Let's make Magic!

Come to Green Rice on Thursday nights and learn the techniques of oil painting with local professional artist Paul Hastings. Paul (or as we call him, the Magic Man) will offer guidance and gentle criticisms as you paint your selected subject in a gallery setting. Your subject matter can be a picture you have always wanted to paint, a page from a magazine you find beautiful, or simply the still life we set up here in the gallery. Prior painting experience is not necessary. Each class is $30/session and will take place on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. Classes will be held at the Green Rice Gallery right in the heart of the NoDa Arts District and they will begin on February 12th.
Take a look at our website at www.green-rice.com or call the gallery at 704.344.0300 to find out what you'll need to bring to class.
Let’s make magic!


We will be featuring Green Rice Artist Matt Hooker from February 6th - March 1st in a show entitled "Art of Foreign Lands" which will include a Meet the Artist Reception from 7-9 on Friday, February 6th! A self-proclaimed "under travelled artist", Matt is a native Bostonian currently living in Charlotte, NC. during his senior year in high school, his first painting ever completed was shown in a Boston college senior art show. Over ten years later, he started selling paintings primarily through the Internet and is now living a long time dream; an existence supported by and for artwork. This self-taught artist has appeared in various Boston and Charlotte area publications, studios, galleries, businesses and marketplaces.

Also featured will be artist KC Collins, KC attended Elon University in North Carolina and began exploring artistic media, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pencil, pastels, and a variety of mixed media. She explored art history and drew influences from JWM Turner, Franz Klein, and Gerhard Richter.

Fort Mill Art Guild Meeting

The Fort Mill Art Guild has signed a lease for approx. 2000 sf of space at 213 Main Street in Downtown Fort Mill, and proudly announces President Marcia Kort Buike. The facility will be not only host meetings of the Guild, but will also serve as a community arts center, featuring classes, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, outreach programs and a gallery for local artists of the Carolinas.

The new facility will be called The Art Mill and hopes to open its doors mid-January. The Guild is seeking local community members to serve as volunteers, patrons, donors, advocates as well as exhibitors. Membership fees and donations are tax-deductible as the Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

The next meeting of the Guild will be Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 7 pm at The Spratt Building, 215 Main Street in downtown Fort Mill. We will start with a short update of Guild activities, followed by our keynote speaker, Carla Garrison, owner of Green-Rice Gallery in the NoDa section of Charlotte. She will tell us the ins and outs of the gallery world and, in particular, what an artist must do to get his/her work in a gallery. We will then move over to The Art Mill next door for a sneak preview of the facilities.

For more information, visit our website at www.fortmillartguild.com or contact Marcia Kort Buike at info@fortmillartguild.com; phone (803) 548-3159.