Second GRAND Gallery to feature AU Art

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The Town of West Pelzer will have their second GRAND Gallery exhibit on display beginning June 4. The exhibit will feature the art of five Fine Art Majors from Anderson University. The GRAND Gallery at Town Hall is located at 30 Main Street in West Pelzer. It celebrates those who have made contributions to Upstate culture and supports emerging young artists by sharing their work with the public.
In keeping with the GRAND Gallery’s mission of recognizing emerging talent in our region, gallery director, Andy Gambrell, visited the studios of fine art majors at Anderson University. After critiquing the work of many wonderful young artists, he curated a selection of paintings by five exceptional students. This exhibition features a selection of some of the most promising emerging art produced in Upstate South Carolina.
Anderson University’s art will be on view during Council meetings and through July 26th by appointment during regular business hours (Please visit www.westpelzer.com or contact the West Pelzer Municipal Center at 864.947.6297 for regular business hours).
The Town will recognize the students at 6:00pm at the regularly scheduled council meeting in The Grand Gallery. A reception will follow the council meeting.
The Town of West Pelzer’s GRAND Gallery, located at 30 Main Street in West Pelzer, celebrates those who have made contributions to Upstate culture and supports emerging young artists by sharing their work with the public. The gallery takes advantage of West Pelzer’s position between Greenville and Anderson and seeks to celebrate artists from both communities while encouraging cross-pollination. The series of invitational exhibitions was conceived of by founding director and local artist, Andy Gambrell, and is supported by Mayor Blake Sanders.
The 2019 – 2020 schedule of exhibitions includes:
Anderson University, Exemplary Fine Art Students: June 4th – July 26th.
David Gerhard, Chair of Visual Arts, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities: August 6th – September 20th.
Andy Gambrell, Upstate Artist: October 1st – December 20th.
Peter Kaniaris, Upstate Artist and Professor at Anderson University: January – February 2020
Pictured – West Pelzer Artist Andy Gambrell talks about the GRAND Gallery during a recent council meeting.