Grand Bohemian Gallery | Christopher Johnson
Sep
27
to Sep 28

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Christopher Johnson

Garden Soirée                                                   

Christopher Johnson, aka KOLPEACE

Artist Demonstration–Thursdays on the patio

September 27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm                                    

Watch performance painter Christopher Johnson create mixed media artworks in under 5 minutes.  Incorporating fire and other visually stimulating techniques, KOLPEACE is more than just a live painting it’s a “new generation of creativity, it’s a peace of mind,” states the artist.  Music performance by Just Groove.

Watch visual artist demonstration by local artists, shop the newest collection of art, jewelry, and luxury gifts at the Grand Bohemian Gallery, enjoy inspiring food & beverage offerings by Cellar at 55, listen to local, live music -all part of the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s Thursdays Garden Soirée!

 

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Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Mitchell Hill | Tom Potocki and Jim Victor

Take 2 Tom Potocki x Jim Victor Show

September 29th
1-4pm 
Located at Mitchell Hill Gallery
438 King Street Charleston, Sc 29403 

Event Description: Come join us at Mitchell Hill for a showing of two professional Charleston artists. Enjoy original works and new pieces from Tom Potocki and Jim Victor. We'll be offering light hors d'oeuvres and bubbles. Tom is an artist in Charleston, SC, specializing in contemporary art with bold color impressions and imaginary landscapes.Jim Victor abstract art. He is a self taught artist. Born and raised in Newark NJ with his parents and his immigrant grandparents that loved the arts. These two artist both exhibit incredibly unique work. 

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Wells Gallery | Karen Larson Turner
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Wells Gallery | Karen Larson Turner

Karen Larson Turner

Friday and Saturday, October 5 & 6, from 1-6pm each day

The Sanctuary Murals Artist, Karen Larson Turner, is back for her annual show bringing us new landscapes of Kiawah and Charleston. Karen is the most popular landscape artist in the South and her pieces sell quickly. This annual show is an event you do not want to miss! Be here on October 5th & 6th for a chance to see the artist in action as she paints in the gallery from 1-6pm.

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Grand Bohemian Gallery | Laurent Guillot
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Laurent Guillot

Sip & Shop

Laurent Guillot

First Friday Art Walk

October 5, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm                                    

Sip & Shop the new Autumn/Winter designs by Laurent Guillot jewelry.  The one-of-a-kind lucite pieces are handmade by the artist himself in his Paris studio. The collection illustrates the artist’s experimentation of the interplay of shape, volume and light. These wearable artworks are, to say the least: C’est chic! Enjoy live music on the patio! It's First Friday in Charleston! 

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Charleston Artist Guild Gallery | H. Scott Cushing
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Charleston Artist Guild Gallery | H. Scott Cushing

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present New Perspectives, featuring the surrealistic photography and digital art creations of H. Scott Cushing, a Brooklyn-born/Daniel Island, SC, based photographer and graphic artist. Scott is the featured artist for the month of October. The exhibit will run from October 1st through October 31st with an opening reception on Friday, October 5th.

From student-athlete to hippie to Navy seaman; traveler, husband, father, friend and artist...Scott has lived in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, Florida & South Carolina, and has traveled through the Caribbean and Europe.  At his former home on Long Island, NY, his love of the beach and ocean took him to Jones Beach where, over the past 30 years, the serene beauty of nature during the fall and winter provided endless inspiration for his work. With New York City a short trip from his home, the frenzied pace and unique cultures of "the city" additionally inform his aesthetic, creating a juxtaposition uniquely his own. His work has been displayed at juried art shows in the Lincoln Center, Westport and Mystic, CT, as well as a private show at Agora Gallery in Chelsea, NY.

Upon relocating to Daniel Island, SC, nearly a decade ago, Cushing continues to look to nature for inspiration, drawing upon the unique beauty of the Charleston landscape. 

Please join us for the opening reception, which is open to the public, Friday, October 5th, at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery from 5-8pm. The gallery is located at 160 East Bay St., and is open daily from 11am to 6pm. Sales made at the gallery support the non-profit Guild Community Outreach work. For more information about the featured artist, H. Scott Cushing, visit his website at www.hscushing.com.

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Miller Gallery | Marina Dunbar
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Miller Gallery | Marina Dunbar

Miller Gallery
149 1/2 East Bay St
Artwalk 10/5/18

Miller Gallery will be continuing to celebrate Marina Dunbar's solo exhibition embracing fluidity and movement. Her water colors and works in resin are showcased in an immersive exhibit. 

