Posts Tagged ‘Fabulon’

Check out this exhibit by Robert Maniscalco on view at the Fabulon gallery located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC

July 23, 2017

We just posted a blog about an exhibit by Robert Maniscalco on view at the Fabulon gallery located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC, over at “Carolina Arts Unleashed” (http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/?s=Robert+Maniscalco). It’s about art with a message. If you liked our cover this month, you might be interested in this exhibit. Can’t hurt to check it out. The image shown is of Louise Noel, mother of Pastor Medit, Maniscalco’s host at the Bread of Life Orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti. Sounds interesting.

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FABULON, A Center for Art and Education, in Charleston, SC, Offers Book Signing for Photographer Andrew Feiler – Mar. 23, 2017

March 16, 2017

FABULON, A Center for Art and Education, located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC, will present a photography exhibit and book signing with Andrew Feiler, on Mar. 23, 2017, from 5-8pm.

Feiler’s book, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College was published by the University of Georgia Press in association with the Georgia Humanities Council. The publication includes ten historical images, sixty contemporary images and essays by Robert E. James, Pellom McDaniels III, Amalia K. Amaki, and Loretta Parham. An accompanying exhibition opens later this fall in Atlanta, GA.


Photo by Andrew Feiler

Feiler offers the following about the book, “A large bell hangs in the clock tower overlooking the now quiet campus of Morris Brown College (Atlanta, GA). Its inscription reads, in part, “Dedicated to the Education of Youth, Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color”.  Founded by African Americans in 1881, Morris Brown lost its accreditation to financial pressures and scandal in 2002. Today its largely abandoned campus stands as a testament to a proud past, a challenging present and an uncertain future, not only for this one institution but for all of America’s historically black colleges and universities.”


Photo by Andrew Feiler

“I was granted unique access to the hauntingly silent campus of Morris Brown with the intent to illuminate the stories told in its stilled classrooms and hallways.  In the resulting body of work, the proud past remains in the extraordinary quality of the facilities, school desks arrayed ready for class, faces of students in photographs from happier days. The challenging present resides starkly in broken stained glass, evidence of havoc wreaked by scrappers, hints of homeless humanity. And the uncertain future weighs heavily in the headlines: bankruptcy proceedings, a forthcoming professional football stadium next door, recycled pronouncements of plans to revitalize the surrounding neighborhood. Mixed with all of these are layers of timeless emotion…. wistfulness, pride, angst, loneliness, hope.”

FABULON is located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston.

For further information call the gallery at 843-566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

A Visit to the Ever Changing Charleston, SC, 3/11/17

March 12, 2017

I needed some postcards to send to someone in Washington, DC, that I hoped would be soon taking an extended vacation from politics, and what better place to get postcards but the tourist city of Charleston, SC. The city that seems to add a new construction crane every time I visit. So I figured to also make that trip a short business trip and visit a few galleries.

I’ve been wanting to visit Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education,  located at 1017 Wappoo Road, in the West Ashley area of Charleston – between Hwy. 61 and Hwy. 17. They had just opened a new exhibit, “We The People”, an exhibit of artwork that makes you think, something not seen that often in Charleston. They had the opening a day before, but I don’t like seeing art in a crowd, so the day after was good for me.

This was a great show with art from local artists and many from outside the area. As usual I took a few images with my iPhone (I guess that’s less health insurance for me), but these works are best seen up close and personal. And as always works I include are not always the best or ones I want to talk about – they are the works I can get a decent image of. But I also like the ones I’m including.

First up is a photograph by Winston-Salem, NC, artist, Owens Daniels, who offered some images poking fun at the NC House Bill (HB2). This image titled “Citizen” was created in the style of American Gothic.

Next is “Life is A OK” by local artist, Caroline Self, who was/is Artist-in-Residence for The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. Loved this work for it’s color and texture. I just can’t pass by a well executed abstract work.

Kelly Burke, from the Baltimore, MD, area offered a couple of works from her ‘Reimagined American Flags” series. This work is titled “Don’t Lives Matter?” highlighting lives lost due to gun violence.

Susan Irish, owner and manager of Fabulon, also had an interesting work in the exhibit that made a statement about Charleston, that only an outsider would understand – which I got right away, but I couldn’t get a good shot of it without my shadow all over it.

There are lots of interesting works in this exhibit, which will give you lots of reasons to think, but don’t miss the artistic skill in thinking of the message offered.

This last work wasn’t part of the “We The People” exhibit, but it caught my attention and of course it’s an abstract. It’s a work by Laura McRae-Hitchcock , who has recently moved from Charlotte, NC, to our community. So, besides the works in the show, there are also good works to see – and buy, on view by resident artists.

