The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present Touch of Happiness, featuring the art creations of Elena Evan. Elena is the featured artist for the month of December. The exhibit will run from December 1st through December 31st with an opening reception on Friday, December 7th.
Elena was born and raised in the beautiful city of Athens, Greece, which is renowned for its beauty, art, food and nightlife. Her home was very near where everything began, near the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Later, she was heavily influenced by a group of well-known Greek artists. She won several awards and accolades from her teachers and in juried art shows in Italy and Greece. Elena is an abstract artist who moved from Athens to the very beautiful city of Charleston. The beauty of the city and her memories of her past inspire her to continue her paintings and to dream of her next artwork.
Elena states, "Painting is an enlargement of my soul and my world. It gives me timeless and happy moments that make me think, create, and share my passion with other people. Beauty exists all around us and inspires me, like the beauty in people, in nature, in life, and in different cultures. My imagination and creativity are the things which make me different from other artists.” Elena uses acrylics with mixed media with gold, silver, and copper leaf mostly in earth colors on canvas or wood. She likes to experiment with any natural materials especially with metals. Some of her works may have unique micro-sculptures on them with brush or copper pieces combined together with mixed media giving them a three-dimensional feel.
Please join us for the opening reception, which is open to the public, Friday, December 7th, 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 Elena Evan, please visit her website at www.ElenaEvanFineArt.com.