Archive for September, 2011

The October 2011 Issue of Carolina Arts is Now Ready to Download

September 30, 2011

The October 2011 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at ( – all 76 pages of it. We had just over 36,000 downloads of the September 2011 issue. We fell victim to another holiday at the beginning of the month.
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Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Hosts 3rd Annual Women in Art Lecture Series – Beginning Nov. 2, 2011

September 30, 2011

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, will celebrate the many contributions of women in art with a three-part lecture series slated for Wednesday evenings in November at the museum. Presented in partnership with the Center for Women, the Women in Art Lecture Series offers the opportunity for guests to hear from nationally renowned artists, scholars, and designers. Following each lecture, guests will enjoy a wine and cheese reception provided by Duvall Catering & Event Design, a chance to mingle with the speakers, and book signings on November 2 and 9. The November 2 lecture also kicks off the CFADA Charleston Fine Art Annual Weekend.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6pm – Renowned Charleston watercolorist Mary Whyte will share her insights on her upcoming Main Gallery exhibition Mary Whyte: Working South.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6pm – Erica Hirshler, Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will discuss John Singer Sargent’s compelling masterpiece The Daughters of Edward D. Boit.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6pm – New York-based interior designer to the stars, Mario Buatta will share his thoughts on home décor and style.

“The mission of the Gibbes is to introduce Charleston to art experts from across the country. I hope that everyone will take advantage of this year’s great roster of speakers,” said Angela D. Mack, Executive Director.

Tickets to individual lectures: $20 for Gibbes and Center for Women members, $30 for non-members. The series of 3 lectures: $50 for Gibbes and Center for Women members, $80 for non-members. Advance ticket purchase is recommended online at (, or by calling 843/722-2706 ext 22.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905.  Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

For further information call the Museum at 843/722-2706 or visit (

Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury, NC, Presents Gallery Talk by Dr. Sharon Raynor – Nov. 1, 2011

September 30, 2011

The Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury, NC, will host a gallery talk by Dr. Sharon D. Raynor in conjunction with our fall exhibition, Imprints, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at 7pm. Dr. Raynor’s oral history project “Breaking the Silence: The Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans” is a powerful addendum to the exhibition, Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam.

Dr. Raynor’s oral history highlights the war experiences of Vietnam veterans in different parts of North Carolina. Funded by the North Carolina Humanities Council, her program explores the concepts of trauma, silence, healing, and recovery. The project evolved from her father’s war experiences as seen and told in his photographs and diary kept during his tour of duty. During the project, veterans who were once silenced by their memories of war shared their stories of indignities and pride, disappointment and sacrifice, honor and death, healing and recovery. The program focuses on the stories of the community of veterans who once shared a strict code of unbreakable silence and who now have formed a brotherhood to heal their wounded souls. Dr. Raynor also shares videotape clips of the public forums as well as excerpts from the oral history interviews, photographs, newspaper articles, and memorabilia from the war.

Sharon D. Raynor, Associate Professor of English, is the Mott University Distinguished Professor at Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC. She holds a PhD in Literature and Criticism from Indiana University in Pennsylvania. She is also the recipient of the Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. Fellowship through the Fletcher Foundation and the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. In previous years, she served as the Interim Director of the Honors College and the Department Chair of English and Foreign Languages at Johnson C. Smith University and as a Lecturer in the English Department at East Carolina University. She received both her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and her Master of Arts degree in Multicultural Literature from East Carolina University.

Since 1999, Dr. Raynor has written and directed two oral history projects sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council entitled “Breaking the Silence: The Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans,” and “Soldier-to-Soldier: Men and Women Share Their Legacy of War.” As a Road Scholar for the Humanities Council, she has conducted numerous community forums highlighting the work involved in the veterans oral history projects. As a member of the American Folklore Society and the Oral History Project, she conducted several oral history workshops and programs. She teaches classes in and publishes in the areas of Vietnam War Studies, Multicultural and Contemporary Literature, Women’s Studies and African American Studies. She works extensively with Vietnam War veterans in North Carolina. She has also collaborated with LEARN NC (a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education) – North Carolina Digital Textbook to post excerpts of oral history interviews she conducted with Vietnam Veterans to their website.

