Sunset, SC (May 22, 2012) – As a part of the 2012 Artist in Residence program, The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation is pleased to host Russell Jewell and Matt Hanewald this summer. Jewell, a watercolor artist, will join The Reserve from July 6-­13 and Hanewald, a woodworker, will be in residence August 11th-18th.

Dr. Russell Jewell is an artist/educator from Easley, S.C., and has spent more than 27 years combining art and education. He received his Masters of Art from the University of South Carolina and his Doctorate of Education in Art from the University of Georgia. In addition to his certification by the National Board for Professional Teachers, Jewell is also a signature member of the S.C. Watermedia Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. His work is inspired by travels shared with family, students, and fellow colleagues. Jewell has received numerous honors, including recognition for five consecutive years (2005 to 2009) at the Plein Air Competition Easton, M.D., and winning the Georgia Watercolor Society Award in 2010. Jewell’s work will be on display July 2nd to the 26th and a reception in his honor will be hosted July 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – both at the Hill House Gallery, located at 534 Pine Grove Church Rd., Sunset, S.C.

Matt Hanewald is a woodworker specializing in handmade furniture. Hanewald moved to Walhalla in 1994, and has lived there since. His furniture ranges from traditional to modern styles, and has branched out to include hand carved canoes and kayaks. In addition to furniture making, Hanewald is a part owner in Southeastern Trees LLC, which works to re-vegetate and restore streams and wetlands. Matt Hanewald’s work will be on display August 11th to the 18th throughout The Reserve property, and a reception in his honor will be hosted August 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Market at The Reserve at Lake Keowee. 

During the weeklong residency, each artist will stay on-site with a host Reserve member while exhibiting artwork and offering education workshops. They will also create works inspired by the natural beauty of The Reserve, for inclusion in The Reserve Community Foundation’s permanent collection. The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation is a non-profit organization created to enhance the quality of life at The Reserve and in the local area while fulfilling a sense of community and philanthropy for The Reserve’s members. The Foundation sponsors regular cultural events including concerts, plays, lectures, and an annual art festival.

The Foundation has four major functions: 1.) Help preserve the natural resources in the area through acts and events of environmental stewardship; 2.) Provide educational programs for members and guests of The Reserve; 3.) Promote an arts program at The Reserve; and 4.) Provide outreach activities for neighboring communities in Pickens County, SC. In 2011, the Foundation gave more than $20,000 to local charities.

About The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Created in 2000 by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is an award-winning residential community that spans 3,900 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 30 miles of shoreline on Lake Keowee and convenient access to nationally-recognized commercial and cultural centers that include Greenville, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; and Clemson and Furman Universities. A 200-slip Marina, Village Center, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and more than 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails, and green spaces highlight more than $100 million in completed family amenities at The Reserve. The Reserve has approximately 650 members from 30 different States, with an additional 660+ extended family members who enjoy club privileges through the membership program. Homesites at The Reserve start in the $100,000s; homes, under $500,000.

About Greenwood Communities and Resorts Greenwood Communities and Resorts

A leader in the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award-winning Palmetto Dunes Resort at Hilton Head Island and evolving to current communities like The Ponds, Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Greenwood’s mission has remained the same: Create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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