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The Collectors Series: Mike & Michele Seekings

The Collectors Series: Mike & Michele Seekings

by Stacy Huggins | photography by Karson Photography Living on a peninsula can present some interesting challenges. As Charleston residents, we will forever be hemmed in by the natural boundaries of two rivers. Downtown ...
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Arthur Brouthers

Arthur Brouthers

A Charleston native, Arthur Brouthers is known around the city as a DJ--namely as the music director for Charleston Fashion Week. But after a move to Charlotte a decade ago, and with the inception of Charlotte’s Culture Initiative (think Charlotte’s version of Kulture Klash), a shift ...
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Teil Duncan

Teil Duncan

words: Stacy Huggins | images: Minette Hand The trip of a lifetime. This spring, that’s just what artist Teil Duncan took. She grabbed her mother and sister and took off on a family adventure, a hunt for inspiration in the South of France. Many artists need a change of ...
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Megan Aline

Megan Aline

Robert Lange Studios 2 Queen Street Downtown Charleston 843.805.8052 robertlangestudios.com Robert Lange Studios recently celebrated its 10th year in business. For the first five years of RLS, very few of us even knew that Megan Aline was an artist. It’s taken her a full ...
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A Monk Texting:  Turning Data Collection into Visual Art

A Monk Texting: Turning Data Collection into Visual Art

words: Elizabeth Bowers What if we knew where Leonardo da Vinci had dinner on any given day? How many steps he took in that 24-hour period? With A Monk Texting, a collaborative exhibition opening at Redux in August, artists Derek G. Larson and ...
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Announcing — The 1858 Prize Finalists

Announcing — The 1858 Prize Finalists

The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art “recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media,” and we are proud to present the finalists for the 2015 award. The Gibbes Museum of Art’s auxiliary group Society 1858 supports ...
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Charleston Supported Art: Summer 2015

Charleston Supported Art: Summer 2015

The Summer 2015 share of Charleston Supported Art has arrived, and features artists Lune Mer Porcelain, Riki Matsuda, Arianne King Comer, and James Wine. With their initiative to connect local Charleston artists to collectors, CSA selects 12 visual artists and splits them into three seasons that contain four artists ...
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Nathalie Dupree’s Culinary Collections

Nathalie Dupree’s Culinary Collections

words: Stacy Huggins  |  images: Karson Photography Collecting often begins organically. Some 40 years ago, Nathalie Dupree began picking up bottle openers and corkscrews as mementos during her travels. “I started it because I ...
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Holy City Brewing: Leading the Charge

Holy City Brewing: Leading the Charge

words: Stacy Huggins | images: Nickie Cutrona The South Carolina beer scene is growing at a rapid rate, thanks in large part to the SC Brewers Guild. They are a group of brewers and activists, an impressively effective band of brethren that ...
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Chef Travis Grimes of Husk: Preaching the Gospel

Chef Travis Grimes of Husk: Preaching the Gospel

words: Stacy Huggins | images: Andrew Cebulka (food), Karson Photography (pickle collection), Squire Fox (Restaurant exterior), NDG (Travis Grimes) Husk Restaurant 76 Queen Street, Charleston huskrestaurant.com 843.577.2500 As I walked into Husk one balmy afternoon towards the end of the lunch service, I tried to remember why it had been so long since ...
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Charleston’s Newest Cocktail Complement: Tippleman’s Not Quite Simple Syrups

Charleston’s Newest Cocktail Complement: Tippleman’s Not Quite Simple Syrups

words: Stacy Huggins | images: Karson Photography (drink), Andrew Cebulka (bottle) Handcrafted cocktails are still all the rage in fine establishments everywhere, and they often require the patience of a saint, for both the patron and the mixologist. The Gin Joint is one such local purveyor of carefully crafted concoctions, but owner ...
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The Royal Wild

The Royal Wild

words: Elizabeth Bowers |  images: Landon Neil Phillips, The Royal Wild Telling a collective tale is both how The Royal Wild came to be and what they do. A couple years ago, after a music video shoot with Rachel Kate, co-founders Jenny Kleiman and Landon Neil began to build a ...
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Actress Joy Vandervort-Cobb

Actress Joy Vandervort-Cobb

words: Rachel McDermott | images: David Mandel Joy Vandervort-Cobb knew from the beginning that she wanted to be an actress. It was her first play in fourth grade as Heidi that set her path to the stage. This Newburgh, NY native is known ...
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A Vintage Collection from the Candy Shop

A Vintage Collection from the Candy Shop

Jewelry has been an important part of civilization since the dawn of time. We use jewelry to signify rank, to enhance beauty, to express individuality, or to symbolize sacred vows. It can provide contextual clues to the wearer’s values, taste, or status ...
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Author Mary Alice Monroe

Author Mary Alice Monroe

words: Elizabeth Bowers Mary Alice Monroe’s love of art is evident in the design of her home. Framed and original covers of her books hang close to self-portraits of her daughter. She says, “there’s a line in Summer’s End that says, ...
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Folly Beach Hotdogs

Folly Beach Hotdogs

— By Eugene Platt Folly Beach hotdogs ---probably the world’s best--- except, maybe, those you relished in your own hometown’s playground. I often wonder what made them so great. I guess it was the onions and mustard ---and the sand, a grinding reminder to ten-year-old gourmets that with every bite we were devouring Folly Beach hotdogs.
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Social Cues from The Modern Connection: #Hashtags Replacing URL’s?

Social Cues from The Modern Connection: #Hashtags Replacing URL’s?

—words: Ashley T. Caldwell, CEO, The Modern Connection We’ve all seen them…and you may be wondering what they are and why people use them seemingly everywhere. Well, life with modern #hashtags is actually a pretty remarkable way to boost exposure for your business. So, what is the #? Think of a hashtag ...
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Learn from the Pros: Candle-making at Candlefish

Learn from the Pros: Candle-making at Candlefish

words: Rachel McDermott  |  images: Karson Photography A self-proclaimed “inspiration destination,” Candlefish has brought a new trade and craft to Charleston’s attention. Their flagship store is a scent oasis with their curated selection of candles and goods. The Art Mag ...
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Palette & Palate Strolls On

Palette & Palate Strolls On

July 17, 2015 Tickets $45 paletteandpalatestroll.com One of the summer’s time honored traditions in the visual arts world—and often the last hurrah before the brutally humid month of August—is the Palette & Palate Stroll. Historically presented by the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ ...
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Events for: July, August, September

Events for: July, August, September

Jun 10 - Oct 31 Fluent is Robert Lange Studio’s newest curated exhibition at The Vendue featuring 40 artists that were selected because of their interpretation of motion and fluidity in their work. thevendue.com Jun 29 – Aug 15 Redux brings Rachel Debuque, Diane Meyer, and Lori Larusso together to create an ...
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Destination: Asheville

Destination: Asheville

When Charleston gets too hot and humid for comfort, we escape to our favorite mountain town, Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here’s what we’ll be doing: Asheville Wine and Food Festival August 20 – 22 The festival is split into three days ...
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