Join us every third Thursday of the month for a great pop up art show featuring local artists of Spartanburg! We host a variety of artists from ceramics artists to painters to printmakers! If you are interested in being a featured artist, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the August ArtWalk Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery will feature the artwork of Katee Hargraves, Isabel Forbes, William Inman, and Addam Duncan. Stop by for a local pint and enjoy the local art!
Born in San Antonio, Texas and destine to travel. I have visited most of the United States as well as lived for a couple good stints in Alaska, Hawaii, Georgia, Oklahoma, Oregon, Arizona and throughout the South. Now a Spartanburg, South Carolina resident for over 10 years. Over the past couple of years mixed media Art really started to call to me, and I felt truly drawn to Resin especially. I love the way it looks like glass and that it can encase other materials and trinkets keeping them suspended in a sort of time capsule. I adore how versatile the medium is and I love that it involves using the element of fire to cure it. I tend to mix different types of dyes, pigments and even makeup into the resin to achieve the right colors, textures and reflective qualities I seek after to ensure my story and emotion is conveyed into each piece properly. Something new I developed in my pieces is iron and metal fragment “pods”, I find them intriguing and reminiscent of something one might find in deep space.Unlike photography, resin needs to be viewed in person, yes you can photograph it and capture some of its beauty, but to truly respect the piece and admire it fully, you have to witness it in person. That is what I love most about resin artwork. My consistent goal in life is to strive to make each day given to me, my Masterpiece.
“My work is about the connections to my surroundings. I paint and draw the things that are familiar to me.”
Isabel Forbes received her BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art. Her work has been widely exhibited and can be found in numerous private collections.
William Inman is a Graphic Artist and Illustrator. He is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota and small business owner. He is 32 years of age and has put on many hats in both his professional and personal life. Photographer, Faux Finisher, Computer Artist and Portrait Artist are just a few titles he’s carried in his experience as an Artist. His breath of work is mainly representational with heavy influences by media such as comics, cartoons and anime but balanced out by his adoration of the great artisans of the past. He purports to have “ink running through his veins”. The subject matter of his works are as he describes, “what people love; pets, animals, family members, cars, you love it and I’ll paint it”. William Inman is prolific and his drive to keep creating can be explained in his words that, “Art helps me make connections with people, seeing the joy and amazement it brings is why I keep working, Its why I am always looking to the next commission, and always seeking a new Patron or Matron. Art to me is like a kind of magic. Creating something out of a few basic elements, its like chemistry, like science, but inspired, spectacular.”
Addam Duncan is a South Carolina native and has been interested is most forms of expression from a very early age. Beginning with drawing as a child, he began to get noticed by teachers and peers as someone who might have something special to offer. At age 19 Addam began tattooing in a professional tattoo studio and the avenues to various types of fine art lead from there. In late 2004 Addam started to paint more excessively and began reading books to find new techniques. The new found love for art blossomed much differently than he expected and opened doors he never even knew were there. In 2009 after moving back from Asheville NC Addam met Howard Soloman who is the founder of West Main Artist Co-op and shortly after became a member. In 2014 with an
new intrest in Printmaking Addam joined a new printshop in Greenville along with his membership at the co-op, here he learned intalio,woodcut,screenprint,and monotype printmaking from Jeremy Cody. In 2015 Addam was ask to join CPC(Contemporary Print
Collective) a group of printmakers formed by Syd Cross and Steven Chapp. With the backgrounds of the 15-20 members in CPC Addam has been able explore a whole new
arena of making art because most of the members are Professors and grade students, where Addam humbly displays a G.E.D.
Lately he has been getting back involved in song writing and has recorded a solo written album. So noone, not even Addam himself, knows what the future holds for a 37 year old with no down time, all he can promise is that no matter what it is, it’s gonna be
January’s featured artist is Maggie Macdonald of The Kindred Spirits.
February Spartanburg Art Museum ArtWalk, Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery will be featuring artwork of bladesmith Aaron Troski of Noble Savage Forge, ceramics artist Nathan Goddard of NRG Studio and design work of Spear Point Screen Printing.
March Spartanburg Art Museum ArtWalk, Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery will be featuring artwork of Robin Davenport, fused glasswork of Camille Corn, and ceramics artist Rachel Child of Heirloom Pottery & Co.
For the April Spartanburg Art Museum ArtWalk, Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery will be featuring artwork of Christina Ramsey of Art of dahliallama, Kris Inman, and Scott Deskins.
May featured the Spartanburg Image Collective photographers for a special silent auction to raise funds and awareness for the Carolina Theater Restoration project.
June featured Renee Katherine Armstrong of Arting Things Up Photography.
In July we hosted the students of New Day with NAMI Spartanburg and Aly Lewis of Mill Haus Spangles.