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8 Artists Bringing The Heat This Summer

8 Artists Bringing The Heat This Summer

by Sarah Miller       One summer Chris Dotson went night diving in the Virgin Islands. “I felt like I ...
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So You Bought A Piece Of Art

So You Bought A Piece Of Art

NOW WHAT? by Michele Seekings We sat down with Michele Seekings, an avid art collector, an active board member of the Gibbes Museum of Art, and owner of SPIRE Art Services, and asked her to create a ...
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Summer Wine Bouquet

Summer Wine Bouquet

A CULINARY & VISUAL ARTS MASHUP by Katie Kerns Geer If your interests involve good food, good music, fine wine, fine art — or all of the above — you’re in luck: Charleston Gallery Association (CGA) is hosting its inaugural Summer Wine Bouquet on ...
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Spring 2017

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

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 ...
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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

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

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

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

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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