Miller has also curated a refined display of 13 other artists in their East Bay Street gallery which includes work by local and international artists. 

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Charleston Artist Guild Gallery | Faye Sullivan and Susanne Frenzel
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Charleston Artist Guild Gallery | Faye Sullivan and Susanne Frenzel

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is excited to present This is Us, a collection of works by featured artists Faye Sullivan and Susanne Frenzel. Faye’s collection of oil paintings reflects the beauty of the lowcountry’s coast. Susanne’s paintings are abstract using several techniques and media. The exhibit will run from November 1 through November 30 with an opening reception on Friday, November 2 from 5-8 PM. 

Faye Sullivan is a former art instructor and graduate of the University of East Carolina with a B.A. and Master’s Degree in Art.  Faye moved to the lowcountry from Massachusetts fifteen years ago and was inspired by the beauty that surrounded her and decided her focus as an artist should be seascapes and marsh scenes.  Water seemed all important in both themes, therefore she chose to make water her main concentration. Faye states “Water is the ultimate chameleon - water reflects the clouds, time of day, wind, sky, and all the many things which surround it. It is this reflective quality which is very helpful in repeating colors to unify the scene”. Faye’s goal is to create beauty through soft edges and hopefully set a mood of peacefulness and solitude. She believes it is this softness that makes her work easily recognizable.

Susanne Frenzel (Suzel) was born in Germany and received a B.A./ M.A. from the University of Dortmund and a M.A. from the University of Kaiserslautern. She worked, lived and traveled through Europe until she moved to the United States in 1990. Living in different parts of the world has significantly influenced Susanne’s work. Besides teaching art workshops, she is also a German Professor at The Citadel, The Military College of SC. One of Susanne’s passions is experimenting with various techniques, media and multiple textures. She follows spontaneous perceptions and inspirations to create her abstract paintings and to catch the viewer’s eye.  Her award winning art has been shown nationally and internationally and been juried into local, state and international shows. 

Please join us for the opening reception, which is open to the public, on Friday, Novermber 2, 2018, at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery from 5-8 pm. The gallery, located at 160 East Bay Street, is open daily from 11-6pm. Sales made at the gallery support the nonprofit Guild’s community outreach work.  

 

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Grand Bohemian Gallery | Morówa Mosai
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Morówa Mosai

Gypsy Mélange

Morówa Mosai

Artist Demonstration- First Saturdays on the patio

October 6, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm                                    

The Grand Bohemian Gallery invites audiences to watch the effervescent Morówa Mosai create a visually stimulating art and performance piece, “Windows to the Soul,”  a live painting & performance event incorporating living models/artworks. Each painted canvas and corresponding live-painted human model will become a completed artwork representing four senses that allow us to interact with the outside world.  As the artist completes the painting of each, the model will move into poses (similar to those found in yoga practices) that represent their designated sense: sight, hearing, touch, or smell.

Live music performance by local artist Brooke Garwood. Relax under the chandelier-glistening oaks and join us for this multi-media event with refreshments available by Cellar at 55.

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Charleston Artist Guild | Jan Kelley and Sherri Bardsley
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Charleston Artist Guild | Jan Kelley and Sherri Bardsley

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present Moments in Time, a collection of works by featured artists Jan Kelley and Sherri Bardsley.  Jan’s work features a collection of ink paintings and drawings as well as acrylic and pastel work. Sherri’s work is a collection of wildlife and animal portraits painted in oil.  The exhibit will run from September 1st through September 30th with an opening reception on Friday, September 7th from 5-8 PM.

Jan Kelley grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and received her BS from Eastern MI in Special Education – Emotionally Impaired. Her Award winning pen and ink paintings tell a story with many hidden objects in the works.  They take you on a visual journey through the variation of line, color, space and technique - the essence of that moment in time that captured her eye and sparked her imagination. Along with raising children, Jan’s creativity and love for creating art continued to grow. She and her husband have lived in the Charleston area since 2003. Jan says, “Art has been a positive in my life and creating it is a godsend.”

Sherri Bardsley is a Charleston native, retired with over twenty years in law enforcement.  Returning to art, which she enjoyed during high school and college, Sherri found her retirement hobby and it soon became a second career.  Sherri says “Most of my paintings feature wildlife or pets.  My love of art and my love of animals have allowed me the ability to combine the two into one.  Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to be able to paint someone's pet for them, giving them a lasting memory.”

