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The Arts

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Lisa Shimko

Lisa Shimko

ANIMAL TALES & WATER HALOS by Amy Stockwell Mercer Lisa Shimko is known for her portraits of animals in whimsical poses. A fortune telling owl, an elephant wearing boots with a goldfish on his back, and a bear on a surfboard playing drums. These clever portraits reel viewers in with joyful compositions and ...
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Michelle Van Parys

Michelle Van Parys

EMBRACING THE SHADOWS by Amy Stockwell Mercer Michelle Van Parys’s black and white photographs are a visual narrative of the changing landscape and our complex relationship to the natural world. A creek meanders beneath a highway overpass in one image, and a twisting waterslide is concealed by an overgrowth of trees in another. ...
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Collecting the Dark Arts

Collecting the Dark Arts

THE COLLECTION OF TERRY FOX by StacyHuggins | photography by Karson Photography After years of endless renovations to his downtown Charleston home, Terry Fox was staring down the barrel of yet another major project. Mentally spent, Fox opted instead to escape to the sea islands outside of Charleston, ...
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The Guggenheim Collection Returns to The Gibbes Museum of Art

The Guggenheim Collection Returns to The Gibbes Museum of Art

by Stacy Huggins There are few collectors who have been so widely influential in how we see and value modern art. Often it’s a trait or interest that runs in families, like Solomon R. Guggenheim and his niece Peggy, or in social circles catapulted by central guiding figures, like Gertrude Stein and ...
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Storytelling Through the Lens

Storytelling Through the Lens

by Stacy Huggins The success or failure of making a good story great lies in the hands the photographer. Creating a compelling image is so much more complicated than most realize. These five photographers have made many of our best articles truly fly off the page with ...
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Chef Michael Toscano of Le Farfalle

Chef Michael Toscano of Le Farfalle

by Stacy Huggins "I become obsessive when I’m passionate about something,” says Chef Michael Toscano. That statement can be applied to seemingly all areas of Toscano’s life. He is a driven and talented man who has accomplished more at 31 years ...
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Brewing Something Fresh

Brewing Something Fresh

FIVE NEW BREWERIES TO DISCOVER THIS FALL by Matt Dobie The brewing scene has been growing at an exponential rate across the Lowcountry, with new concepts and great environments that make us more inclined to head to a local brewery rather than a bar. You can enjoy the freshest beer possible and ...
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Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers

Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers

by Stacy Huggins | images by Alysse Gafkjen "Even when I’m sitting still, my soul still wants to run,” sings Oliver Wood. This line from “Never and Always” is on The Wood Brothers’ new album Paradise, which is full of poignant moments like that — the kinds of thoughts that we all ...
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Dr. Karen Chandler

Dr. Karen Chandler

PRESERVING THE ORIGIN STORIES OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S JAZZ MUSICIANS by Stacy Huggins We all know the big names...Count Basie...Miles Davis...Duke Ellington. But do you know Freddie Green? St. Julian Dash? Cat Anderson? Dr. Karen Chandler thinks you should. One of the great wonders of jazz in the early 20th century is the quantity and ...
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Happy Holidaze

Happy Holidaze

by Stacy Huggins The holidays are usually beloved or loathed for many reasons; being confined in small spaces with family members who insist on talking politics or embarrass you in front of your new fiancé can ruin turkey time faster than you can say ‘cranberries.’ Thankfully, no one can protest when ...
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Erik & Nicola Johnson of Henry & Joy Bags

Erik & Nicola Johnson of Henry & Joy Bags

by Matt Dobie For painters Erik and Nicola Johnson, venturing into the world of handcrafted purses and messenger bags might seem unorthodox, but to them, it’s just another fruit in the same cocktail. “Our primary thing is painting,” says Erik. “But ultimately we just like to make stuff.” They’re artists in the truest ...
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Daniel Velasco

Daniel Velasco

FASHION + FINE ART by Amy Stockwell Mercer Venezuelan born artist Daniel Velasco describes himself as “an impassioned fashion illustrator who seeks to tame the ferociousness of fashion using the gentle approach of watercolor.” In 2015, he ...
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Karen Mae Black

Karen Mae Black

THE STORYTELLER BEHIND TRUTH IS... by Hunter Gardner Karen Mae Black’s childhood was full of words and imagination. She openly admits to coercing family members into playing pretend, making imaginary friends, and inventing her own languages. With that in mind, it was ...
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The Secret to Snapchat?

The Secret to Snapchat?

STORYTELLING! by Ashley T. Caldwell, CEO, The Modern Connection Snapchat is taking the world by storm, and businesses are scrambling to keep up. Want to stand out? Keep it simple by using your content to tell a story. Snapchat has revolutionized traditional marketing ...
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