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       Summer 2018 Events 

Lynne Carr of LHC Glass Creations at work in her studio in Piedmont, SC.

Saturday, June 23rd (9:00 am  - 5:00 pm)

Sunday, June 24th    (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

2018 Ag+Art Tour

This will be the Piedmont Physic Garden's fourth year participating in the South Carolina Ag+ Art Tour, which is a free, self-guided tour of designated horticultural sites featuring local artisans and locally grown food. Union County potter, Vicki Shields, will join us along with Lynne Carr, a glass artisan from Piedmont, SC. We look forward to seeing you for a fun-filled weekend in Union County!

Vicki Shields of Vicki Shields Pottery holding several of her hand-thrown pottery creations.

Saturday, July 14th (10 am - 12:00 pm)

Ancient Grains: Back in Action 

Get the lowdown on Ancient Grains from amaranth to kamut to quinoa. Spartanburg Regional Registered Dietitian Kerri Stewart will share everything you need to know from history, where to purchase, and how to cook these nutritious whole grains. To reserve your spot, please click below.

Thursday, July 19th (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm )

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, And Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic  Please join us in welcoming author, Victoria Johnson, as she discusses her new book, a groundbreaking biography of David Hosack, founder of the country's first botanical garden who also happened to be the personal physician to Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.  To reserve your spot, please click below.

​​​Lynne Carr

"After playing with stained glass for a few years, I branched out into other glass art adventures.  Mosaic Windows, Stained Glass Collages, Dangling Shards, and finally Fusing Glass.  Fusing required the purchase of a kiln.  Playing with new glass creations is fun.  But for me the kiln has lead to my desire to recycle.  The county I live in does not recycle glass, so I have taken on the challenge of keeping the bottles out of the landfill.  What was once a wine bottle, beer bottle, spaghetti sauce jar, oil or vinegar bottle . . .  is now a decorative piece for your home.  A spoon rest, a photograph holder, a hook for your keys, clothes, or kitchen items, coasters, candy dishes, trinket dish, windchimes, candle holders and dessert plates. The options are endless!"  LH

Vicki Shields  

"I love everything about working with clay — the messy, tactile experience of throwing or hand-building, the experiments in designing surfaces and finishing treatments, and even the challenge of knowing that whatever I’m working on could disappoint me at any point in the process. I enjoy making pieces that are useful and which have a practical purpose but are also pleasing to the eye and touch. Any piece from my studio is hand made by me, right here in Union County." VS

Saturday, June 16th (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The Nurturing Nature of Words

PPG welcomes award-winning writer, Maureen Ryan Griffin. Come explore the benefits writing can provide—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—in this workshop that provides a number of fun, easy tools and methods to help your words flow, whatever your particular interest, including writing about the natural world. (The Piedmont Physic Garden is a perfect setting for this.) These tools can be used in journaling, memoir, poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction. Whether you have published widely, sometimes write in a journal, or haven’t written anything since your senior year of high school, you will enjoy this lively, informative workshop. To reserve your spot, please  click below