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The Arts

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Marc Dalessio

Marc Dalessio

FINDING BEAUTY IN ORDINARY PLACES Marc Dalessio believes it’s the painter’s job to see beauty everywhere. “If people can see the beauty in the world around them—not just the obvious beauty of our great parks or an incredible sunset, but the beauty in the small, mundane locations that they pass everyday—then I believe their ...
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Townsend Davidson

Townsend Davidson

UNEXPECTED RELATIONSHIPS Townsend Davidson spent a lot of time in the woods near his home in Virginia when he was young. “Being alone in that open space was humbling. I felt small and isolated, but not in a negative way.” This relationship with nature is evident in his paintings that play with scale ...
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Collector: Janet Porcher Gregg

Collector: Janet Porcher Gregg

The Home of Janet Porcher Gregg As a collector, businesswoman, and jewelry artist, Janet Porcher Gregg is fearless. “Nothing is permanent in my life,” which is especially true when it comes to the walls of her home. “I’m not a big wallpaper person. I’d rather have art...every piece of mine has a ...
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Overhauled Gibbes Museum to Reopen May 28

Overhauled Gibbes Museum to Reopen May 28

A century-old set of blueprints, over $13 million, and nearly two years’ worth of renovations After closing its doors for renovations for nearly two years, the Gibbes Museum of Art is ready to show off it's enhancements. A century-old set of blueprints, over $13 million, and nearly two years’ worth of renovations—these ...
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Shared Vision: Erin and Justin Nathanson Open The Southern Gallery

Shared Vision: Erin and Justin Nathanson Open The Southern Gallery

Creating something entirely new takes vision. Not many of us have the power to see through overgrown vines and paint-peeling cinderblocks to imagine a cosmopolitan gallery where most would look and see ‘state penitentiary.’ Husband and wife entrepreneurs Erin and Justin Nathanson are just such ones, though, blessed with ...
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The Talking Cure: 12 Figures, 12 Writers, 12 Actors

The Talking Cure: 12 Figures, 12 Writers, 12 Actors

I think we’d all be lying to ourselves if we maintained that none of us have ever felt the urge to just talk to a particularly compelling work of art—only after many calculating glances around the gallery, of course. It’s a rare, but very real, sensation, and one that ...
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From the Academy: New York Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition

From the Academy: New York Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition

For some time now, Charleston has proven to be quite the lively petri dish for contemporary art, with countless platforms popping up left and right to showcase our modern talent alongside the traditional establishment. When monumental players in the national art scene, like the New York Academy of Art ...
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The Rise of the Art Hotel

The Rise of the Art Hotel

If you’re reading this magazine, you are likely a resident or visitor of Charleston, SC, which means you have an appreciation for a city with a very unique sense of place. She has a landscape that is full of myth and mystery that turns all who ...
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Chef Amalia Scatena of Cannon Green

Chef Amalia Scatena of Cannon Green

When asked how she ended up here, Chef Amalia Scatena said, “We found each other, I feel like.” Charleston residents Anne and Dave Dabney were planning their wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia, a stunning property owned by Dean P Andrews and Lynn Easton ...
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Easy Like Sunday Morning

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Helping Solve the Age Old Question of Where to Brunch in Charleston Blood Orange French Toast from Warehouse | wearewarehouse.com   Huevos Rancheros from The Lot | thelotcharleston.com   Fried Egg Sandwich from The Park Cafe | theparkcafechs.com   Duck and Waffles from The Granary ...
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The Resurgence of Southern Cuisine

The Resurgence of Southern Cuisine

If there was one person to credit for the rise of southern cuisine both in Charleston and really all over the country, it would have to be Chef Sean Brock. He dug deep in his soul when he created Husk and made a strong statement by serving only ingredients located in ...
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ArtFields

ArtFields

Lake City, SC | April 22 - 30, 2016 Spread out over the entirety of the eclectic downtown of Lake City, South Carolina, wedged inside of warehouses, white-walled galleries, restaurants, green spaces, municipal buildings, boutiques, and even a barbershop or two, ArtFields 2016 will have art lovers of all ages feeling once ...
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North Charleston Arts Fest

