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FAC to host Camden ART meeting on March 4
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The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is presenting a slide show demonstration and hands-on project featuring Margaret Bass with Fletcher Bass assisting. The presentation will take place March 4 at 7 p.m. at 810 Lyttleton Street in the Bassett Gallery. The showing is entitled "The Many Uses of Corn in Fine Art and Craft."

Margaret Bass is an award winning, artist who knows how to connect the divide between fine art and fine craft. She is well known in Camden and statewide for her decorative gourds, as well as corn husk people, collages, mixed media on canvass, and painted furniture. She pulls her designs and subject matter from nature and her surrounding environment--often incorporating discarded materials, both natural and manmade.

Margaret studied at Ringling Art School in Sarasota, Florida but returned to Columbia, SC, her home state to marry her husband and partner in art, Fletcher. Before raising her family she briefly taught art in Richland School District Two. While raising her children Margaret worked her creativity in Floral Design and the Bridal industry. She sells her art at the Four Corners Gallery in Birmingham, Ala., the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro; the Artists’ Attic and Historic Park in Camden, and the Old English District in Lancaster.

Fletcher, also an award winning artist, attended the University of South Carolina seeking a degree in Fine Arts - Education. He has spent the last 35 years in the military. Among other duties early in his military career, Fletcher used his creative skills in graphic art--printmaking--and advertising promotion for the Army and the SC National Guard recruiting office. He is pursuing his interest in graphic art, photography and art promotion. Fletcher, using his degree in business, recently started a non profit organization called FFAVA: the Foundation For Aspiring Visual Artists. Both Margaret and Fletcher are members of the Artists’ Attic working cooperative and Camden Art. They are proud and joyful grandparents and are pursuing their love of art in all its many aspects.

Camden ART welcomes new members. Our meetings take place on the first Monday of every month. For more information, contact Chairperson, Marta Herman at: mmt_her man@windstream.net