Dr. Raynor was the 2007 recipient of the Johnson C. Smith University Par Excellence Teaching Award. She was born and raised in Clinton, NC.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center is located at 123 East Liberty Street in downtown Salisbury. Admission is free.

For more information, please call 704/636-1882 or visit (

unearth, A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art Takes Place at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia, SC – Now Through Oct. 2, 2011

September 30, 2011

unearth, is a celebration of naturally inspired art which takes place at Saluda Shoals Park, located at 5605 Bush River Rd. Columbia, SC, from Thursday Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, 2011.

This annual celebration of the arts showcases visual, performing and literary arts in an outdoor setting. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in art, nature, and the creative process. This unique multi-day art extravaganza includes: a photography contest; SC Shakespeare Company Performances of Comedy of Error;  a reading of Arthur Phillips’ “lost” Shakespeare Play with an appearance and introduction by the author; Reserve Your Seat art installation benefiting Nature’s Theatre, demonstrations and instruction by artists; and a variety of musical, dance and dramatic performances.

unearth Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 29th – Sunday, October 2nd (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

The Environmental Education Center Gallery featuring photographs & documentation of the Reserve Your Seat art installation process, and photography contest entries.

Thursday, September 29th – Saturday, October 1st (7:30 p.m.) – The SC Shakespeare Company will be performing Comedy of Errors. Tickets are $10 Adults/$5 Child 12 & under

Sunday, October 2nd (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Artists will be in the park creating art and performing along the trails. Participating artists include: Yank Brice (Gourd Art), Kirill Simin (Digital Photography), Alicia Leeke (Acrylic/Oil), Mike Van Houten (Raku Pottery), Val Zaba (Photography / Painting), Marguerite Palmer (Clay), Roy Paschal (Speed Painting), Diane Gilbert (Clay Sculpture), Ingrid Carson (Oil), Clay Burnette (Pine Needle Basketry), Tish Lowe (Natural Materials Ink Drawing), Steve Harrell (Wood Turning), Tuula Ihamaki-Widdifield (Clay), Linda Lake (Wood and Gourd Burning / Carving) Jay Johnson (Primitive Block Prints), Ruby Deloach (Children’s Book Author), Evelyn Wong – Charcoal/Pencil), Paul Young (Native American), Susan Tondreau-Dwyer (Clay), McClellan Douglas (Sculpture / Paint), Mary McCullah (Watercolor / Acrylic), Pamela Steele (Clay Sculpture), Tam Hicks (Photography), Dale Mastro (Oil), Susan Lenz (Fiber Art), and Thomas Humphries (Found Objects Sculpture).

unearth Music Stage Performances

1:00–1:45 p.m. Lawrence “Luckyman” Beall

2:00–2:45 p.m. J Edwards

2:45–3:00 p.m. Speed Painter Roy Paschal with Jonathan C. Ward

3:10–3:45 p.m. John Wesley Satterfield

4:00–4:45 p.m. Jonathan C. Ward

Unearth Trail Musicians

#1 Trail Music

1:30–2:15 p.m. Fred Ingram

2:15–2:45 p.m. Sheem One

2:45–3:15 p.m. Marshall

3:15–4:00 p.m. Mike Rushing & Jeremy Grainger

4:00–4:45 p.m. Tom Coolidge

#2 Trail Music

1:30–2:15 p.m.. Keith Bates

2:15–2:45 p.m. Jesse James Dean

2:45–3:15 p.m. Cole Rivers

3:15–4:00 p.m. Justin Tweito

4:00–4:45 p.m. Alice Graham

#3 Trail Music

2:30–3:30 p.m. Simply Strings

Nature’s Studio hands-on art activities

John English – Musician

Sapphire Moon Dance

Rewired Juggling Workshop

5:00-6:00 p.m. Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra concert

All other events are free with the $5 parking fee.

unearth is presented by the Saluda Shoals Foundation and Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission with support from: Lexington Medical Center, MedFit, First Community Bank, St. Andrews Women’s Club, Musicians and Songwriters Guild, and SC Shakespeare Company.

For further information call 803/772-1228 or visit (

The Public is Invited to Discover Downtown Greensboro, NC, and Its Creative Community on First Friday – Oct. 7, 2011

September 29, 2011

First Friday is a self-guided walking tour of seventeen Downtown Greensboro’s galleries, shops and alternative venues that participate with specially programmed arts events and extended hours (until 9pm) on the first Friday of every month. Look for green balloons outside of venues to denote First Friday participation.

