Arts Center at the Federal Building (120 Main Street)
Friday, July 7 6 - 8 PM
Artist Jeffery Callaham will demonstrative two LIVE paintings during the Blues & Brews event from 6 - 8 PM on Friday, July 7, 2017. Blues artists John Dee Holeman & Tad Walters will perform from 6 - 7 PM and In Layman Terms from 7 - 8 PM.
Callaham is not only an artist, but a storyteller. Inspired by memories of his childhood and the working life in McCormick County, South Carolina, he creates paintings that portray the stories of Southern culture. “I tell stories with my paintings, so everything usually begins with a story that I remember from my early years, growing up in rural South Carolina,” Callaham has said. Through his use of strong colors and his ability to make his characters come to life on canvas, he paints vivid images of life in the South.
His works have been featured in the galleries of Daufuskie Island, Hilton Head, Edisto and Charleston, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. Callaham has surrounded himself with art his entire life. His mother, who was involved in the theatre, was a talented storyteller, while his father loved sculpting and working with clay. As a child, he sketched on notebook paper, boxes or any other material that he could find and developed his talents without any formal training during his early years.