Renowned silhouette artist and author to visit Statesville on June 3
Special to SVLfreenews.com
World-renowned silhouette artist and award-winning author Clay Rice will be at gg’s on Monday, June 3, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Silhouette cutting and artistry has run in the Rice family for more than 80 years, dating back to when his grandfather, Carew Rice, who has been described as “America’s Greatest Silhouettist,” traveled worldwide sharing his mesmerizing cutouts with delighted customers.
Each profile silhouette takes Rice about one minute and he estimates that in his 32-year career he has cut over 1 million silhouettes. His work has been featured in Country Living, The Washington Times, The Atlanta Constitution, Cookie Magazine, and has appeared in the CBS series, Army Wives.
Rice is the recipient of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and the IPPY Award for Children’s Book of the Year. Rice’s landscape scenes and children’s illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide and his work is on permanent display at the South Carolina State Museum.
To see the artist in action and to make an appointment for your own framed Rice Silhouette, call gg’s Art Frames Gifts at 704-873-6097 or sign up here: HERE
gg’s is located at 101 West Broad Street in the heart of Downtown Statesville and houses one of the most unique collections of art, frames, and gifts in North Carolina.