UCAC fills summer with artistic fun


Summertime at the Union County Arts Council

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Courtesy photo Addison Ivey paints a tea cup during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. She was one of the approximately 20 mothers and daughters to take part in the event which included tea, cookies and working together to make Tea Cup Flower Pots.


Courtesy photo Angela English paints a tea cup during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. She was one of the approximately 20 mothers and daughters to take part in event which included tea, cookies and working together to make Tea Cup Flower Pots.


Courtesy photo Making Tea Cup Flower Pots can really make you work up an appetite and that’s why the Union County Arts Council had plenty of goodies from Kirby’s Cake Shoppe for the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the UCAC Art Gallery on Main Street.


Courtesy photo This is one of the Tea Cup Flower Pots made during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the UCAC Art Gallery on Main Street.


Courtesy photo This little girl gets some more paint on her brush as she works on a Tea Cup Flower Pot at the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Approximately 20 mothers and daughters took part in the event which included tea, cookies, and making Tea Cup Flower Pots.


Courtesy photo This little girl examines her handiwork during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Approximately 20 mothers and daughters took part in the event which included tea, cookies, and making Tea Cup Flower Pots.


Courtesy photo Face bowls like this one and figurines were made by the campers participating in the “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Campers used clay to make works of art like this one.


Courtesy photo This face bowl looks like it has definitely got its eye on someone. It is one of the face bowls and figurines made during “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery.


Courtesy photo This rather unique looking work of art was one of the face bowls and figurines made during “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery.


Courtesy photo Anna Gregory, Regan Dixon, and Cameron Stamey listen as Katie Paschall instructs them during the “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Children participating in the camp used clay to make face bowls and figurines.


Courtesy photo These were some of the face bowls and figurines made by participants in the Union County Arts Council’s “Camp of Clay.”


Courtesy photo Anna Gregory works with clay during the “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Participants in the camp used clay to make face bowls and figurines.


UNION — There’s a lot that’s been going on at the Union County Arts Council and there’s a lot more that going to be going on there throughout the rest of the summer.

In April, the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., Union, hosted the UCAC Elementary Art Show. The show featured the work of elementary school students in kindergarten through the fifth grade. All of the county’s public and private schools were represented at the show.

A total of 70 works of art in different mediums were submitted to the show from all the elementary schools. The students produced works which they submitted to their art teachers who then selected those submitted to the show.

The first, second, and third place and Best in Show winners in the kindergarten-2nd grade and the 3rd-5th grade divisions each received a cash prize donated by Gestamp. The honorable mention winners each received art supplies donated by the UCAC.

In May, there was the Mommy & Me Tea Party, an afternoon of tea, cookies, and creativity for mothers and daughters who spent two hours at the Art Gallery working together to create their very own Tea Cup Flower Pot. Approximately 20 mothers and daughters took part in the event.

In June, there was the Camp Of Clay in which campers used clay to make face bowls and figurines.

It’s now July and that means Art Camp 2016 which will run July 11-15 and July 18-22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.

The first week will be for children in kindergarten through the second grade. Entitled “Artistic Science,” this week’s activities will include Rainbow Paper, Magnetic Slime, Crystal Letters, Exploding Paint, Egg Shell Geodes, and many more.

The second week will be for children in the third through the fifth grades. Entitled “Abstract Adventure,” this week’s activities will include Wall Art, Paint & Loom, 3D Project, Mason Jar Tea Lights, and many more.

The cost of the Art Camp is $40 per student per camp. The cost covers lunch which will be provided each day and all materials used in the art projects.

To register contact Amber Ivey at 864-429-2817 or www.facebook.com/UnionArts.

July will also see the beginning of “First Encounter,” an exhibit of the work of photographer George Ligon. The exhibit, which will run from July 8-Aug. 18, is the result of a 15-day safari Ligon took in Kenya. The purpose of the exhibit is to give the people of Union County the chance to have a “First Encounter” with the wildlife photographed by Ligon. Everyone is invited to visit what will be an extraordinary show.

A reception for Ligon will be held at the UCAC Art Gallery on Aug. 4 from 5-7 p.m.

The following events and activities will also take place at the UCAC Art Gallery in July.

Painting with Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.!

Jam at Lunch — Do you have lunch plans? Join us Thursday, July 7, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.! Enjoy the musical talents of local members of our community. Do you sing? Play? Feel free to join in!

Writers Group — Local Writers will meet Tuesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. This is open to everyone!

