Wells Gallery | Nightfall: A Group Show
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Wells Gallery | Nightfall: A Group Show

Nightfall: A Group Show

Friday, April 27, from 5-8pm

Please join us the night of April 27th for our gallery show, Nightfall. This show features works from all of our artists celebrating the beauty of the night. Sip cocktails and view the new paintings of moon-lit marshes, beaches sparking with starlight, and still-life works representing the objects we associate with a Southern evening.

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MARY MARTIN GALLERY | JULIA KLIMOVA
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | JULIA KLIMOVA

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This May, we proudly present “Gaze of Spring” by Julia Klimova.  Painting for Julia Klimova is a passion, a fascinating process of seeing, which alters the vision of things.  This can be perceived in her beautiful landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits.  What is seen is never what is painted, yet the painting becomes a new reality.  Join us as we welcome Julia to our Broad Street gallery on Friday, May 4th 5-8 PM.

In each of Julia’s paintings she focuses on the idea and unusual composition that conveys the mood and creates a fresh look at the subject.  Klimova strives to use vibrant but precise colors to enhance the emotional message of her paintings.   Since childhood painting was always a door to another new world:  "You know where to go, but you only have a vague idea of what you will find there.  This discovery is always an absorbing and exciting experience."  Born and raised in southern Russia, Julia feels that her creativity has been largely formed by the accumulated childhood images of beauty in nature and life.

"In this show, Gaze of Spring, I collect special pieces which reflect my search for beauty in different shapes and forms. I strive to catch something unspoken, a flash of light that connects to my inner self. I find women and flowers to be the most beautiful and easy to observe subjects. They are my main guide lights for looking for a special emotion and a beauty vibe. They help me convey ideas of uniqueness of each human being, their personal experience and simply the joy of life." – Julia Klimova

Art Walk and Show Opening: Friday May 4th, 5:00-8:00 PM

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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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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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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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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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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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Fabulon | J. Edge and Laura McRae-Hitchcock
Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

Fabulon | J. Edge and Laura McRae-Hitchcock

A Walk in the Country

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5-7pm at Avondale Therapy, 815 Savannah Highway, #101

An artists' reception at Avondale Therapy for an art show curated by Fabulon, featuring Resident Artists, Meyriel J. Edge and Laura McRae-Hitchcock. Both Edge and McRae-Hitchcock are avid travelers and the art in this show is inspired by their trips to Europe, including Wales and Ireland. Both artists will be present to answer questions about their art, inspiration, and travels All artwork for sale.  Join us for a Walk in the Country...which country, you decide!
Free Event.

All artwork for sale.

Avondale Therapy is located in the trendy Avondale section of West Ashley. Stop by the show and walk to dinner.

All welcome.

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Grand Bohemian Gallery | J.Catma
Apr
10
3:00 PM15:00

Grand Bohemian Gallery | J.Catma

Trunk Show: J.Catma Exotic Eastern Textiles

With J. Catma the Grand Bohemian Gallery presents stunning textiles and wearable art globally sourced from Eastern craftsman.

Tuesday, April 10, 3:00pm - 7:00pm   Enjoy the luxurious and alluring colorful patterns while you Sip & Shop the collection!

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Miller Gallery | Dixie Purvis
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Miller Gallery | Dixie Purvis

Dixie Purvis
solo exhibit
April 6, 6-8pm

On April 6, 2018 Miller Gallery opens their newest solo exhibition featuring roster artist, Dixie Purvis.

“Abstract work presents both a challenge and an opportunity by posing possibilities but no answers; allowing the viewer to come to their own conclusions”, explains Purvis. 

Purvis' large, abstracted oil paintings express fluidity, energy, and motion. The push and pull on her birch panels is charged by intentional mark making. An acclaimed painter, she explores new possibilities in an array of color in her newest series. 