All events are free and scheduled from 6pm until 9pm unless otherwise noted:

Ambleside Gallery – 528 S. Elm Street – Featuring new works by Winston Salem artist Sarah Watts. Live Baroque music on Piano and Flute. Wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Elements Gallery – 526 S. Elm Street – Presenting featured artists: Judy Harron (painting), Joe Hardin (clay) and Suzanne Cowan (multimedia).  Delicious refreshments served.

Elsewhere Collaborative – 606 S. Elm Street – Join Elsewhere for an artist curated evening of interactive programs exploring social creativity and participation. This event is part of 17 Days Greensboro.

Friday Night Live – Center City Park – Friday Night Live begins at 7pm with the sounds of HWYL, and at 8:45pm, catch Twin City Buskers.

Center for Visual Artists Gallery – 200 N. Davie Street (Cultural Arts Center) – Hosting a one night only event, ‘DRINKS & DECKS’, featuring work on decks, skate & graffiti art along with a mini ramp skated by the Gate City Roller Girls and 3 of the top skaters in NC.  Music by Graffiti Fresh and DJ Panic.

Green Hill Center for NC Art – 200 N. Davie Street (Cultural Arts Center) – From 7 – 8:30pm digital media artist Lee Walton will project a selection of short video projects exploring city environments in the Greensboro Cultural Center atrium and answer questions about his work. In his recent video work, Walton makes changes to environments that call attention to the potential of altercation from the normal. In the city pieces these alterations create pedestrian flow changes that intentionally slow people down. The Shop open from 6-8:30pm.

Indie Market – Corner of S. Elm Street & Martin Luther King Boulevard – The Indie Market is a place where local artists and crafts people come together for an Open Air Market of handmade and vintage items, with a little music thrown in for one’s shopping pleasure. Vendors and artisans open from 4pm – 9pm.

International Civil Rights Museum -134 S. Elm Street – Enjoy the energetic sounds of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts saxophone quartet. The captivating performance this evening will also include Emonie Whitley and the Vinmark International Dance Academy. Come out and celebrate the new fall season with spirited music, choreography and demonstrations of Hip Hop, Stepping, African movements and belly dancing too. Bring a friend.

Jules Antiques & Fine Art – 530 S. Elm Street – Featuring an international collection of bronze sculptures by nine world famous sculptors. Refreshments include red and white wine.

Just Be – 352 S. Elm Street – Featuring local artist Dena Goldman and her well know jewelry line. Dena creates whimsical & soulful jewelry from mixed metals, found objects and leather. Her work will speak to your heart as well as your funky side.

Lyndon Street Artworks – 205 Lyndon Street – Enjoy a demonstration by artist Emet Williams. Purchase affordable art from our special selection to benefit the LSA Rescue Fund and back by popular demand, The Ice Queen, with the hottest ice cream in town and new cool-weather treats.

Mack and Mack – 220 S. Elm Street – This clothing design studio turns into a concert hall on First Friday with another inscrutable performance by The F-Art Ensemble. These classical musicians perform pure improvisation, meaning no one knows what the music will be until they start to play. Light refreshments served.

Old Photo Specialist – 320 S. Elm Street – It is not too early to start thinking of unique holiday gifts!  Showcasing watercolors ( and other media) by Vance Garvin. Bill Heroy’s will be displaying computer magic–by taking a faded crumpled photo and restore it to its original beauty as a giclee print.

The Studio & Gallery – 109 N. Cedar Street Suite #3 – Graffiti Show – Self-expression through art, Prehistoric cave drawings to contemporary street tags, Graffiti is the Genesis of ART. Music by the Anxious Hipster. Light Refresments served.

Winter Light Gallery and Art Studios – 410 Blandwood Avenue – “Open for ArtStock” – Featuring art from the Winter Light Studio Artists  – Thirteen Studio Artist will display original art to celebrate Artstock for the month of October. Original watercolors, found objects, collage, oils, pastels and abstract art will be on dislplay.

First Friday is an opportunity to discover the center city’s local artistic community and support the locally-owned, independent businesses located in Downtown. The event is promoted through a partnership between Downtown Greensboro Inc. and the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro.

