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Citizens Planning Academy: Fall 2020 Presentations and Information - October 28th, 2020

Speaker presentations, materials, and other information from this fall's Citizens Planning Academy series. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Plan Spartanburg – Planning for equity - October 25th, 2020

In a guest column for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett writes about the importance of Project Spartanburg's equity-focused comprehensive plan. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Inspired: Stained Glass Artist Sherrill Hill - October 21st, 2020

In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, stained glass artist Sherrill Hill shares how the soul and setting of the Upstate inspire her work. read more

Inspired: Watercolor Painter Dwight Rose - October 20th, 2020

Watercolor painter Dwight Rose has visited and lived around the world, but found unique inspiration in Upstate South Carolina. In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, Dwight shares the impact the region's natural resources have had on his art work. read more

Inspired: Sculptor Yuri Tsuzuki - October 20th, 2020

Sculptor Yuri Tsuzuki's body of work is heavily influenced by her Japanese heritage and world travels, reflecting traditional artforms, global experiences, and sanctitude she finds in nature. In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, Yuri reflects on how these influences have inspired her art and why she is grateful to call Upstate SC home. read more

The Upstate Update: October 2020 - October 20th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we share several recent land conservation successes, a preview of the latest issue of the Upstate Advocate, and two important ways Upstate residents can support Greenville County's future this week. read more

Inspired: Fiber Artist Sarah Mandell - October 19th, 2020

Sarah Mandell creates realistic needle felted landscapes inspired by the beauty she finds in Upstate SC's mountains, lakes, farms, and forests. In this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate, she tells us more about her work, process, and inspiration. read more

Inspired: Abstract Expressionist Painter Roberto Cortez - October 19th, 2020

Self-taught painter Roberto Cortez reflects on how the beauty and landscapes of the Upstate inspire his abstract work in this essay published in the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 issue of the Upstate Advocate. read more

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