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Sozo Fitness Gallery Opens!

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CCAL, in conjunction with the Sozo Fitness, is proud to announce the grand opening of the newest CCAL Public Gallery.The gallery is located in the front lobby at Sozo Fitness at 510 Columbia Avenue. It will host a piece of art by one of Crooked Creek Art League's artists on a monthly rotation.

Thanks to Kara Madsen, who is not only great at helping us all to get in better shape, but also an enthusiastic supporter of the arts. We are thrilled to be working with Kara and her staff to showcase more art in town.

For more on the gallery, click HERE.


The inaugural display in the gallery showcases artwork by current CCAL President, Sandra Oliver.

Photo of Tommy in the exhibit

Photo of artist: Sandra Oliver

Artist Bio: Sandra Oliver

A native of North Carolina, Sandra Oliver has called South Carolina home since moving here in 1976. She retired from the South Carolina public schools after teaching both business and mathematics.

Sandra first developed an interest in art after moving to Newberry, SC, in 1993 when she briefly studied pastel and oil painting. Devoting her time to her family and teaching, Sandra did not resume her art studies until mid-2011 when she began watercolor lesson classes with Anna Kay Singley. She has also participated in numerous painting workshops since then. Sandra’s primary medium is watercolor, although she occasionally has worked in acrylics, oils, pastels, and mixed media.

She has been juried into the South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Amateur Division every year since 2011. She has also exhibited paintings in the Crooked Creek Juried Art Show, Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show, the North Charleston Juried Art Show, Old Santee Canal Juried Art Show (Moncks Corner), and Art Flow (Allendale). The Gallery in Newberry and Handcrafted Artists Emporium in Newberry display some of Sandra’s paintings.

Sandra is 2019-20 president of Crooked Creek Art League and has previously served as workshop coordinator and as co-chair of the Annual Juried Art Exhibit. Her collage and watercolor work, “Orchid,” received the Post Card Award in the 2017 juried exhibit.

You can reach Sandra by clicking HERE.


CCAL Gallery Host:

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Sozo Family Fitness

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