City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC, Offers Artist’s Talk with John Duckworth – Dec. 14, 2014

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents: “AWAKE by John Duckworth”, an Artist’s Talk offered Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at 2pm, at City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC.

Join us as artist John Duckworth personally leads visitors through a guided tour of his “AWAKE” exhibition. During this free event, attendees will receive an insider’s view, as Duckworth hosts a sequential tour explaining his inspiration and process, revealing how his personal exploration of Eastern contemplative wisdom traditions inspired this current exhibition.

We encourage those who have not yet experienced “AWAKE” to arrive at least one hour early to view the installation in its entirety.


Local artist John Duckworth has transformed the City Gallery at Waterfront Park into an immersive space within a guided exhibition layout, displaying his photography, sketches, paintings, video, and audio installation. Duckworth’s most comprehensive show to date, this non-traditional presentation of the artist’s work encourages viewers to become more aware and focus on the present moment, freeing their minds of constant to-do lists and daily thoughts in order to embrace calmness and contemplation.

Much of Duckworth’s work has an underlying meditative quality, embedded both in his Buddhist-inspired paintings and his most-recognizable photographs of nature. “AWAKE” will feature over forty artworks in an exhibition setting that also highlights Duckworth’s creative and meditation practices.

Duckworth states: “I believe that art/creativity is an essential component of human nature. Art inspires people to access their imagination, and imagination is the fuel that propels dreams and purpose in order to realize true human potential, and reveal our authentic self. Exterior guides often assist this sort of inner revelation; I believe that my artwork can function as a guide. My creative process is a personal exploration that mirrors my meditation practice and both are healing and self-transformative, and the result (my ‘art’) can resonate with others like a tuning fork – and either awaken this seed within, or simply affirm that we’re not alone in our searching.”

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park is located at 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston , SC.

Established in 2003, the City Gallery at Waterfront Park is owned by the City of Charleston and operated by the Office of Cultural Affairs.

Gallery hours during exhibition dates:
Monday, closed; Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 6pm; Saturday & Sunday 12 – 5pm. Please call the gallery for holiday closures.

For more information call 843/958-6484, e-mail to (, or visit (


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