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New exhibits at the Aiken Center for the Arts will take visitors on a visual exploration of South Carolina, and capture the energy and essence of spring.

Artwork in the main gallery will explores both places and perspectives of artists from across the state. Titled, “The Places We Belong: South Carolina Explored,” the exhibit brings together artwork created by two groups of artists from around the state. 

The Upcountry Fiber Artists, a group of six textile artists from across the Upstate specialize in quilt-like artwork. These artists will share their Carolina experiences through an exhibition titled “Carolina Mountains to the Shore” in the main gallery.

The Carolinas have a beautiful and diverse landscape, abundant with natural resources. Whether in the Upcountry, central hills and plains, or Lowcountry, each region provides opportunities for recreation, exploration and geological inspiration. Yet the landscape also reveals moments from our history and helps tell the

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Sculptures, including works by Arthur Coccaro, above, photography, paintings and textile art will be part of the Arts Council of Park City & Summit County’s in-person 2022 Winter Arts Showcase from March 18-20 at the Utah Film Studios.
Courtesy of the Arts Council of Park City & Summit County

After pivoting the annual Winter Arts Showcase onto a virtual platform last year due to COVID-19 concerns, the Arts Council of Park City & Summit County and the Park City Professional Artists Association will present the exhibit in-person this year.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from March 18-20 at the Utah Film Studios, 4001 Kearns Blvd., said Jocelyn Scudder, Arts Council of Park City & Summit County executive director.

“We were actually supposed to host this in February over Presidents Day weekend, but while we were planning, there was the omicron surge,” she said.

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Residents who are disappointed that the annual Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival has been canceled for a third straight year will still be able to enjoy the work of local artists come April.

Thornebrook Village recently announced plans for its inaugural Spring Arts Festival to be held April 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, replacing the popular Santa Fee Springs Arts Festival, which was canceled the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival will feature more than 50 artists in mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, glassworks, pottery, jewelry and more.

Hoggtowne Music owners Joe and Malorie Dorsey will be running the show.

“When Santa Fe decided they didn’t want to do it, the artists asked me if I would be willing to host it here, and I said ‘sure,'” Joe Dorsey said.

Scene Calendar for March 11-17:: Jazz on the Green, BalletX,

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