To develop a skill is commendable, but to commit a lifetime to the perfection of artistic genius is an entirely separate feat. Forty-seven years ago, local artists Jeanet Dreskin and Tom Flowers were celebrated in the book Contemporary Artists of South Carolina for their distinguished achievements—Dreskin for her developed technique involving burning, collaging, and painting layers of watercolor paper, and Flowers for his mixed-media and oil paintings.
Tom Flowers, City Lights. Acrylic and cloth strips; 31 x 29 inches.
Since its publication, Dreskin and Flowers have dedicated decades to educating young artists all while honing their own craft, with venerated works in galleries across the region and now honored in the Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery’s exhibit 47 Years Later | Jeanet Dreskin & Tom Flowers. Displaying past and current pieces from both artists, the exhibit not only honors their extensive legacy, but celebrates the natural and cultivated talent they each possess.
Jeanet Dreskin, Marina Cay. Collage on canvas; 31 1/4 x 39 5/16 inches.
47 Years Later | Jeanet Dreskin & Tom Flowers will be on display at the Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery through October 20.
The gallery is located at 16 Augusta St, Greenville, and open Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm. For more information visit greenvilleARTS.com.