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.

Mobilize Community Power

Mobilize Community Power

Community Power Building is an essential ingredient to establishing and maintaining a Culture of Health for all residents. Is there something happening in your local neighborhood that you are unhappy about? Something negatively impacting your quality of life? Do you want to work with your neighbors to make a change?

Join us in our second community Zoom event as we engage in effective community mobilization strategies to increase community power within Greenville County.

This community event series is held virtually on Zoom.

Although the events build on each other, you do not have to attend all three, join us when you can & share with others!

Miracle Hill’s Annual Fundraising Banquet

Miracle Hill’s Annual Fundraising Banquet

This year Miracle Hill’s Annual Banquet will have a different, yet special feeling to it. In accordance with the current times and with the support of generous sponsors, the banquet will be held virtually for all to enjoy the blessings the ministry experiences year by year. The event will be on Tuesday April 13th at 6:30 p.m. on Miracle Hill’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Viewers will be able understand how the ministry serves hurting and broken people in the Upstate and hear a powerful story of life-change:

Despite the challenges of 2020, the impact of the ministry in the community was great. Last year, Miracle Hill attended 3,654 men, women and children; provided 234,751 shelter beds and served 388,885 meals throughout their programs. The donations received from the Banquet will be used to attend the needs of the ministry’s rescue missions, addiction recovery programs, foster care program, food ministry program, thrift stores, and auto sales operation.

The public in general may enter Miracle Hill’s webpage for further details and to get personalized reminders to join the virtual event: https://miraclehill.org/events/annual-banquet/

Women in Business: All In

Women in Business: All In

In partnership with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, this year’s virtual conference will allow women to not only look within themselves and realize they have influence and are indispensable, but women will learn how to also support other women on that way to success, and discover how to be intentional and ALL IN for each other!

Session 1: INclusive 

Some organizations truly want to create an inclusive culture, but many leaders don’t fully understand what that entails. If you’re working on making your workplace more inclusive, you’ll want to consider these key components in leadership.
Presented by: 
Fasika Melaku-Peterson, Denny’s

Session 2: INtentional

Women often subvert or ignore their own personal needs when they go to work, therefore not feeling like what they do matters or has purpose. It’s important that work environments understand, recognize, and integrate human needs into the system. Learn how your work can be meaningful in an intentional workplace.
Presented by: Charlene (Charlie) Blackwell-Thompson, 
Aerospace Industry 
Charlie is the first female in her director position in this field of exploration. 

Session 3: INfluential

Having influence in the workplace has clear value but gaining it can be challenging with today’s distractions.  Motivating colleagues to support your initiatives and being that woman others can look up to may seem impossible. However, this session will leave you with the confidence needed to cut through distractions and clearly focus on your influence.
Presented by: Jenna Gibson, CBS News, New York

Jenna Gibson is the Managing Editorial Producer for CBS News where she manages major political and foreign bookings for CBS THIS MORNING, CBS EVENING NEWS, and CBS NEWS’ special coverage.

Session 4: INdispensable

Take charge of who you are, what you do, and how you show up. Being indispensable isn’t necessarily about power or position but can be obtained when you help other women succeed.
Presented by: Joy Fitzgerald, Eli Lilly & Company

Women in Business Virtual Conference

Women in Business Virtual Conference

In partnership with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, this year’s half-day virtual
conference will allow women to not only look within themselves and realize they have influence
and are indispensable, but women will learn how to also support other women on that way to
success, and discover how to be intentional and ALL IN for each other!