Aug
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

FABULON | Souvenirs of Summer.

Fabulon presents our third annual end of Summer show, Souvenirs of Summer.  

This will be the third version of a show Fabulon hosts about the significant and symbolic transitions of Summer’s end. Each year in late August, artists regroup after vacation adventures to show recent work and commemorate the new gallery season.  This year we seek deep themes of transition and the passage of time.  For some it is a new beginning associated with starting school, but for others it is bittersweet evidence that children are growing up and venturing out.

Come enjoy artists’ representation of nostalgia, for things for which they long, and for things they hold most dear.

Show dates: 8/14/17-10/6/17, with an Artists’ Reception Saturday, August 26th, 5-8pm.  Reception is free and family friendly, with plenty of parking.  Fabulon - 1017 Wappoo Rd. Charleston, SC, 29407. 

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Fabulon | Souvenirs of Summer
Aug
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Fabulon | Souvenirs of Summer

As summer swiftly comes to a close, we transition to new schedules, rituals, and routines. For some it is a new beginning associated with starting school, but for others it is bittersweet evidence that children are growing up and venturing out. Perhaps our parents are in the autumn of their years. Often we are too busy to savor the fleeting moments. Or maybe we are acutely aware that this is the very moment we will miss.

We asked artists to share their representation of that concept and these queries:

What conjures up a sense of nostalgia? What have you lost?

What do you hold most dear?  For what do you long?

See homage to a different time when children were curious and played freely. There are documents of special places that have changed over time. Witness reminders of all that is precious and ephemeral.

Each year in late August, Fabulon artists regroup after vacation adventures to show recent work, commemorate the passage of time, and start off the new gallery season. We call this show

Works will be on display from 8/14/17 through 10/06/17.
Artists’ Reception on 8/26/17 5:00-8:00pm.

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2017 CGA Summer Wine Bouquet
Aug
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

2017 CGA Summer Wine Bouquet

August 27, 2017
5pm - 9pm

The Mills House Hotel

A beautiful evening of summer wines and fine art! Join us to celebrate the Charleston Gallery Association galleries and experience live art, music, great food, and so much more. Tickets are available online, pre-sale only. $50/single ticket $90/pair of tickets. 


tickets available: http://www.charlestongalleryassociation.com/summer-wine-bouquet/

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Mary Martin Gallery | Jose Bruzon
Sep
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Mary Martin Gallery | Jose Bruzon

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This September, we proudly present our Cuban artist, Jose Bruzon. The paintings of José Bruzon embrace the history of Cuban abstractionism. His works have greatly contributed to the evolution of Cuban genre into the world of twenty-first century art. Join us as we welcome Jose Bruzon to our Charleston gallery on Friday, September 1st, 2017 5-8 PM.

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Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Jill Banks
Sep
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Jill Banks

Jill Banks “Close Encounters”

Banks is not only an award winning Impressionist oil painter, but has been named one of the top drawing and painting instructors in the Washington D.C. Area by Expertise.com.                  

As did the founders of Impressionism, the artist captures the mood, atmosphere and sense of her subjects in everyday life. “I love that people see their own stories or memories in my paintings. I want you by my side, witnessing what’s in front of us … becoming a part of the scene." says Banks

 “Cabaret,” focuses on a lone figure who looks away yet still draws us near with her story. Of the show's eleven oil paintings, it is the most intimate view.  Other paintings depict relationships and interactions in a more public arena. “The Snuggery” and “Ladies Lunch” are set in a warm interior lit up with conversation and familiarity. Banks successfully places us in the room with those subjects.

Banks travels extensively on painting trips, not just to see new places but to meet new people. “The new and unknown immediately inspires me to see with fresh eyes, seek out potential revelations”, states Banks.  Setting up her easel on location allows Banks to observe the scene that unfolds, plus meet and interact with the interesting characters that wander onto her canvas.

Edward Hopper's wife, Josephine has been known to have said, “It took me a long time to realize that when he is looking out the window, he is working“. Just like Edward Hopper, Banks is  always working, seeing more intensely and inquisitively all the time. Everything around he is a potential subject or may hold the secret to future paintings.

Close Encouners” will be on exhibit throughout the month of September. Banks will be traveling from her Virginia home and studio to be at the opening reception to meet the public.

