Bassett Gallery Opening: Tish Lowe - Contemporary Classics
CAMDEN, SC - The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is planning a very special evening on Friday, October 19, 2012. In conjunction with the first Chamber Music Series concert, an elegant exhibit of artwork in the classic style will open in the Bassett Gallery with a reception from 5:30-7:00 p.m. followed by the Claire Bryant & Friends with The Danish String Quartet at 7:00 p.m. The exhibit will run through November 30. The Bassett Gallery Opening is sponsored by First Community Bank.
About the Artist
The exhibit features the works of classically trained artist Letitia "Tish" Lowe. Lowe is an award-winning American artist whose work is represented in private collections in Europe, Canada, and the US. Trained at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, Lowe specializes in portrait, still life and figurative oil paintings in classic realist style. Lowe captured the Chairman's Choice Award for her still life, "The Pram," at the International 2007 ARC Salon, competing with over 1600 entries, and won Best of Show for her "Portrait of a Young Woman" in a citywide competition in Florence, Italy. She took an Award of Merit for her painting "Spanish Bowl" at the 2011 South Carolina State Fair and was recently invited to participate in an exhibition in Leipzig, Germany.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Lowe's career path led though fields as diverse as music, computer systems analysis, biological anthropology, environment and banking. Along the way Lowe earned a B.A. in music at Agnes Scott College; an MBA at Yale University; and a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Her love of creating art, dating back to childhood, was sidelined until 2003, when she moved to Florence, Italy, to learn Old Master painting techniques. Six years later, after completing her training and several commissioned portraits of prominent Italians, Lowe moved from Italy to Columbia, SC, to be near family and in 2010 opened a studio in the historic Arcade Mall on Main Street. She recently completed the official portrait of former President Charles F. Teague of Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, SC.
"A classic realist, I seek beauty in all things and paint to help people see and appreciate that beauty," says Tish. "The human spirit and the natural world inspire my art. I view outward appearances as expressions of the spirit and strive in my paintings to reflect the essence of the subject that makes it unique."
Various pieces will be for sale throughout the exhibit. The Bassett Gallery is opened weekdays during regular business hours.
For more information about the gallery exhibit or tickets to FAC
events, call 803-425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton
Street in Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and
Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
About The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.