5 Things to Do In Old Town Rock Hill This Week
Hues on the Horizon at the Arts Council of York County - Through June 10. Hues on the Horizon is an exhibition featuring abstracted landscapes, grids of color, and abstract sculptures. These uniquely profound works draw the viewers into a world of solitude and renewal. KEITH BRYANT | Keith Bryant’s work is a translation of his own perspective; it embodies his attempt to make his conception of what is abstract both concrete and multi-interpretive. He uses and responds to a variety of different materials and techniques, ranging from found objects to fabricated forms. His unique works employ a variety of different materials, including concrete, steel, plaster, lead, and clay. The physicality of examining ideas in the studio creates a deeper understanding of the issues behind his work, evolving into a physical manifestation of metaphor and form. This intuitive meandering frees his work from direct narrative, allowing the form to speak more directly and universally to his musings as opposed to his story. KATHLEEN BURKE | Kathleen Burke’s work is heavily inspired by landscape. She is drawn to quietly dramatic places, such as the sea. However, she is also drawn to rapidly vanishing places that, though shaped by generations of people, seem self-contained or isolated. She is also fascinated by the endlessly changing drama of the skies above these places. FELICIA VAN BORK | Felicia van Bork creates collages by piecing together torn and cut pieces of her own monotype prints. The artist's paintings and collages are widely collected and Felicia has been the recipient of numerous residency fellowships, including McColl Center for Art + Innovation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In the summer of 2018, she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. - 121 East Main
Gettys Art Center - Stop in and visit with Katherine at Downtown Artistry (10-4 Monday through Friday), your destination for local and original art. Katherine’s shop is festooned with jewelry, soaps, photography, paintings, gifts, and Katherine’s own pottery.You can also find local farm products like honey from T&M Farm and lavender from Carolina Lavender.If you’re lucky, You may even get to meet Rock, the huggable pooch.
Style Recycled (10:30 – 4:30 Closed Wednesday and Sunday) upstairs is where you’ll find Fair Trade and recycled/restyled clothes and accessories.Lori spends days looking for and creating the best vintage and responsibly sourced garments and accessories.Her motto, “Purchase With Purpose” is testament to the commitment to bring these conscientiously found items to Old Town Rock Hill.
Bob and Jonathan have been creating pottery and offering pottery classes at the Rock Hill Pottery Center (10:00 – 4:00 Closed Sundays) for years. You can find unique works of pottery that use some unconventional processes and techniques. It’s not uncommon for Bob to use horse hair, fertilizer, and aluminum foil when finishing his works. Their Artist in Residence program features other artists and their work at the center as well.
- 201 East Main
SpeakEasy Jazz at Fountain Park - Friday 6p - 10p
Speakeasy Jazz at Fountain Park is a Free, Family friendly event at Fountain Park in Old Town Rock Hill the first Friday of every month through September. Bring a picnic blanket, grab take out from one of Old Town's award winning restaurants, or grab a bite at the food truck and join local artist John Daso as he brings his art and jazz together in the park. Face painting for the kiddos, and beer and wine from Main Street Bottle Shop for the grown ups.
- 300 East Main
The Newsstand Records and Books
Pick up a new book or record at The Newsstand (10:00 – 6:00 Closed Sunday). The Newsstand is aiming to help bring back physical media, and to become a place to come discover new music or books, talk about your favorite artist or author, and hang out and most importantly listen to some music! The Newsstand maintains an inventory of a thousand brand new vinyl records and five thousand books. They also sell turntables, t-shirts, and miscellaneous gift items. Students and faculty from local colleges and schools receive a 10% discount on all merchandise, every day, with a valid school-issued ID. Stop in and check them out!
- 1154 East Main
Main Street Children's Museum Did you know about the Main Street Children’s Museum? (10:00 – 5:00 Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 Sunday. Closed Monday). The Museum, located at 133 East Main Street prepares young learners and their families for the future by providing positive learning through creative play in a unique environment inspired by the art of Vernon Grant. Main Street Children’s Museum offers fun, educational activities created for ages birth through 6. Make-believe in the pumpkin house, climb to the tip-top of the tree house and sail on the magic ship. Enjoy memory-making family experiences and engage your young child in creative, developmental play. Main Street Children’s Museum is inspired by the artwork of American illustrator Vernon Grant, who lived and worked in Rock Hill.
- 133 East Main