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Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Debra Keirce
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Debra Keirce

Friday, April 6, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

One could ask, “What does the work of Johannes Vermeer (circa 1650) and Debra Keirce (circa 2000) have in common?”  The answer would be painting As Life Happens. The Virginia artist opens her first Charleston solo exhibition at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery on Friday, April 6, 5-8 PM.

The artist says, “I love the way the Golden Age masters, such as Vermeer and his contemporaries painted every day scenes in such an unpretentious, and often humorous way…crumpled napkins and plates about to fall off table edges abound. Also, there is so much symbolism in their paintings. Whole narratives unravel as you study the compositions.”

In As Life Happens Keirce has deftly painted what feelings look like. Her colors sing and her realism pops. To her, creating art is the ability to evoke emotions by the viewer. This is done with smoke and mirrors, parlor tricks and a “Trompe L’Oeil” approach.

Charcuterie depicts an old world feel using classical realism techniques and saturated colors. Here one wants to set aright the serving plates as they seem to have been haphazardly placed on the table, perhaps while also enjoying a small tasting.

Keirce also includes in this exhibit state fair pieces that are a modern take on classic memories in countless family photo albums. All the fair scenes were captured at twilight when the sky turns that vibrant blue before going dark.

On Saturday April 7 from 11AM-4PM and on Sunday, the 8th from 1-4PM the artist will conduct an interactive painting demonstration at the gallery. Keirce will invite guests to try their hand at finishing some paintings she has started. Event is free and open to the public.  

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Charleston Artist Guild | Flo Ulrich
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

Charleston Artist Guild | Flo Ulrich

The Charleston Artist Guild is pleased to announce Flo Ulrich as the Featured Artist for the month of April. Her exhibit, New Horizons, is an exhibit of abstracted landscapes. The works are not identifiable as particular places; they are intended to recall our shared experiences of the environment we inhabit, escape to, and through which we renew ourselves. Using oil paint, paint sticks, cold wax medium, unorthodox application tools, and other media, layers are built up and excavated to develop the complex yet simple atmospheres that embody these works. The journey into the landscape is calming, invigorating, and part of our common experience.

Flo has studied with internationally known painters and has been fortunate to have completed residencies in Washington state and Scotland. She grew up in the wide-open vistas of central Texas and believes the horizon has always been integral in her work. Ulrich states, “I paint to unearth the unseen from the familiar. I look to the edge and strive to uncover the texture of the horizon. I want you to slow down and experience the complicated simplicity of the world through my eyes. I want to help you to stop. See. Zoom in. Zoom out.”

Please join us for the opening reception, which is open to the public, on Friday, April 6, 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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Wells Gallery | Junko Ono Rothwell and Debra Nadelhoffer
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Wells Gallery | Junko Ono Rothwell and Debra Nadelhoffer

Colorful Spring, featuring Junko Ono Rothwell and Debra Nadelhoffer

Friday and Saturday, March 30 & 31, from 1-6pm each day

Two Atlanta based artists, Junko Ono Rothwell and Debra Nadelhoffer, are teaming-up to present a collection of colorful paintings for our Easter Weekend show. Please join us from 1-6pm on Friday and Saturday, March 30 & 31, to meet the artists and watch them paint in the gallery.

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Revealed Art Gallery | Sean Williams
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

Revealed Art Gallery | Sean Williams

Sean Williams Solo Show

Opening ReceptionSaturday, March 17th 4-6pm

"A Lowcountry Perspective on Universal Themes"

Sean Williams latest body of work portrays natural, universal and local patterns woven together with themes of mystery, exploration, spirituality and local waterways. Inspired by the Lowcountry, Williams' work depicts local topography and wildlife with a personal touch of humor and satire using both paintings and forged metal sculptures.

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Grand Bohemian Gallery | Erika Lynn
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Erika Lynn

New Exotic Leather Fashions                   

Erika Lynn

Artist Reception–Charleston Fashion Week
March 16, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Grand Bohemian Gallery presents stunning, hand-crafted leather fashions by Charleston native Erika Lynn.  Each of Erika Lynn’s designs are hand cut from genuine and exotic leather hides then assembled with the highest level of craftsmanship.

