First Fridays on Broad Art Walk Takes Place in Charleston, SC – Dec. 7, 2012, 5- 8pm

December is the time of year when fine art seems to capture the feeling of nostalgia in Charleston, SC, with no limit to the exceptional quality and diverse nature of subjects and genres being featured in the galleries. Visitors to Gallery Row will be greeted by white lights in gallery windows, the Olde Towne “Cinderella Carriage will be offering Carriage Rides, and Carolers will be strolling the streets to offer up some holiday cheer.

Gallery Row is pleased to present “Postcards From Charleston” for the First Fridays on Broad Art Walk on Dec., 7 2012, from 5-8pm. This is a special holiday treat, most galleries on Broad Street’s Gallery Row will feature miniature paintings – all sized and priced nicely for gift giving.  This show, “Postcards from Charleston” will include little gems by various artists from the galleries.  These small treasures are available only during the holidays, but will capture memories to share with your loved ones for a lifetime.

Work by Angela Trotta Thomas

COCO VIVO Fine Art|Interior Design proudly announces a special holiday art show during the month of December. Angela Trotta Thomas, official artist of Lionel Train Corporation, will exhibit a collection of original oils depicting nostalgic toy train art. An exciting COCO VIVO Christmas window scene will feature the Angela Trotta Thomas signature Express 0-4-0 toy train set traveling through a holiday snow village.  Angela’s powerful images are a mixture of Lionel trains, childhood, and the holiday season.

Hamlet Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present “Italian at Heart” by 3 women painters, Patricia Puckett, Jane Woodward and Stephanie Shuler Hamlet, who recently spent several weeks painting in Tuscany, Italy. Each artists is articulate in expressing the beautiful landscape  of Tuscany. Having recently returned from Italy, the artists have added works of art from Cortona, Assissi, Florence, Sienna and Rome to their portfolios.

The Spencer Art Galleries will be having  two opening receptions from 5 til 8 pm. Spencer Art Gallery I will be featuring new works by Claudette Bell – “Guiding Lights” and Spencer Art Gallery II will be featuring new works by Ann Von Rosenberg – “Gifts”.

Lambert Gray Gallery will be open for art walk with new works, including the new horse pieces by Hilarie Lambert and small treasures by Michael Gray and Tia Christophillis.

Robinson And Richardson Gallery for December  will be featuring: “Seven Continents, Around the World with Ray Ellis”. One of the lowcountry’s favorite artists, (although he now resides in Martha’s Vineyard), Ellis is 91 and still painting! The show will feature 24 works from his world travels. A must see show!

During his December show at Ella W. Richardson Fine Art, local artist Mickey Williams will present his newest evocations of the Charleston area and the quiet radiance of its many waterways and marshes. Visitors will be able to enjoy his show “A Change of Season” through December 31st.

Edward Dare Gallery will feature small works of Charleston by local and nationally known artists.

Participating art galleries include: Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Hamlet Fine Art, Edward Dare Gallery, COCO VIVO, Mary Martin Fine Art, UTOPIA, Spencer Galleries, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, Martin Gallery, Lambert Gray Gallery, Galerie on Broad and Robison & Richard Fine Art.

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

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