Stories and interviews highlighting the meaningful creations that our friends, artists, and champions have made through their experiences with GCCA! Together, these people are helping create a better community and a better GCCA.

Anya Willis of Fit Kids

Anya Willis of Fit Kids

How to Create a Home Studio When You Have Limited Space Creating a home studio to perfect your craft is easy when you have ample space. Otherwise, you may have to be more creative when converting a spare room into a dream creative arts studio. Wondering what to do...

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Anya Willis of Fit Kids

Anya Willis of Fit Kids

In an era where rapid changes and constant stimulation are the norms, it becomes increasingly important to focus on fostering a harmonious balance in our children's lives. This balance, a blend of joy and mindfulness, is essential for their overall development and...

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Creating a Legacy: Laird Green

Creating a Legacy: Laird Green

As one of GCCA’s most dedicated cheerleaders and ambassadors, Laird Green, a Certified Financial Planner at Abacus Planning Group, can often be found at our First Friday events and bringing her friends and colleagues to view our exhibitions. But her strongest pull is...

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Creating a Spark: Savannah Ralph

Creating a Spark: Savannah Ralph

Before painter Savannah Ralph was selected as one of the 2020-21 Brandon Fellows, Savannah admits, “I wasn’t creating much art, and I had zero connections with local artists. I was bad at maintaining a good practice ethic, I felt uninspired, and my skills and...

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Creating a Voice: Jordan Winiski

Creating a Voice: Jordan Winiski

Jordan Winiski first learned about Greenville Center for Creative Arts five years ago when she was a high school student attending the Fine Arts Center.  Jordan wanted to get involved in the arts community outside of the classroom so she volunteered to help with...

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Creating a Path: Thomas Hicks

Creating a Path: Thomas Hicks

Even though he is only a teenager, Thomas Hicks’s path has already been full of twists and turns. As an elementary school student, he aspired to be a banker--that is until he entered middle school and discovered a passion for the arts. His first love was singing, but...

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Creating a Community: Tania Ro

Creating a Community: Tania Ro

Growing up in Juarez, in the border between Mexico and the United States, artist Tania Rodriguez Ortega (known as Tania Ro) learned to survive amidst chaos and the constant threat of violence by emulating the strength of the women in her family and the feminist...

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