Artist demonstrations are offered at the all-member monthly meetings on Thursdays from Sept–May. These begin with social time at 6:30 p.m., followed by quick announcements at 7 p.m. before an invited artist demonstration. Meetings are held at Stallsville United Methodist Church, 255 Stallsville Road, Summerville SC. Upcoming professionals scheduled:
November 1: Lu Bentley, acrylics
December 13: Christopher Kyle, drawings, multimedia
For Lu Bentley, the passion for shape, line, and shading began in childhood and has grown into a calling. The natural elements of plant material, strong sunlight, and dancing shadows progressed into her current expression of vivid, joyful, colorful acrylic and oil shadow paintings.
“The process of painting is for me and the end result is for someone out there to recognize that it’s a sign especially for them.”
“I believe life, and consequently art, is a journey. Most of my work comes straight from my heart and mind, and out my fingers,” Lu says. “For one person to be touched by an image could truly be an undeniable self connection,” she adds.
As an award-winning artist, Ms. Bentley accepts commissions in addition to her presence at the annual sixteen-day Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit event every May in Charleston, SC.