The Arts Heart of Greenwood is bringing you two nights of inventive genius Thursday and Friday. You received’t need to miss the back-to-back artwork of “A Native Look” or the music of “A Native Pay attention.”
From 5-7 p.m. Thursday, native artists ages 18 and older shine within the newest present on the Arts Heart of Greenwood: “A Native Look 2021.”
Artists dwelling in Greenwood County and those that are members of native artwork guilds — Greenwood Space Studio Potters, Greenwood Artist Guild, Greenwood Woodworkers Guild and the Delores Von Rosen Basketry Guild — could have works on show beginning Thursday via Jan. 8.
Opening evening for “A Native Look 2021” features a reception with a money bar and particular A Native Style eats from 5-7 p.m. The artwork exhibition is free and open to the general public.
Greenwood singer-songwriter Mary Lyle Smith Cathcart is music director for Friday’s indie tunes.
“I met Lisa and Kelly Jo via the Upstate music scene,” Cathcart mentioned. “My husband, Steven, performs in one other Upstate band, Darby Wilcox and the Peep Present that Lisa (Stubbs) additionally performs with, along with her band, Mourning Dove.”
“Lisa’s voice is smooth and ethereal and I used to be immediately a fan the primary time I heard Kelly Jo (Ramirez) and Phat Lip,” Cathcart mentioned. “… I needed to deliver that right here for extra individuals to expertise.”
Friday, the Arts Heart courtyard is the place to be at 7 p.m. for an intimate out of doors night of music and meals vehicles billed as “A Native Pay attention.” Two rising singer-songwriters from Greenville, who’ve robust followings within the Upstate will share the stage. Get tickets now for Lisa Stubbs and Kelly Jo Ramirez of Phat Lip.
Stubbs is one-half of the people group Mourning Dove with Niel Brooks. Described as a “mellow fingerpicker with a mellifluous sixties sound” Stubbs was a vocal and music principle scholar at Greenville High quality Arts Heart.
Stubbs’ greatest musical influences embody Joanna Newsom, Fiona Apple, Nick Drake and Radiohead.
“Not all notably folks,” Stubbs wrote the Index-Journal through e mail. “However, it’s the emotionality, metaphorical lyricism and complex preparations that I’m drawn to within the music.”
Whereas attending the College of South Carolina in Columbia, Stubbs began performing in open mic nights, that are beginning to be one thing of a daily factor right here in Greenwood now.
“My recommendation for open mics is simply to stand up and check out,” Stubbs wrote. “It’s an amazing place to check out new materials or acquire footing in entrance of an viewers.”
Stubbs’ duo, Mourning Dove, has been engaged on a brand new album that might be out as quickly as 2022.
Ramirez is certainly one of two guitar gamers and a percussionist who make up Phat Lip. The trio contains Matt Dingledine on lead guitar and Bert Brown on percussion.
Ramirez’s music is a dance-inducing mix of her personal pop, rock and blues influences in addition to “up entrance and middle” Colombian roots rhythms.
Rising up, Ramirez had Latin music enjoying at house. She and her household moved to South Carolina when she was 10.
“We listened to Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Joe Arroyo,” Ramirez wrote to the Index-Journal through e mail. “And, my older cousins have been enjoying Prince and Michael Jackson. Then, I began tuning into rock radio and fell in love with Led Zeppelin and Santana. One discovery would result in one other.”
That’s very a lot how Ramirez’s music is, too.
“Lisa (Stubbs) and I’ve supported one another musically for a few years now,” Ramirez wrote the Index-Journal through e mail. “We’ve shared phases earlier than, however I feel that is the primary time we are going to co-headline.”
Ramirez has participated in NPR’s Tiny Desk Live performance contest.
“We made the video at a pal’s home one afternoon and went out for margaritas after,” Ramirez wrote. “We despatched it in with none expectations and have been extraordinarily honored after we have been talked about as certainly one of their favorites.”
Contact St. Claire Donaghy at 864-943-2518.