Friday, January 17, 2014
The Rice Museum is pleased to present new paintings by Bruce Chandler. The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday Jan. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Rice Museum Prevost Gallery. The public is invited to attend the reception and meet the artist. The exhibition will continue through March 16 during regular museum hours 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Prevost Gallery is located at 633 Front St. in Georgetown. For additional information please call the Rice Museum at 843-546-7423.
A mother, grand mother, a daughter, an artist, really does explain who Bruce Chandler is and what she is about. Even though she has made her presence known in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she now resides, she has retained strong ties to Georgetown. She offers studio classes monthly at Georgetown’s Rice Museum, where she remains artist in residence. This group of artists has a show on exhibit presently at the Rice Museum Prevost Gallery.
It is interesting to note the different approaches that have been taken to present the art that each individual conceived. Remarks regarding this have been overheard show after show and is the indicator of the type of artist and teacher that Bruce strives to be. She truly believes that art should portray each artist’s individual self and wishes only to present techniques, products, encouragement, and different creative ways that an artist might combine and/or consider.
In Charlotte, Bruce is often the presenter of art demonstrations and programs for various art clubs in the area. She is the founder of the Golden Palette Society. This art organization has over 300 pieces on display with quarterly art affairs featuring guest artist and musicians
Awards and honors are numerous for this artist with most of them listed on her website. She is a signature member of the International Society of Experimental Artists, South Carolina Watercolor Society, and the North Carolina Watercolor Society. The direction of this artist has changed some, as of late, with the desire to work more for solo exhibitions and creating in different directions, as can be seen at the Rice Museum, rather than the business of competitions, shipping, and memberships.