Spotlights: Steven Scott Young Exhibit, Mystery Author panel, and more

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Stephen Scott Young painting

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Visual Arts
Stephen Scott Young exhibit

Stephen Scott Young’s veteran-focused exhibit highlights the artist’s paintings that connect to three wars, as well as other watercolors and sketches from the museum’s permanent collection of works. Many of Young’s works are inspired by his visits to Greenville. Beginning in 1993, Young painted icons of Greenville, as well as citizens and streets often overlooked. He often completed sketches on site and would finish his watercolors in studio. Some of his subjects have included local veterans, his own father, and the Confederate monument. The GCMA has the largest public collection of Young’s work. Young has received international acclaim as a master of the watercolor medium, and he is often compared to artists like Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth. –Sara Pearce

When: Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, 1–5 p.m.
Where: Greenville County Museum of Art, 420 College St.
Admission: Free
Info: gcma.org

Nov. 11
Literature
Mystery Author Panel and Signing

Mystery authors Sean Keefer, Lawrence Thackston, Linda Lovely, and Layton Green will be at a Southern mystery author panel and book signing at Fiction Addiction. Keefer is the author of “The Solicitor,” which follows attorney Noah Parks as he is charged with the murder of a candidate for Charleston County Solicitor. He finds himself on the wrong side of the law and must rely on those he trusts to help him find the real killer. Thackston wrote “Carolina Cruel,” which follows the unraveling of a murder case over 40 years old. The case of a sheriff who mysteriously disappeared is now reopened because of the discovery of his police car. Cold-case detective Tindal Huddleston must deal with local resistance and history in order to piece the case back together, which reveals ties to a historic massacre and one of the state’s most prominent citizens. Linda Lovely is the author of “Bones to Pick,” which follows the tale of vegan chef Brie Hooker’s journey home to help her Aunt Eva on her dairy farm. But when they unearth the skull of Aunt Eva’s disappeared husband, the sheriff sets out to pin the murder on Eva and Brie. Layton Green’s “Written in Blood” chronicles a homocide detective returning to his hometown who must investigate a murder of a bookstore owner, and the crime follows the same pattern as the central death in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment.” The four authors will be answering questions about their works, as well as signing book copies. –Sara Pearce

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m.
Where: Fiction Addiction, 1175 Woods Crossing Road #5
Admission: $10 for admission, which can be redeemed for $10 off the featured authors’ books
Info: fiction-addiction.com

Nov. 11
Community
Young Entrepreneurs Market

This inaugural event is a perfect chance to support motivated kids from the Upstate community. The Young Entrepreneurs Market aims to provide a safe environment for kids to practice their entrepreneurial chops and learn important business skills while showcasing their special services and handmade items. Drop by to do some early holiday shopping while grabbing a beer or enjoying a glass of wine at this kid- and family-friendly event. –Sara Pearce

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: The Community Tap, 217 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Admission: Free
Info: bit.ly/2xZzBIw

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