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Laurie Meyer

Laurie Meyer

LOOK NOW BEFORE THE VIEWS CHANGE by Amy Stockwell Mercer Inspiration can strike at the strangest times. When you’re in the shower, on a run, or when you’re sitting in your car stuck in traffic and suddenly, a brilliant idea emerges.
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Jared Owens

Jared Owens

WHEN THE BARE WALLS STIFLE YOU by Sarah Miller Art, as they say, is the ultimate form of expression. When we’re looking at it, we can feel excitement, aggression, passion, or serenity. But for some, like Jared Owens, creating gives them a reason to live. As ...
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Tom Stanley

Tom Stanley

CALM AND CHAOS by Amy Mercer Stockwell Tom Stanley draws with paint. His work is graphic and he uses a limited palette of black, white and red, which he calls “the most useful colors.” He builds his own stretchers and often paints in the hallway outside his office/ studio at Winthrop University. Preferring ...
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Collectors Sam & Susan Altman

Collectors Sam & Susan Altman

THE HOME OF AN ARTIST WITH NO RULES by Katie Kerns Geer | photography by Karson Photography "Keep your eyes wide open...and, remember, there are no rules." Susan Altman has been reminding herself of these two philosophies ever since she started painting again, after a 25-year pause. And though she says they are ...
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Gibbes Museum of Art Visiting Artist Series

Gibbes Museum of Art Visiting Artist Series

MAKING ROOM FOR THE ARTISTS by Amy Stockwell Mercer Writing about artists means I get to sit in their studios, surrounded by their paintings, drawings, sculpture, or jewelry, and ask them why they do what they do. Their work comes alive as they describe their inspiration, process, and influences, and I see ...
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ArtFields

ArtFields

LAKE CITY, SC | APRIL 21 - 29 by Emily Reyna In the heart of South Carolina is the rural Pee Dee region where life primarily revolves around agriculture and manufacturing. But a transformation is taking place that is capturing the attention of the art ...
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Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit

NAVIGATING 16-DAYS IN MARION SQUARE by Katie Kerns Geer If the Spoleto Festival has a little sister, it’s Piccolo Spoleto — a 17-day arts bash that coincides with Spoleto Festival USA but focuses solely on artists from the Southeast. Piccolo packs in hundreds of plays, ...
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Winter 2017

Chambers Austelle

BIRDCAGE by Matt Dobie This past summer, while teaching at Redux’s Kids Camps, artist Chambers Austelle was inspired by her young students to bring a new attitude to her personal practice. “I’m just going to go in like these children, and I’m going to make sure ...
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Herb Parker

ENVIRONMENTAL SANCTUARIES by Matt Dobie The structure sits in a clearing surrounded by an island forest. It’s rectangular — 24 1⁄2 deep, 40 feet long, and 11 feet tall — with walls of woven saplings and a roof of thatched eelgrass. There ...
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Collectors: Bright & Allison Williamson

THE HOME OF BRIGHT, ALLISON, BEN, HENRY, AND CHIEF THE AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE By Stacy Huggins Geist | Photography by Karson Photography "I've always, since I was a little girl, been attracted to art.” As a child, Allison Williamson would always find a ...
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Matt Wilson

FOUND OBJECTS by Amy Stockwell Mercer Matt Wilson’s workshop is filled with clutter and chaos. A large, waist-high table is littered with hammers, an old fan, and a toolbox. There are piles of old spoons, forks, and knives. Wilson is always on ...
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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF SEWE by Stacy Huggins Geist First and foremost, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is a gathering of the premier wildlife artists from across the country to celebrate the sporting lifestyle and connect with enthusiastic patrons. The rest of the expo is just gravy dressed in duck boots and Barbour jackets. ...
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Painting a Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes

FROM THE HIGDON COLLECTION By Amy Stockwell Mercer Painting A Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes at the Gibbes Museum of Art is a timely exhibition that will arouse feelings of national pride in viewers. The Higdon Collection includes 23 stunning works of art from the mid 19th century. Artists like Jasper Francis Cropsey ...
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Hirona & Riki Matsuda

TRANSFORMATION THROUGH INSTALLATION Interviewed by Stacy Huggins Geist Local artists and sisters Hirona and Riki Matsuda have been tapped to create an entire world. The artists will show at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art’s fifth annual Groundhog Day benefit concert at ...
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MOVING ON/UP

AFTER 14 YEARS REDUX RELOCATES TO THE UPPER PENINSULA By Stacy Huggins Geist Charleston has always attracted artists of all disciplines, for both its stunning natural beauty and its cosmopolitan qualities. One can enjoy all the benefits of culture and city life ...
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