The studio of artist Joseph Byrne is new and neat as a pin, with a custom-made easel, rolling cabinets and expensive tubes of paint.
“I haven’t had the time to clutter it up yet. Just give me some time,” he said of his space in Cayce.
Diane Gilbert’s studio in Columbia is tiny, with tons of ceramic animals on display and set in an intimate backyard.
And Nancy Marine’s whole house could be considered a work of art, with a bright yellow-and-polka-dot door, vivid shutters and murals on the walls and ceilings inside. But she does have a dedicated studio space for her upcylced art, secure from the wandering paws of four very curious cats.
Each artist studio – along with 61 others – will be open to visitors during Columbia Open Studios on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2.
The free, self-led tour of artists’ working studios, presented by 701 Center for Contemporary