Please join us for the opening reception, which is open to the public, on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery from 5-8 pm. The gallery, located at 160 East Bay Street, is open daily from 11-6pm. Sales made at the gallery support the nonprofit Guild’s community outreach work.  

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GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Houston Llew Spiritiles
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Houston Llew Spiritiles

Artist Reception                                                                 

Houston Llew Spiritiles                                                                    

Saturday evening on the patio

September 8, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm                                    

Stop in for the much anticipated return of artist Houston Llew whose copper and enamel Spiritiles are widely collected. He will unveil the new Fall 2018 collection. Live music and offerings from Cellar 55 wine bar will add to the atmosphere.

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Miller Gallery | Marina Dunbar
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Miller Gallery | Marina Dunbar

Miller Gallery invites you to enter an immersive installation by Charleston artist, Marina Dunbar. Her recent body of work, consisting of over forty paintings and sculptures, explores the harmony between spontaneity and control through her use of color, movement, shadow and space.

Marina’s process involves manipulating the surface of each piece with heat, wind, and gravity, granting the works a sculptural quality. The practice is both hypnotic and uncertain. Because fluid media is sensitive to its environment, a deep breath, a slight shift of focus, a sound in the distance can all cause the paint to sway from the pre-determined path.

Embracing the spontaneity of both her process and our natural environment, Marina’s paintings continue to reference organic forms while departing from their literal representations. They pursue a desire to capture an intrinsic harmony in a way that is refreshingly unpredictable.

Join us at Miller Gallery on September 7th from 6-8pm. 

All are welcome!

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MARY MARTIN GALLERY | TRISH WEEKS
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | TRISH WEEKS

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at Mary Martin Gallery! This September, we proudly present the artwork of Trish Weeks.  “Conversations about Color” is a collection illustrating the communication through artwork – from the artist to the viewer.  The expressions translated through each brush stroke and each color speaks differently to each person. What does it say to you?  Join us as we welcome Trish Weeks to our Broad Street Gallery on Friday, September 7th 5-8 PM.  She will be here to answer any questions and discuss the significance of “Conversations about Color”.

Trish Weeks is a passionate and intuitive oil painter taking her inspiration from her experiences in the Midwest and the Carolinas where she spends much of her time. Weeks’ paintings dance the line between expressionism and impressionism.  She translates her vision to canvas with palette knife in hand with movement and enthusiasm that are evident in her cheerful compositions and complex layers of color.

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GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Coeur de Lion Jewelry
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Coeur de Lion Jewelry

Sip & Shop                                                                      

Coeur de Lion Jewelry                                                                           

First Friday Art Walk

September 7, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm                                    

 Sip & Shop the new Autumn/Winter designs by Coeur De Lion jewelry which epitomizes the passion for deep, luxurious colors, clean crisp designs, and unusual textures. Enjoy live music on the patio!

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GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Briahna Wenke
Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Briahna Wenke

Gypsy Mélange                                                   

Briahna Wenke                                                                    

Artist Demonstration–First Saturdays on the patio

September 1, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm                                    

Searching for a synchronicity between color, truth in form, and unapologetic confidence behind the strokes of her palette knife, Briahna’s Human Blueprints embody the  visual power art can have on us not to forget just how human we really are. Come watch the artist paint, enjoy refreshments and live music!

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Wells Gallery | Flow, A Celebration of Water
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

Wells Gallery | Flow, A Celebration of Water

Flow, A Celebration of Water

Friday, August 31, 5-8pm

'Flow', a collaborative show, is a devotion to water in all its forms. There are few things more beautiful than the bend of a river, the lapping of waves on the beach, or a single drop of dew on a blade of grass. See these scenes and much more at our gallery on August 31st from 5-8pm.

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Grand Bohemian Gallery | Bri Wenke
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Bri Wenke

Saturday, August 4,  4:00pm-7:00pm

Gypsy Mélange

Watch visual artist demonstration by local artist Bri Wenke, shop her newest collection at our art show, enjoy Cellar 55 wine tasting, listen to local, live music by Emily Curtis and be thrilled by champagne sabering (5pm)-all part of the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s First Saturdays of Gypsy Mélange!

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MARY MARTIN GALLERY | SUSAN PEPE
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | SUSAN PEPE

This August, Mary Martin Gallery proudly presents the colorful paintings of Susan Pepe.  Perspective: a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface. “Reflection: The Return of Light” by Susan Pepe is a visual representation of perspective, choices, and what we allow ourselves to see.  The paintings by Pepe allude to the perspectives we envision in our minds every day.  Pepe’s paintings are vibrant, full of color, and positive expressions. What’s your perspective?  Join us as we welcome Susan Pepe at 103 Broad Street for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery on August 3rd 5-8 pm.