Downtown Greensboro Incorporated is a nonprofit economic development organization established in 1997. Our core purpose is to lead the development of downtown Greensboro as a prosperous and vibrant urban center, memorable and meaningful for those who choose to live, work, play and invest here.

The UAC invests in our creative community. Our mission is to inspire growth of creative expression in our community by providing strategic and financial leadership to arts organizations, artists and educators that enhances quality of life and cultivates economic vitality and educational engagement with the Arts. Our vision is for Greensboro to be nationally recognized as a vibrant center for the Arts with a community rich in creative expression.

For further information and a downloadable map/guide, visit the First Friday website ( Join DGI’s Facebook  (

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Calls for Entries for November & December Art Shows

September 29, 2011

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, is looking for artists and crafters to sell work at its ninth annual ArtMart fundraiser. Contributing artists are able to sell work that tends to clutter studios – pieces that may not have sold in the past or did not turn out exactly as expected. So set aside a box in your studio and start collecting that clutter now!

Artists receive 60% of sales and 40% goes to TC Arts.

The ArtMart public sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, from 9am – 4pm. A casual preview party will precede it on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, from 6 – 8 pm. The preview party takes place during your set-up time and is attended by members of TC Arts Council. TC Arts’ volunteers will staff the gallery and handle sales on Friday and Saturday.

TC Arts will then open their Holiday Show entitled Santa’s Palette from Nov. 16 – Dec. 16, 2011. This is an open show for WNC artists. Applications and additional information are available at the Transylvania Community Arts Council located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard or by calling TC Arts at 828/884-2787.  You may also e-mail to ( to request an application be e-mailed to you.

TC Arts is a nonprofit organization with the mission to “To enhance the quality of life in Transylvania County by celebrating and nurturing the creative spirit of artists, youth and individuals throughout the County.”  To learn more about the arts of Transylvania County go to (

For more information, call the TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or visit them on the web at (

Maria V. Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences in Rocky Mount, NC, Calls for Entries for Craft Exhibition

September 29, 2011

The Maria V. Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences in Rocky Mount, NC, is calling for entries for its Handcrafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood, an established national juried craft exhibition attracting a variety of traditional, mixed, and new craft media from across the United States.

Artists ages 18 or older working in any craft media may submit up to four works for $25 entry fee. Juror: Brent Skidmore Director of Craft Studies, UNC-Asheville ( Awards: $100 Third Place, $200 Second Place, $300 First Place, and $1000 Best in Show (Purchase Award).

Deadline: Nov. 18, 2011.

For more information, contact: Catherine Lloyd, Curator at 252/972-1175 or e-mail to (

To download a prospectus visit ( see Handcrafted.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, offers Silhouette Artist Clay Rice for Sitting Appointments – Oct. 16, 2011

September 29, 2011

Most artists who create images on paper do so by adding paint or other material. Artist Clay Rice makes his images by subtracting: through intricate, artful cutting of paper to create silhouettes of people, animals and scenes from nature. Local residents and visitors have an opportunity to acquire an original work by the artist Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, when Rice will be creating custom children’s silhouette portraits.

Appointments for sittings are available at 5-minute intervals, from 1 – 4pm. A $40 fee purchases two copies of a single silhouette; additional copies are $10 each; and a black or gold 5” x 7” frame with mat may be purchased for $20 more. A special $60 package includes Rice’s book, The Lonely Shadow, along with two silhouettes and an additional copy to be mounted in a frame in the back of the book. (The book alone sells for $19.95.)

Appointments may be made by calling 843/238-2510. A non-refundable deposit is required to make appointments; those who have reservations will be entered in a drawing for a free copy of The Lonely Shadow.

Rice’s exhibit The Lonely Shadow: Silhouette Art by Clay Rice is on exhibit at the Art Museum from Oct. 11 through Dec. 30, 2011.

The art of the profile silhouette, typically created in black paper mounted on a white board but sometimes the reverse, dates back to 18th-century France and was widely popular in the United States during Colonial times. The art form was particularly popular in the Carolinas from the mid-19th century, when a group of artists called the Charleston Etchers Club were creating silhouettes for purposes from greeting cards to book illustrations.

