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Arts at OneSouthCarolina 2013

Award Winning South Carolina Traditional Artists Featured at OneSouthCarolina®

In acknowledgement of their role in South Carolina’s past, present and future culture and economy, OneSouthCarolina integrated experiences that showcased the state’s unique arts and foods traditions.

South Carolina Traditions II, curated by the South Carolina Arts Commission, features demonstrations and sales by award-winning traditional artists connected to South Carolina's rich cultural heritage. Featured artists who will be present at the event include: 

Mac Arnold, blues musician, Pelzer. Mac Arnold is a renowned blues musician and recording artist whose love of the blues began at the age of ten when he learned to play his brother’s homemade guitar. More . . .

Clay Burnette, basket maker and scarf maker, Columbia. Clay Burnette has been creating pine needle baskets for over 35 years and has exhibited his work in more than 225 shows throughout the United States. More . . .

Arianne King Comer, indigo and textile artist, North Charleston. Arianne King Comer resides in North Charleston as an artist, teacher, art consultant and indigo advocate. More . . .

Nathalie Dupree, Southern chef and author, Charleston.  Nathalie is a best-selling author and James Beard Award winner. She has published 11 cookbooks and hosted more than 300 television shows for The Food Network, PBS, and The Learning Channel. Nathalie wins her third James Beard book award - read more in The Post & Courier.  More . . .

Quintin Middleton, bladesmith, Saint Stephen. Quintin Middleton has been crafting custom knives since 2003 and is the founder of Middleton Made Knives based in Saint Stephen, South Carolina, a small town outside of Charleston. More . . .

Leo Twiggs, artist, Saint Stephen. Leo Twiggs' paintings are done in a unique, innovative batik technique that he developed after several years of experimenting with the traditional medium. He has had over 70 one-man shows and his work has received international recognition, with exhibits at the Studio Museum and the American Crafts Museum in New York and in U. S. Embassies in Rome, Dakar and Togoland, among others. More . . .

Mike Vatalaro, ceramic artist, Greenville. Mike Vatalaro is a renowned ceramic artist, and professor emeritus and former chair, Clemson University art department. With numerous national and international exhibitions, Mike Valataro’s ceramic art reflects his interest in both Japanese and Chinese ceramic historical periods. More . . .