Fabulon may not be one of those high-end Charleston galleries, but it’s an example of all things good don’t always come in shiny packages, it’s also a working studio, classroom, and gathering center – there was a group of fiber artists on hand working away while I viewed the exhibit.

Well it was time to get my postcards which I found at Brittlebank Park on the Ashley River – not your usual place to get postcards, but I’m hoping you’ll be reading about and hearing about these special postcards on about March 16 or 17.

Next I stopped by Surface Craft Gallery,  located at 49 John Street in downtown Charleston, my old stomping grounds when Linda (my better half) and I operated a custom photo processing lab on John Street and a short lived photography gallery – many years ago. I wanted to talk with Liv Antonecchia, owner, and get caught up on how the new group, Lowcountry Ceramic Artists, was coming along and see what new things they had in the shop.

Here are some works by Margaret K. Weinberg, who is part of the Cone 10 Studios in Charleston, which may be closing soon.

Next are works by Batton Clayworks in Asheville, NC. They are the works with the carved texture. I loved these unusual shapes.

Here are a couple of fused glass works by Tanya Craig. These are incense holders, but I don’t remember seeing any that were so colorful – back in my days of burning incense. The last time I bought incense was about ten years ago just outside of Disney World in Florida, but when we got home – I couldn’t find them and to this day never have.

This last shot is of a jar by Fred Prudhomme, another Cone 10 Studios artist. I shared a Facebook post that Surface Craft had made earlier in the week which attracted a lot of remarks about how beautiful the jar was but it would be much better if it was full of cookies and then milk got involved and than more comments about food were added, but when I saw this piece in person, it was much smaller than we all thought. It was about half the size of a cookie jar. I still like the jar, but man I was really disappointed that you wouldn’t be able to fit many cookies in it. Again – here was a case where art had effected my life once more – beauty and disappointment offered in the same object. Darn you artists.

Surface Craft Gallery had become one of my favorite spots to see fine art crafts in Charleston. If you haven’t been there check it out.

Surface Craft Gallery will be opening a new exhibit, “Spring!”, a ceramics renewal show featuring local and national clay artisans in both functional and sculptural work, with an opening reception on Mar. 23, from 5-8pm. The show continues through Apr. 13, 2017. Work by Kelly Thiel will be featured in the show. She left us to live in Bend, OR, but now her work is returning to Charleston.

Well, it was time to head back home to Bonneau and as I drove out of Charleston down Meeting Street I just couldn’t believe how they are changing the skyline of Charleston – pretty soon you won’t be able to see the sky. So sad. I still love you Charleston, but now I know how the old timers felt and talked of their “lost” Charleston when I first got here in the mid 70s.

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Offers Exhibit Focused on Love

February 7, 2017

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, is presenting “Not Your Typical Love Story”, featuring works that express different ways we love, who, why, what’s missing, what we want, pet love, sacrifice…, on view from Feb. 2 – 28, 2017. A reception will be held on Feb. 11, from 5-8pm.

Originally Valentine’s Day was about respecting people’s need for love, compassion, and acceptance. This group show illustrates artists’ interpretations on the theme. Celebrate all diverse interpretations of love in a less commercial representation. Except for the chocolate part. There will be lots of chocolate.

Participating guest artists include: Chrisi Blyth, Deane V. Bowers, Linda D’Elia, Kopeace, Dina Platt, Nicole Robinson, Shari Schultz, Vik, and Henry Wolf.

There will be new work by Fabulon artists including: Louise Aug, Meyriel Edge, Amanda England, Eugene Horne, Susan Irish, Liza S. Lindahl, Laura McRae-Hitchcock, and Hampton R. Olfus, Jr.

Fabulon is located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston, SC, 29407. Free parking is available on site.

For further information call 843/566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

Fabulon – A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Call for Entries for Several Exhibitions

December 23, 2016

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, CELEBRATE ALL DIVERSE INTERPRETATIONS OF LOVE AND HAVE A LESS COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATION OF A TIME THAT WAS ALL ABOUT RESPECTING PEOPLE’S NEED FOR COMPASSION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.

Different ways we love, who, why, what’s missing, what we want, pet love, sacrifice…

*All mediums accepted. All work must be original and not previously exhibited.  All work must be for sale. 40% commission taken on sales.

Interested artists should provide 3-5 representative examples of their work, an artist statement, and a $35 non-refundable fee.  Accepted artists will be part of a group show. They will display up to 5 pieces. The work will be on display and for sale during the month of February. Artists not accepted for this show will be notified with a brief commentary as to why their work was not chosen. All entries will be saved for future consideration.

