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Artists to share works at Art After Dark

Posted: November 13, 2013 - 12:06am
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FILEl Annie Nielson paints and Wen Cao draws to music performed by the Columbia County Orchestra Jazz Players during Art After Dark last year. The eighth annual event will be Saturday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.   Barry Paschal
Barry Paschal
FILEl Annie Nielson paints and Wen Cao draws to music performed by the Columbia County Orchestra Jazz Players during Art After Dark last year. The eighth annual event will be Saturday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Columbia County artists will take over Savannah Rapids Pavilion Saturday.

The Artists’ Guild of Columbia County is holding its eighth annual Art After Dark from 7 to 10 p.m. at the pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road in Martinez.

“We’re going to do it a little differently,” guild President Pat Wilczek said.

Instead of showcasing the works of Columbia County artists on walls like a traditional art gallery, Wilczek said displays will be more whimsical, as if the artists had just stepped away from their artwork. Those artworks include paintings, photography, charcoal and other mediums.

“We’ll have this gigantic space with easels and art all over the place,” Wilczek said. “It’s a little different than we usually do.”

Those artworks include paintings, photography, charcoal, pottery and other mediums. Many of the works will be for sale and others will be included in live and silent auctions.

“We have some interesting stuff,” Wilczek said, adding that the live auctions include chairs painted by guild artists.

The event also features popular attractions such as four guild artists painting to music from the Columbia County Orchestra Jazz Chamber.

“They are just great people to do it,” Wilczek said. “It’s an interesting thing for people to see because each artist is very, very, very different. That part is kind of neat.”

Refreshments will be provided.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the guild’s building fund. Wilczek said county artists need a place to showcase their work.

“We would love that,” Wilczek said.

Proceeds from the silent auction and some of the art sales go to the art scholarship fund, which assists students studying for a career in art.

For more information, visit www.artistsguildcc.org.

IF YOU GO

What: Artists’ Guild of Columbia County’s eighth annual Art After Dark

When: 7-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez.

Admission: Free, donations accepted

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