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Sep
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Wells Gallery | Russell Gordon

Labor Day Weekend 

Russell Gordon 

Russell Gordon brings us new floral and still-life paintings for his latest show. Visit the gallery this Labor Day Weekend (from 1-6pm) to meet Russell and watch him paint in the traditional style of the old Dutch and Flemish Masters. His paintings emanate intense realism and are not to be missed!

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Dog & Horse Fine Art | Jim Rikhoff
Oct
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Dog & Horse Fine Art | Jim Rikhoff

The Jim Rikhoff Sporting Art Collection

October 6 - November 4, 2017
Reception Friday October 6, 2017

Opening at Dog & Horse Fine Art October 6, 2017, The Jim Rikhoff Sporting Art Collection will offer a rare opportunity to own a piece of sporting art with a fascinating history and a fabulous provenance.  

Jim Rikhoff, who was instrumental to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, Winchester Safaris, Winchester Press, the National Sporting Fraternity in New York and New Jersey, was an avid hunter, keen sportsman, popular writer and also had an eye for art. Over the years he and his wife, Janet, accumulated a sporting collection, including paintings, prints, and foxhunting china which has a prestigious provenance from the Leash Club and the National Sporting Fraternity of which he was the founder.  At one point, Jim Rikhoff was the “unofficial curator” for the sporting collection at the 21 Club near Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The collection includes a rare set of six antique English foxhunting prints by Henry Alken, watercolors by American artist John Groth, antique English and French equestrian prints, and the rare whimsical piece of art as well.  There is also a limited amount of Winchester memorabilia and several sets of foxhunting china. The show runs through November 4, 2017.

Born in 1931, James Cornwall Rikhoff was Chief of Public Relations in 1960-1975 at the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, and later founded Winchester Press and Winchester Safaris. He was a regular columnist for Field & Stream, Outdoor Sportsman, American Rifleman Magazine, Esquire and others. Jim Rikhoff was also Joint Master of Hounds for the Amwell Valley Hounds in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.                            

In March 1976, Jim Rikhoff founded the National Sporting Fraternity and its publishing arm, the Amwell Press. The goal for his new company was to offer international sporting trips and to publish limited edition books and prints to a membership which was limited to one thousand.  Because of his popularity, he was able to get a veritable Who’s Who of international professional big game and sport hunters to write for him. Jim Rikhoff was an experienced big game hunter and fisherman who guided expeditions around the world into his late seventies.

His books, A Mixed Bag, Hunting the Big Cats, and Fair Chase, to name a few, included collections of witty and intriguing narratives about safaris, hunting, fishing, fox hunting, etc.

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Miller Gallery | 1:33 Solar Eclipse
Aug
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Miller Gallery | 1:33 Solar Eclipse

1:33 | a group show celebrating the solar eclipse

August 18, 2017 from 6-8pm

"Charleston is a prime vantage point for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We have invited our roster artists as well as artist friends to create works referencing the solar and astronomical. We will have a limited number of eclipse viewing glasses available for Monday's phenomena, which will last 1 minute and 33 seconds in totality." 1:33 will be exhibiting until August 31st. 

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Aug
5
11:00am11:00am

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Houston Llew

Summer Open House Feat. Spiritiles by Houston Llew

August 5th11am-6pm

Meet the Artist Reception: August 5th from 11am-2pm
Exhibit on display through September 31st.

Join us for our Summer Open House as we unveil the Fall collection of copper and enameled artworks by Houston Llew. Each Spiritile is carefully handmade using a series of intricate stencil techniques. Create your own collage wall or give them as gifts!

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Lowcountry Artists Gallery | 35/35 Anniversary
Aug
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

Lowcountry Artists Gallery | 35/35 Anniversary

Lowcountry Artists Gallery invites you to join them for their 35/35 Anniversary! They are celebrating their 35th year with 35 artists. A special exhibition of 12x12 works will run through the month of August with an opening birthday celebration on August 4th from 5-8pm. Refreshments and birthday cake will be served with live music provided by Folksinger/Songwriter Mark Mason performing, "Charleston – Musical Portrait”

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MARY MARTIN GALLERY | CHARLES NKOMO
Jul
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | CHARLES NKOMO

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This July, we proudly present the ethnic and energetic artwork of African artist, Charles Nkomo. Influenced by the political economy and African society, this brightly colored artwork brings light to everyday matters in modern-day Africa through rose colored glasses of abstract expressionist, Charles Nkomo. Join us as we welcome Charles to our Charleston gallery on Friday, July 7th 5-8 PM.