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Grand Bohemian Gallery | Celeste McCollough
Mar
2
5:30 PM17:30

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Celeste McCollough

Figures in Allegory

Celeste McCollough

Artist Reception-First Friday Art Walk
March 2, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Using a modern realist style and a sophisticated use of color, McCollough creates fantastical figural narratives. Exhibiting for the first time in Charleston, please help us to welcome McCollough to the Grand Bohemian Gallery.       

On view through March 31.

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Trager | Stuart Tessler
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Trager | Stuart Tessler

T R A G E R | contemporary is thrilled to announce the opening of a new featured show:

My Country 'Tis of Thee works by master sculptor Stuart Tessler.

The show will run from Friday, March 2nd until Thursday, April 5th.

An Opening Reception and opportunity to meet the Artist will be held

Friday, March 2, 2018 from 5-8pm

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Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Elaine Hruska
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Elaine Hruska

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Elaine Hruska “UTAHpian Splendor
Friday, March 2, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Through March, the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery will be exhibiting a new collection of work by Elaine Hruska entitled UTAHpian Splendor, inspired by Hruska’s recent trip to Utah. The exhibit opens with a reception open to the public on March 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

A first-time visitor, Hruska was struck by the rich hues and natural features of Utah’s landscape, the deep reds of canyon formations and the vibrant greens of pinyon pines peeking between rocks.


“It was exciting to see how the light and time of day changes the colors of the land from pale tans and pinks to yellows and oranges, reds and purples,” notes Hruska.  

The excitement and energy of the artist comes through in works like “Five O’Clock Shadow” and “Island in the Sky”. Known for capturing natural texture and color through her pastel landscapes, Hruska’s infatuation with the Utah terrain goes beyond an appreciation of its beauty. The vastness of the geography and the landscape’s ability to endure across generations is imprinted on her memory, as well. 

The artist’s hope is that the exhibit will raise appreciation of our natural treasures and awareness to the need to protect them. In honor of the Navajo Nation and how it protects their precious land; and in support of the National Parks Foundation, the artist will make a donation to the foundation from the sale of each painting.

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Charleston Artist Guild Gallery | Susan Ansley Montanaro
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Charleston Artist Guild Gallery | Susan Ansley Montanaro

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present Coastal Splendor, featuring the beautiful photography of local artist, Susan Ansley Montanaro. Susan is the featured artist at the Charleston Art Gallery during the month of March.  Her exhibit will be on display from March 1 through March 31, 2018.

Susan grew up in a very close-knit family in Decatur, Georgia.  There were several artists in her family including her mother who dabbled in oil painting and two aunts and an uncle who were professional photographers and therefore her desire to follow their lead seemed only natural.  She has always been
drawn to the coast, so she and her husband moved to the Charleston area 10 years ago.  She says, “I’ve been capturing the beauty of the sunrises and sunsets over the water on camera ever since we got here.  I guess it’s just in my blood!”

Please join us for the opening reception, which is open to the public, on Friday, March 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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Reinert Fine Art | Landscapes of the Lowcountry
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Reinert Fine Art | Landscapes of the Lowcountry

Reinert Fine Art features more than 60 acclaimed artists. March 2nd, the gallery offers “Landscapes of the Lowcountry”

Join us in our outdoor sculpture garden - 179 King Street gallery - for wine and hors d’oeuvres! Our second 202 King Street location is open too!

