We believe that the arts can improve a child's academic success, teach empathy and compassion, act as a stabilizer for failing neighborhoods, and increase tourism for our cities.
For over eighteen years Larry Elder has worked with individuals, corporations, and public organizations to select original art for homes, offices, museums and other public and private institutions. Elder was founder and CEO of Elder Gallery until he sold the business in 2017.
Elder owns and manages the significant collection of paintings and drawings by the late artist, Carl Plansky. www.carlplansky.com In December 2018 Elder published a 272 page, hardback coffee table book containing the life history of the artist along with many examples of his work.
Key elements to his success are his innate ability to listen, to think, and to make recommendations based upon the client's input. His eclectic taste provides greater options for his clients. Elder retains close relationships with artists across the nation and often includes their work in his projects. His associations with other galleries place him in a unique position to recommend and acquire a broad selection of art on the primary and secondary art market to meet his client's requirements.
Elder is founder of Carolina's Got Art!, a juried art competition for artists living and working in North and South Carolina. This significant event has served to support artists with encouragement and monetary rewards.
Spartanburg Art Museum's Carl Plansky, Thirty Year Retrospective photo courtesy of Stephen Stinson Photography