Viewing articles from the Spring 2012 issue

The Arts

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Crowfield Mines Diamonds

Crowfield Mines Diamonds

A year has passed since Crowfield released their namesake sophomore album, but they were not content to rest on their laurels or to give up in the face of obstacles.  Their fans are going to be very ...
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Plein Air Painters of the Southeast Return to Charleston

Plein Air Painters of the Southeast Return to Charleston

Local galleries Horton Hayes Fine Art, Hagan Fine Art, Smith Killian Fine Art and Galerie on Broad will host Plein Air Painters of the Southeast Returns to Charleston from June 1 – 22. Their hard work will be celebrated with opening receptions in the galleries on June 1, from 6 ...
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Jason Hackenwerth takes over Redux

Jason Hackenwerth takes over Redux

Experimental artist Jason Hackenwerth uses simple materials to create works of art that are greater than the sum of its parts. He hasn’t yet disclosed what materials he’ll be using at his upcoming exhibition at Redux Contemporary Art ...
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Charleston International Film Festival

Charleston International Film Festival

“I want the Charleston International Film Festival to be an experience…to be the reason people come to Charleston,” says festival co-founder and director Summer Peacher. Peacher, formerly of sunny California, and her husband Brian, a Charleston native, created ...
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Charleston : a love letter

Charleston : a love letter

A film by Justin Nathanson premiering during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Dear Charleston, I love you. X ___________________________ (sign your name here) This May, filmmaker Justin Nathanson of The Cut Company will debut a truly original and exciting project—his latest full-length film, Charleston ...
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Molly B. Right

Molly B. Right

The large-scale bottle cap portraits that Molly B. Right creates are stunningly detailed works of art. Right is a self-taught artist who began painting 19 years ago.
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Nancy Jean

Nancy Jean

Nancy Jean is clearly someone who plans on doing a lot of things while on this planet. Before she started painting, Jean studied to be an illustrator, went on to work in advertising, and started her own design and ...
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Kirsten Moran

Kirsten Moran

Kirsten Moran describes her recent paintings are a celebration of humanity. Most often inspired by the female form, Moran’s muses are images of her young daughter as ...
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Trish Weeks

Trish Weeks

Trish Weeks has been coming to Charleston regularly since her children were in grade school. Now she brings her grandchildren. This Ohio resident finds charm and inspiration in the colors of the Lowcountry, the waving grasses of the ...
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Kevin LePrince

Kevin LePrince

Artist Kevin LePrince has been enjoying himself a lot lately. He and gallery partner Rick Reinert recently celebrated their first year in business together on Lower King Street. He has also embarked on a new theme, which is ...
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The Charleston Tea Plantation

The Charleston Tea Plantation

Only 20 miles away from downtown Charleston is America’s only working tea plantation, the Charleston Tea Plantation. It officially started in 1987 when the present day co-owner and farmer, Bill Hall, bought the 127 acres of land that Lipton ...
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Chef Nico Romo of Fish Restaurant

Chef Nico Romo of Fish Restaurant

Chef Nico Romo believes that the key to a good restaurant is to have a solid team and always stay true to your standards. His arrival at Patrick Properties Hospitality Group has ushered in a sort of revival, ...
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Michael Shemtov of Butcher & Bee

Michael Shemtov of Butcher & Bee

Every entrepreneur is, by definition, a gambler and Michael Shemtov loves to roll the dice. As co-owner of the downtown and Avondale Mellow Mushrooms, Shemtov is a ...
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WINE: Willamette Valley, Oregon

WINE: Willamette Valley, Oregon

Simply put – Oregon is awesome! When it comes to domestic wine, nobody does better and with more class. Of all the regions I have had the privilege of visiting, the Willamette Valley ranks among the best and single-handedly takes the cake of top US wine regions. The wine itself is ...
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Tuna Sashimi with “Greek Salad”

Tuna Sashimi with “Greek Salad”

From chef Michelle Weaver of the Charleston Grill       INGREDIENTS 4 6oz. Ahi Tuna, sushi grade 4 large, pitted Olives, sliced into rounds 5 Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes, ...
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Dining With Friends

Dining With Friends

Back in December, Charleston locals shopped with their friends (at the Shopping with Friends fundraiser) in the name of HIV/AIDS, raising money for those in the Tri-County area affected by the disease. This spring, it’s time to eat ...
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Eye Candy: Culinary Arts

