Tish Lowe to Present Salon Talk in Bassett Gallery | Arts & Culture
Camden, SC – November 2, 2012 -- The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is pleased to announce that Letitia “Tish” Lowe, whose solo exhibition “Contemporary Classics” runs through November 30 at the Bassett Gallery, will present a salon talk, “Realism in the 21st Century,” at noon on Wednesday, November 14, in the Bassett Gallery. The Salon Talk is free and the public is invited to attend.
* "Realism in the 21st Century"
In realist paintings one can recognize a specific person, object or landscape. Following decades of abstract and modernist paintings, since the late 20th century there has been a resurgence of interest in realist art. Paintings which could have been picked up for a song at garage sales only a few years ago now sell at major auction houses for hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars. A growing number of art schools and ateliers are now training students in classic realist techniques of the Renaissance and 19th century academies. Realism in the 21st century can range from the classic realism to photorealism, hyperrealism, surrealism, fantasy, and computer enhanced images. During the salon talk, Lowe will present an artist’s perspective on 21st century realism and will discuss various paintings in the exhibition.
* Leticia "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.
For more information about the gallery exhibit or other 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.
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.