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Rhett Thurman’s newly published book just arrived! The newest paintings for her show opening this Friday, March 6 at The Sylvan Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina are included in a book of the same title as the show  – “Coloring Outside the Lines.”

The book includes an overview of her other paintings, photographs of her painting on locations around the world and text describing her approach to painting.

Forty five paintings displayed across  38 pages in either softbound or hardback editions at $20 or $30 create a smorgasbord of color much like what a child discovers in opening up a fresh supersized box of crayons!  

Remember  your childhood by giving yourself the treat of a new book and permission to look outside the lines – available only at the Sylvan Gallery at 171 King Street in downtown Charleston, 843 722 9868 or by email to joe@thesylvangallery.com.  Preview Thurman’s new works at http://www.thesylvangallery.com/exhibitions.htm.  The opening reception is from 5 -8 pm Friday, March 6, 2009.

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rhett-turman1The Sylvan Gallery is proud to present the newest body of work by Rhett Thurman in a show entitled “Coloring Outside of the Lines.” The opening reception will be held March 6, 2009  from 5pm to 8pm and continue through the end of the month of March. 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.

South Carolina native Rhett Thurman is a focused dedicated painter whose wish is to push beyond the last completed painting. “Coloring Outside of the Lines” is a show of such works. Of her last show, Thurman spoke of pushing out the edges of the safety zone and wanting to move the work to a level where it transcends her past work and the limits of locale and experience. This exhibition shows what happens when she moves “outside of the lines!” Thurman provides the viewer with a sense of being in the moment whether at home in Charleston or traveling far and wide. Each painting is a refreshing, slice of life. Color and light is expressed in soft, luminous works of oil on canvas reflecting this soft-spoken Southern lady grace. Glowing with the light and joy of life and the recording of the lovely views around us, these highly collectible paintings bring warmth and a smile to the viewer.

Rhett Thurman has achieved national acclaim for both her oils and watercolors. She has exhibited with the prestigious American and National Watercolor Societies, been featured in national publications and is included in private, museum and corporate collections. She was the 2003 artist in residence for the Gibbes Museum of Art Poets’ and Painters’ program. Thurman is the recipient of the 1995 Outstanding Alumna Award from Queens College, where she earned her degree in studio art. Her education and painting experience include further studies in Europe and the United States. As Charleston is a destination for international art collectors, Thurman’s work has worldwide exposure and is gaining in popularity as we speak. Highly collectible and easily affordable, her paintings add dimension to anyone’s “portfolio.”

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. The Sylvan Gallery can be reached at 843-722-2172, j_sylvan@msn.com or http://www.thesylvangallery.com. Gallery hours are 9:00-5:00 Monday thru Friday, 10:00-5:00 Saturday.

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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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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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