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Making Waves

Making Waves

WHY PASTEL ARTIST BETH WILLIAMS IS ONE TO WATCH AT THIS YEAR'S PICCOLO SPOLETO OUTDOOR EXHIBITION by Sarah Miller What’s so striking about Beth Williams' artwork is the movement. One can almost feel the salt spray misting their sun-kissed face as ...
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Call for Artist—And Collectors

Call for Artist—And Collectors

A WES ANDERSON KIND OF SUMMER Charleston Music Hall is hosting a Summer of Wes film series, showcasing the director’s eight films each week from June through August, and opening its gallery space to display works that will be for sale ...
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Palate to Palette

Palate to Palette

by Sarah Miller “With the upcoming opening of The Vendue’s new restaurant, Revival, the timing seemed right to combine two of Charleston’s strongest offerings, art and food, for our next major exhibition,” explains The Vendue’s art director Emily Rigsby. Inviting a diverse group of artists whose styles and mediums span the art ...
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How Art Saved A Small Southern Town

How Art Saved A Small Southern Town

by Matt Dobie Real estate broker Karon Epps has lived in Lake City, SC her entire life. “Our parents would tell us stories about Lake City long years ago,” she says, “where the Bean Market was the largest in the world ...
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Winter 2018

Breaking In: How A New Generation of Artists Are Calling Charleston Home

by Matt Dobie Charleston’s arts community has grown exponentially over the last decade, earning the city a distinction as a cultural hub of the Southeast. But how do you become a part of that community? Say you’re new to town or perhaps an emerging artist who just graduated college—or maybe you’re ...
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The Secret Lives of Paintings

AN INTERVIEW WITH GLORIA VELANDIA LUDMER, CHIEF CONSERVATOR AT GV ART CONSERVATION, NYC, AND AIG CONSULTANT by Michele Seekings, SPIRE Art Services With LED light in hand, conservator Gloria Velandia Ludmer explains, “Each painting has a story.” Ludmer, an internationally renowned art conservator, recently led an educational gallery tour called ...
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5 SEWE Artists to Look Out for This Year

by Katie Kerns Geer These artists are each bringing something unique—and, in some cases, contemporary—to this year's fine art exhibition. KATHRYN MAPES TURNER 2018 SEWE FEATURED ARTIST | Born and raised in Grand Teton National Park, an adoration for wildlife flows through Kathryn Mapes Turner’s veins. She’s painted animals since ...
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