Monthly Archives: May 2010

Redux’s Novel New Show

If you haven’t been yet, GO.  Cory Oberndorfer, artist in residence at Redux, has transformed the contemporary art center into his own Candyland of brightly colored pop imagery.  The show opened officially on Wednesday, May 26th, and was celebrated with a rollerskating parade complete with girls from our own roller derby girls, the Lowcountry High Rollers.

Cory, if you are reading this, we would LOVE for you to propose a mural for our Avondale mural project!

Here are a few photos or ‘eye-candy,’ if you will.

Exhibition on view May 26-July 10.

Redux Contemporary Art Center is located at 136 Saint Philip Street. 843.722.0697 or online at

Call for Entries: Avondale Mural Project

Art Pimp is looking for a few good muralists.

There is some prime real estate (read: blank walls) in Avondale, the swanky, yet laid back, shopping center just west of the Ashley.  This is your chance to get in on the project of filling them.

Ever been to San Francisco and stumbled across Clarion Alley?   If you haven’t, visit the Art Pimp website for more images like the one below—this is your visual inspiration.  Now Art Pimp wants you to get inspired and submit an entry to  place your own mural on the walls of Avondale.

This is an amazing opportunity to get your work in front of thousands of eyes on a daily basis.  But remember, some of viewers will be little eyes, so keep it clean folks!

For more information, click over to the Art Pimp website for more information and submission guidelines.   Don’t delay; the deadline clock is ticking for submissions (June 30, 2010).

Get in Costume for Call and Response!

Many of you have heard about the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art‘s upcoming exhibition “Call and Response: Africa to America, The Art of Nick Cave and Phyllis Galembo.”  What you really need to know is Art Mag is hosting a COSTUME CONTEST!  And the prizes are well worth creating your best homage to the work of these two phenomenal artists.

Cave and Galembo have never exhibited together before, despite their hand-in-hand perfection.  Leave it to HICA Director and Senior Curator Mark Sloan to have the divine inspiration of pairing these two artists’ work in an exhibit so highly anticipated it has garnered not one but two magazine covers this month!

In their own moment of divine inspiration, Art Mag and Charleston Magazine are teaming up to co-sponsor the opening on Thursday, May 27 from 5-7 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  Social Restaurant and Wine Bar will be pouring wine and Djole Dance and Drum Company will be performing.   So put it in your calendars, and get your best festive attire ready!


Artist & Craftsman $25 Gift Certificate

Dinner for Two at Fish for Mercy of the Chef

Lava Salon $50 Guest Certificate

Futurist Membership at Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art ($125 value!)

Large Online Ad from Art Mag

Charleston Fashion Week package from Charleston Magazine

I highly suggest going to the Halsey website and viewing the slideshows of Cave & Galembo’s work for inspiration.  They’ve made the Call, now show us your best Response!

Thank you to our generous sponsors and donors!