Posts Tagged ‘charleston art’
Posted in art, tagged cfada, charleston art, Charleston art galleries, december 4 art walk, december art walk, fine art charleston sc, paintings started by Robert Lange and finished by Nathan Durfee, robert lange studios on November 22, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in art, tagged charleston art, mary walker, lynne riding, Manning Williams, John Moore, Kristi Ryba, Paul Mardikian, Richard Hartnett, Duke Hagerty, Candace Flewharty, x-rated art show at corrigan gallery, september 1 x-rated art on August 18, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Corrigan Gallery is presenting a variety of pieces and media from gallery artists such as Duke Hagerty, Manning Williams, Kristi Ryba, Mary Walker, Candace Flewharty, Lynne Riding, Paul Mardikian, John Moore, Richard Hartnett in a show titled “x rated?” for five days only beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2009 from 5-8pm.
What makes artwork be labeled as x rated? Is there little xrated versus big Xrated? Where and who draws the line (no pun intended)?
This is a simple show of pieces that some may find objectionable. We are here to present art and stir the pot! In the backroom – behind a curtain – guests will be carded at the front door. A sexy drink will be served. Please come visit for a libation and eye full!
This is also the four year anniversary of the gallery.
Posted in art, tagged art walk, charleston art, charleston art collectors, charleston cuisine, charleston fine art dealers association, charleston fine art events, charleston july events, charleston restaurants, chef fred neuville, chef todd mazurek, fat hen restaurant, john's island restaurants, july 17 events, july 17 food and art events, palette and palate stroll charleston sc, wild olive restaurant on May 18, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Martin Gallery strives to bring some of the finest artists in their fields together under one roof. Upon entering the historic Grand Salon of Martin Gallery, one experiences a soaring space filled with the exquisite color and texture of oils, acrylics, bronzes, marbles, terra-cottas and richly hued glass. The gallery features contemporary art, representing more than thirty nationally and internationally renowned artists. The gallery’s goal is to provide works of thoughtful beauty to enhance residential and commercial surroundings. Martin Gallery is located at 18 Broad Street on the corner of State and Broad Streets, in the Grand Salon of the historic People’s Building.
In celebration of the Palette and Palate Stroll, Martin Gallery will once again partner with Fat Hen Restaurant. For the 2009 event, Chef Fred Neuville, the owner of Fat Hen, will also feature his newest restaurant venture, Wild Olive. While Fat Hen restaurant pays homage to the Huguenot culture in Charleston, serving Lowcountry food with French flair, Wild Olive’s menu spotlights the finest ingredients sourced from as nearby as the local John’s Island farms and far away as the hill markets of Italy. Wild Olive combines traditional Italian design paired with unique one of a kind elements creating a cozy yet sleek 135-seat dining room and bar.
As Founding Chef, Partner and Executive Chef at 39 Rue de Jean, COAST Bar & Grill, and Good Food Catering, Chef Neuville spent his days in the restaurant fast lane making an indelible mark on the Charleston food scene. In 2007 ready to fuse his passion for food and family, Neuville opened his first hugely successful restaurant on John’s Island, shortly to be followed by Wild Olive one year later. Fat Hen and Wild Olive are outposts for culinary delights and domestic enjoyment.
Executive Chef Todd Mazurek is Chef Neuville’s right hand in the kitchen. When Chef Neuville first met Mazurek he was impressed with his enthusiasm and talent and offered Mazurek a full time position at trendy seafood inspired COAST Bar and Grill where he quickly moved up the ranks to become chef de cuisine. In 2007, Mazurek was thrilled for the opportunity to work beside his principal culinary mentor once again when Neuville announced his new culinary venture – Fat Hen. After successfully conducting the kitchen of Fat Hen, Mazurek opened the kitchen at Wild Olive as executive chef.