North Charleston Arts Fest

North Charleston, SC | April 29 - May 7, 2016 Festival season across the United States means energetic crowds, innovative combinations and presentations of all artistic genres, and, above all, highly concentrated amounts of fun. What’s less thrilling, though, is how empty our pockets feel when it all comes to a close, wallets ...
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Artisphere

Artisphere

Greenville, SC | May 13 - 15 When the team behind Artisphere was tasked with making the 10th annual festival bigger and better than ever, they took that mandate to heart. Their efforts paid off handsomely—the 2015 Artisphere shattered previous records across ...
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Piccolo Spoleto

Piccolo Spoleto

Charleston, SC | May 27 - June 12, 2016 One of the biggest gripes that locals go on about this time each year is how congested downtown becomes with the arrival of Spoleto, and we get it. If you don’t live downtown, you may not know the best places to park (Visitor’s ...
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Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA

Charleston, SC | May 27 - June 12, 2016 To say that Spoleto is a magical time of year would be an understatement. Forty years of this incredible festival calls for a bigger fête than ever. It’s our unofficial transition from spring to “Summertime,” and we know this will be the most significant ...
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Festival Guide: South Carolina

Festival Guide: South Carolina

Your Guide to This Season's Arts Festivals in SOUTH CAROLINA     INDIE GRITS April 14 –17, 2016 | Columbia, SC This film festival celebrates its ...
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Festival Guide: North Carolina

Festival Guide: North Carolina

Your Guide to This Season's Arts Festivals in NORTH CAROLINA     MOOGFEST May 19 – 22, 2016 | Durham, NC Moogfest is the synthesis of ...
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Festival Guide: Georgia

Festival Guide: Georgia

Your Guide to This Season's Arts Festivals in GEORGIA    SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS 2nd weekend of each month February to December | Atlanta, ...
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The Charleston Guild of Gentleman Puppeteers

The Charleston Guild of Gentleman Puppeteers

Outside the Scottish Rite Center, Will Schutze, Dave English, and Geoff Cormier are preparing for tonight’s performance. Their role: drunken sailors. Getting into character, they pass around a bottle of fine Puerto Rican rum. Their exuberance is contagious as they get ready to man a twenty-foot octopus. Light-heartedness is the natural ...
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A Heart For Global Fashion

A Heart For Global Fashion

The Tide of Social Consciousness is Rising in The Fashion Industry A global paradigm shift seems to be in progress, where designers and consumers are making mutually beneficial choices: opting for immaculately handcrafted goods over cheap ‘fast fashion’ simultaneously raises awareness and opportunities for traditional artisans across the globe. Locally, this idea ...
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Meet Jenny Thompson of Theodosia

Meet Jenny Thompson of Theodosia

Jenny Thompson can’t remember life without some form of design being a part of it. Thanks to her mother’s background in jewelry and graphic design, Thompson was raised with elements of the design industry serving as the backdrop of her childhood. “I received a BA from Rhodes College in Art History, ...
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Meet Marcus Amaker: The Digital Poet

Meet Marcus Amaker: The Digital Poet

Mantra: An Interactive Poetry Book is the latest offering from local author/musician/designer/filmmaker Marcus Amaker. If you’re wondering what “An Interactive Poetry Book” is, it is a multi-platform, living, evolving work of art. It is a printed book that evolves based on your contributions. It is an app that you can download for ...
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The New Foundation by Marcus Amaker

The New Foundation by Marcus Amaker

The New Foundation by Marcus Amaker every moment that you are alive is the only moment that matters. the past is a glass house and we throw stones trying to shatter walls that need to come down. we are all architects of ...
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HMS Log Book by Jennifer M. Snyder

HMS Log Book by Jennifer M. Snyder

As modern folks, we get pretty caught up in the busy of our lives. Even our kids are busier than they’ve ever been. Jennifer M. Snyder, a modern woman of many gifts, observes that “self-care goes out the window first,” when life gets crazy. “If the ship goes down, we can’t ...
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Covering a Live Event Using Social Media

Covering a Live Event Using Social Media

Social Cues from The Modern Connection   Festival season is in full swing in our beautiful City by the Sea, and it’s the perfect opportunity to get some exposure for your business or brand. Even if it’s not your own personal event that you’re throwing, you can still participate online by following these ...
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