McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah
The MACK would like to advise that our website has changed. We may now be found at www.mccormickarts.org. We hope that you will visit our site often for information on events, classes, our gallery shop, artists and much more.
The following is what is going on at the McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK) for the next few weeks. To sign up for a class or reserve your ticket/seat for an event, call the MACK at 864-852-3216.
Jewelry Expo - Don’t miss this fantastic Expo on Saturday, May 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The theme for the expo is Heritage Jewelry and the exhibit will contain many heritage pieces along with some other very interesting jewelry. There will be something for everyone at this expo in addition to the pieces on display. A rock hunt for children is scheduled at 11:00 and later a session on African Beads that children will enjoy. There will be demonstrations and presentations on various topics such as gemstones, silver, sterling silver, chainmaille and more. Jeff Eller of Sharp Facets Gallery in Greenwood will be available to appraise your jewelry at a cost of only $20 for two pieces. There will be glassblowing and lamp beading demonstrations from 1:00 to 4:00. This is just a glimpse of what will be available to see and do at the Jewelry Expo. Sondra Gividen has designed and made a beautiful turquoise and silver necklace and matching earrings which she has donated for this event. Tickets are available for donations for this drawing. The drawing will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the end of the Expo on May 26th. This is a free event you will not want to miss.
Read and Feed - The book to be read and discussed for the May Read and Feed is “The Invisible Wall: A Love Story that Broke Barriers” by Harry Bernstein. This is a memoir written when Bernstein was 93 years old. The story is about Bernstein’s older sister, Lily who fell in love with a young Jewish man in northern England. The Read and Feed will be held on Thursday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. The host for this event will be Maurice White. The cost of this event is $15 per person. RSVP to the MACK with payment by 4:00 p.m. today, May 24.
June Artist Reception - The June Artist reception will be held on Friday, June 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Artist Al Beyer’s students will exhibit their work at the MACK for the month of June. Mr. Beyers has been a professor at the University of South Carolina at Aiken for over 25 years. During that time hundreds of students have come through his classes. He has influenced and taught many artists in the area. Don’t miss the exhibit of Al Beyer’s student’s work and enjoy visiting with the teacher and artists. The Artist Receptions at the MACK are free!
Juried Photography Exhibit - Calling all photographers! The MACK would like to invite all interested photographers to participate in the 9th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit which will on display for the month of July at the MACK. We have been trying to get the word out early about this exhibit so that interested participants have sufficient time to create that award winning photograph and prepare it for entry. Entry forms and more information will be available soon. Please contact the MACK for information. Entries will be due the last week of June. The Artist Reception for the Juried Photography Exhibit will be held on Friday, July 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
There are a couple upcoming events that you might want to mark on your calendar. More information will be coming on these events in the next few weeks and on our website.
Kayak Crazy - A Kayak event on Strom Thurmond Lake is scheduled for September 3. This Kayak event will be a joint venture between the MACK and the Little River Blueway. If you enjoy kayaking, save the date to participate in this fun kayak adventure!
March For The MACK - The MACK is having it’s 2nd Annual 4K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 20. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Run/Walk starting at 9:00 a.m. We hope you will be able to join us for this event which will begin and end in the Park behind the MACK in McCormick. Watch for more information on this event in the next few weeks.
UP-COMING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
The following classes and workshops are being offered at the MACK. Summer months will be busy with Student Art Camps in June, July and August. We will be scheduling some adult classes in the very near future as well. If you are interested in attending one of these, please contact us at 852-3216 or via e-mail at email@example.com for more information and to sign up.
Art Works! This is a group of painters that get together each Tuesday and Thursday at the MACK to paint. They have a great time while working on their current paintings.
Time 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Monthly Fee: $15 due with form on the first meeting day of the month.
Participants are welcome and encouraged to schedule group meetings.
First and Third Wednesdays in the month
Time: 3:30 - 5:00
All are welcome!
Jean Gale’s Piano Lessons - Jean Gale teaches piano lessons at the MACK on Mondays. Call the MACK at 852-3216 to schedule an appointment with the wonderful piano teacher. The class fee is $60 per month for weekly lessons.
We invite you to visit the McCormick Arts Council’s website at www.mccormickarts.org. You will find announcements, a schedule of upcoming events, an extensive photo gallery, information on the gallery shops and much more on this website. events, an extensive photo gallery, information on the gallery shops and much more on this website. You may also find us on facebook.