Once Again Sam! Oh yeah, now it’s clicking. She is a Greenville staple. She is a crafting genius. And now she’s upping her game and releasing a new series of felted landscapes that we get to exhibit right here at Art and Light. Kudos to killing it and then challenging yourself to do something brand new.

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These landscapes are gorgeous and must be seen up close. Like the materials they are made from, you just want to be near them. They are cozy without being precious. Sublime, but earthy. Mandell has used her knowledge of felting and color to create saturated vistas that reflect her new home in the Carolinas. The layered wool intensifies the jewel tones and also establishes a flow to the work reminiscent of an O’Keeffe painting. The medium enhances the connection of nostalgia and place. And yet, in their window-like frames there is still a sense of yearning for the ethereal that Mandell has captured in these vignettes.

The show, Fibers of the South, will open from August 5th and end with a bang on August 19th. Because on Saturday, August 19th from 10am to 2pm we will get to enjoy a trunk show of Once Again Sam handmade jewelry. Please come join us for wistful gazing and maybe bring a coffee to hold and keep your hands busy because you are going to want to touch these gems, I promise you.

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Oct 03

2016

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Marty Epp-Carter’s show A Loud Whisper opening October 13th

We love artists that play in the studio and Marty Epp-Carter embraces that mentality whole-heartedly. The work that emerges has a lyrical weightlessness that speaks to the dancing and games of chance that brought it to fruition. On October 13th we are going to have all fresh work from this amazing artist in her show entitled: A Loud Whisper.

martystudio2sqsmWe’re not joking about the games. Epp-Carter has incorporated a system of chance and unpredictability in her work that stems from the Dadaist quest for the unexpected. Part of Epp-Carter’s drive in her art is to be surprised. If she is intrigued, the more likely the viewer will be intrigued. (And we are!) So to surprise herself she plays games. Spin the paints! Choose a card! She is beholden to fate. As John Cage once said, “A ‘mistake’ is beside the point, for once anything happens it authentically is.” And then Epp-Carter goes about the business of realizing the full potential of what just authentically happened. Read more →

Aug 21

2016

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Annie Koelle & Anniversary Celebration, Thursday August 25th

Its official. Art and Light has been making spirits bright for 10 years now. We are celebrating this Thursday, August 25th with another new beginning, the opening of Annie Koelle’s breathtaking show “Bring Me Into A Spacious Place.” We are so excited to celebrate with Annie, who has been with us since the beginning. Our pursuits have flourished together. As always, it is our relationships that build us up. Help us raise our glasses to this exciting mile marker and toast to new art and old friends.

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Aug 15

2016

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Meet Artists Jan Swanson and Heather LaHaise Saturday August 20th

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Art and Light has always been about putting people’s art into people’s homes. So we love it when our people come to visit. This Saturday our friends, Heather LaHaise and Jan Swanson, are coming up from Columbia to spend the day with us here in the gallery and talk about their new work. Read more →

Aug 09

2016

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Eva Magill-Oliver & Laura Cooke Trunk Show, August 13th

If you’ve been to see us lately you have probably already fallen in love with Eva Magill-Oliver’s striking paintings and Laura Cooke’s charming ceramic works. Now we are so excited to have both these Asheville artists here IN THE GALLERY August 13th to premiere their new collaboration.

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Aug 01

2016

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Jessica Fields brings the color.

Are you in need of a little color? Like just over there in the corner. Brighten the place up a bit. We’ve been working with local artist Jessica Fields to bring some of that saturated sunlight into your home.

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Jul 26

2016

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Introducing Cheyenne Trunell

This midsummer heat and whirlwind of activity have us spinning. Luckily we have a new artist to introduce with the capability to clear our heads and center our souls.

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We are delighted to be bringing the ethereal landscapes of Asheville artist Cheyenne Trunell to Greenville beginning July 20th.

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Oct 17

2014

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Slate Skies. Kiah Bellows

Kiah Bellows, Art & Light’s newest resident artist is logging hours and hours in her Greenville, SC studio in the heart of  the Village of West Greenville at Art & Light Studios.

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Jan 05

2014

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KOI by Tami Cardnella: What’s Not to Love?

Tami Cardnella‘s all new collection of KOI have the ability to transport you right out of this bleak and cold winter-time of  S.C. Read more →

Sep 21

2013

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KENT AMBLER BLOCK PARTY – Oct. 1st!

Hello friends and lovers of art!  Looking for natural, organic texture for your walls?  How about some Kent Ambler for ya?

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