A Mosaic Portrait of Spartanburg

Through the project, “A Mosaic Portrait of Spartanburg,” HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence Ambrin Ling and Marisa Adesman will create over 100 small paintings for a single series that pictures the many, diverse visions of home as contributed by individual community members in the Spartanburg area. The project will result in a gallery exhibition where all of the paintings will be on display to the public. The exhibit opens in July at the Chapman Cultural Center. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.

From January to July, the artists are engaging the community of Spartanburg county with a series of prompts distributed through a diverse range of platforms that focuses on encouraging residents to envision the individual’s notions of home as a space for defining their lived-experience in Spartanburg. The project seeks to answer the question: How does one see home through your eyes? By interweaving multiple narratives, this project seeks to help foster empathy between community members and refine the community’s shared understanding of Spartanburg as home. This short video documents the goals and process of “A Mosaic Portrait of Spartanburg”: http://hub-bub.com/mosaic.

During the opening reception of the exhibit, Ling and Adesman will give a talk about the project, their process, and the outcomes. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center ( 200 E St John St, Spartanburg, SC 29306). The exhibit is on display through July 27.

For more information about “A Mosaic Portrait of Spartanburg,” visit the Hub-Bub website, http://hub-bub.com/ or contact eKocher@spartanarts.org.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

Image: Painted by Ambrin Ling, HUB-BUB Artist-in-Residence