“I've learned that the little things aren't so little - and that is why I feel so passionate about painting them - flowers, beautiful places, the beach, and precious moments with our children (furry and otherwise).  I hope you can feel the joy...” – Susan Pepe

Art Walk and Show Opening: August 3, 2018 – 5-8pm at 103 Broad Street, Charleston SC

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Charleston Artist Guild Gallery | Bonnie Anderson
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Charleston Artist Guild Gallery | Bonnie Anderson

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present, A Journey of Life, featuring the paintings and drawings of Bonnie Anderson.  Bonnie will be the featured artist at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery during the month of August.  

Bonnie was born in Chicago to a family who believed art and music made the world magnificent. This is where she trained for her life's journey.  After earning her R.N. degree, she attended the American Academy of Art, as well as studying with realistic fine art painters including friend and mentor Richard Schmid.

Bonnie created The Studio Art School and Gallery in Wauconda, Illinois (also known as Studio in the Woods) teaching fundamentals and fine art to over 300 students a week.

Bonnie and her husband have recently moved to Charleston where she continues to paint the world around her....people, places and things recreated in line, light and color.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 3, 2018, at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery from 5-8 pm. The gallery, located at 160 East Bay Street, is open daily from 11-6pm. Sales made at the gallery support the nonprofit Guild’s community outreach work. 

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Charleston Artist Guild Gallery | Kay Moffitt
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Charleston Artist Guild Gallery | Kay Moffitt

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present Life Paths, a collection of new works by award-winning artist Kay Moffitt.  The exhibit will run from July 1st through July 31st with an Opening Reception on Friday, July 6th from 5-8 PM.

Kay’s work is often described as conveying an air of mystery. Beneath her brush the commonplace becomes captivating - each image brimming with unanswered questions, stories untold, and secret paths that lead to uncertain ends.

In Life Paths, Kay immortalizes subjects from all walks of life on canvas in equal regard, giving light to those who frequently go unseen, and compelling the viewer to consider the depths of character in each.  

Her color choices are often more tonal, but even the moodiest work will have touches of color. In her own words, “I find painting the gritty captures my interest more than the pretty aspects of life.”

Kay was recently awarded First Place in the Charleston Artists Guild 64th Annual Members Exhibition for her painting Welcome Home. Over the years it has been her privilege to study with accomplished artists such as Richard Schmid, Sherrie McGraw, David Leffel, Scott Christensen, Quang Ho and others.  Kay has participated in several group shows and exhibitions in Pennsylvania, Illinois and South Carolina. In her 10 years living in the Chicago area she was an active participant in programs at the Palette and Chisel, Evanston Art Center and the North Shore Art League.   She is a member of the Charleston Artists Guild, the Mount Pleasant Artists Guild and Oil Painters of America. 

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Wells Gallery | Russell Gordon
Jul
5
1:00 PM13:00

Wells Gallery | Russell Gordon

Thursday and Friday, July 5 & 6, from 1-6pm each day

As you celebrate the 4th of July at Kiawah Beach, be sure to visit us that Thursday and Friday to see the new paintings from Russell Gordon. Russell will be in the gallery to demonstrate his traditional painting method from 1-6pm each day.

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Mitchell Hill | Clocks for Pops
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Mitchell Hill | Clocks for Pops

Pendulux Pop Up Shop 

Friday, June 15th - Sunday, June 17th

Mitchell Hill hosts Stefan, co-creator of Pendulux, a California based clock company specializing in steam punk time pieces, book ends, desk accessories and more. Join us in the gallery for a look at their latest introductions and take advantage of the Father's Day promotion. Meet the face behind the clocks Saturday and pick up a piece for your Pops! 

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Mitchell Hill  | Mossy Effervescence
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Mitchell Hill | Mossy Effervescence

May 25- June 25 

opening reception: June 8th 6-8pm

New York based painter Jeannie Weissglass, and Athens, Georgia artist and designer Susan Hable, return to Mitchell Hill for their group show, Mossy Effervescence. Complementary bodies of work featuring paper pieces framed with floating edges, mimicking the organic dangle of moss from the branch of a tree. Join us for the opening reception June 8th to enjoy cocktails, small bites and conversation with the artists. 

