Gallery Exhibition: March 30 – May 27
Opening Reception: March 30, 5:30 – 7:00pm Location: The Bassett Gallery
Open to the public M-F 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
About the Reception
Join the Arts Center on March 30 for a reception with Boyd Saunders to celebrate this exhibition’s arrival! The reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:00. Saunders will give a gallery talk at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be provided.
About the Exhibition
The Arts Center of Kershaw County is proud to announce its latest gallery exhibition “Paddock Parade Plus.”
A stunning collection of prints, original drawings, and bronze sculptures by retired USC professor Boyd Saunders, “Paddock Parade Plus” celebrates the majesty of all things equestrian. The exhibition takes its name from the “Paddock Parade,” a collection of 12 original drawings featuring horses circling the paddock as they prepare to race. Visitors to the exhibition will also enjoy prints and sculptures based on Saunders’ partnership with the late William Faulkner to illustrate his short story “Spotted Horses.” The exhibit also features a series of lithographic prints and sculptures from the “Aikenhead Collection.”
Saunders has enjoyed an incredible career spanning more than five decades in the Palmetto State. Saunders served as a professor at the University of South Carolina for over 40 years, where he founded the printmaking program. He organized the southern printmakers into the Southern Graphics Council and served as its first president. In his free time, he traveled the world as a part of the Palmetto Master Singers. Saunders managed to accomplish all of this while continuing to work as a prolific and acclaimed artist in his own right.
We are thrilled to be hosting this collection of Saunders’ work and we look forward to seeing you there!