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The Arts

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Laurie Meyer

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

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

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

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

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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5Church

5Church

A TALE OF THREE CITIES by Matt Dobie In November 2015, Charleston restaurant goers were introduced to 5Church, a chic upscale spot boasting a modern aesthetic, complete with contemporary art, elaborate chandeliers, and adventurous New American cuisine. What you may not know about this ...
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ArtFields

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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North Charleston Arts Fest

North Charleston Arts Fest

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC | MAY 3 - 7 by Matt Mill North Charleston is stepping up its art game. Hoping to catch the attention of out-of-town visitors, North Charleston Arts Fest is planning big changes this year. “We’re definitely trying to expand the festival’s appeal to an audience outside of the Tri-County area,” ...
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Artisphere

Artisphere

MAY 12 - 14 | GREENVILLE, SC by Emily Reyna In the Upstate of South Carolina, the Artisphere arts festival is preparing for its 13th year of engaging, inspiring, and enriching the diverse community of Greenville. The festival integrates the unique culture of the Upstate, ...
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Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA

CHARLESTON, SC | MAY 26 - JUNE 11 by Matt Mill For 17 solid days each spring, Spoleto Festival USA captivates an entire city. Notable artists and emerging performers fill Charleston with the latest in opera, theatre, dance, and music. OPERA The festival’s full range of talent is on display for the high-production, full-scale ...
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Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit

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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Festival Guide: South Carolina

Festival Guide: South Carolina

Your Guide to This Season's Arts Festivals in SOUTH CAROLINA    IRON CITY FESTIVAL April 14 – 15 2017 | Blacksburg, SC Thousands come to Blacksburg every third Saturday in April where family fun meets ...
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Festival Guide: North Carolina

Festival Guide: North Carolina

Your Guide to This Season’s Arts Festivals in NORTH CAROLINA    MERLEFEST April 27 – 30, 2017 | Wilksboro, NC Wilkes Community College’s fundraiser will keep to their tradition of celebrating music from the Appalachian region ...
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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 March to December | Atlanta, GA The Scott Antique Market is a monthly haven for collectors and ...
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PlayFest at South of Broadway

PlayFest at South of Broadway

THE CREATIVE CRÈME by Matt Dobie Since 2008, PlayFest has been an annual rousing affair hosted by South of Broadway Theatre Company. What is PlayFest you ask? “It’s a celebration of new works and writers and highlighting everybody in the theatre community,” says South of ...
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Amanda Greeley

Amanda Greeley

THE CREATIVE CHAMELEON by Emily Reyna Amanda Greeley is a creative chameleon of sorts – learning and adapting along the way. She is also a creator. And her latest development is Thelma, a womenswear concept that she describes as thoughtful, well-designed staples of clothing ...
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Designing a Collection with Ali MacGraw and Susan Walker

Designing a Collection with Ali MacGraw and Susan Walker

WOMEN OF RESPECT by Emily Reyna During the heat of summer in Santa Fe, New Mexico, two dynamic women serendipitously met and instantly connected. The shared passions between Susan Walker and Ali MacGraw created a friendship that led to a partnership that is ultimately ...
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Preparing for Festival Season

Preparing for Festival Season

by Ashley T. Caldwell, CEO In today's day and age, keeping memories digitally can seem overwhelming. With limited phone storage, and a multitude of apps and social sites to post to, it’s easy to let the moments you’ll want to remember get ...
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Mirth Studio

Mirth Studio

ART FOR YOUR FLOOR by Katie Kerns Geer Many of history’s greatest inventions happened on accident. Microwaves, penicillin, Post-It Notes — innovators stumbled upon these million-dollar ideas by mistake. And so the story goes for Mirth Studio, the accidental brainchild of Sally Bennett. Mirth Studio ...
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