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Charleston Artist Guild | Colors of Life
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Charleston Artist Guild | Colors of Life

The Charleston Artist Guild is pleased to announce Tina Botzenhardt and Lori Jill DiBiase as the Featured Artists for the month of June. Their exhibit, Colors of Life, is a collection of photographs showcasing both of the artists’ love for photography and travel. Their wish is for the viewer to be inspired by their unique pieces of photographic art showing the beauty of life and the world around us. 

Born in Germany, Tina moved 20 years ago to the United States with her husband and little son. Today she is a mother of two adult children, one teenager and three dogs. Tina started photography 10 years ago and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. She learned from many of the best professional photographers in the world in countless classes and workshops. After years of practice and a natural eye for composition, Tina has become an award-winning photographer. She loves to travel the world with her family, creating stunning images that are full of color. Although Tina loves color, she is often inspired to also create simple but powerful black and white photographs. 

Lori Jill is a licensed Charleston Tour Guide and loves to show off the images of the beautiful city she roams about on a daily basis. Since 2004, Lori Jill has been a professional photographer but has recently moved from doing professional portrait work to capturing and creating photographs meant for artistic display. She was formally trained at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, where she studied the fine arts. She is also a certified professional photographer with the Professional Photographers of America. She has taught photography workshops on both a national and international level but has always enjoyed teaching the aspiring photographers more. Today you are likely to find Lori Jill chasing a bird around in the woods for hours on end, lost in the challenge of capturing "that perfect moment".  

This exhibition is a partnership between two long time friends who grew close due to their common interest in photography. Through years of collaboration, fun, and countless antics, they have made mistakes, but have grown as artists. Their work will be on display together as the featured artists of the Gallery from June 1st to June 30th. 

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Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Laurie Adams
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Laurie Adams

“Conversation with the Figure”

North Carolina artist, Laurie Adams’ June exhibit at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery Conversations with the Figure intends to raise thoughts and questions about the conversations we have and how that translates into communication. The artist says, “I am interested in who we bring forth and present in our conversations and how honest are we in revealing ourselves. My paintings represent that which I see as the very essence of the figure, so as to start a conversation of beauty, mystery, the female body unashamed, mother and child, communal efforts, and strangers, unconnected, yet searching for a connection. It is my intent through this body of work to ask a larger question, that I believe looms over us both individually and collectively, and that is what conversations still long to be spoken?”

Using oils and canvas, Adams’ process is to search for lost and found form, edges, texture and layers to create an atmospheric relationship between shapes, adding color and hue, hoping the subject gives birth to its unique personal beauty.  The artist’s current interest is in abstraction both with the figure and without, emphasizing the simplicity of black and white, light and dark, and all that lies in-between.

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Grand Bohemian | Ex Voto Vintage Jewelry
May
31
1:00 PM13:00

Grand Bohemian | Ex Voto Vintage Jewelry

Trunk Show

Meet founder Elizabeth Adams at this trunk show event! Ex Voto, which means a testament of gratitude, is a collection of one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces designed by Elizabeth from antique elements. Made in the USA, Ex Voto is non-toxic and made using genuine stones and freshwater pearls.  ExVoto gives a portion of sales to The Cure Starts Now Foundation for pediatric brain cancer research.

Seek Beauty. Cultivate Gratitude. Live Creatively. 

Thursday, May 31, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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 TRAGER|contemporary
May
25
5:00 PM17:00

TRAGER|contemporary

RAGER|contemporary is proud to present Love Letters to My South, a new show of works by Kelly Chelena.  This collection reflects the artist's experiences in a few Southern states between the ages of 6 and 12 and the influence of nature on the recollections of youth.  The show will run from May 25-July 1, with opening reception on May 25 from 5-9pm.

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Trager Contemporary | Grand Opening
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Trager Contemporary | Grand Opening

To celebrate the move to their new permanent home, Trager Contemporary will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, May 12th. The afternoon will feature talks and demonstrations by artists Cory McBee, Bri Catarino, and Jane Braddock and andra Bret.

From 6-10pm, One Kool Blow will lay and there will b food and drink.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Trager Contemporary Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Talks and demos starting at 2pm; music 6-10pm

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Wells Gallery | Curt Butler
May
11
to May 12

Wells Gallery | Curt Butler

Friday and Saturday, May 11 & 12, from 1-6pm each day

This Mother's Day weekend, Curt Butler brings us new works painted in his signature encaustic technique. He will be in the gallery to paint and talk about his pieces on Friday and Saturday from 1-6pm.