New by owner / contemporary impressionist Rick Reinert, “Shem Creek Impasto”, oil on linen 40 x 30”

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Meyer Vogl Gallery | Bloom Boom Boom! A Floral Group Show
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Meyer Vogl Gallery | Bloom Boom Boom! A Floral Group Show

Mar 2, 2018
5-8pm

Bloom Boom Boom! features new work, all influenced by the flower. From floral-inspired abstracts to botanical color explosions to Laurie Meyer’s powerful hydrangea paintings, the gallery will be abloom. The group exhibition includes work by Charleston artists Laurie Meyer, Marissa Vogl, Nancy Hoerter, and Carrie Beth Waghorn, as well as Dorothy Shain, James Richards, and Stanley Bielen. March 2 - 30

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The Sportsman's Gallery | Trip Park
Feb
28
3:30 PM15:30

The Sportsman's Gallery | Trip Park

Trip Park: The Kitchen Sink (A wide variety of works by North Carolina artist Trip Park) 

The Sportsman's Gallery is pleased to present new works by Trip Park from March 2nd through April 6th. Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Park has taken a winding path to find paint and canvas. He began in advertising as an art director, then moved on to children's book illustrations and cartoons. It wasn't until his wife asked him to paint for her retail interior design shop walls that his new obsession took over completely. Park's paint splattered canvases toe the line between real-life and fantasy. They vary in size and subject and are bursting with color. In conjunction with the art walk hosted by the Charleston Gallery Association, The Sportsman's Gallery will feature a body of works that is not to be missed.

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Miller Gallery | Fire&Grace
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Miller Gallery | Fire&Grace

Join us February 23 from 6-8pm for the opening reception of
Miller's newest exhibit, “Fire&Grace”. The all-star show will feature the work of roster artist Jo Hay as well as select artworks by internationally recognized artists Hunt Slonem and Shepard Fairey. This exhibit will be in collaboration with The New Gallery of Modern Art from Charlotte, NC. All are welcome to attend!

Miller Gallery is delighted to showcase the newest paintings by British-American artist, Jo Hay, who is known for her vibrant oil paintings and bold subject matters. “Fire&Grace” will incorporate both human and rabbit portraits by Hay. Her recent series “Persisters”’ depicts societal influencers including Rachael Maddow and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Hay says, “Persisters is an ongoing series of portrait paintings of outstanding women who have made an impression with their tenacious resolve to succeed in their pursuit of justice. I chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female justice of the US Supreme Court, for her lifelong support of gender equality and equal rights coupled with her bravery in speaking out when fearing the country is in danger.”

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Dog & Horse Fine Art |  JOSEPH SULKOWSKI
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Dog & Horse Fine Art | JOSEPH SULKOWSKI

February: Horses, Hounds & Hooch, Friday, February 16, 2018 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  A gathering sponsored by Dog & Horse Fine Art and The Local Palate Magazine will be a toast to the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.  

Artist JOSEPH SULKOWSKI will be signing his new book, The Sporting Life: The Art of Joseph H. Sulkowski. (Published by Sporting Classics, hardcover, 240 pp., $60. Foreword by Lorian Peralta-Ramos, text by Brook Chilvers.) Gallery sporting paintings will be on exhibit.   Enjoy fresh seafood and regional favorites by Pearlz Oyster Bar.  Beer and wine will be served.

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Charleston Artist Guild | Betsy Jones McDonald
Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Charleston Artist Guild | Betsy Jones McDonald

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present Everchanging Tides, featuring the beautiful oil paintings of local artist, Betsy Jones McDonald. Betsy is the featured artist at the CAG Gallery during the month of February. Her exhibit will be on display from February 1 through February 28, 2018.  

The exhibit, Everchanging Tides, will include many large format oil paintings of our beautiful marshes, rivers and birds. The paintings capture the beauty and color of our surroundings from the artist’s unique perspective. Betsy started drawing and painting as a child and has continued her lifetime pursuit of painting ever since.  She studied fine art at Columbus State University in the late 80’s and worked in design and advertising in the early 90’s, furthering her eye for great composition. The love for large-format painting in oils was discovered when she spent a summer painting murals for schools in Columbia, SC. The love for painting our local surroundings was instant. 

Betsy paints using only the primary colors (red, yellow and blue), plus white and custom mixes all of the beautiful colors for her paintings. The emphasis is on both color and brushstroke. “I love the colors of the marsh and the way they change with the seasons, light and tides,” she says. “Every time that you look at the marsh, you see something different and I am fascinated by that.” Betsy also teaches oil painting and color mixing through her workshops in Pawleys Island, SC. 

