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Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street in Charleston Offers Spoleto Soleil Through June 12, 2011

May 31, 2011

When items are sent to us near our deadline for the paper – we put it aside and work on the paper. When we finish the paper – we get back to work on putting out these news items. That’s why it is always important to send us items early. The first weekend of this event has unfortunately gone by.

Spoleto Soleil is an exciting series of art inspired events including sculpture, glass blowing and painting demonstrations, lectures, digital presentations and a variety of other interactive events that will be held daily on Gallery Row on Broad Street in Charleston, SC, beginning  May 27 and continuing through June 12, 2011, to complement the fabulous ticketed festival events of Spoleto USA.  Receptions to meet featured artists will be held from 4-7pm in a variety of galleries on Gallery Row as well.

The inspiration for Spoleto Soleil: to provide to visitors to Charleston during Spoleto a sampling of not only the wonderful local artists that are here in Charleston showing their work year round, but also the national and internationally known visual artists that are represented here. We are offering educational, interactive events that art lovers will find intriguing.

Listing of Events on Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street
All events are 4 to 7pm unless otherwise listed.

Friday, May 27th
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery – Plein Air Painting: James C. Hill
Hamlet Fine Art Gallery – Plein Air Painting: Jane Woodward
Edward Dare Gallery – Plein Air Painting: Leslie Pratt-Thomas, Ann Lee Merrill, Sally Cade
COCO VIVO Fine Art|Design:  Opening Reception Charleston en plein air
Spencer Gallery- Painting Demo
SCOOP studios – Closing Reception, Lisa Shimko’s “Stop Making Fence” with Spoken word by Poet Marcus Amaker @ 5:30 pm
Mary Martin Gallery – Ice Tea & Vibrant Colors  – Afternoon tea and pastel painting demonstration by Elaine Hruska 3-5 PM

Saturday May 28th
Spencer Gallery-Lecture The Changing Art World Today10:30-11:30
Spencer Gallery- Lecture Digital Dark Room 11:30-12:00
Spencer Gallery- Lecture What is Fine Art 1:00-2:00
Spencer Gallery- Painting Demo 5:00-7:00
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery – Plein Air Painting: James C. Hill
& Rebecca Johnston
Hamlet Fine Art Gallery – Plein Art Painting: Jane Woodward
Edward Dare Gallery – Plein Air Painting: Leslie Pratt-Thomas, Ann Lee Merrill, Sally Cade, Jim Darlington

Sunday, May 29th
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery – Plein Air Painting: James C. Hill
Hamlet Fine Art Gallery – Plein Art Painting: Jane Woodward
COCO VIVO Fine Art | Design:  Garden Tea Party. Enjoy the sculpture of “Dancing in the Wind” while sipping some sweet tea on one of Gallery Row’s Secret Gardens.
Mary Martin Gallery – Viola musician Don Olson – 3-5 PM

Monday May 30th
COCO VIVO Fine Art | Design :  Arts and Flowers. Floral Interpretations of various artists works,  May 30-June 2
Spencer Gallery-Painting demo

Tuesday May 31st
Spencer Gallery – lecture Digital Darkroom 10:30-11
Spencer Gallery-Painting Demo 4-7
Spencer Gallery- Painting demo 5-7

Wednesday, June 1st
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery – Gullah Storytelling & Spirituals w/ Helen Royal
Edward Dare Gallery – A Broader Perspective: Coastal Landscapes,
Shorebirds & Portraits of the South – oil by Ralph G. James, June 1-12
COCO VIVO Fine Art | Design:  Open Forum and information.. Secret tips of
Fine Art and Design
Mary Martin Gallery – Viola musician Don Olson – 3-5 PM

Thursday, June 2nd
Spencer Galleries – Lecture: Digital Darkroom – 10:30 – 11am
SCOOP Studios – Artist Talk: Kenton James & Antarctica Revisited
Preview, 6 – 7pm
Spencer Gallery-Painting Demo
Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art  – 3 day workshop with Craig Nelson, Department Chairman of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

