February Paint Parties Scheduled

For the past three months Chandler Primeaux  has hosted weekly Tuesday evening paint parties at the Art Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  He is continuing these parties in  February and adding some weekend parties.  Check out the schedule in the "Coming Events" section in the righthand column of this page.

Here are some photos taken at the November, December, January and February  parties:

         Valentines Class by Chandler Primeaux, Feb. 14, 2017

Red Forest class by Chandler Primeaux, Jan. 24, 2017

Chandler Primeaux's Red Cardinal Class  December 13, 2016

Winter Rainbow Class by Chandler Primeaux, Dec. 6, 2016

Grinch Class by Chandler Primeaux, Nov. 29, 2016

SC Pride Class by Chandler Primeaux, November 15,2016

Vintage Santa Class by Chandler Primeaux, November 8, 2016

Best in Show
Hitchcock Woods - After by Ron Buttler

Ron Buttler won Best in Show in the North Augusta Artist Guild's November 2016 exhibition, "Fall into Art" for his oil painting, "Hitchcock Woods - After."   He also won third place for the same piece at the 17th annual juried exhibition of the McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah in 2017.

 October 20, 2016,  Ann Forrest Watkins held her quilting class at the Art Center:
Novice Quilters at the Art Center

Aiken Artist Guild Member Show Awards

Danny O'Driscoll received the People's Choice Award for his acrylic painting, "Garden Gate" in the 2016 AAG Member Show at the Aiken Center for the Arts.  Donna Minor received honorable mention in the abstract/experimental category for her sculpture, "Pebble Creek."

                     "Pebble Creek" by Donna Minor

Buttler Wins First Place at North Augusta

Ron Buttler won First Place at the North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center festival for his oil painting in March, 2016.

Minor Wins Honorable Mention at North Augusta

Donna Minor won Honorable Mention for her pottery piece with pine needle coiling at the North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center competition in March 2016.

                "All Things Considered" by Donna Minor

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 Coming Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are located at the Art Center.  These events are open to both members and the general public.

                                    Photograph by D.S. Owens                                                  

 What:  Superheroes to Dinosaurs Pottery Week
Instructor-Kim Ruff
Where:  Art Center of Ridge Spring
When:  June 12-16   9-12 noon
Ages:  1st-6th grade
Costs:  $100 for the 1st child/ $80 for the second child

Other:  Small snack served each day.  

Contact Joanne Crouch by email.  Contact Joanne.crouch26@gmail.com or Kim Ruff  at makerart@aol.com to reserve spot.  Tuition must be paid in full by June 1st.  Limited spots available.  Tuition may be paid at the Art Center of Ridge Spring  on Fridays or Saturdays from 10-4.  

This will be hand-building class.  

Quilting with a frame with Ann Forrest Watkins
Monday, March 13 6:30-9:00
Contact Ann Watkins at helpinghearts4u@yahoo.com.  Everything supplied unless you have a favorite thimble, etc that you would like to bring. 

Children's  Pottery Class begins  Tuesday, March 7 at 4:00-5:30.  The 6-week class will run
each Tuesday for 6 weeks with last class being Wednesday, April 12.  The cost of $80.00 includes everything to make,  glaze and fire several finished pieces.
  Call Joanne Crouch for more information.     685-5577

Yon Wins Best of Show at NA

 Springfest Exhibit

Three AARS members received awards for their works displayed at the North Augusta Culture Arts Council Springfest Exhibit.  Barbara Yon won Best of Show for her acrylic abstract, "Shake Things Up."

Barbara Yon and "Shake Things Up"

  D.S. Owens won second place for his photograph, "Neon Footprints."  D.S.  also received honorable mention in the July 2016 McCormick Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibit for "Neon Footprints."  Ron Buttler won honorable mention for his oil painting, "Mr. Bubbles."

Buttler Wins at Anderson Show

Ron Buttler  received a merit award for his oil painting, "South Carolina Identity Thief" at the Anderson Arts Center show in April 2016.

             Ron Buttler and "SC Identify Thief"

Essential Oils Make it and Take It with Arlene Puryear

 Attendees not only got a wealth of information at the workshop March 26 but got to make three items with the oils to take home.

Our mission:  Give our community opportunities to enjoy, create and market art.

Our vision:  Ridge Spring will be a mecca for people who create, enjoy and buy art.  Our citizens will enjoy the cultural and economic benefits of a thriving art community.

  Our physical address is 108 Maintenance Building Circle, Ridge Spring, SC.  For directions on how to drive here, click on "Trip Planner" on the navigation bar.  For more information about AARS, contact Joanne Crouch at joanne.crouch26@gmail.com