Abbeville Artist Guild shares some examples of stay-at-home art
Turned into homebodies, like so many of us, by the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Abbeville Artist Guild artists are getting particularly creative.
"During the stay-at-home I am doing daily sketches on an old planner I found with 2-3 inch squares for each day. Each Monday I post them on my Facebook page," said Dana Gonzalez of Greenwood. "I now have a blog where I post my illustrated poetry. The stay-at-home order really gave me the time to work on it (click here to view her blog).
Artists are keeping busy despite the cancellation of a number of Artist Guild events due to the pandemic, according to Artist Guild treasurer Jane Agan.
Those events include a high school arts show, a workshop which had been scheduled for May 16 and which had been slated to be built around the theme of painting with tissue paper, as well as a summer camp for kids which the Guild had planned to have this spring at the Abbeville Youth Center in Abbeville.
"Even though we've had to cancel several events, they're still doing artwork at home," Agan said.
The Guild recently sent out a collage of stay-at-home art, ranging from a rooster by Carolin Ann McLane to a bold-colored landscape by Connie Scott.
A nonprofit organization which promotes the arts in Abbeville County, the Abbeville Artist Guild brings the joy of art to adults and children alike.
"The mission of the Artist Guild is to bring an understanding of the many ways that our society/community members can express themselves in positive ways through art," according to a Guild news release. "We seek to enrich our community and promote growth through education, active participation in and exhibition of the Arts."