Art Success: How one program connects arts with core education

The SmartARTS program of Metropolitan Arts Council integrates arts education into core learning at Greenville County Schools.

Photos: MAC Flat Out Under Pressure

The 8 winners from Metropolitan Art Council's Flat Out Under Pressure will…

Metropolitan Arts Council has record-breaking year in 2018

Metropolitan Arts Council has record-breaking year in 2018.

Is Greenville becoming new hub for both emerging, veteran artists?

People move to Greenville for a variety of reasons—weather, housing, air quality, economy, the mountains, career opportunities. But recently, more and more people are relocating here for one big reason—the Greenville art scene.

Local artist Michelle Jardines takes top prize in MAC’s Flat Out Under Pressure contest

In the Metropolitan Arts Council’s Flat Out Under Pressure, competing artists have 24 hours to complete a piece.

Mod Fête event to kick off revamped MAConnect program

The Metropolitan Arts Council will host its first annual Mod Fête event on June 8, 7-10 p.m., at ArtUp Studios at Hampton Station to showcase its revived and reinvigorated MAConnect program.

SmartARTS: Arts integration at work

Five minutes after I started talking to Gayla Day, the administrator of the SmartARTS program at the Metropolitan Arts Council, I knew I’d found a place to share my writing skills.

One-Stop Open Studios Retrospective showcased at Artisphere

An Upstate art retrospective will be part of the 2018 Artisphere lineup this weekend, allowing attendees of the city’s hallmark arts festival to look back at 15 years of notable, local artwork.

MAC Awards and TD Bank Business & the Arts Partnership Awards

Among the five individual awards presented at the MAC Annual Meeting, several…

Metropolitan Arts Council holds Annual Meeting

On Monday, March 26, the Metropolitan Arts Council honored several individuals and businesses for their support for the arts in the 2017 TD Bank Business and The Arts Partnership Awards at the MAC Annual Meeting.
Alan Ethridge, executive director MAC

Op-Ed: Celebrating Greenville’s arts by appreciating Alan Ethridge

Last week, one of Greenville’s own was acknowledged for what is his tremendous capacity to lead through participation and focus our attention on the success of others.

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.

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.