Library to highlight art of Patz and Mike Fowle
The innovative duo of artists Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle will bring their unique contemporary works to the Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery for a two-month exhibit in January 2016. Patz and Mike will appear at the gallery to introduce the exhibit and talk about their work in a free public presentation on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Then and Now: Selected Works from South Carolina Artists Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle features ceramic and mixed media sculptures by Patz Fowle, found metal assemblage by Mike Fowle, and award-winning, installation art that the two have collaborated on. The Fowle’s most notable collaboration to date is a 23-foot tall, kinetic, metal sculpture titled: Big Bleu Birdnanna located in the heart of the Cultural Arts Corridor adjacent to the Florence County Museum in downtown Florence.
The Fowle’s artist statement asserts that “Creating art is a wondrous journey from the conception of a juicy idea to the final aesthetics; it’s what propels our spirits as creative beings.” Their most recent awards include People’s Choice for 3D at the 2015 ArtFields Competition/Exhibition and First Place for sculpture at the 2015 South Carolina State Fair (Professional Division).
In addition to being professional artists, Patz and Mike serve the local visual arts community as Teaching Artists through the South Carolina Arts Commission. Patz Fowle is Visual Arts Coordinator at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, a presenting member of the National Art Education Association, and an international artist in residence.
The exhibit and artist presentation are sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library. The Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence and is open seven days a week. For more information about the artists, please visit www.patzfowle.com and www.mikefowle.com, and to find out more about the exhibit and artist presentation, visit www.florencelibrary.org or call (843) 413-7070.