Friday, June 3rd
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery –  Kathy Casey Opening – “Twenty-Four” 5:00-8:00
Hamlet Fine Art Gallery – Spoleto Soleil Stroll, 5 – 8pm: Jewelry trunk
show by Angela Hall
Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art: Ongoing workshop with Craig Nelson and opening of Nelson’s Visions of New York 5-8 PM
Edward Dare Gallery – Lampworked Glass Jewelry Demo:
Linda Sacra, June 3 and 4th
First Friday on Broad Artwalk, all galleries, 5 – 8pm
Spencer Gallery-Katherine Bates Opening – “Moments in Time” 5:00- 8:00
SCOOP studios first group show and 2nd Birthday – “Antarctica: Revisited”

Saturday, June 4th
Spencer Gallery- Lecture-The Changing Art World Today 10:30-11:00
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery – The Artist Speaks – Art Pottery: Mary Nicholson
Martin Gallery – Artist Lecture – Ben Ham, 11:30 – 1:30 pm
Spencer Galleries – Lecture: “What is Fine Art?”, 1 – 2pm
Edward Dare Gallery – Lampworked Glass Jewelry Demo:
Linda Sacra, June 3 and 4th
Spencer Gallery- Painting Demo
Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art – Last day of workshop with Craig Nelson

Sunday, June 5th
Mary Martin Gallery – Viola musician Don Olson – 3-5 PM

Monday June 6th
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery – The Artist Speaks – The Underpinnings of an
Abstract Painting: Kathy Casey
Spencer Galleries – Lecture: Formatting Your Paintings by Classic Master Artist Harry Neely
4:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, June 7th
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery – Plein Air Painting: Joan A. Davis
Spencer Galleries – Lecture: Digital Darkroom – 10:30 – 11am
Spencer Gallery-Painting Demo 4-7

Wednesday, June 8th
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery – Pottery Demo: Christian Royal
Edward Dare Gallery – The Colors of Street Life: Havana: Digital
Image presentation and photography: Ron Anton Rocz
SCOOP Studios – Artist Talk: Christopher Murphy, 5:30 – 7pm
Spencer Gallery -Painting Demo
Mary Martin Gallery – Viola musician Don Olson – 3-5 PM

Thursday, June 9th
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery – The Symbiotic Relationship between
Abstract and Representational Art: Deidre Black
Edward Dare Gallery – Sculpture Demo: Tom Player, Kingstree, June 9-11
Spencer Galleries – Lecture: Digital Darkroom – 10:30 – 11am
SCOOP Studios – Artist Talk: Karen Ann Myers, 5:30 – 7pm
Spencer Gallery-Painting Demo 5:00- 7:00
Spencer Gallery- Painting Demo

Friday, June 10th
Edward Dare Gallery – Sculpture Demo: Tom Player, Kingstree, June 9-11
Hamlet Fine Art Gallery – Art of Making Direct Metal Sculpture” Zan
Smith, 5 – 6pm
Spencer Gallery-Painting Demo
Mary Martin Gallery – Ice Tea & Vibrant Colors  – Afternoon tea and pastel painting demonstration by Elaine Hruska 3-5 PM

Saturday, June 11th
Edward Dare Gallery – Sculpture Demo: Tom Player, Kingstree, June 9-11
Spencer Gallery- The Changing Art World 10:30 – 11:30
Spencer Galleries – Lecture: Digital Darkroom – 11:30 – 12pm
Spencer Galleries – Lecture: What is “Fine Art?” 1 – 2pm
Spencer Gallery-Painting Demo 4:00-7:00 pm

On Going
COCO VIVO Fine Art | Design- Plein Air painting on gallery Row by artists, Pamela Bledsoe, Angela Trotta Thomas and Danny Laran

For information please contact (www.Charlestongalleryrow.com) or for questions, please call Mary Phelps at 843/720-4027 or Stephanie Hamlet at 843/722-1944.