Charles Nkomo, a current resident of the South Africa, was born and bred in Bulawayo. Bulawayo is a large industrial city in southwest Zimbabwe graced with the presence of the nearby Matobo National Park. The park has significant populations of black eagles and both black and white rhino. Wild animals of Africa frequent the canvases of Charles Nkomo. Distinct brush strokes accompanied with bold colors and chaotic patterns all unify together to create the subjects of Charles’ paintings. Cities, landscapes, and figures are other common themes.

“Over the years I have found fulfilment as an abstract expressionist. My subject matters are influenced by the social, political, and economic situation of the day while others are simply timeless abstracts.” – Charles Nkomo

Charles studied art at Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre where he specialized in fine art. Upon graduating, he became a resident artist at the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo where he participates in both solo and joint exhibitions. Charles also paints mural commissions.

Art Walk and Show Opening: Friday July 7th, 5:00-8:00 PM

Charles Nkomo’s artwork will be featured through July 31st at the Mary Martin Gallery.

Charles Nkomo is represented by Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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The George Gallery | Catherine Booker Jones
Jun
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

The George Gallery | Catherine Booker Jones

Join us tomorrow from 5-8pm for the reception to celebrate Catherine Booker Jones' solo exhibit, Colour Inherited. 


Working out of her studio in Birmingham, Alabama, Jones is strongly influenced by the painters of the early 20th century. Her first priority is her color palette; all of her paintings are influenced by her fascination with color theory. “Color is the crux of my process, from beginning to end,” said Jones. But color isn’t the only thing that sets her work apart. There is a feeling of lightness and transience in her canvases. She doesn’t put any more paint on the canvas than is necessary. It becomes quickly apparent to the viewer that each element in her paintings is well thought-out and considered. 

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Jun
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

FABULON | Lynne Riding

“In the Air ~ 2”  

Exhibition June 3- August 30th

At Avondale Therapy

Artist Reception June 10, 5-8pm

Take a departure from the typical summer events and activities. Slip inside

Avondale Therapy on 815 Savannah Highway. See the beautifully decorated lobby. Formally 4th Wall Gallery, the new owner of the space Elise Richards, graciously allows Fabulon to curate special shows here. This current show features cool blues and crisp lines that evoke the sense of a sultry summer wind.

“Although my work is of an abstract nature, it always stems from the place and surroundings in which I find myself, from color observed, a line seen in space, or the found object. “

Lynne riding has a strong connection to the ocean both as an artist, and as a past competitive windsurfer and sailor. Originally from England, she now calls Charleston her home. She has a studio in West Ashley and teaches at The Art Institute.

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Grand Bohemian Gallery | Laura Dargan
Jun
2
5:30pm 5:30pm

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Laura Dargan

COLOR BLOCK: Uniting Shape & Color
by Laura Dargan

Grand Bohemian Gallery welcomes the new collection of paintings by South Carolina artist, Laura Dargan who explores expression and interplay of color configuration. 

Meet the Artist Reception
June 2, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Exhibit on display through June 30.

Artist Statement: "COLOR BLOCK: Uniting Shape & Color is a collection of pieces that explores the interaction between unexpected color combinations and irregular shapes. As I created this body of work, my goal was to create a visual energy that would be specific to the viewer. By composing designs without any suggestion of representation, the viewer has a chance to connect with the painting in their own way. Almost a year in the making, this collection of work embodies the very idea that art is subjective." -Laura Dargan

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Mary Martin Gallery | JUDY FULLER
Jun
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

Mary Martin Gallery | JUDY FULLER

MARY MARTIN GALLERY FEATURES “SOUTHERN SKIES” BY JUDY FULLER

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This June, we proudly present the treasured lowcountry marsh scenes by Judy Fuller. Judy is forever exceeding herself in creating serenity through her oil-painted marsh-scapes. Viewing Fuller’s work is like taking a relaxing vacation for the eyes. Join us as we welcome Judy Fuller to our Charleston gallery on Friday, June 2nd 2017 5-8 PM.

“Southern Skies” aptly describes Judy Fuller’s latest collection of work. With a focus on the bellowing clouds and warm lighting Judy’s perfected tonalistic style gives her skies an overall vivacious yet transcendent glow. Judy describes one of her newest paintings, Awakening, “There is a peaceful calm as each day arises. Even on those days when the sunrise feels angry, it still projects its inevitable confirmation of the sun’s daily return”.

