A Chapin art group has teamed up with Friends of the Irmo Branch Library to showcase local talent.
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WHEN AND WHERE: Through Nov. 25. Irmo Branch Library. 6521 St. Andrews Rd. friendsoftheirmobranchlibrary.org.
The Crooked Creek Art League will exhibit 55 pieces at the Irmo Branch Library through Nov. 25. The locally based league, established in 1995, is a nonprofit whose members are given the opportunity to showcase their work, participate in monthly meetings and workshops, and hear from guest speakers.
This is the second exhibit the league has done with Friends of the Irmo Branch Library, with the first taking place this May. The display covers two walls within the library with some pieces housed in viewing cases.
“I just love seeing what comes in.” said Rosemary Teed, special events chair for the Friends. “I have absolutely no talent – I mean, I can try to draw a picture and end up with a straight line. So I really enjoy seeing what is brought in”
Teed told the Chronicle that the Friends previously worked with two other art leagues, Seven Oaks Art League and Corley Mill Artists Group, before partnering with Crooked Creek.
According to Teed and the League, all artworks in the exhibit are for sale, with prices determined by the artist. The league and library do not get involved in the buying and selling of pieces. 10% of sales proceeds will go to the Friends to help with future library projects.
The Friends are purchasing one piece in the exhibit by Brian Fox for the Irmo Branch Library, but it has yet to be determined where exactly it will be displayed within the library.
Roberta “Bobbie” Sorensen, art league member, said members in good standing are able to enter their work into exhibits and shows, and art is picked on a first-come-first-serve basis.
According to its website, the league offers its membership to anyone inside or outside the state.
“It's a good way for people to get to know people, and to learn as much as they possibly can and find new ways of doing things.” Sorensen said. “One of the things that happens when joining a league like this is you will take a course on something that you're not familiar with and suddenly we'll find that you're interested in a different medium”
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