Archive for January, 2009

rubinofebshowAnn Long Fine Art presents Paula Rubino in her solo show “Someday, Sometime, Somewhere” opening with a reception on February 5, 2009 at 6pm-8pm. Rubino was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1968 into a family of snowbirds who eventually settled in Florida. Not long after graduating from the University of Florida, she delved seriously into writing and painting, living in Mexico, Ireland, and eventually Florence, Italy where she received her Atelier Certificate in Drawing and Painting at the Florence Academy of Art. She then studied etching with Richard Serrin, followed by painting at Odd Nerdrum’s summer studio in Norway. Today she lives in Finland and continues to migrate to Florida in winter.

Rubino’s paintings are marked by sparse composition, careful arrangement of people, objects, and space, denoting various aspects of the human condition. However, the work’s fundamental aim is to impart optimism and compassion in the spirit of Dostoevsky’s words, “Beauty will save the world.”

Rubino has exhibited throughout the USA and Europe, including solo exhibitions at SCAPE in Los Angeles, Galerie Oljemark in Helsinki, and Grenning Gallery on Long Island. Group exhibitions include Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York; WH Patterson Galleries, London; Solomon Gallery, Dublin; Panorama Museum, Germany; and Haugar Vestfold Kuntsmuseum, Norway. 2007 marks her first solo exhibition at Ann Long Fine Art. The gallery is  located at 54 Broad Street in Charleston, SC.


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Robert Lange of Robert Lange Studios created a painting for the American Heart Association’s annual auction. Watch his painting process.

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Please join Corrigan Gallery on February 6, 2009, from 5-8 pm to celebrate “Allons Y” a show of drawings, photographs and linocuts of images of France – unframed, unadorned, simple and affordable for a show emphasizing the inspiration and the image.  “Allons Y” translates as “let’s go” when heading to a specific place – the place of inspiration and this time the place is France.  These new works – drawings by Gordon Nicholson, photographs by John Moore and linocuts by Lese Corrigan are the result of recent travels by the first two and several years of residency in France by Corrigan.  Although it has been many years, she has be “on the way” to create works from her time there and the recent visits by Nicholson and Moore inspired a “let’s go” to the studio! The show will be on display through February 28, 2009. The gallery is located at 62 Queen Street in Charleston, SC.

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The January/February issue of the Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine  features the amazing art world of Charleston, South Carolina.  The magazine was invited to visit Charleston by the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association as part of its mission to promote Charleston as a fine art destination. The article features CFADA‘s member galleries and its 2009 events: Palette and Palate Stroll, July 17 and the Charleston Fine Art Annual, Nov. 6-7, 2009. For more information about the article, please contact Vladia Jurcova Spencer at Stylee PR & Marketing.

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Martin Gallery located in Charleston, SC, is pleased to announce THIRTEEN: an exhibition of new works by artist LEO E. OSBORNE. The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, February 13, 2009, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Leo continues to investigate many mediums and potentialities in art. A master sculptor and painter, he refuses to get locked into a niche and play the same tune over and over. He has always been a sort of rebel. His philosophy is that ART transcends all borders and boundaries.


“As caretakers of this planet, we must (in all hospitality and with consciousness) leave this life having given back something of beauty. Like so many artists prior, we are storytellers of our time. Painting and sculpture are rhythm, musical form, mood, feeling, the jazz and the energy within. Release that from wood or with paint and the story unfolds.”


THIRTEEN will be a unique opportunity to meet artist Leo E. Osborne in person, and to share in an evening of fine art and fine company. Leo will be bringing THIRTEEN original acrylic/24k gold leaf paintings, created specifically for this special evening. He is also creating a new bronze sculpture that will be cast in a very limited edition of THIRTEEN. Finally, you will not want to miss the unveiling of a never before seen original wood burl sculpture. The gallery is located at 18 Broad Street in Charleston, SC.

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