2011-11-18 / News

don’t Pick up the Ham with Your Fingers

Contributed by Earth Mover Press

Several Midlands residents are among 18 South Carolinians with artwork featured in a new book from Earth Mover Press.

The book, Don’t Pick Up The Ham With Your Fingers: A Little Book to Do Momma’s Naggin’ For Her, was authored by former South Carolina state senator Sherry Shealy Martschink. Martschink served in the SC House of Representatives, the state senate, and spent 12 years as state workers’ compensation commissioner. She is a graduate of USC and Charleston School of Law.

Among those included in the book are McKenzie Miller, an eighth grader at E. L. Wright Middle School, who enjoys art. Her grandmother, Susan F. Craft of Columbia, is an award-winning author.

Susan Brush, a Chapin resident, is a professional artist who has provided art for numerous publications over the last ten years, including a yearly catalog and monthly newsletters for a toy store, church publications, and a weekly magazine insert for The State. One of her illustrations was submitted for the book and was selected for inclusion.

Another local included in the book, Rachel Horton who lives in West Columbia, is a seventh-grade student at Carolina Springs who hopes to be a professional writer and illustrator.

Also from the Midlands are Dr. Lori Wolfe and Rozlyn Stanley. Wolfe has degrees in English literature and in osteopathic medicine. She is a California native who lives in Lexington with her husband and three sons. She says she has always like to draw.

Stanley holds a BA in theatre from North Greenville University. She is a poet, artist, and writer who also works as a professional actor in the southeast. Stanley enjoys fall days filled with coffee and reading.

The 18 artists range from sixth-grader to retiree.

The author and local artists will participate in a book-signing during Columbia’s Vista Lights Thursday, November 17 at 5 pm in “Sally’s House” at Adluh Flour on Gervais Street.

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