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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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A Festival Junkie’s Guide

A Festival Junkie’s Guide

SEWE, WINE + FOOD, FASHION WEEK by Katie Kerns Geer Three of Charleston's biggest cultural events take place this winter within the space of about a month. Here's what you need to know: THE QUICK & DIRTY   SOUTHEASTERN WILDLIFE EXPO
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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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AWAKENING

AWAKENING

USING ART TO CHANGE A COMMUNITY by Sarah Miller Policy. Climate change. Education. Gentrification. Equality—These are some of today’s hottest topics, but what are we really doing about them? Charleston’s Enough Pie addresses these social challenges head-on and creatively engages with the community by ...
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Shaking Up the Booze Biz

Shaking Up the Booze Biz

JOHNNY CALDWELL AND TANEKA REAVES—THE COCKTAIL BANDITS—ARE BUSTING THROUGH GLASS CEILINGS, ONE CRAFT COCKTAIL AT A TIME by Katie Kerns Geer If Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves were stranded together on a deserted island with only one type of liquor available to them, they’d choose tequila. No question. Tequila, in fact, is what ...
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Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion

HOW CHARLESTON EMERGING DESIGNER HEATHER ROSE JOHNSON IS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY TO CHANGE THE FASHION INDUSTRY by Emily Reyna Everyone is involved in fashion, and it has nothing to do with fancy clothes. It’s our way to communicate with the world, believes Charleston designer Heather Rose Johnson, ...
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Artists to Watch Winter 2018

Artists to Watch Winter 2018

Don't miss out on meeting these artists this winter: TOM STANLEY 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.” During ...
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