New York artist and sculptor, Albert Gilewicz, will be the featured artist-in-residence at the Cheraw State Park on May 6-11.
During his time in Cheraw, his work will be featured at the Burr Gallery in the Cheraw Community Center. The Cheraw Arts Commission will have an exhibit opening of the artist’s Sustainable Sculpture Series and paintings from his E-5 on US 1 project on Monday, May 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Burr Gallery. The public is invited to the opening and meet the artist, Albert Gilewicz.
The Sustainable Sculpture Series consists of soapstone carvings where all of the material is used. The E-5 on US 1 project explores the impact of climate change on South Carolina with specific focus on Water, Energy and Lifestyle. The underlying theme revolves around the economy, environment, ethics, education, and energy.
Also, during the residency, Gilewicz will present a lunchtime talk called “Garden to Trowel-Reducing Your Carbon Footprint” on Thursday, May 10, from noon to 1 p.m. at the House on the Hill. Following the talk, attendees will have an opportunity to view the artist’s work-in-progress that he created especially for the Cheraw State Park site. The lunchtime presentation is free with drinks and desserts provided.
Participants only have to pack a lunch and call the Cheraw Arts Commission at 843-537-8420, ext. 12, to register.
Garden to Trowel presentation is sponsored by the Cheraw Arts Commission, Cheraw State Park, and the Four Seasons Garden Club. The Cheraw Arts Commission is supported by the United Way of Chesterfield County and the SC Arts Commission which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.