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

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

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

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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Fall 2017

10 Artists Shaping The Arts In Charleston

THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ISSUE by Sarah Miller Over the past decade, Charleston has become a hot spot for contemporary culture. The growth of our city continues to foster new ideas and attract creatives who bring a fresh perspective to a charming city rich in history. In celebration of our 10th year, we ...
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British Invasion

A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ICONIC BRITISH PRINTS MAKES ITS WAY TO CHARLESTON by Michele Seekings Arguably one of the greatest achievements in twentieth-century British art was the linocut prints produced by artists from the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London. Founded in 1925, the goal of the school was for students ...
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When Disaster Strikes

IS YOUR ART PROTECTED? by Michele Seekings My neighbor’s house recently caught on fire and filled my home with thick smoke. The unexpected smoke damage required a complete overhaul and cleaning of everything inside, art collection included. I learned firsthand how important it was to ...
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