UNION — A reception for artists who painted while drinking coffee together and an evening of wine tasting are the special events being hosted by the Union County Arts Council.
Every Tuesday, the UCAC Art Gallery at116 E. Main St., Union, hosts the “Tuesday Painting With Coffee Group,” a gathering of local artists who spend the morning painting, talking and, of course, drinking coffee.
The work of those artists will be honored this coming Tuesday with a public reception at the art gallery.
UCAC Coordinator Amber Ivey said that a total of 35 paintings by the seven members of the group will be on display during the reception which will begin at 11 a.m.
The artists whose work will be on display are:
• Bennie Giles
• Nanette Jenkins
• Betsy Skipper
• Sally Parker
• Claude Hicks
• Sharon Thompson
• Lucy Prim
Ivey said that some of the works on display will be for sale. She said the public is invited to attend the reception and meet the artists.
Refreshments will be served during the reception along with, of course, coffee.
In June 2015, the UCAC hosted a wine tasting at the Art Gallery that drew over 200 people who got to taste wine provided by Enoree River Winery.
Those who enjoyed last year’s event and those who would like to take part in a wine tasting for the first time will have the opportunity to do so when the UCAC hosts a wine tasting on March 11.
Ivey said there will be three wine tastings that evening at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. She said this year the wine will Biltmore wine.
Tickets for the event are $10 each and are now on sale, but Ivey cautioned slots for the wine tasting are limited and she urged those interested in attending to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. She said that persons interested in purchasing a ticket should call either the Union County Arts Council or a member of the UCAC board.
Ivey also announced that the UCAC is in the middle of a membership drive. She said that by becoming a member a person receives discounts on UCAC classes, camps, and activities.
The UCAC offers a number of membership options including the family memberships which cost $25 per family.
For more information contact the Union County Arts Council at 864-429-2816.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.