FLORENCE -- The FMU Art Gallery Series will present painted Koranic boards by Malam Zabayrou from Niger, West Africa, and “Pathway Icons & Necessary Losses: Mixed Media by Heidi Darr-Hope” from Jan. 11-Feb. 25, in the Fine Arts Center 2-D and 3-D galleries.
A professional artist with more than 20 years of studio experience, Darr-Hope is an artist-in-residence at the Center for Cancer Treatment and Research at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. She maintains an active exhibition schedule, showing nationally as well as internationally, and her art work is included in numerous private and corporate collections.
Darr-Hope received a master of fine arts from the University of South Carolina. Her studies have taken her to Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. She has completed post-graduate training in dream analysis, ancient mystical symbology, and art as medicine. The exhibits will be open 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, in the Fine Arts Center galleries.
Also running Jan. 11-Feb. 25, the Florence Artists Guild will have an exhibit in the Smith University as part of the FMU Art Gallery Series. The center’s exhibit will be open 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Admission to the exhibits will be free and open to the public.
The Florence Artists Guild is composed of experienced artists with the purpose of improving their skills in art through workshops, regular critiques, showing their work and entering in juried competition. Within this guild there are those with works showing statewide, regionally, nationally and internationally. Present active guild members include teachers, an architect, an orthopedic surgeon, a college professor, and a few full-time artists.