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11/10/2010

First-Ever Muse Fest Planned for Nov. 11-13 in Old Town Rock Hill

Quick Facts

 The Old Town Arts Group formed in January as a collection of artists and art programmers looking for a way to dialog and program collaboratively.
 The festival was developed as a way of extending the dialog into the community in order to influence the future of the Arts in Old Town, strengthen the role of the arts in economic development and explore opportunities for unconventional partnerships.

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ROCK HILL, S.C. - Celebrate and revel in all things art at the first-ever Muse Fest Nov. 11-13 in Old Town Rock Hill. The Muse Fest is presented by the Old Town Arts Group, a partnership among Gallery Up, city of Rock Hill, Arts Council of York County, Winthrop University, Clinton Junior College and various visual and performing artists.

The Old Town Arts Group formed in January as a collection of artists and art programmers looking for a way to dialog and program collaboratively. The festival was developed as a way of extending the dialog into the community in order to influence the future of the arts in Old Town, strengthen the role of the arts in economic development and explore opportunities for unconventional partnerships.

Muse Fest activities will take place in and outside of various art spaces and eateries and include live music, multiple exhibitions and artistic performances, a graffiti knitting project, open studios, photo and video booth, interactive 3D projections and a craft-beer garden. A detailed outline of festival activities appears below:

Thursday, Nov. 11

• Fifth Annual Winthrop Silent Art Auction: Gallery Up, Gettys Art Center, 201 E. Main St., 10 a.m.-7p.m. 
• Art Frenzy: Affordable Art Exhibition and Sale, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., 7-9 p.m. 
• "Edmund Lewandowski  Precisionism and Beyond": Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University Galleries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
• "Story(Line)": Loading Dock Gallery, Gettys Art Center lobby, 201 E. Main St., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 
• New work by Jessica Reynolds and Adrian Rhodes: Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., 7-9 p.m. 
• The State Art Collection, "The African-American Voice": Clinton Junior College, 1029 Crawford Rd., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 
• Space 157 Grand Opening: Open Studios at Space 157, 157 E Main St., third floor, 6-9 p.m. 
• "Underexposed: Winthrop Senior Photography Show," 154 Main St., 6-9 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 12 

• Space 157 Grand Opening: Open Studios at Space 157, 157 E Main St., third floor, 6-9 p.m. 
• "Edmund Lewandowski  Precisionism and Beyond": Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University Galleries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Spoken word and music performances: Select Old Town restaurants, 6-8 p.m. 
• Small Paintings Studio Sale: Center for the Arts, second floor, 121 E. Main St., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 
• The State Art Collection, "The African-American Voice": Clinton Junior College, 1029 Crawford Rd., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
• "Underexposed: Winthrop Senior Photography Show," 154 Main St., 6-9 p.m. 
• "Story(Line)": Loading Dock Gallery, Gettys Art Center lobby, 201 E. Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 13

• "Edmund Lewandowski Precisionism and Beyond": Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University Galleries, noon-4 p.m. 
• Graffiti Knitting Project: Includes international entries, on display throughout Main Street in Old Town 
• Beer Garden and food vendors: Kegs in parking lot, craft brews in Gettys Courtroom, 201 E. Main St., 4-11 p.m. 
• Live music: the haves and the have nots, Heywire, Brain F+, Loading Dock, 201 E. Main St., 4-7 p.m.
• Live music: Yardwork and Actual Proof: Gettys Courtroom, 201 E. Main St., 9-11p.m.
• Open Studios: Gettys Art Center, Space 157, and the Center for the Arts
• Fifth Annual Winthrop Silent Art Auction: Gallery Up, Gettys Art Center, 201 E. Main St., 4-9 p.m.
• Performance by Jon Prichard and Paul Martyka: Gettys Courtroom, 201 E. Main St., 8 p.m.
• Performance by de‘Angelo Dia (God City artist): Gettys Courtroom, 201 E. Main St., 7-8 p.m.
• Interactive video booth: Gettys Art Center Lobby, 201 E. Main St., 7 - 10 p.m.
• Photo booth with Social Design House: Gettys Art Center Lobby, 201 E. Main St., 7-10 p.m.
• First Look at an Outdoor Installation by WU’s sculpture students, Main and Dave Lyle Boulevard
• Alex de Grassi performance at Community Performance Center, 8 p.m.
• Interactive graffitti wall projections along Caldwell St, Michael Gayk, 7-10 p.m.
• "Poetry and Movement: Mary Martin and the WU Dancers," Gettys Courtroom, 201 E. Main St., 5:45-6 p.m.
• "Underexposed: Winthrop Senior Photography Show," 154 E. Main St., 6-9 p.m.
• "MMMMM: Found Objects Exhibition" by Avery Collins, Basement Gallery, Gettys Art Center, 4-11 p.m.
• "Songs of the Bathtub Pit": Performance by Rebecca Jane Hooper, Basement floor, Gettys Art Center, 7-8 p.m.
• "Story(Line)": Loading Dock Gallery, Gettys Art Center lobby, 201 E. Main St., 4-11 p.m. 

For more information, contact Tamara LaValla, festival director, at 803/980-5355, e-mail info@galleryup.com or visit Gallery Up's website.


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