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Camden Arts Association to hold annual member’s show

Claire Bryant returns to Camden

Posted: December 1, 2011 12:21 p.m.
Updated: December 2, 2011 5:00 a.m.

The Annual Camden Art Association (CAA) Members’ Show will be on display from the 8th of December through Jan. 11, 2012 in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) The opening reception is Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. prior to the Claire Bryant and Friends Concert. Light hors d’ouevres and a cash bar will be available. The opening reception is sponsored by First Community Bank.

The exhibit will include works of art in a variety of styles and media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, charcoal, pen and ink, and mixed media. Select works will be available for purchase just in time for the holidays.

“The Art Association Show is a wonderful exhibit that showcases the many talents of artists in our community,” said Kristin Cobb, FAC Executive Director. “We are always delighted to feature their work in the Bassett Gallery.”
First, second, and third place winners, along with the Audience Favorite will be featured in the CAA’s Honors Show scheduled for May in the Bassett Gallery.

The Camden Art Association is a group of local artists, both professional and amateur, who meet the first Monday of each month at FAC and present two annual exhibits in the Fine Arts Center’s Bassett Gallery. The CAA welcomes anyone interested in visual arts to join this affiliate club. Membership will provide opportunities for artists to showcase their work, to hear from speakers and demonstrators who can share their expertise, and meet other artists in the community. For more information, contact CAA president Carol Johnson at 424-1445.

Camden native Claire Bryant returns to town with a group of talented New York City artists for a week-long residency at various locations in Kershaw County. Throughout the week, Claire Bryant and Friends will present scripted Interactive Performances at Blaney, Midway, Doby’s Mill, and Lugoff Elementary Schools, engaging more than 800 young students across Kerhsaw County. Morningside Assisted Living and Kershaw Health will also benefit from the residency program with special performances at both locations, as well the members of the Camden Rotary Club. The week will culminate with a performance at the FAC on Thursday, Dec. 8. The performance, part of the 2011-12 Chamber Music Series will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now and are $30 for adults in advance; $35 for adults the day of and $15 for students. Joining Claire Bryant (cello) will be fellow musicians Meena Bhasin (viola), Carol McGonnell, (clarinet), and Elizabeth Joy Roe (piano). The series is sponsored by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Tom and Virginia Ann Mullikin, Kohn-Spring Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Van Horn Agency Inc./Kennedy Insurance Agency and South Arts.

The FAC is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information about the FAC call 803-425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.


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