Art on Tap
A tradition seven years in the making, Art on Tap is back to raise a glass to fine art and craft beer at downtown Spartanburg’s TJC Gallery. The Johnson Collection, a private art collection for public good rooted in Spartanburg, and RJ Rockers Brewing Company, the Hub City’s original craft brewery, have reunited for a Spartanburg ArtWalk event featuring the Johnson Collection’s latest exhibition, Virtues & Vices, and a limited-edition RJ Rockers beer brewed exclusively for the occasion and inspired by the exhibition. Art on Tap will take place Thursday, November 21, from 5-8pm.
At 6:30pm, join RJ Rockers brewer Jeremy Smith for a Brewer’s Talk in the gallery. In celebration of innovation on the canvas and in the taproom, Jeremy will share his inspiration
Virtues & Vices invites viewers to reflect, question, and explore the ways in which art can depict moral virtue and vice. Featuring paintings by William H. Johnson, Winfred Rembert, Eugene Thomason, William Tolliver, John McCrady, Wayman Adams, Helen Moseley, Irma Cook, Bob Thompson, Arthur Rose, Lamar Dodd, Clarence Millet, Ernest Barnes, Balcomb Greene, William Dodge, Caroline Durieux, Mary Whyte, Julien Binford, and George Luks, Virtues & Vices hopes to inspire engaging and charitable conversations about the human conscience and that which guides our individual moral compasses. Virtues & Vices in on view at TJC Gallery from October 30, 2019 to January 24, 2020.
Art on Tap is free and open to the public, and beer samples are available free of charge for guests aged 21 and up.
Hailed by The Magazine Antiques with staging a “quiet art historical revolution” and expanding “the meaning of regional,” the Johnson Collection offers an extensive survey of artistic activity in the American South from the late eighteenth century to the present day. In May 2016, the collection received the Governor’s Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for the Arts, South Carolina’s highest honor in the field. Located at 154 West Main Street in the heart of Spartanburg’s downtown, TJC Gallery features rotating selections from the collection’s holdings. These curated exhibitions are open to the public without charge on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12pm to 4pm as well as the first Saturday of the month from 12pm to 4pm. In addition, TJC Gallery is pleased to participate in the city’s ArtWalk series, held on the third Thursday of each month from 5pm to 8pm.