Thursday, February 27, 2014

New work from Vista Studio Sculptors Sharon Licata and Pat Gilmartin

From Pat Gilmartin, this sculpture is entitled "As Time Goes By," symbolizing changes in our history as humans. The feet and legs of the figure are shown as chimp's features, while the mid-section represents more recent developments in our history. The figure holds in his arms several things that humans have invented through time: a book (the printing press), matches (representing fire), an airplane, and symbols of the medical profession. At the top, the figure's head is blocky and expressionless, while the back view shows that his brain is made up of a computer board and wires. Don't take it too seriously, though; the piece is offered in fun!

Sharon Licata has been working on a large piece:

Sharon Collings Licata
Infinity Extended
6' tall

Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions Feb 27-Apr 4, 2014

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Susan Lenz, Resident Artist at Vista Studios, is participating in this show with these two pieces.  

Monday, February 24, 2014

Laurie McIntosh - All the In Between -

Laurie McIntosh's traveling exhibit, All the In Between; My Story of Agnes is on display through March 15 at the Legacy Museum On Main in LaGrange, Georgia. 

This exhibit will then move to The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC from April 3 - May 5, 2014. There will be an Opening Reception  on Thursday, April 3 from 5:30 - 7 pm. For more information and directions please see the web page listed below.

Also, Musical Chatter is Laurie McIntosh's piece for Painted Violins, a fundraiser benefitting the SC Philharmonic. Opening reception for this event wil be Anastasia and Friends on March 6 during First Thursday. The closing reception and auction event will be March 24 during the Tasting Notes Gala at the State Museum.

See David Yaghjian in Sumter!

The Umpteenth Gallery
Location:  Arts & Letters Building
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.

The University of South Carolina Sumter will feature “David H. Yaghijan: Paintings from 2006-2013” in the Umpteenth Gallery through March 27, 2014.
Yaghjian is a Columbia, South Carolina painter.

He was one of 25 artists chosen for the 2013 South Carolina Biennial and was included in the 2012 book, 100 Southern Artists. The exhibition catalogue “David Yaghjian: Everyman Turns Six” accompanied a major 2011 solo exhibition at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios in Columbia, organized by if ART Gallery, which also presented his 2009 show “Dancing Man.”

In 2012, the Columbia native was included in “Faces of Figureworks: Self Portraits” at Figureworks gallery in Brooklyn, New York. He was among six artists in the 2007 Greenville County Museum of Art exhibition Studio Visits. David and his late father, Edmund Yaghjian, had work featured at Columbia’s if ART Gallery.

Yaghjian has shown his art extensively throughout the Southeast, including at Blue Spiral I in Asheville, North Carolina; the Florence Museum of Art; the South Carolina State Museum and McKissick Museum. Yaghjian holds a BA from Massachusetts’ Amherst College and studied in New York City at the Art Students League and the School of Visual Art.

Yaghjian says, “Painting is the action I take to achieve balance. It is a practice. I don't get to it as constantly as I would like, but experience has taught me to keep at it because the payoff is equanimity. My work is about humans, their relations with one another, with other creatures, with the earth.”

For more information about David H. Yaghjian, visit or