West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg is preparing to showcase the work of its seven newest members. The “New Creations” exhibit will run from Jan. 2 through Feb. 2, at the co-op, 578 W. Main St. Spartanburg.
The seven presenting artists will be photographer Pete Harding, glass artist Richard Debus, ceramist Patrick Henry, painter Andy Donnan, glass artist Judy Martin, painter Roderice Cardell “TheMadddArtist,” and leather artist Dewi Maya.
A public and free reception for this exhibit will be held from 5-9 p.m., Jan. 17, during the city’s monthly ArtWalk. In addition, the exhibit will be open and free for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
“This is a most-important exhibit for the co-op,” chair Beth Regula said in a statement. “This is the opportunity for our newest members and their work to be introduced to the community and for the community to see what is new at the co-op. This year, the exhibit is especially nice because of the diversity of the work. We have two painters, two glass artists, a ceramist, a photographer, and a leather artist. Each one of these artists had to apply to be a member at the co-op, which included submitting samples of their work for consideration. These artists are at different stages of their artistic careers, but each has the quality and creativity that we look for at the co-op. I encourage everyone to see this exhibit and get to know them and their work.”