Sunset, SC (May 29, 2013) – The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation has chosen two artists for its annual Artist-in-Residence program: Matthew Hanewald and Katherine Scott Crawford. During their weeklong stay in The Reserve at Lake Keowee community, Hanewald and Crawford will be honored with a meet and greet reception, display their work and interests through various mediums, as well as participate in educational workshops to share their craft.

Each artist will also use their experience at The Reserve at Lake Keowee to indulge in their craft. Hanewald will create a piece of furniture inspired by his experience at The Reserve at Lake Keowee, which will be added to the Community Foundation’s permanent collection, while Crawford will spend her visit relaxing, writing and researching.

Originally from Walhalla, S.C., Matthew Hanewald is a woodworker and craftsman. Since 1994, he has lived in Bellingham, WA, where is he is a part owner in Stream Works, LLC. Hanewald learned his craft from his father, who taught him how to build Windsor chairs. Educated by Ohio chair maker Joe Graham, Hanewald has since blended his influences to create his own furniture. Hanewald will be in residence at The Reserve at Lake Keowee June 8-15. He will host a Windsor-style stool workshop June 10-14 for interested Reserve members. Hanewald’s work will be on display at the Hill House June 1-28. The exhibit will feature a variety of his handcrafted furniture pieces. A meet and greet reception will be held in Hanewald’s honor on June 11 at The Market within The Reserve at Lake Keowee, and is open to the public. To RSVP for the reception, please contact Kathryn Gravely at or by calling (864) 481-4010.

Katherine Scott Crawford is a writer and historian originally from Greenville, S.C. She will be in residence at The Reserve at Lake Keowee August 3-10. Crawford currently lives in Brevard, N.C. with her family and teaches composition, literature and Cherokee courses at Brevard College. Crawford’s novel, Keowee Valley, is a historical adventure set in the Carolinas and Cherokee country. During her stay at The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Crawford will hold a series of lectures about her novel, as well as the Native American history of the area. Her meet and greet reception will be held on August 6 at The Market. Her residency lectures will be announced at a later date.

For more information about The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation’s Artist-in-Residence Program, visit the Community Foundation page under the “Life Here” section of The Reserve’s website (

The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation
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 Community 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, through the 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation. In 2012, the Charitable Foundation gave more than $35,000 to local organizations.

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 700 members from 30 different states, with an additional 900+ extended family members who enjoy club privileges through the membership program. Homesites at The Reserve start in the $100,000s; homes, under $500,000. To learn more, call (877) 922-5253.

About Greenwood Communities and Resorts
Greenwood Communities and Resorts, based in Greenwood, S.C., is 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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