As a representational landscape artist, Judy is intrigued most by the sky and the excitement of the internal qualities of clouds. She spends a great deal of time observing skies before beginning a skyscape. Judy explains, “It is a personal privilege for me to live in the Southeastern United States, where we share the incredible beauty of our skies.”

Art Walk and Show Opening: Friday June 2nd, 5:00-8:00 PM

Judy Fuller’s artwork will be featured through June 30th at the Mary Martin Gallery.

Judy Fuller is represented by Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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May
5
5:30pm 5:30pm

Reinert Fine Art | Meet the Artist

Reinert Fine Art will be hosting two "Meet the Artist" events in May, 2017

In our 179 King Street gallery, Frank Baggett will be exhibiting his impressionistic landscapes. Mr Baggett has been painting for more than 50 years and is a an award winning member of The American Impressionist Society. Join us from 5:30-8:30 Friday evening, May 5th. Frank Baggett will be providing a free painting demonstration Saturday, May 6th in our outdoor courtyard! You'll be surprised at the speed at which his work comes together - but don't stand to close to his oils and brushes!

Please call for exact time of painting demonstration.

In our 202 King Street Gallery, Reinert Contemporary Fine Art, we will be enjoying an evening with Errol Jacobson from Chicago. His urban streetscapes are filled with energy and life. Mr Jacobson is an artist member of the acclaimed Palette and Chisel in Chicago.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served in each location.

179 &  202 King Street
Historic Charleston, SC
Direct Dial 843.694.2445 

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Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Bruce Nellsmith
May
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Bruce Nellsmith

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Bruce Nellsmith“A French Connection”

Friday, May 5, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

A French Connection by Bruce Nellsmith, Visual Arts Program Coordinator and Professor of Art at Newberry College opens Friday, May 5 with an opportunity to meet the artist from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Every year for the last eight or so the artist turns in his students’ grades and along with his wife Cathy, head for France for five weeks. The works shown in this exhibit were created from last year’s visit. The artist says, “Upon my first visit to France, I felt more like I was catching up with an old friend that I had not seen in a long time rather than meeting someone for the first time – it was new, but it was somehow familiar at once. I found something in me, personally, and as an artist, in France, as if a missing part of me had been waiting there for me to reclaim.

The artist paints an experience more so than a record of the appearance of a particular location. Nellsmith’s signature style of bold and energetic brushstrokes along with vibrant, rich colors truly convey the essence and experience of France.

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DOG & HORSE FINE ART | Karen Killian
May
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

DOG & HORSE FINE ART | Karen Killian

The widely collected Karen Killian taps into the lighter side of canine paintings with her latest series, It’s Cocktail Hour, a celebration of libations and the canine spirit, featured with Golden Retrievers, the subject for which she is most famous.  One of Killian’s gifts is her ability to capture the enduring bond between dogs and people.  Another is her sense of humor, and these definitely have a twist.  

or the last 30 years, Karen Killian’s paintings have been coveted by collectors.  Largely self-taught, demand for her work soared when the Orvis Company discovered her and made her their artist-in-residence for a decade.  Though known for her sporting dogs, her portraits of pets with children are especially popular, as they capture what is so cherished and so fleeting.

Cheers! We’ll toast to that!

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Horizon Line at The Vendue
May
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Horizon Line at The Vendue

Opening Reception 5pm - 8pm at The Vendue's Gallery 26.

“There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different Sun.” – Christopher McCandless

For many the horizon is symbolic of the future; looking ahead to the opportunities of the not yet encountered. The idea of an infinite vanishing point has seduced artists for centuries. On May 5th The Vendue Art Hotel will unveil our latest exhibit: Horizon Line. Viewers will experience an exhibition featuring over 20 local and regional artists’ creations sharing a common perspective through various mediums.

Join us for a Cinco de Mayo celebration of this forward-thinking exhibit on May 5, 5-8pm in Gallery 26. Exhibiting until late September. 

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Mary Martin Gallery | Trish Weeks and David Michael Beck
May
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Mary Martin Gallery | Trish Weeks and David Michael Beck

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at Mary Martin Gallery! This May, we proudly present the artwork of Trish Weeks and David Michael Beck. “The Brilliance of Color” is a collection created by Weeks of her impressionistic lowcountry landscapes that will easily catch the viewers’ attention. “Landscapes and Narratives” is a collection of creative, illustrative, and unique works by Beck that will take the viewer on a metaphorical journey down the rabbit hole. Join us as we welcome Trish Weeks and David Michael Beck to our Charleston gallery on Friday, May 5th 5-8 PM.

