The public is invited to Southern Arts Society’s annual Open House Sunday, Nov 18 from 1 to 4 pm to start shopping for the holiday season. Sunday kicks off their Art for Christmas”holiday boutique throughout the building’s many galleries. You will find over 75 regional artists offering fine arts and crafts for sale in a variety of media: painting, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, paper craft, fiber and textiles (hand knitted and crocheted items). Many items are unique, one-of-a-kind works of art.
The eagerly awaited annual SASi Calendar will also be available for sale. The 2019 edition, themed Pond Life, consists of 12 original pieces of hand pulled silk-screened art. Each month is designed by a different artist, giving you twelve individual original art prints. Featured in the art are frogs, geese, herons, insects, ducks and fish, all being part of life around a pond.
This year our Calendar is dedicated in memory of Jean Goebel. Jean was a long time member of Southern Arts Society and was ever so faithful at volunteering and sharing her time with us. Jean was a talented artist and illustrator. Over the years, Jean did many calendar pages for SASi and was there to help guide us in our designs. Her last calendar page will be in our 2019 edition. Jean was a fun loving and energetic person who was always happy to participate in any artistic endeavor. We will miss her deeply.
Southern Arts Society was founded in 1984 by resident the late A.B. Mauney Snow and a dozen friends to promote the talents of local artists around Kings Mountain. Soon after the group formed, the idea began of producing an art calendar by hand to earn money for the group. The 2019 edition marks 34 years of producing the limited edition calendars. The Calendars are reserved from year to year by loyal collectors with many begin shipped around the country, leaving only a small number open to sell to the general public. The twelve month calendar set sells for $25, and a frame to hold the calendar may be purchased for $30.
Art for Christmas will be in the galleries of Southern Arts Society through December 29, 2018.