It’s like Christmas at the Art Mag offices today–the Fall issue is here and will be hitting the streets today! Distribution has just started, so keep your eye out for the newest edition of your guide to all the arts in Charleston!
There’s a really stellar article on Robert Lange Studios upcoming show Women Painting Women, a chronicle of artistic pioneers in Charleston like Linda Fantuzzo, Daphne Vom Bauer, Manning Williams and John Carroll Doyle that should not be missed, and the upcoming bluesphere earth art expo coordinated by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and partnering with Redux, City Gallery, the Gibbes Museum, Green Fair and Eye Level Art.
The popular artist profiles are there of course: Jack Alterman, Bernie Horton, Mary Whyte, Bob Ichter, Karen Vournakis round out the visual artists. Enjoy culinary awesomeness from Charleston Grill executive chef Michelle Weaver and a profile on the hospitable Hall Family from Halls Chophouse. Read up on jewelry designer Janelle Wilfong of Blame Janetics and everyone’s favorite Charleston fashion designer Rachel Gordon. The Charleston Concert Association is celebrating its 75th Season, and Quentin Baxter sat down with us for a little insight into that tour de force.
We hope you enjoy it!
Check out this amazing video about Karen Silvestro and her new show PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man on Vimeo by Austin Nelson, Tree Climber Productions http://ht.ly/2u3Jo
You’ve probably seen Austin’s videos chronicling artists in the 2009 and 2010 Contemporary Charleston exhibits from City Gallery at Waterfront Park. But Tree Climber Productions does much more than making amazing videos of artists at their craft–send him a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The show is up for another week–make sure you come by Robert Lange Studios at and check it out before it’s gone!!
Karen Silvestro’s PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man at Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen Street, Charleston SC 29401. 843.805.8052.
After you’ve had your fun at the opening of Karen Silvestro’s new show PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man hosted by Art Pimp at Robert Lange Studios tonight from 5:30 – 8:30, here’s what to do with the rest of your weekend.
Will Hoge at the Windjammer–the best musician you probably haven’t seen.
Will Hoge: ah-maz-ing
O.A.R. with Citizen Cope at Family Circle Stadium–I’d go just for Citizen Cope.
Citizen Cope, the hottest dude with dreads sings on Daniel Island tomorrow
Hedgwig and the Angry Inch at the American Theatre–glam rock opera. ’nuff said.
Here’s a little sneak peek of Karen Sivlestro‘s work installed at Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen Street, downtown Charleston. Please come by and visit–we’re moving our offices to RLS for the rest of August.
Don’t forget the Opening Reception for PAPERDOLL this Friday the 13th from 5:30 – 8:30!
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Each day this week we’ll unveil a new image from Karen Silvestro’s forthcoming show,
PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man.
Visit Facebook for more details on the event!
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Parker's Her First Keg Stand
Tonight at SCOOP Studios, gallery owners Colleen Deihl and Saramel Evans will open their doors wide to welcome the masses. Joel Parker, painter and overachiever extraordinaire, will display his large scale works that earned his Masters in Fine Arts and new work side by side, with an opening from 5 – 8 pm that you should not miss.
Parker's A Double Portion
Since his presentation at Charleston Pecha Kucha Night 6, where he first came on my radar, Parker has been working away on this show and simultaneously applying to universities across the south for further graduate study. If it wasn’t enough that he graduated from College of Charleston with a triple-degree in Art History, Studio Art and Historic Preservation, he then got his Masters from Washington University. In the last week, he has had offers from the University of Florida and University of South Florida. And he’s got to decide by Monday!
Parker’s unusual depiction of subject matter in a very classic style can be surprising. Tapping into his vast knowledge of art history, he frames modern activities in the style of European masters, like Cezanne’s The Bathers or The Three Graces depicted in Botticelli’s Primavera.
Cezanne's The Large Bathers
Parker is an extremely motivated artist, who has demonstrated drive to go beyond simply producing work to contemplating marketing strategies and making strides to help his gallery, which is a super refreshing quality. And since it appears we won’t have him for too much longer, I suggest you make strides to come to SCOOP tonight, see this work for yourself, and meet the man behind these grand canvases.
Check out these articles already written on Joel Parker and Rite of Passage: Solo Cups:
Parker's La Jeunesse
by Stacy Huggins
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