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FAC opens Bassett Gallery with 'Wonderings'

Featuring the work of Amy Sheheen

Posted: September 4, 2017 10:25 a.m.
Updated: September 5, 2017 1:00 a.m.

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County announces its opening exhibition in the Bassett Gallery on Sept. 14. The exhibition, entitled “Wonderings,” features the work of local artist Amy Sheheen. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 14. The exhibition will run through Oct. 7.

Amy Sheheen, the wife of State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, was born in Columbus, Ohio. She began drawing and painting early in life. At the age of 5, she began to interpret the world around her through art. She moved to South Carolina in high school and graduated from Walhalla High School. She graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications. 

Amy has worked professionally in printing, sales and design. She has painted public murals, which are on continuous display, and has had paintings sold at private auction. Over the years, she attended various workshops at Brookgreen Gardens, and the FAC. She paints under the guidance of Patricia Adelman, as well as at her studio in Camden. Her current focus is oil on canvas. This is her first public gallery show.

The opening reception, as well as the exhibition, is free and open to the public. Catering for the event will be provided by Ashley’s of Old McCaskill’s Farm.For more information about the FAC call (803) 425-7676, extension 300, or visit The FAC is located at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The FAC is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the city of Camden, Kershaw County, Duke Energy and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.


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