As an Artist there are many choices to be made regarding where and how to show and hopefully sell your Art. We moved to Greenville SC in August of 2017 where there is great supports of the Arts. I felt lead to be in the Art Cellar Gallery located on Main St in downtown Greenville. This is where I became familiar with Kym Easter’s work but never really met her. Last month a bigger space became available - Kym’s spot. It was rumored Kym was leaving to start her own gallery but I didn’t hear the details.
Funny how connections work, my friend Sherry is good friends with Kym and was excited about the new gallery opening in TR Which I quickly learned is Travelers Rest about 20 minutes from downtown Greenville. Sherry and I went to lunch in TR it’s a lovely little town. The new gallery is going to be called Wild Hare Gallery. On Instagram I started seeing these cooly decorated Art Dummies going to the gallery. While dropping her doll off at the gallery Sherry bragged about my Art and gave the owners my business card. Now that is a true friend!
Applications were being filled out and submitted on line so thats what I did. Despite my messing up the process Joann (the other owner) and Kym were so friendly and helpful. Do you ever meet someone that you just feel comfortable with? Conversation flows and there is a mutual respect for each others work. That’s how it was working with JoAnn and Kym. I was excited and felt honored to be offered a spot as Guest Artist.
I had peace about joining the Gallery in time for the Grand Opening April 11th. During the interview it was disclosed that on the gallery walls scripture was painted. JoAnn’s favorite scripture Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Now here is the part where I knew that I knew that this was the gallery I was supposed to be the Guest Artist at. Confirmed by a hard bound notebook, that I’ve used off an on for planning for several years. Guess what is on the cover? You guessed it, Jeremiah 29:11 covers the front !!!
Please join us for the Grand Opening of The Wild Hare Gallery, Thursday, April 11 th from 5-7 located at 212 N Poinsett Hwy, Travelers Rest, SC. 5-7 pm. There is a great variety of work from local Artists. Kym Easter and Joann Benzinger are the owners. I love their business philosophy, creativity and stepping out on faith. It doesn’t get better than meeting through “Divine Connections.”