Thursday, November 16
Hit the Annual Art Auction hosted by Winthrop University’s Union of Student Artists on Thursday, November 16 from 7-9pm, where you will have an opportunity to snatch up some great artwork at reasonable prices from both students and professional artists. The event takes place at the Gettys Art Center in Rock Hill and is the kick-off event for a weekend full of events under the heading Art Party!
Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18
More Art Party! events are happening on Friday, including a series of business of art workshops, an exhibition and open studio event where you can visit more than 10 venues between 11-8pm on Friday and 11-6pm on Saturday, and a closing after party shindig.
Also on Friday as part of the event: All The Dogs and Horses, a “psychedelic western” created by XOXO with performances by Kadey Balalrd, Karin Caporino, Dylan Gilbert, Jon Prichard, Bill Reilly, and Todd Stewart. Directed by Matt Cosper. Doors at 7:30, performance begins at 8.
For more details on the entire weekend, visit the Art Party website.
Two other related events taking place Friday & Saturday include the Phyllis Galembo: Mexico exhibition reception on Friday from 5-7pm at the New Gallery of Modern Art and a lecture by the artist at The Light Factory on Saturday from 2-3pm. Galembo is an internationally-acclaimed photographer known for her work throughout Africa and its diaspora. She primarily photographs individuals at festivals, carnivals and masquerades. Her subjects pose themselves though, in an attempt to affirm agency and strength in some of the most rural, poorest, harshest locations. In her latest exhibition, currently on view at The New Gallery, Galembo presents portraits taken during cultural and religious events throughout Mexico between 2008 and 2017. Semana Santa, Corpus Christi, and Easter Week events involve the making and donning of costumes, including body paint, leather, cloth, and papier-mache. The exhibition is presented as part of the multi-venue exhibition, In Focus/Enfoque: Contemporary Photography in Mexico. Enjoy both events for a better understanding of the artist’s work.