DATES:  Deadline for submission is 1/20.17. Artists will be notified by 1/21/17. Work should be delivered on or before 1/27/17 and picked up by 3/5/17. There will be a reception with refreshments on  Saturday, February 11th from 5-8pm. The art will be showcased from 2/4 to 2/28/17.

Submit Online at (http://www.fabulonart.com/call-for-art/).

WE  THE  PEOPLE

AS ARTISTS, WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND PROMOTE MESSAGES OF PEACE AND HARMONY. WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST RACISM.

NOW, MORE THAN EVER IT IS TIME TO LIFT OUR VOICES.

*All mediums accepted. All work must be original and not previously exhibited.  All work must be for sale. 40% commission taken on sales.

Interested artists should provide 3-5 representative examples of their work, an artist statement, and a $35 non-refundable fee.  Accepted artists will be part of a group show. They will display up to 5 pieces. The work will be on display and for sale during the month of March. Artists not accepted for this show will be notified with a brief commentary as to why their work was not chosen. All entries will be saved for future consideration.

DATES:  Deadline for submission is February 10th. Artists will be notified by 2/13/17. Work should be delivered on or before 2/20/17 and picked up by 4/8/17. There will be a reception with refreshments on  March 10th, from 5-8pm. The art will be showcased from 3/1 to 3/30/17.

Submission at (http://www.fabulonart.com/we-the-people).

Fabulon is located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston, SC, 29407.

For further information call 843/566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries – Deadline July 22, 2016

June 21, 2016

Fabulon is celebrating its anniversary with a revisit of our very first show, “Souvenirs of Summer”.

Theme: Artists will show off what they did on their summer vacation and/or capture some symbol of summer’s end and the change of seasons.

Guidelines: You will have space to display 3-5 pieces of work and we request that you also make a specific 4”x6” post card sized work that shows your style and interpretation of the above mentioned theme. Each piece will be sold for $50. This allows collectors or new art buyers to feel connected to you and get inspired to save toward a larger purchase. You can make up to 3 of this post card size.

Procedure: *Interested artists should provide 3-5 representative examples of their work, an artist statement, and a $25 entry fee. This can be done on the website (fabulonart.com). Accepted artists will be part of a group show that runs until Sept. 9, 2016. Artists not accepted for this show will be notified with a brief commentary as to why their work was not chosen. All entries will be saved for future consideration.

Dates:

Deadline for submission is 7/22.

Notification by 7/28. Art delivered on 8/8. Art retrieved by 9/13.

On 8/8, there will be a brief meeting for accepted artists at the gallery.

*An opening reception with refreshments will be held 8/26 from 5-8:30pm.

For further info call 843/566-3383 or e-mail to (fabulon.art@gmail.com).

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Artists

December 11, 2015

Fabulon: A Center for Art and Education is a new gallery in West Ashley area of Charleston, SC, specializing in emerging artists. We are looking to represent the work of Southern artists. We are currently in search of sculptors with organic themes. Fabulon would like to include printmakers working with linoleum or woodblock and potters who create functional items using the wheel. Please go to our website and fill out a submission form at (http://www.fabulonart.com/your-art/).

The gallery is located at 1017 Wappoo Road Charleston, SC, 29407.

For further info call 843/566-3383, e-mail at (fabulon.art@gmail.com) or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

Fabulon, a New Gallery in Charleston, SC, Calls for Artist’s Entries for Exhibit “Souvenirs of Summer” – Deadline is July 24, 2015

July 12, 2015

Fabulon, a new gallery in West Ashley area of Charleston, SC, is hosting a show primarily for new and emerging artists, Friday Aug. 28, 2015 (this is not labor day weekend.)

The show will be called “Souvenirs of Summer”. Artist selected will have space to display 3-5 pieces of current work. They will also be asked for a 4”x6” postcard size piece with a summer, summer souvenir, or end of summer theme created specifically for the show.

Interested artists should provide 3-5 representative examples of their work, an artist statement, and a $15 fee. Accepted artists will be part of a group show and have the opportunity to leave their work on display for the month of September. Artists not accepted for this show will be notified with a brief commentary as to why their work was not chosen. All entries will be saved for future consideration.

Please register on line at (Fabulonart.com).
Deadline for submission is July 24, 2015. Artists to be notified by 7/31. Work to be delivered by 8/24 and picked up by Oct. 3, 2015.

There will be a brief meeting for artists at the gallery, 1017 Wappoo Rd Charleston, SC, upon acceptance. There will be an opening reception with refreshments 8/28 from 5pm until 9pm.

For further info call 843/566-3383 or e-mail to (fabulon.art@gmail.com).