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CamdenArt Honors Show opens May 17
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CamdenART, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its spring Honors Show entitled "The Spirit Within" on Tuesday, May 17 in the Bassett Gallery with a reception from 5:30 to 7p.m. The exhibition will honor the winners of the Fall Members’ Show, a juried exhibition, along with 45 pieces of artwork in many different mediums including wood, clay, canvas and cast sculptures from Camden ART members.

This year, the artists decided on presenting the "Spirit Within" exhibit to the public because the topic is open to everyone's own interpretation of what "spirit" means, and how the subject could be represented in art.

"To express ‘spirit within,’ in an artful way, has many possibilities ranging from spirituality to one’s Native spirit," local artist Tari Federer said. "It can also express one’s lively spirit or spirit of a community. Our exhibit will be an exciting range of each individual’s concept of spirit within."

Camden ART is a group of local artists, professional and amateur, who meet the first Monday of each month at the FAC. Camden ART 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 Camden ART president Fletcher Bass at 803-609-0981.

Gallery hours at the FAC, 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden, are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, 425-7676 or visit the FAC website at

The FAC 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.