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Mitchell Hill | Canvas, Paper, Pottery
Apr
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Mitchell Hill | Canvas, Paper, Pottery

Canvas, Paper, Pottery: Mixed media collaborations by Eva Magill-Oliver and Laura Cooke

Thursday April 27 4-9 PM

Mixed media artist Eva Magill-Oliver takes her scenic paper cutting collages to a new surface with her latest collaboration with ceramicist, Laura Cooke. The result is a wonderfully organic line of user friendly pottery. 

Upper King Street Collective stroll 4-9 PM 

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Fabulon | Back to the Garden
Apr
8
3:00pm 3:00pm

Fabulon | Back to the Garden

Do you remember a simpler time in life, without all of today’s electronics and life’s distractions?  On April 8th from 3-5 pm come join us at Fabulon and go “Back to the Garden” with an Earth Friendly information fair.  Visit with our friends from the Birds of Prey Center and talk to specialists about living a more “green” lifestyle. Guest artist, Deane Bowers, will share her found treasures and guide guests in the process of making recycled art. This free event is family friendly.

Later that same day from 5-8pm, there will be an artist reception. This show will illuminate artists’ ideals on nature and reverence for what we have. Artists will share views on ecology, sustainability, and global warming.
 
Guest Artists: Dale Aren, Danielle Bersch, Christine Blyth, Deane Bowers, Chelsea Bridges, Linda D’Elia, Lynne Riding, Shari Schultz, Carlay Stahl, Jenion Tyson, Vik Andrea Zinn

Fabulon Resident Artists: Meyriel Edge, Laura McRae-Hitchcock,
 Hampton R. Olfus, Jr., Susan Irish

Back to the Garden is an exhibit and art sale with works on display from April 1st-April 29th.

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GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Kristen Baird
Apr
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Kristen Baird

A Sprinkling of Stones

Jewelry Trunk Show with Kristen Baird

Harmony, balance and unity are the watchword of jeweler Kristen Baird. Her one-of-a-kind pieces feature the richness of precious metals and gemstones.

Meet the Artist Reception
April 7, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Custom Ring Shop & Brunch
April 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

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MARY MARTIN GALLERY | BRIAN TRAVERS
Apr
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | BRIAN TRAVERS

MARY MARTIN GALLERY FEATURES THE VISUAL ARTWORK OF UB40’S SAXOPHONE VIRTUOSO - BRIAN TRAVERS

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This April, we proudly present the visual artwork of one of UB40’S musicians, Brian Travers. For decades, Brian has been known worldwide as a founding member and saxophonist of British reggae superstar group UB40.  However in more recent times Brian is also becoming well-known for his visual art career.  Brian’s work is being exclusively represented in the United States by Mary Martin Gallery.  Join us as we welcome Brian Travers to our Charleston gallery on Friday, April 7th 2017.

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MARY MARTIN GALLERY | Suzanne Barton
Apr
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | Suzanne Barton

MARY MARTIN GALLERY FEATURES “TINY DANCER” BY SUZANNE BARTON

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This April, we proudly present the underwater photography of Suzanne Barton.  Suzanne is one of Florida's most sought after photographers. She possesses the innate ability to capture a moment that will be cherished for a lifetime.   While frequently referred to as an emotionally intuitive photographer, she takes pride in projecting an unobtrusive persona onto her work.  Join us as we welcome Suzanne Barton to our Charleston gallery on Friday, April 7th 2017 5-8 PM.

“My ‘Tiny Dancer Underwater Art Series’ began as a yearning to experience underwater photography.  The grace and fluidity of movement, the soothing quiet and calm beneath the surface, along with the weightless suspension, as my subject floated to the surface, left me transformed.” – Suzanne Barton

Modern technology has opened doors for new-age photography.  After extensive underwater photography sessions with specialized photography equipment, careful editing, and selection of the perfect image, fine art techniques are added and the image is then committed to a special metallic substrate for display with an archival mount.  The archival "C-Type" image is made by exposing light onto a special metallic substrate (which has a metallic sheen or "pearl-essence), giving the image an extra "pop". 

Art Walk and Show Opening: Friday April 7th, 5:00-8:00 PM
Suzanne Barton’s artwork will be featured through April 30th at the Mary Martin Gallery.
Suzanne Barton is represented by Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC29401

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