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Anderson Arts Center

Spain Conexiones de Arte:
Opening Exhibition – International Festival 
January 12th 6:30-8:30
Anderson Arts Center
Wines from the region and bites will be served 

Pintando Como Picasso
Thursday January 18, 2018 
6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Anderson Arts Center
Pintando Como Picasso focuses on one of Spain’s most notable and renowned artists, Pablo Picasso. 
Participants will paint and take home a painting influenced by a still life from Picasso’s cubist period. 
They will enjoy Spanish wines, Spain’s signature cocktail Sangria, Manchego cheeses, olives and par con tomate. 
$40 non-members/ $35 members 
Register with Morgan at or call 864-222-2787
 to secure your spot for this multi-sensory and cultural experience

Paint like Picasso: 
Saturday January 27th
Anderson Arts Center 
Pablo Picasso, among his many artistic accomplishments, created deceptively complex paintings 
that bring to mind the work that children create.
 In this workshop children will be introduced to the work of Pablo Picasso, learn a bit about his background 
and process and use that knowledge to create their own Cubist paintings in the style of a Picasso.
 “I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”- Picasso
$35 non-members/ $25 members  
Register with Tracy at or call 864-222-2787 to secure your spot

Anderson County Museum

Friday, January 19, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Free event.
Opening Night Reception 
Los Enlaces: Linking Spain to South Carolina

Join us at the Anderson County Museum for the opening reception featuring 
our Anderson International Festival exhibit “Los Enlaces: Linking Spain to South Carolina.” 
This exhibit features artwork and items from Robin and David Locke’s collection from their travels throughout Spain. 
The evening entertainment will be famed flamenco dancer Ania Bartelmus, "La Candela", a professional flamenco dancer based in Atlanta, GA. 
She received flamenco training from Spain’s top flamenco artists while living in Seville, which makes her style authentic and unique. 
Another exciting performance will be presented by On Pointe – the North Pointe Singers under the choral direction of Robin Locke.  

This exhibit will explore our state’s many connections with Spain, a country that may seem far away but is truly ingrained in our cultural landscape. The Spanish influence began as early as the first expeditions in the New World as Hernando de Soto left tracks through Georgia and the Carolinas. 
So many places borrow names from Spanish forts and encampments and even modern architecture and art exhibits Spanish inspiration. 
Revel in these intersections of history and culture as the Anderson County Museum 
joins in the Anderson International Festival’s celebration of Spain!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 
5:30 p.m. Heritage and History with Curator Dustin Norris
Heritage & History focuses on de Soto’s expedition and his route through South Carolina. 
Dustin will talk about de Soto’s interaction with natives, the fate of him and his men, 
and evidence for against his coming through Anderson county. Free event.

Anderson County Library

All Ages Program
Tuesday, January 30 
“Faces of Anderson” art night

Thursday Feb 1- Feb 28 
“Faces of Anderson” Gallery. 

Children’s Programs
Jan 18 – Ferdinand Story Time @10:30. 
Story timers will hear the tale of the peaceful bull and make their own flowers

Jan 25 – another Spanish themed story time @10:30 

January 21, 3-5pm - Arte Decorativa de Espana exhibit opening.  
The exhibit will feature religious and secular pieces revealing the varied strands of foreign influence -
 Moorish, Flemish, and Italian- that enriched the glittering and vibrant decorative arts of Spain.  
Ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, woodwork, tiles, tapestries,
 and embroidery pieces loaned by community collectors will be on display.

February 15 - Night for the Museum - 
Live and silent auction items and Spanish tapas and wines to taste with make for a festive evening for all in attendance.

Belton Arts Center
  LOS DOS AMIGOS: Dali and Picasso
  Anderson International Festival Celebrating Spain
  Opening Reception January 13, 2018 7:00-9:00pm
  Exhibit Dates: January 13 – February 17, 2018 

This year, in conjunction with the Anderson International Festival, Belton Center Arts will be celebrating Spain. The LOS DOS AMIGOS: Dali and Picasso exhibit will challenge the limits of reality with imaginative works inspired by absurd and fantastical works of Spanish artists to push the limits of reality, featuring artwork inspired by the works of Spanish artists and friends Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Open to the public .