As a part of Lake City’s ongoing arts exhibitions, the city’s two galleries — the Jones-Cater Gallery and TRAX Visual Arts Center — will present a dual venue reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 3 to highlight three current artists. The event is free and open to the public.
The Jones-Carter Gallery, a former feed and seed store which has been transformed into a Smithsonian-certified art exhibition gallery, will host artist Mills Brown. Her exhibit, “Long Way Home“ is in many ways a homecoming for the Florence native who cites magic realism and Southern Gothic style as influences to her work. Brown, 25, currently lives in Washington, D.C.
The TRAX Visual Arts Center, Lake City’s 5,000-square-foot gallery, will host artists Paul Christina and Patti Brady. Paul Christina is a self-taught, mixed-media artist who lives in Charleston. He is a self described introspective artist who aims to explore the uncertainty in everyday life in his work. Patti Brady is a contemporary painter and printmaker from Greenville. Her work has been shown nationally and has received attention from The New York Times.
The next reception hosted by the Lake City Creative Alliance is Sept. 28.
Other upcoming Lake City events
▪ Pizza Party & Planters: The world of pizza and gardening collide. Explore some of the plants that make pizza possible and build a personal pie from the dough up. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Moore Farms Botanical Garden, 100 New Zion Road. $10 a child. moorefarmsbg.org.
▪ Wedding & Event Showcase: Meet local wedding professionals, enter drawings for giveaways, and plan your wedding all in one afternoon. 2-5 p.m. Aug. 5, The Rob, 245 South Church St. $7. savvysoireesc.com.