Art Exhibition: Reflections on a Southern Summer

    Art Exhibition: Reflections on a Southern Summer

    Opening June 9 at Spartanburg’s TJC Gallery, the exhibition Reflections on a Southern Summer honors the abiding allure that the South holds as both a destination and a homeplace. During the languid, gauzy days of summer in the South, leisure is a time-honored tradition – and an art in and of itself. When the heat rises, beachcombers rush the coastal waves, generations of fishers cast hope-laden hooks into mountain waters, and the shade of sprawling live oaks offers welcome respite. Charged by the season’s lengthening light, verdant landscapes, and recreational offerings from summit to shoreline, artists have created lasting impressions of this region’s summers for centuries.

    On view through September 4, 2021, Reflections on a Southern Summer features works by Ernie Barnes, George Bellows, Margaret Burroughs, Josephine Couper, Lamar Dodd, William Dunlap, Clementine Hunter, Helen LaFrance, Margaret Law, Alice Smith, Eugene Thomason, and more. TJC Gallery, the Johnson Collection’s hometown exhibition space, is located at 154 West Main Street in downtown Spartanburg. Open from 12-4pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and the first Saturday of the month, gallery admission is free, and all are welcome.

    About the Johnson Collection

    Hailed by The Magazine Antiques with having staged a “quiet art historical revolution” and expanding “the meaning of regional” through its “exhibitions, loans, publications, and institutional partnerships,” the Johnson Collection seeks to illuminate the rich history and diverse cultures of the American South. Learn more at thejohnsoncollection.org.

    Summer Art Camps at Greenville Center for Creative Arts

    Summer Art Camps at Greenville Center for Creative Arts

    Weekly art camps at Greenville Center for Creative Arts are designed to let kids ages 5-12 explore their creativity through a range of materials and concepts. Each week will feature a different artistic medium and include professional guest artists who demonstrate technique and discuss what makes their work unique. Find a new creative adventure each weekday morning from 9 am – 12 pm this summer at GCCA beginning the week of June 7 through July 30.

    Art School Summer Sessions at Greenville Center for Creative Arts

    Art School Summer Sessions at Greenville Center for Creative Arts

    Explore a variety of art mediums and techniques at GCCA’s Art School! Summer courses will run from May 31 to August 13 and can be booked online. Mediums include clay, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, photography, drawing, and painting. There are even classes designed specifically for teens and young children.

    Global Fluency: Cross Cultural Communication Training to Improve Your Business

    Global Fluency: Cross Cultural Communication Training to Improve Your Business

    An Online Two Day Workshop, Expert Panel and Networking Reception all at a Great Low Price.
    Register Now Before Space Runs Out!

    The World Affairs Council Upstate in partnership with Upstate SC Alliance invite you to a two day online training designed to develop strong and effective cross-cultural business skills.

    The current global economy calls for employees to possess the necessary skills to interact effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds. Knowing how to market in an appropriate context, negotiate and not alienate, forge trust and successfully communicate are keys to success.

    This workshop provides participants with the tools to be more fluent in any global business setting with a focus on the differences between and among Germany, France and Japan.

    Renee Bishai, Columbus World Affairs Council Director of Global Fluency, will be conducting the workshop.

    Expert Panel Discussion
    Our Panel Discussion on Thursday, April 22, will shed light on the dos and don’ts of global business dealings as our expert panelists share their professional insight, personal experiences and lessons learned. You’ll come away with a better understanding of why Global Fluency matters in the workplace and how you and your employees can become more successful by becoming more globally fluent.

    2-Day Workshop on April 20th and 21st from 12:00 – 1:30 pm
    Panel Discussion and Networking Reception on April 22nd at 4:00 pm

    Workshop, Panel Discussion and Networking Reception: $50.00
    Panel Discussion only: $15.00

    Losing the Rainforest: Do Brazil’s Policies Threaten Our Future?

    Losing the Rainforest: Do Brazil’s Policies Threaten Our Future?

    The globally important Amazon Rainforest is being threatened by fires, deforestation and possibly even development under the current Brazilian administration. Does this make Brazil a “climate outlaw” or is there more to the story? The Amazon plays a critical role in the Earth’s climate system as the most important ecosystem in the world. For years Brazil was a global leader in climate change, but in 2020 deforestation surged to a 12-year high and Brazil is heading toward missing its own target for reducing annual deforestation established in a 2009 climate change law. How should Brazil protect this important ecosystem for everyone, while also taking care of its citizens and economic development. Join WACU’s conversation as we explore this issue with our experts.

    For more information on our expert speakers, click here.