Artist Spotlights / by Tim Giles

This post first appeared on the Culture Aplenty blog collaboration between the Spartanburg Herald Journal and the Chapman Cultural Center.

Of the many things that have come out of HUB-BUB’s 6-month rebranding process—chaperoned by branding-guru and designer Jordan Manigo—and the many things yet to come, we are perhaps most excited about our brand new website and the new opportunities that come with it. After leaving the Showroom in August, we wanted to make sure that we would still be able to provide a platform for local artists to showcase their work and engage with the community. Our website will now become a tool to accomplish exactly this.

You’ll notice on the top menu of the new site is a section titled “Features” that is currently blank except for the following text:

"This is empty at the moment, but soon it will an amazing gallery of Spartanburg talent!

We didn’t want our departure from the Showroom to prevent us from showcasing our local artists, so we’ve dedicated a section of our website to that very purpose. Check back in the coming weeks to meet the artists that call Spartanburg home, get an understanding of their work, and take a peek into the spaces where they create."

Our plan is to create an interactive database of our local creative community. Not only will you find images and information about local artists, but there will be videos, samples of their work, and possibilities for collaboration. Our hope is that this format will lead to more artists working with each other, being more aware of each other’s projects, and more artists find opportunities within the community.

So, who will be featured here? Hopefully, you. We are interested in creative thinkers of all types. Send us your playwrights, your poets, your painters, and sculptors, your knitters, your crafters, your jewelers, and actors. We want to know what creative projects you have in the works, no matter what medium you work with. So even if you just dabble in doodling, please send us your work!

On the “Features” page you’ll find a short form. Fill it out. Tell us about yourself and your work. And let’s find a way to collaborate on something fun! We look forward to seeing what you’ve got for us.