Beyond TJC



ArtWalk Gallery Talk, TJC Gallery, 154 West Main Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Thursday, September 20, 6:00pm

Following the Civil War, the depleted tidal properties that had once produced ninety-five percent of the nation’s rice became attractive investments for wealthy Northerners who transformed former South Carolina plantations into hunting retreats. Author, historian, and conservationist Virginia Beach will be speaking on this early twentieth-century intesection of sport and environmental stewardship as illuminated by our current exhibition, The Art and Soul of the Hunt, during the September installment of Spartanburg's monthly ArtWalk. Her informal lecture gets underway at 6pm on Thursday, September 20. As always, events at TJC Gallery are free, but we do expect a good turnout for this event. Please let us know you are planning to attend on the collection's Facebook event page.


Outliers and American Vanguard Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

June 24-September 30, 2018

Self-taught artists—variously termed folk, primitive, visionary, naïve, and outsider—have played a significant role in the history of modernism, yet their contributions have been largely disregarded or forgotten. Now on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Outliers and American Vanguard Art focuses on three periods over the last century when the intersection of self-taught artists with the mainstream has been at its most fertile. It is the first major exhibition to explore how those key moments, which coincided with periods of American social, political, and cultural upheaval, challenged prevailing assumptions about artistic practice. Featuring 250 works in a range of media—including TJC’s powerful Roll Jordan Roll by Harlem Renaissance artist Malvin Gray Johnson—the exhibition makes the case for a more diverse and inclusive representation in cultural history.


Bonaventure: A Historic Cemetery in Art, Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia

March 2-September 23, 2018

Steeped in art and history, Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah, Georgia’s most scenic locales. First established as a plantation in the 1760s, Bonaventure was visited by artists as early as the 1830s. On view through September at the Telfair Museums, Bonaventure: A Historic Cemetery in Art features paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture inspired by or connected to the cemetery—including two TJC works, a landscape by Savannah native Hattie Saussy and this modernist interpretation of the site by Gina Knee.


Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

August 28-December 20, 2018

In its presentation of some forty paintings created between 1880 and 1940, Scenic Impressions traces an international aesthetic’s journey to and germination in the American South. Featured artists include Wayman Adams, Colin Campbell Cooper, Elliott Daingerfield, G. Ruger Donoho, James Herring, Alfred Hutty, Blondelle Malone, Lawrence Mazzanovich, Paul Plaschke, Hattie Saussy, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Anthony Thieme, Helen Turner, and Ellsworth Woodward, artists who explored local color to produce, in the words of the popular and prolific American Impressionist Childe Hassam, “some things that are charming.”

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