Clay Rice credits his grandfather, Carew Rice (called “America’s greatest silhouettist” by poet Carl Sandburg), with teaching and inspiring him in the paper-cutting tradition. He began with simple barnyard animals and then moved on to more detailed human figures. Over summer vacations from school, he would make extra money cutting profiles at the Pawleys Island Hammock Shop. Ultimately, he took to the road to earn a living by his art, traveling to nearly all 50 states.

Using a pair of four-and-a-half-inch surgical scissors, Rice could eventually produce as many as 150 to 200 profiles a day, taking a mere 45 seconds per silhouette. Over time, however, his art has evolved to complex, detailed landscapes that have become his signature, some requiring more than 400 hours of work to create.

Visitors to the Art Museum are encouraged to view the exhibit Story, Song and Image: A Collaborative Project of Paintings and Music by Glen Miller and John Fowler. The exhibition, designed by the artists, focuses on 10 musicians and singing groups who represent different genres of roots music that are important to South Carolina’s regional musical traditions. Brimming Tide: Paintings and Drawings by Brian Rutenberg is also on display.

Admission to the Museum is free at all times, but donations are welcomed.

For further information, call 843/238-2510 or visit (

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, Hires Janie Askew as New Executive Director

September 29, 2011

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, is pleased to introduce Janie Askew as its new Executive Director. Askew accepted an offer this week and starts Oct. 1, 2011. The board, staff and studio artists are confident in Askew’s qualifications and commitment.

Board President, Josh Silverman, says, “We’re thrilled to have Janie join us as the new Executive Director. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge, a passion for the arts and a unique vision for new directions. She’s was a standout candidate for the role in a very competitive field, and she will continue to develop the mission and the message for our upcoming 10th year as an organization.”

Askew will become Redux’s fifth director since its founding in 2002. Askew follows the nearly three-year tenure of current Executive Director, Karen Ann Myers. Myers has taken a position as Assistant Director at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

Redux Board Member and immediate past President, Chris Burgess, says “Karen has been a huge asset to Redux for the last three years and a primary reason for the growth we have enjoyed during that time. We will miss her greatly but are thankful for everything she has done for Redux and look forward to working with her and the Halsey Institute in continuing to promote contemporary art in Charleston.”

Askew inherits an organization that has shown exponential growth in the past three years.  The operating budget has increased over 75%. The facilities at Redux have expanded to enhance exhibition, studio, and classroom spaces. The education program now includes over 150 annual classes, workshops for youth and adults, and an outreach program that serves Carolina Youth Development Center, the Citadel, Charleston County School District, Boys and Girls Club and the Girl Scouts of America. Notably a grant for exhibition support was received from the prestigious Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in recognition of the contribution that Redux makes to the appreciation of contemporary art in the city of Charleston.

As the Executive Director at Redux, Askew will be responsible for maintaining, overseeing and developing all programming. This includes curating exhibitions, overseeing the artist in residence program, planning film screenings, lectures, classes, workshops and other educational outreach.

Current Executive Director, Karen Ann Myers, says, “Janie is the perfect fit for the role of Executive Director at Redux. She is already an excellent teacher in our education program, and we welcome her talent and expertise as our new director. Her plans for the exhibition, education and studio programs are very exciting. I am thrilled that I am going to be part of the studio program and still be involved with Redux under Janie’s direction. Redux is lucky to have her.”

Janie Askew is an artist, educator, and curator. She received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Georgia and a BFA in Printmaking from East Carolina University. Askew’s past experiences range from instructing studio art courses at the University of Georgia to curating various art exhibitions, including a contemporary drawing show at the MOCA Expansion Gallery in Atlanta. She is passionate about Redux’s mission and is excited to enter this era of tremendous growth. As a practicing artist and current instructor at Redux, she is knowledgeable of the diverse needs surrounding Redux’s studio and educational programming.

