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Bird’s Eye Views

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Fall 2018

Is Charleston’s Art Scene on the Verge of a Rebirth?

by Allison Sutton | painting by Katherine Dunlap It’s been nearly 100 years since the Charleston Renaissance, an era that transformed our city into a thriving creative destination. From 1915 to 1940, local and visiting artists, architects, and writers collaborated to drive cultural ...
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INTRO Pop-Up Art Exhibition

Nov 9-18 | 535 King Street, Charleston At Art Mag, we’re always thinking about ways to help art lovers connect with more artists. We know that today’s collectors want to discover new artists—artists who excite them and artists they can ...
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Art and Architecture

CHARLESTON AS AN ARTIST'S MUSE by Katie Kerns Geer Inspiration for artists is just about everywhere in Charleston. From Colonial, Georgian, and Federal style landmarks to those iconic church steeples to the classic “Charleston Single,” architecture in Charleston has been provoking artists for as long as we can remember. Here, 9 visual ...
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Billyo’s Lowcountry

11 QUESTIONS WITH BILLYO O'DONNELL With his current solo show Billyo’s Lowcountry hanging at Helena Fox Fine Art, we’re getting to know a little more about what drives the artist. 1. When did you begin painting? In high school, and it was ...
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Art in the Parks

by Sarah Miller A little known fact about Charleston’s beloved Hampton Park is that John Olmstead, the nephew-turned-adopted-son of Frederick Law Olmstead, designed it. Now, if you don’t recognize the name Frederick Law Olmstead then maybe you’re familiar with some of his life’s work—Central Park, the Niagara Reservation, over a dozen ...
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The Ultimate Selfie

A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ELLIOTT WEBB Recently completing his visiting artist residency at The Gibbes Museum of Art, artist Stephen Elliott Webb delves into our past and current hyper-obsession to capture one’s own image in Project Selfie.
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The New South From The Eyes of Our Generation

by Emily Reyna “These photographers provide us with privileged access to different worlds that most people would never have access to.” To have an understanding of the New South, we must come to grips that there is a tension between what we think about the South and what actually is true about ...
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Art Galleries

GALLERIES TO SEE THIS FALL PRINCIPLE GALLERY The Principle Gallery space is sunny and expansive—basically one long room that seems like it will never end, ...
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