‘Perceptions’ at Chapman

Published 8:42 am Friday, May 31, 2013

The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will host “Perceptions” by artists Bonnie Bardos

Bonnie Bardos’ “Esto Perpetua” series.

Bonnie Bardos’ “Esto Perpetua” series.

of Saluda and Nathan Galloway during the month of June at Chapman Cultural Center.

The exhibit runs June 1–28 and is open to the public at no charge Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

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A reception will be held on Thursday, June 20, during the city’s monthly ArtWalk, in the Guild Gallery, 5–7 p.m.

Born on Ketchikan Island, Alaska, Bardos grew up in North Carolina and attended Wingate College in Wingate, N.C., where she took courses in watercolor, pen/ink drawing and oil painting. She has also taken art workshops/classes with Patricia Cole-Ferullo, Dale McEntire, Mike LaLone, Lalage Warrington, Libby Johnson at Arrowmont Craft School in Gatlinburg, and Mike Stiler on Monhegan Island, Maine.

She often incorporates verses of her poetry or phrases in her paintings, which have been in juried shows throughout the region. Currently, her “Esto Perpetua” landscape series is represented by Patricia Carlisle Fine Art, Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM. And her work has been featured in “Studio Visit” magazine. Paintings and sculpture have been featured at galleries and shows in North and South Carolina, and New Mexico, including several exhibits at the non-profit contemporary art gallery, Upstairs Artspace. Bardos’s “Art House” studio is based in an 1895 Victorian house that was built by the first mayor of Saluda. It is open to the public for the popular Art Trek Tryon open studio weekend.