Please join us for the opening reception, which is open to the public, on Friday, February 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. You can find more information about Betsy and her paintings by visiting www.betsymcdonaldart.com and also follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betsymcdonaldart

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Grand Bohemian | Chuck Parsons
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Grand Bohemian | Chuck Parsons

Art of the Hunt by Chuck Parsons

Taking dramatic steps to represent color and form, Parsons' work is the epitome of regional impressionism. Parsons is known for his tongue-in-cheek compositions that recall the treasured history and traditions of the hunting life. Explore these stunning works during your visit to the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.

Open Daily 11am-5pm.

Exhibition extends through February 28.

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Grand Bohemian
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Grand Bohemian

Cultivate your Passions at Grand Bohemian Charleston

Explore featured works by Taryn Alessandro, Coeur de Lion, Sandrine Giraud, and Laurent Guillot. Wear your gallery selection to Élevé restaurant and lounge during Valentine's weekend (Feb. 10-14), receive a complimentary Heartini cocktail. Receive your cocktail voucher in the gallery.

Open Daily 11am-5pm

Exhibit extends through February 28.

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MARY MARTIN GALLERY | DAVID UNGER
Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | DAVID UNGER

MARY MARTIN GALLERY FEATURES “YOU ARE MY BELOVED AND MY BELOVED IS MINE” BY DAVID UNGER

This January, Mary Martin Gallery proudly presents modern figure sculptor, David Unger. The sculptures of Unger embrace movement of the human figure through a combination of abstract forms and exaggerated angular and geometric shapes. David Unger and his artwork will be featured at two receptions in both of our locations in late January. The original Mary Martin Gallery at 103 Broad Street on Gallery Row will be hosting David Unger on Friday, January 26th from 4-6 PM. The newest Mary Martin Gallery is located in the Charleston Place Hotel shops and will be hosting David Unger on Saturday, January 27th 4-7 PM. Join us at either location or both for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery!

David’s natural eye and rare ability for developing form, dimension and proportion has resulted in his unique style. The figures express a joy of life, often capturing a glimpse of a happy time- celebrating, dancing, playing, and reflecting on the simple beauty of life. Unger has been sculpting for 60 years and his works are exhibited in galleries, buildings and private collections throughout the world.

“David Unger’s work is reminiscent of the works of the English modernist Henry Moore only with planes and angles.” - Akron Beacon Journal art critic Dorothy Shinn

Receptions:

1/26/18 103 Broad Street, Charleston SC 4-6 PM
 1/27/18 205 Meeting Street (Charleston Place Shops), Charleston SC 4-7 PM

 

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Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

TRAGER|contemporary - ART of Mental Health Fundraiser

TRAGER|contemporary is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the A.R.T. of Mental Health -- this fundraising reception on Saturday, December 16th will benefit the mental health outreach initiatives for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)'s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Early Bird Tickets are available now.

The
         *A*cademics,
         *R*esearch &
         *T*reatment
of mental health gallery fundraiser

The event will be held at the gallery (290 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401) on Saturday, December 16th from 7pm to 11pm with a VIP early access hour from 6pm to 7pm.  The event will feature live music, complimentary food and beer/wine among the gallery’s amazing art.  Several of the gallery’s artists will be in attendance to meet and greet the guests.  Each ticket will also include entry into a raffle for a framed Radu Dumistrescu watercolor of the winner’s choosing.  VIP access guests will get an extra hour to meet the artists, a second raffle ticket and an exclusive specialty cocktail.

All proceeds from ticket sales – as well as 10% of the proceeds of all art sales during the event – will be donated to MUSC.

For all the details – and to buy tickets – check out our EventBrite Page.

For questions or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, email or call the gallery (843-882-5464).

We hope you can make it for this very worthy cause.

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