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Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Bruce Nellsmith
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Bruce Nellsmith

This collection of work by Newberry College art professor Bruce Nellsmith floats freely and unchecked through the various places and experiences that comprise the life of the artist over the last year or so. It is a discerning, yet unsystematic gathering together of memories, thoughts, and musings through a body of work that was painted without a program. Nellsmith states: ”In some ways it relates to how we dream, it’s just that I was awake for all of it. In any event, it was serene”.

Paris is full of many little hidden treasures that are so easily overlooked, as depicted in Early at the Market around the corner from Notre Dame Cathedral.

Artist’s Wife on the Terrace in Sarlat is as much about the calm and serenity that one can find in the heart of a European city as it is about the light. The artist says, “I think the light and the intimacy of this painting address the same thing - putting the brakes on my hectic American lifestyle.

“There is a certain amount of serenity in nearly all of the works represented here; I’m not sure that this was a conscious effort on my part or if the paintings simply demanded it or, if as an artist, I was seeking asylum in paint. Whatever the impetus, they are all truthful.”

The exhibit runs through May 30, 2018. For more information please contact the gallery at 843-722-5353 or stop by 1 ½ Broad Street.

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Lowcountry Artists | Ivo Kerssemakers
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Lowcountry Artists | Ivo Kerssemakers

Lowcountry Artists presents, Mystical Carolina by Ivo Kerssemakers--photography that reveals nature’s hidden magic through black and white long-exposure photography.

Ivo’s emphasis is on clean, surrealistic, minimalist imagery.  He creates mystical effects by using a long exposure technique, by using neutral density filters up to 16 stops to achieve exposure times of more than 4 minutes in bright daylight. Opening reception May 4th, 5-8pm at Lowcountry Artists at 148 East Bay St. Downtown Charleston.

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MEYER VOGL GALLERY
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

MEYER VOGL GALLERY

Second Course: New Works by Laurie Meyer

Friday, May 4, 2018
5:00 PM  8:00 PM

Think of the energy of a restaurant kitchen — it’s beautiful dance of organized chaos and passion. Artist Laurie Meyer is emboldened and excited by that energy, and for her upcoming solo exhibition, she's bringing it to the canvas with a series of kitchen-inspired paintings. 

“By selecting a kitchen scene for a painting, I am assured a figurative piece full of gesture and energy,” Meyer says. “The glow of the warm lights and the neutrals of the stainless steel offer incredible colors as well.”

“I love a traditional chef in white with warm lights, surrounded by the coolness of the restaurant kitchen interior. There are many stories implied by the interior of a restaurant!”

Works include the interiors of Charleston restaurants, memories from recent travels abroad, as well as scenes from her own kitchen.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 4, from 5 to 8pm, coinciding with the Charleston Gallery Association Art Walk. The exhibition runs from May 4 to 31.

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Grand Bohemian Gallery | Marilyn Sparks
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Marilyn Sparks

Lasting Impressions

Marilyn Sparks

Join the Grand Bohemian Gallery in welcoming the newest collection of oil paintings by Impressionist artist, Marilyn Sparks. Color, texture, and a sense of serenity are elements of Sparks' oeuvre beloved by collectors and art appreciators alike!

Having picked up a paint brush only after retiring from her career in fashion show production, Sparks’ vibrant color choices and rich palette knife technique lend from that abundant and inspiring profession.  Whereas before, Sparks created with fabrics, live models, music, and lights, she now taps into that same artistic spirit using the media of oil and canvas.

Meet-the-Artist Opening Reception
Friday, May 4th  5:00-8:00pm
Exhibit runs through May 31.

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Revealed | Nabil Aasiya-Bey
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Revealed | Nabil Aasiya-Bey

Visions of Folly 

A collection of contemporary and abstract works depicting the Ethos and Eros of the lowcountry. 

Please join us for the unveiling of this dynamic contemporary collection. There will be bites, sips and jazz tunes in the courtyard. We look forward to seeing you!

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Mitchell Hill Gallery | Paradise is Personal
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Mitchell Hill Gallery | Paradise is Personal

Paradise is Personal - Friday May 4th 5-8 PM

Debbie Martin welcomes you to her very own Paradise. A series of paintings created in subconscious reference to her recent life experiences. Once in her studio, or personal paradise as she has come to call it, memories flash before her like cards, inspiring each brushstroke.

Join us for the opening Friday, May 4th, from 5-8 PM for bubbles & bites with the artist. All are welcome! 

The show will hang until May 24th. 

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