Friday, November 14, 2008

First Post on blog

OK, I admit it, this is my first post on a blog. This is the first blog I've created, and one of the first I've looked at. And I admit that I'm doing it to garner more interest and hits for our website and to our Artisan Center. I'd also like to use it to communicate with our artists and customers and supporters. There are so many filters and firewalls that mass email communication has proved aggravating for me.

The slideshow to the left shows photos from an event we had last month. We had a Membership Campaign Kickoff event with Woodruff, SC artist Robert Wilson, Sr. and his son Robert Wilson, Jr. of Charleston, SC. The Wilsons had visited the Artisan Center previously and were so impressed, they quickly agreed to help support our Membership Campaign by holding their first-ever combined exhibit here in our gallery, and by donating 60 signed and numbered prints to be distributed as gifts with a $150 Platinum Level Membership to the Carolina Foothills Artisan Center. That membership also carries other perks, including invitations to private events in the future and a 10% discount on all purchases in the gallery for the next year.

Mr. Wilson, Sr. is an accomplished, self-taught artist with a wide array of subject matters mainly consisting of various military subjects including Revolutionary War and antique military aircraft. His paintings hang in numerous National Battlefields and Monuments as well as countless private collections.

Mr. Wilson, Jr. is as talented as his father, with his subjects coming more from the natural world around us and portraits. He owns a business in Charleston where he prints lithographs and giclees of his and his father's works.

Catalogs of the prints available are here at Carolina Foothills Artisan Center, and prints can be ordered here.

We sincerely appreciate the efforts and the support of Mr. Wilson, Sr. and Mr. Wilson, Jr. and we appreciate the continued support of founding board members and supporters in our community.

Angelique Ruff Smith
Executive Director