Town hall dialogue encourages attendees to achieve peace

On March 15, Atlantic Institute, along with partners at Upstate International and the Interfaith Forum, hosted The WISE Up Town Hall Dialogue at the Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville.

Annual parade and festival celebrate Greenville and the Upstate’s Irish roots

The parade is held by Greenville’s own division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), the Harp & Shamrock Division. AOH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Irish-Catholic Fraternity with roots that run deep into American history.
Alan Ethridge, executive director MAC

MAC’s Alan Ethridge wins statewide Verner Award

This week, the South Carolina Arts Commission announced that it is presenting…

Poe Mill community members help create new mural together

Kwadjo Campbell, president of the Poe Mill Neighborhood Association, is one of the biggest driving factors behind changes in the area, and the addition of a new mural is just one of the most recent of several upgrades around Poe Mill.

Amanda Anne Platt emerges as the face of The Honeycutters

If there is still such a thing as alt-country, a genre that pushes back past the polished pop-country of today to classic honky-tonk twang, with more than a little rock groove mixed in, then Amanda Anne Platt is one of its best practitioners.

After nearly breaking up in 2016, NEEDTOBREATHE launches first all-acoustic tour

In order to prepare for the new, stripped-down versions of their songs, the band has had to go back to their original albums and listen to all the tracks, something Rinehart says he’s never done before.

Meet 7 of this year’s participating Greenville Open Studios artists

This year’s Greenville Open Studios runs Nov. 11-12 and will feature a mind-boggling 145 artists. Here are a few that caught our eyes.

Cirque Mechanics’ ‘Pedal Punk’ is a Broadway musical-meets-steampunk convention

Think for a moment about the acrobats or daredevils you’ve seen at a Ringling Bros. show. Or the incredible contortionists you may have encountered at a Cirque De Soleil performance. Now imagine all of those daring feats — acrobats flying through the air, contortionists putting themselves in seemingly impossible positions — being performed while the stage beneath them is moving.

After discovering American Primitive guitar playing, Glenn Jones spent years cultivating his own sound

Anyone who tells you that purely instrumental music can’t express emotion as well as a band with a singer hasn’t heard Glenn Jones play guitar. In Jones’ hands, the acoustic guitar becomes something different, almost like a paintbrush or a pen.

For Bob Ripley, working with wood is a family affair

Bob Ripley works primarily in metals and wood, and his creations can range from an impossibly detailed and intricate portrait to a beautifully made door. It’s a combination of artistic ability and craftsmanship that he comes by naturally.

Vivian Morris gets a charge out of showing the lighter side of otherworldly beasts

At first glance, many of Vivian Morris’ creations, which she makes through a combination of woodwork and printmaking, look like animals and creatures that one might find in animated TV shows or movies.

Ken Christy lets the wood speak to him as much as he shapes it

For almost four decades, Ken Christy has been sculpting baptismal founts, crosses, liturgical lecterns, and alters from local hardwoods found in the Appalachians.

Judy Verhoeven’s elaborate collages capture everyday beauty and charm

When Judy Verhoeven decided to pursue art full time following two decades split between being a graphic designer and a stay-at-home home schooling mom, she revisited an art form that had been a staple of her adolescence.

From faded street signs to manhole covers, Sylvie Bucher examines the overlooked parts of city life

A Greenville resident since 2014, printmaker Sylvie Bucher thinks of the city as her “playground.”

Kate Furman unleashes the natural beauty of the objects she collects

Kate Furman’s work has been showcased all over the world, from Australia to the Netherlands. Many of her larger, avant-garde pieces go to her dealer in New York and are sold to art collectors and interior designers. But her focus isn’t solely on those works, as she also has an extensive collection of wearable jewelry, ranging from necklaces to brooches.