Archive for April, 2011

BLU presenting amazing tastings at Ella W. Richardson Fine Art

We are very excited to announce the 2011 date for the 6th Annual Palette & Palate Stroll presented by the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association. This year, the event will take place on Friday, July 15 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The exclusive food and art event showcases high-quality art works from nationally renowned artists paired with excellent local fair prepared by celebrated Charleston chefs.

The Palette & Palate Stroll is a fun progressive arts event that features two art disciplines that naturally complement each other. We knew that this event will attract new faces to Charleston and our galleries and are very pleased that tickets for the event remain in strong demand. Originally, our goal was to reach out to our community and give local restaurants unique art venues to present their works of culinary art. Today, we can say that the event grew into one of the most anticipated local arts events!

Foodies and fine art connoisseurs stroll through the historic streets of downtown Charleston, sampling tastings from some of the finest local restaurants in the beautiful setting of prestigious Charleston galleries.  There is art for every collector’s budget and taste at Charleston’s 6th Annual Palette & Palate Stroll, including works of the Charleston Renaissance from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to contemporary art from more than 100 artists as well as photography, sculpture and glass art.

For more information, visit www.cfada.com. Tickets will be available for sale shortly!


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Mark Kelvin Horton, owner and featured oil painter in the Horton Hayes Fine Art located in Charleston, SC, paints beyond a literal interpretation of a scene to portray nature in a way that reflects his own ideas and sensibilities while capturing the spirit, color and changing light of a place.

April 8 & 9, 9am to 3pm at Palmetto Bluff

Field and Studio Instruction
Enrollment limited to 12: contact prkennedy@crescent-resources.com to register
Cost: $300

The workshop will help students discover their own personal style and process in creating their work.

The following topics will be covered:
*Painting outdoors on location: Learning to observe nature and capture atmosphere and light in your painting.
*Studio Painting: Use of various techniques and materials and how to effectively use photographic material and field study reference to complete a studio painting.
*Understanding light and shadow, the importance of a focal point, values and edges. Creating depth and atmosphere in your work.
*A review of the elements and qualities of successful paintings by various artists.

A materials list will be provided.
Payment for the workshop is due upon registration and is non-refundable, unless we are able to refill your spot with another student.

Artist in Residency 4.1.11

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