Posted in art, tagged Betsy Havens, Calk, charleston art, Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association, fine art charleston, Guido Petruzzi, june art openings in charleston sc, Local Creative Energy, rhett thurman, the sylvan gallery, Trey Finney on May 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
This June, the Sylvan Gallery presents “Local Creative Energy” exhibiting works by Jim Calk, Betsy Havens, Rhett Thurman, Guido Petruzzi and Trey Finney. These five artists live in the South Carolina area including Charleston. With broad travel experience, their time in the south informs their paintings and adds a spark of energy to the works. The gallery is located at 171 King Street, in downtown Charleston’s historic district and antique row. The gallery is a member of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA) and a founding partner of the Charleston Art Auction.
The Sylvan Gallery specializes in 20th and 21st century representational art and carries a large selection of sculpture. They are pleased to represent the work of thirty or so artists of world renown including Rhett Thurman, Glenna Goodacre, Guido Petruzzi, Scott Burdick, Shirley Novak, Ted Ellis, Susan Lyon and Nancy Bush. The Sylvan Gallery can be reached at 843-722-2172, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://thesylvangallery.com. Gallery hours are 9:00-5:00 Monday thru Friday, 10:00-5:00 Saturday.
Carolina Galleries is pleased to present new work by Mickey Williams featuring his recent exploration of the Carolina nighttime landscapes. Opening with a reception on Friday, May 1 from 5-8pm, Williams’ work examines the mysterious and exotic world of the South Carolina nightscape.
Mickey Williams grew up on Isle of Palms, a barrier island just north of downtown Charleston, where he fell in love with the pristine environment of his childhood. The landscapes of the Lowcountry continue to inspire Mickey’s work as he explores the Ace Basin and undulating, ever changing surrounding barrier islands. The Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers provide stunning natural beauty as they weave through the South Carolina Lowcountry that occupies the realm of Mickey’s compelling paintings. Mickey’s oil paintings depict the landscape of the eye and heart—pristine landscapes with an emotional quality achieved through a lifetime of studying the Lowcountry. His work has won many acclamations and is highly collected, hanging in private and corporate collections across the southeast. Mickey was selected as the featured artist for the Lowcountry American Heart Association’s 2008 Heart Ball.
Williams’ work will be joining Carolina Galleries’ strong tradition of art of the Charleston Renaissance and contemporary Southern artwork featuring artists such as John Andrew Burmeister, Stephen Chesley, Craig Crawford, Julyan Davis, Gary Grier, Johnson Hagood, Chestee Harrington, Alfred Hutty, Tom McNickle, Margaret M. Peery, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, Evan Wilson and Stephen Scott Young.
For more information please call (843) 720-8622 or email email@example.com.
Posted in art, tagged 20 artists showing at Robert Lange Studios, amazing art, april 10 art show, art show, cfada, charleston art, live music and art, robert lange studios on April 2, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Yellow vs. Blue, a group show of 20 artists presented by Robert Lange Studios will take place on Friday, April 10 from 6-9pm. For this show, 20 artists created two works of equal size, one that is dominated by yellow and the other by blue. Complete artist list includes Karin Olah of Eva Carter Gallery, Austin Schuez, Joshua Flint, Kevin LePrince of Well’s Gallery, Fred Jamar of Charles II Fine Art, Adam Hall, Kerry Brooks, Megan Aline, Jeff Lange, John Duckworth, Nathan Durfee, Robert Lange, Amy Lind and Jessica Dunegan of Robert Lange Studios, Patrick Pelletier of John Dunnan Galleries, Kenton James, Charles Williams, Michael Porten, John Westmark and Michael Brown. Join Robert Lange Studios at 151 East Bay Street, Downtown Charleston, for an evening filled with amazing art, live music, wine and hors devours.
Ann Long Fine Art, located at 54 Broad Street in Charleston, SC, will present a new show Juxta Position on April 3, 2009 with a reception from 5-8pm.