Toddler Time — Friday, July 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. will be all about the little ones! Any child 4 years old or younger is invited to join us! $10.

Courtesy photo Addison Ivey paints a tea cup during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. She was one of the approximately 20 mothers and daughters to take part in the event which included tea, cookies and working together to make Tea Cup Flower Pots.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_UCAC-Tea-2-1.jpgCourtesy photo Addison Ivey paints a tea cup during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. She was one of the approximately 20 mothers and daughters to take part in the event which included tea, cookies and working together to make Tea Cup Flower Pots.

Courtesy photo Angela English paints a tea cup during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. She was one of the approximately 20 mothers and daughters to take part in event which included tea, cookies and working together to make Tea Cup Flower Pots.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_UCAC-Tea-3-1.jpgCourtesy photo Angela English paints a tea cup during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. She was one of the approximately 20 mothers and daughters to take part in event which included tea, cookies and working together to make Tea Cup Flower Pots.

Courtesy photo Making Tea Cup Flower Pots can really make you work up an appetite and that’s why the Union County Arts Council had plenty of goodies from Kirby’s Cake Shoppe for the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the UCAC Art Gallery on Main Street.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_UCAC-Tea-1.jpgCourtesy photo Making Tea Cup Flower Pots can really make you work up an appetite and that’s why the Union County Arts Council had plenty of goodies from Kirby’s Cake Shoppe for the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the UCAC Art Gallery on Main Street.

Courtesy photo This is one of the Tea Cup Flower Pots made during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the UCAC Art Gallery on Main Street.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_UCAC-Tea-5-1.jpgCourtesy photo This is one of the Tea Cup Flower Pots made during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the UCAC Art Gallery on Main Street.

Courtesy photo This little girl gets some more paint on her brush as she works on a Tea Cup Flower Pot at the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Approximately 20 mothers and daughters took part in the event which included tea, cookies, and making Tea Cup Flower Pots.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_UCAC-Tea-4-1.jpgCourtesy photo This little girl gets some more paint on her brush as she works on a Tea Cup Flower Pot at the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Approximately 20 mothers and daughters took part in the event which included tea, cookies, and making Tea Cup Flower Pots.

Courtesy photo This little girl examines her handiwork during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Approximately 20 mothers and daughters took part in the event which included tea, cookies, and making Tea Cup Flower Pots.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_UCAC-Tea-6-1.jpgCourtesy photo This little girl examines her handiwork during the “Mommy & Me Tea Party” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Approximately 20 mothers and daughters took part in the event which included tea, cookies, and making Tea Cup Flower Pots.

Courtesy photo Face bowls like this one and figurines were made by the campers participating in the “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Campers used clay to make works of art like this one.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_13460831_10209525860974014_1252906513_o-1.jpgCourtesy photo Face bowls like this one and figurines were made by the campers participating in the “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Campers used clay to make works of art like this one.

Courtesy photo This face bowl looks like it has definitely got its eye on someone. It is one of the face bowls and figurines made during “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_thumbnail_13442059_10209525860934013_599212952_o-1.jpgCourtesy photo This face bowl looks like it has definitely got its eye on someone. It is one of the face bowls and figurines made during “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery.

Courtesy photo This rather unique looking work of art was one of the face bowls and figurines made during “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_thumbnail_13445889_10209525861534028_1491717142_o-1.jpgCourtesy photo This rather unique looking work of art was one of the face bowls and figurines made during “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery.

Courtesy photo Anna Gregory, Regan Dixon, and Cameron Stamey listen as Katie Paschall instructs them during the “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Children participating in the camp used clay to make face bowls and figurines.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_thumbnail_13453164_10209525861414025_643863796_o-1.jpgCourtesy photo Anna Gregory, Regan Dixon, and Cameron Stamey listen as Katie Paschall instructs them during the “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Children participating in the camp used clay to make face bowls and figurines.

Courtesy photo These were some of the face bowls and figurines made by participants in the Union County Arts Council’s “Camp of Clay.”
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_thumbnail_13441603_10209525861134018_2139468834_o-1.jpgCourtesy photo These were some of the face bowls and figurines made by participants in the Union County Arts Council’s “Camp of Clay.”

Courtesy photo Anna Gregory works with clay during the “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Participants in the camp used clay to make face bowls and figurines.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_13453069_10209525863094067_1584919476_o-1.jpgCourtesy photo Anna Gregory works with clay during the “Camp of Clay” at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. Participants in the camp used clay to make face bowls and figurines.
Summertime at the Union County Arts Council

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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