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40 Years of Art

40 Years of Art

PICCOLO SPOLETO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION by Matt Mill More than 70 artists descend on Marion Square for the 40th annual Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition—don't get lost in the crowd! So who should you seek out this year? We’ve worked with the artists to produce a handy guide ...
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The Invisible Artists

The Invisible Artists

by Michele Seekings Art conservation and restoration are essential in the preservation, protection, and repair of art, yet these unique careers are often under the radar for most of the general public. Which, after sitting down with painting conservator Catherine Rogers, I suppose ...
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Paint on Paper

Paint on Paper

WILLIAM HALSEY AT THE GEORGE GALLERY by Emily Reyna If you’ve been in Charleston for any length of time, you’ve heard the name William Halsey. Most know his name by our very own Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. But what does the Halsey name mean to Charleston, and ...
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Art Galleries

Art Galleries

GALLERIES TO SEE THIS SPRING NEEMA FINE ART GALLERY Neema Gallery, Charleston’s newest art gallery, puts the spotlight on African-American Southern artists, with both big-name and emerging artists on its roster. In ...
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Winter 2019

Bird’s Eye Views

by Katie Kerns Geer Perhaps more than any other animal, humans are fascinated with birds. We admire birds, we make a hobby of peering at them through binoculars; we lure them into our yards with seed; some of us even tattoo them onto our bodies. What’s the enchantment? It may be this: ...
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Building A Collection

by Michele Seekings Contemporary art is one of the faster growing asset classes among investors. Traditionally, an asset class includes stocks, bonds, and gold, but an interesting shift in today’s high-net-worth individuals is the shift in investing more in alternative asset classes. These alternative asset classes include art, wine, and luxury cars, ...
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Feast for the Eyes

by Allyson Sutton Denise Stewart-Sanabria’s hyper-realist still lifes are anything but still. You can practically taste the cinnamon sweetness crumbling off the canvas in “King Cake Glitter” and half expect fruit flies to start swarming at the sight of “Fermenting Meloncholia.” With an extensive knowledge of history, a wry sense of humor, ...
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Small Town Big Impact

by Allyson Sutton | images by ArtFields Nestled about 30 minutes south of Florence, South Carolina lies a quaint little place called Lake City. With its 7,000-person population, old brick warehouses, and quiet downtown streets, Lake City might seem like any other sleepy ...
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SEWE

THE PREMIER GATHERING FOR WILDLIFE ARTISTS by Allyson Sutton For three days each February, downtown Charleston is filled with hunting dogs, birds of prey, and outdoorsy types decked out in leather boots and Barbour jackets. And while it might look like they’re filming a remake of Jumanji, these crowds fly south each ...
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Maverick Women

by Sarah Miller As the story goes, on the evening of January 31, 1889, in the New York City studio of Grace Fitz-Randolph, four determined and illustrious female artists joined their hostess to create the first women’s art club in the US. In spite of their considerable talents, the percentage of ...
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Keith Tolen

NEW ARTIST. NEW GALLERY. by Sarah Miller Those who can’t do, teach. This is something we hear time and time again, yet time and time again this statement has been proven wrong. Mozart, Clara Barton, Stephen Hawking, and even Mother Teresa balanced work and ...
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