When not at Redux, Askew enjoys taking her Chihuahua backpacking and continuing her artistic practice. Askew has been featured in Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design: a publication run out of New York, NY. Her recent exhibitions include: the Bradley International Print Exhibition, in Peoria, IL, at Kleio Projects, New York, NY, MOCA GA Expansion Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN, Wellington B. Gallery, Greenville, NC, and the Rainbow Gallery, SUNY Brockport, NY. She is included in the special collections at Yale University, New Haven, CT and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Redux Contemporary Art Center is a Charleston, SC nonprofit arts organization committed to the fostering of creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for artists, expansive educational programming, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and audience. Redux offers free year round art exhibitions, artist and curator lecture series, and film screenings, while educating our community through classes and workshops, community outreach, and internship opportunities. Redux is instrumental in presenting new artists to our community through our artist in residency program, and our many live artist and music performances. In addition, Redux remains a bustling center for the contemporary arts with 22 private artist studios, and the only community printmaking and darkroom facilities in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

For more information contact Redux Contemporary Art Center by calling 843/722-0697 or visiting (

Charleston, SC, Hosts Art Walks on Oct. 7, 2011 and Taste of the Arts on Gallery Row on Oct. 8, 2011

September 29, 2011

Autumn is the time of year when fine art seems to capture the imagination of Charleston, SC, with no limit to the exceptional quality and diverse nature of subjects and genres being featured in the galleries. There are a great number of collectors, editors, museum curators and fine art enthusiasts in town for the festivities.

Gallery Row on Broad Street in Charleston is pleased to present two major events this October. The annual “Autumn Hues” show with opening receptions during The First Friday Art Walk and the French Quarter Gallery Association Fall Art Walk, which will take place on Oct. 7, 2011, from 5-8pm. On the following evening, Saturday Oct. 8, 2011, from 6-8pm, Gallery Row will host the annual event “Taste of the Arts on Gallery Row” produced by the Charleston Restaurant Association as part of the “Southern Living ® Taste of Charleston”.

A spectacular selection of major new work by such important artists as Douglas Grier, Jean-Claude Gaugy, Albert Handell, Catherine Spencer,  Hai Ou Hou, George Speck,  Stephanie Schuler Hamlet, Victoria Platt Ellis, Bernie Horton and many more will be showcased at various galleries on Gallery Row. Artists’ receptions are scheduled where collectors will have a chance to meet many of the participating artists. Additional artists will be on hand for demonstrations during the “Taste of the Arts” event on Saturday.

Work by Roger Milinowski

COCO VIVO Fine Art is once again pleased to present new work from Roger Milinowski, one of their most collected plein air artists. Plein air painting from life and this way of seeing changed his work forever. Milinowski says, “My love of the vast southern landscapes and the ever changing marshes of the lowcountry give me a sense of place. I feel at home in the south. I am often in the lowcountry capturing the stories and essence of all that this southern lure has to offer. I enjoy visually re-enacting  the experiences I have had with nature and the  stories of the locals working the waterfront.”

Work by Sue Foell

Innocence and Grace, a show of figurative work by Jim Darlington, Sue Foell, Isabel Forbes and Beth McLean will be featured at Edward Dare Gallery. Stop in to see how each of these painters interprets their subjects with their own signature style. New work in bronze by sculptor Karla Runquist will also be featured. Isabel Forbes will be in the gallery demonstrating her painting techniques during the Taste of the Arts on the following evening.

Work by Alana M. Knuff

Hamlet Fine Art Gallery will be welcoming and presenting new work by Joyce Hall, Alan Knuff and John Albrecht.  An artist and equestrian, Joyce Hall grew up in the heart of Maryland horse country where at an early age she began observing and drawing horses. Hall’s work, is composed primarily of oils, and has exhibited in many museums and international juried and invitational exhibitions. Alana M. Knuff work features soft realism with a wide range of values. Her oil paintings  depict activities unique to the Charleston area. John Albrecht says, “Art for me is such a release of life’s stress and provides freedom to convey feelings of a particular subject.” His latest nautical work can be viewed at the Hamlet Fine Art Gallery.

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery features Macedonian artist Daniel Peci in his solo exhibition, Intimate Figure – Shared Vision, during the month of October.

Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art are featuring local artist Chris Snedeker’s new works of local areas, spanning from McClellanville to the ACE Basin, as well as scenes from New England and Hawaii after his recent trip there.

SCOOP studios presents Karen Ann Myers in her solo exhibit, A Room of Her Own, where the artist continues to explore what it means to be a young woman in contemporary society and investigates the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations in the bedroom.

M Gallery of Fine Art SE is pleased to present a solo exhibition, entitled Figures of Timeless Beauty, featuring the work of Bryce Cameron Liston.

For information please visit ( or for questions, please call Stephanie Hamlet at 843/722-1944.