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Behind The Wall

Behind The Wall

DISCOVERED MURALS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE by Michele Seekings When I last interviewed painting conservator Catherine Rogers, she and her team of conservators were about to embark on a large-scale project to conserve and restore the murals at the College of Charleston's historic Sottile Theatre. After starting the project ...
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The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art Winner

The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art Winner

Each year an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South is awarded The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art title and a cash prize of $10,000. The Society 1858 auxiliary group at the Gibbes Museum of ...
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Roses Are Cadmium Red, Violets Are Phthalo Blue

Roses Are Cadmium Red, Violets Are Phthalo Blue

by Katie Kerns Geer Is there a muse any more universal than the flower? Perhaps most famous for painting the subject is Georgia O’Keefe. And though her intended symbolism gets debated, one thing seems true: O’Keefe demanded the viewer see the flower — really see it. The following visual artists are florally ...
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Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition

It’s that time of year again when Marion Square turns from a park into one of the largest art galleries in the city. More than 70 artists will descend on Marion Square for the annual Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This juried art ...
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Awake

Awake

A new gallery concept has opened in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Affordable Art of Charleston focuses on affordable, contemporary art by local artists. Their next show, opening March 12 and running through April 30, is called Awake, a group show highlighting emerging Charleston artists. “I want to awake ...
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Issue 44: Fall 2019

Artistic Port

by Sarah Miller | photos by Arielle Simmons Every day we see colossal ships make their way along our coast and into the Cooper River. The 5 o'clock somewhere crowd raises their voices over the whistle of trains on the patio of Royal American. Those of us lucky enough to cross ...
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Sail Away

Boats are rich in meaning. A boat can represent a journey, a crossing, adventure, and exploration. They’re often symbolic of where you’ve been and the direction you wish to go. It’s no wonder they captivate so many creatives. Here, we found 10 commanding artists whose work floats our boat. All aboard.
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Rauschenberg in Charleston

by Emily Reyna “The only thing I had to be careful with was not to stereotype Charleston as Charleston. I wanted to see it ‘humanistically’ instead of ‘historically’.” -Robert Rauschenberg You can’t recreate a moment once it’s passed. We all know that. And yet, Robert Rauschenberg has preserved beautiful moments for us in ...
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Creature Creations

This season’s artist to watch? Scabbers the snake. by Katie Kerns Geer The benefits of creating art extend to everyone—and that goes for otters, turtles, and snakes. Over at the South Carolina Aquarium, animals are painting as part of an animal enrichment program, providing the little critters with ...
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GLOW

ALL THINGS VIBRANT & BRIGHT “We’re striving to create a dominating energy that electrifies our main lobby through a diverse body of work consisting of neon, ceramic art, oil paintings, and color theory studies,” explains The Vendue’s Art Director Emily Curran. Inviting a diverse ...
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Rapid Fire

12 QUESTIONS WITH MARY ERICKSON With her solo show Flying, Soaring, Hunting opening December 6 at Helena Fox Fine Art, we asked Mary Erickson 12 rapid fire questions to get to know here better. Her new series explores her interest in birds, not only from a painter’s point of view but ...
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