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Chapin Art Trail
A Community Art Project


Roger Buenzow

Installed September 2019

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Artist's Statement 

This artwork supports the CCAL mission by bringing art to the public that shines a light on Chapin as being the gateway to Lake Murray and helps the viewer to realize the diversity and talent of area artists and in particular artists of the CCAL.

About the Artwork

Serenity is a 4 foot tall free standing aluminum sailboat on a large wooden base. The sailboat is beautifully decorated in paints and other materials. The metal form was created by Steven Reed. The artistry on this sailboat was done by Roger Buenzow.

About the Artist

Roger Buenzow, a Vietnam veteran and native of Wisconsin, moved to South Carolina in 2012. After retiring from a 19 year career in government service and 20 years in the United States Air Force he welcomed the time to explore his hobbies to the fullest extent.

Shortly after moving to Chapin, South Carolina he joined the Crooked Creek Art League to expand his interest in painting. Roger also joined the Crooked Creek Carving Club to rekindle his interest in wood carving. Later he joined the Columbia Camera Club and Carolina Nature Photographers Association to pursue his passion for photography.

His interest in painting includes acrylic and watercolor paintings of seascapes and old barns while his woodcarving interest is mainly that of relief carving of various subjects. Photography interests include photographing cityscapes, nature, landscapes, seascapes and macro subjects. His aim is to convey a story in each photograph.

He has won numerous awards for his paintings, wood carving and photography.

He is also an avid sailor and previous owner of North Star Sailing. He holds a Masters 100 Ton Coast Guard Captains License and is an American Sailing Association Certified Instructor.

Scavenger Hunt Clue: 

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A Partnership Project by the Crooked Creek Art League and the Town of Chapin

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This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support in this grant comes from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

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This project was supported by a Connected Communities grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation.

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