Tommie Carr Toner Artist Reception with live music by the Barba Sisters

Join us for our May Artist Reception!
Rough Waters (16x20)
Tommie Carr Toner Artist Reception
Friday, May 6th
6:00 – 8:00
Join us for the Tommie Carr Toner Artist Reception on Friday May 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.   Tommie’s work is the perfect pairing for our late spring season with bold strokes of color, landscapes and sea scenes that will inspire your summer dreaming.
MACK membership benefits apply – 10% off 
art sales the night of the artist reception.  
Your membership is greatly appreciated and helps the MACK provide art, culture and education to our community.
  Calling Birmingham, Alabama “home,” Tommie was reared in a Navy family where she quickly attained a sense of wandering and wondering. She earned a BA Degree from The Florida State University in Speech and Language Pathology, a Master of Education at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, with a major in Counseling, and a doctorate from the University of South Carolina with foci on curriculum and instruction in the adult education milieu. She taught for 37 years in all levels of public education in Tennessee, Germany, Washington State, and SC, ending her career as an administrator and clinical associate professor in the College of Education, USC-Columbia in 2001.
Extensive travel has impacted her view of the world, culture, and art.  She has studied art at the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with Sam Seaman, a London artist and professor, and with Puerto Rican studio artist and teacher, Carlos Caban.  She has also taken classes with Ilona Royce-Smithkin, Khaldoune  Benecheikh, Rob Shaw, Michael Story, and Michel McNinch in Columbia, SC, and Mary Segars in Beaufort, SC.
Tommie enjoys learning various techniques and styles of painting. Her favorite technique is the use of the palette knife as she applies layers of color creating bold textures on large canvases. She feels she is continuously exploring and changing under the influences of the impressionists and especially, Lynn Boggess, a West Virginian landscape painter.
 A favorite quote is “Art has the ability to transcend us beyond the ordinary.” – Rosalyn Dexter, Chinese Whispers.
She is a member of the Trenholm Art Guild, the Corley Mill Painters, About Face (Columbia Museum of Art), and the Beaufort Art Association.  An award winning artist, her work can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. and Canada, and at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery in Beaufort, SC.
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MACK’s Live Entertainment: 
Aubrey & Nehemyah Barba
Aubrey (violin)
Nehemyah (cello)
The Barba sisters have recently received a scholarship from the McCormick County Community Chorus for their dedication to their musical talent.
The Tommie Carr Toner Exhibition 
will remain on display through 
June 1, 2016.

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