Monday, March 4, 2013
The students' artwork will be on display at the Columbia Museum of Art and at Lexington Medical Center.
The artwork of four Lexington One students will be on display at the Columbia Museum of Art through March 9 and in the Lexington Medical Center lobby through April 7. The students entered their artwork in the 2013 “Art of Healing” art competition sponsored by Lexington Medical Center in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art. The paintings, photographs and sculptures expressed a concept of the "Art of Healing." Each student wrote a description providing background information about each piece and explaining how it depicts healing. Artwork by Lexington High student Savannah Goff, Pelion High students Angel Fish and Jessica Padgett and White Knoll High student Anna-Marie Richardson was selected for the art show. Five other Lexington …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Gov. Haley has suggested that the agency be rolled up into the State Museum, but critics say it would mean the loss of jobs and federal grant money.
Last year Gov. Nikki Haley de-funded the South Carolina Arts Commission when she vetoed its funding in the budget, saying it had bloated administrative expenses. At the time, Haley said that while she appreciated the importance of the arts, its funding was not one of the core functions of government. A massive protest at the Statehouse followed. Both the House and Senate overrode the governor's veto and the Commission was saved. This year, another fight looms. In her executive budget proposal, Haley has suggested the Commission be rolled into the operations of the State Museum, which would eliminate the position of Executive Director while keeping the grants program intact. One of the main functions of the Commission is to give grant money…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Two of Phylisha Mace's plays will be featured in the S.C. Thespian High School Theatre Festival.
The Palmetto Dramatic Association’s S.C. Thespian High School Theatre Festival, held from Feb. 22–24, will feature two original plays written by White Knoll High School junior Phylisha Mace. Mace submitted two plays in the S.C. Original One-Act High School Playwriting Contest. From all of the entries submitted, judges selected three plays for high school students to perform during the festival. Mace’s plays earned two of the three featured slots at the festival. One of her plays, entitled “Stumped,” tells the story of Oak who wants nothing more than to discover his purpose in life, to have fantastic adventures and see what the world could hold for him. The one thing standing in his way is the fact that he’s a tree and everybody knows …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Thursday, January 31, 2013
The exhibit includes a collection of 13 altered books created by 13 women artists.
An art exhibit including a collection of 13 altered books created by 13 women artists will be on display at the Lexington Main Library starting Saturday. "Volumes: women bound by art" was the idea of artists Susan Livingston and Doni Jordan, according to midlandsbiz.com. Each artist was given a volume of an oversized trade journal and complete artistic freedom for the project. The artists who participated include art professors, potters, fiber artists, graphic designers, illustrators, mixed media artists, painters and photogrphers. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 28.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Several Lexington High students volunteered to paint "The Leader in Me" wall at Oak Grove Elementary.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Melanie Winn recently earned a spot on the prestigious band.
Lexington High School student Melanie Winn recently earned a spot on the Macy's All-American High School Band. Winn, a student at Lexington High, earned her spot on the prestigious band based on a written application, audition tape and her exceptional musical talent demonstrated by the fact that she has made the South Carolina All-State Band for five years in a row. Submitted by Lexington One.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Jacob Surak recently earned a top six rating of cellists in the state.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Wes Williams received an award for best supporting actor for his role in "Rabbit Hole."
White Knoll theater student Wes Williams recently received an award for best supporting actor. Williams participated in the South Carolina Theatre Association’s High School Theatre Festival where he received the award for his performance in the one-act play, “Rabbit Hole.” He is the first student at White Knoll High to receive this award. Submitted by Lexington One.
Owner Lee Swallie is relocating his business and renaming it The Pitter Platter.
Lexington's Art Studio is moving to Main Street and changing its name. Owner Lee Swallie said he plans to open his business as The Pitter Platter at 112 E. Main Street on March 2. His current location on North Lake Drive is just too small. "We're growing," Swallie said, "and the business is too full." Swallie offers a studio where customers can drop in and paint their own ceramics - anything from mugs to serving platters to piggy banks. The new location will give him more space to store his ceramic inventory, he said. He also needs the bigger space for hosting birthday parties and ladies' nights where attendants can paint ceramics. About 35 students are enrolled in after-school art classes at Swallie's studio, and the new studio will …