Eye Candy: Culinary Arts

  Lowcountry Local First “Eat Local Month” April 1 – 30 www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org Lowcountry Local First kicks off the very first Eat Local Month, a celebration of local food, the people who make it, grow it and love to eat it. They have planned some really fun events that have the perfect combination ...
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Charleston Garment Manufactory

Charleston Garment Manufactory

Heather Koonse is on the verge of something great. Not familiar with Koonse’s name? You may not know her name, but you’ve most likely seen her handiwork. She has helped local fashion designers bring their visions to the ...
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Lucinda Eden

Lucinda Eden

Above the hustle and bustle of King Street’s reinvigorated antique district, Lucinda Robinson presides over her own magical world. Her unique boutique and clothing line, Lucinda ...
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Brett Carron of Indigo & Cotton

Brett Carron of Indigo & Cotton

In nearly every apparel store on King Street, men shuffle around the little corners of men’s sections, looking at the same wrinkle-proof Chinos and patch-pocket Oxfords, trying to find at least one unique item.
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Eye Candy: Wearable Arts

Eye Candy: Wearable Arts

Charleston Eco Fashion Event Michael Mitchell Gallery | 438 King Street www.charlestonecofashionevent.com April 21, 7 – 9 pm Being ‘green’ in fashion used to mean a ...
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Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA

Without a doubt, the 17 days of Spoleto Festival USA represent some of the most culturally diverse, illuminating, uplifting and busiest days of life in Charleston. We are the lucky host city to this American arm of the Festival dei Due Mondi, or Festival of the Two Worlds, founded by ...
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Piccolo Spoleto

Piccolo Spoleto

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival is the official outreach companion to Spoleto Festival USA, and features local and regional artists, performers, and companies. During the 17 days of Piccolo, there will be dance, theatre, and music performances, fine arts ...
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Night and Day: the Sun Always Rises

Night and Day: the Sun Always Rises

Despite the constant change in life, there are a few things you can count on. Inspired by this simple yet powerful realization, an organization called Artist on Fire is proud to present their third exhibit at the Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival this year. Night and Day: the Sun Always Rises ...
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Andrew Walker of Entropy Ensemble

Andrew Walker of Entropy Ensemble

The word entropy is basically defined as the “degree of disorder or uncertainty in a system.” Musician and entrepreneur Andrew Walker likes to explain it as being the “naturally occurring expansion and unraveling of the universe.” Thus, when ...
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Matt Lohan

Matt Lohan

Matt Lohan is many things, but first and foremost, he’s a fearless adventurer. At barely 20 years old, this Renaissance man has already done more living than a lot of folks more than twice his age. These days ...
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Eye Candy: Performing Arts

Eye Candy: Performing Arts

A Celebration of America Chamber Music Charleston Memminger Auditorium 56 Beaufain Street www.chambermusiccharleston.org April 28, 7:30 pm Chamber Music Charleston presents their final concert in the Kuhn & Kuhn Law Firm Memminger ...
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Artistic Process: Finkelstein’s Center

Artistic Process: Finkelstein’s Center

Six years ago, Michelle Jewell and her husband were visiting friends in Charleston. Thinking this would be a great place to live, they flipped ...
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Eye Candy: Visual Arts

Eye Candy: Visual Arts

Art of the Real M Gallery of Fine Art 11 Broad Street | 843.727.4500 | www.mgalleryoffineart.com Opening reception: April 6, 5 – 8 pm, On view: April 6 – 30 Many ...
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Creative Entrepreneur: Jamee Haley

Creative Entrepreneur: Jamee Haley

“Local” is not a trend, it’s a movement. So says Jamee Haley, executive director of Lowcountry Local First, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the unique identity ...
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Megan Waldrep and Melissa Nelson: Spice & Little Sugar

Megan Waldrep and Melissa Nelson: Spice & Little Sugar

Having a little sister isn’t always a picnic.  Older sisters may feel jealous of the time taken way from them, the toys they have to share, and the attention focused on the youngest member of the ...
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Creative Inspiration: The Artists’ Loft School

Creative Inspiration: The Artists’ Loft School

When the stress of the daily grind gets to be too much, we all look for an outlet to let off some steam and escape into another world for a while. For some, that manifests itself in writing, ...
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Art Destination: San Francisco, California

Art Destination: San Francisco, California

San Francisco has no shortage of ways and places to see art. Just walking out the door every day, you’re setting yourself up to stumble onto any number of mind-melting visuals (or half naked guy fast asleep on the ...
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