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Chapin Town Hall Featured Artist April - June 2023 - James DiFrancesco

Please join us in congratulating James DiFrancesco for being the newest featured artist in the Chapin Town Hall Gallery. His metal art wall hangings will be on display April through June 2023.

James is an award-winning artist who frequently volunteers to display his art in many of our public galleries.

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"Wise Sea Turtle" - metal art by James DiFrancesco

Artist Statement

I create my art when something inspires me in nature or life itself. I enjoy making the art I create because it lets me use all the skills I have acquired over time and learn new ones.

About the Artwork

Wise Sea Turtle - metal art - 32" x 29" x 5.25" - $325

Row 1

Angel - metal art - 36" x 38.5" x 6.5" - 20 lbs. - $599

Butterfly Sanctuary - 16: x 45: x 3.5" x $325

Row 2

Sea Turtle Life - 3' x 2' x 2' - 7 lbs. - $249

Artist Bio

James DiFrancesco

artist Maureen Carter

James was born in Passaic, New Jersey. The young, up-and-coming metal artist has won multiple awards from the Crooked Creek Art League and the South Carolina State Fair.

James has loved working with his hands since he was a child. From building with Legos to taking old electronics apart and making them function again, James always could look at something and recreate it. That talent was always there, but he never imagined it would become his career.

After spending time in many lines of work, James had an opportunity to study welding and fabrication at Clackamas Community College in Oregon. His passion came alive when he understood metallurgy and what is needed to form metal into art.

James began creating his art when he moved to Chapin, SC in 2015. His inspirations come from all that he sees around him. When looking at metal, he just doesn’t see metal, but what it had to undergo to create shapes and forms of the finished pieces. James loves what he does and puts his whole heart into each and every creation.


CCAL Gallery Host:

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The gallery is located in the Community Room in the Chapin Town Hall at 157 NW Columbia Avenue. It hosts the artwork of one of Crooked Creek Art League's finest artists on a two month rotation.

The Town is a big supporter of the arts in Chapin and we are thrilled to be working with them to showcase more art in town.


Interested in becoming a gallery display artist? For more information or to be selected as an exhibit artist, contact our Public Gallery Coordinator.


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