April flowers bring...

My beloved grandmother’s birthday was always my favorite harbinger of spring. She passed away a year ago. But she truly is with me everyday, as the lessons she shared with me continue to be important guides in my life. She was the most wise woman. But once she asked me a provocative question while searching for some way to make sense of the world. She wondered if “God was mad at us?”.  She noticed that in all her years she had never seen such bizarre weather patterns and seriously wondered if this was a warning to take better care of the planet.

My response was not to question the man’s motives but I was definitely sure that Mother Nature was quite pissed off.  And so began a series of paintings from Mother Nature’s point of view. Some of those paintings and the works of other artist are now the feature of our current show Back to the Garden.  Our opening reception is this Saturday April 8th 5-8pm.  

The image above is from Meyriel Edge. She has a series of cautionary tales and urges people to get off their cell phones and notice the bounty that abounds.

Meyriel is also a contender in ArtPop's exciting project that will showcase five local visual artists on billboards throughout the tri-county. And YOU get to decide one those artists.  https://charlestonartsalliance.org/artpop/  All you have to do is click on the artist's name then click the blue"vote"  bar at the bottom of the page.  Easy!
Come see the whole painting at the show.

Environmental Art Event
On April 8th, 3-5 pm come join us at Fabulon and go “Back to the Garden” with an Earth Friendly event before our artists reception. Visit with our friends from The Center for Birds of Prey. Meet Raquela from LEAP. See techniques to paint a rain barrel. Guest artist Deane Bowers will share her found treasures and guide children and parents in the process of making recycled art. Get a sneak peak at the wonderful art show. This free event is family friendly.

Back to the Garden Artists' Reception April 8th 5-8pm
This show will illuminate artists’ ideals on nature and reverence for what the earth offers.
Artists will share views on ecology, sustainability, and protecting the environment
April 1-30
Artists Reception April 8th 5-8pm
 
Guest Artists: Dale Aren, Danielle Bersch, Christine Blyth, Deane Bowers,
Chelsea Bridges, Linda D’Elia, Lynne Riding, Shari Schultz, Carlay Stahl,
Jenion Tyson, Vik, Andrea Zinn
 
Fabulon Resident Artists: Meyriel Edge, Laura McRae-Hitchcock,
Hampton R. Olfus, Jr., Susan Irish

Special Save The Planet inspired Spring Break kids' activity event at Fabulon on April 11th: 1-3pm. All ages welcome, but parents are required to stay with children who are not yet in school.

Come and create an Earth-Friendly tote bag masterpiece! Use your bag for Easter egg hunts, groceries, a Mother's Day gift, sports equipment and more! The bag folds neatly into a small pouch and can be packed with you wherever you go. Let's get away from plastic bags that are so bad for the environment. 
$25 per participant, includes bag and all supplies.  More information on our Fabulon Facebook Page and registration is also now available on the Fabulon website.  

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