Posted in art, tagged charleston art, charleston art walk, charleston fine art, charleston fine art dealers association, corrigan gallery, lese corrigan, mary walker, new art show on February 16, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
March brings fresh air and new works by Mary Walker to the Corrigan Gallery LLC in a show titled “On The Stage of Life.” Walker’s new series of paintings explores the emotional life of humans by presenting vignettes with bits and pieces of life coming into and out of the paintings. The show will open on Friday, March 6 with a reception at 5:00 p.m. and will hang through March 31, 2009. This is Walker’s first solo show since the Griffith Lowcountry Artist Award show in 2007. Walker is featured in the March 2009 issue of Charleston Magazine.
These new paintings began as a continuation of a series of works inspired by ballads. The music chosen consists of “Strange Fruit,” “Norma” and La Voix Humain,” the last two being operas rather than ballads. The idea of a square format drew Walker’s attention as the square seemed like a stage or a circus where different players could interact. Walker has begun pieces with a subject inspiring the work such as the ballads and operas but she does not emphasize the imposed themes instead letting the work develop on its own. The narratives presented in paint show threads of communications that might include heartbreak or joy – all emotions are fair game with indifference being anathema to the artist. The gloomy theme of “Strange Fruit” led to leaving the ballad theme behind yet a struggle began immediately and the artist felt a failing for losing the original themes. Letting the paintings evolve and to take on an energy of their own, the artist’s philosophy of life emerged. A philosophy appears indicating that despite sorrows and hardships, life is a rich tapestry.
Many think that artists start with an image then draw the image on the canvas and then paint. Walker does not follow these steps. She may start with one central figure, add two during the process and end up with four. One of the most fascinating things about the stages of her paintings is seeing how they will turnout. Walker has often started with no fixed narrative, adding figures and a story develops. She likens it to being inviting several people to a gathering – never quite sure who will show up or when or what might develop. The ballads are portraits of a character, a single figure. In 2004, she organized “The Scrolls,” an anti-war project involving both national and international artists that has been exhibited in Charleston, Cincinnati and Washington, DC. As a narrative painter and printmaker, her main interest is with the figure or that of birds, horses and cats.
The Corrigan Gallery presents art with a future instilled with intellect. The gallery can be reached at 843 722 9868, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://corrigangallery.com.
Posted in art, publicity, tagged cfada, charleston art, charleston art collectors, charleston art dealers, charleston artist, fine art, john doyle gallery, margaret petterson on February 12, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Long time Margaret Petterson collectors, Gene and Lea Glowney of Augusta, Georgia recently donated one of their many Petterson paintings ‘Down the Way’ to the permanent collection of the famous Morris Museum of Art. The Morris Museum of Art is the first museum dedicated solely to the art and artists of the American South. On September 26, 1992, the Morris Museum opened its doors to the public and attracted more than ten thousand visitors in its first three months of operation. This museum also houses the Center for the Study of Southern Art, an important reference resource. Petterson’s work fits perfectly, as she is best known for capturing Lowcountry scenes in a uniquely colorful way. ‘Down the Way’ depicts a light filled country road framed by beautiful oak trees using vivid and eye catching colors.
Margaret Petterson moved to beautiful Charleston, SC at the young age of eight years old. Inspired by the warmth and charm of this visually rich historic city, she began painting more seriously in her twenties. Petterson has become one of Charleston’s most popular and respected artists, making a name for herself as a water colorist and oil painter, as well as mastering her unique style with mixed media monotypes. She opened her exclusive self titled Margaret Petterson Gallery at 125 Church Street in 1994, and remained the beloved owner and artist at this famous French Quarter corner for 15 years. Petterson has only retired from gallery ownership but continues to paint passionately in her country studio. Today, the John Carroll Doyle Gallery features Margaret Petterson’s work in the same location.
For more information on the work of Margaret Petterson, please visit or call the John Carroll Doyle Gallery (843) 577-7344 or visit http://johncdoyle.com.