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Get ‘Fired’ Up for the Cone 10 Kiln Opening TONIGHT!

Join Cone 10 Studios TONIGHT to celebrate the opening of their newest addition and the beginning of the holiday season.  Peruse the new sculptures still hot from the kiln plus jewelry by Bobbi Kittner, ceramic tools, hand-made soaps by EarhMaiden, totes by Add Libb Designs, and other unique items that will definitely make perfect Christmas gifts or perfect additions to your own collection.

1080 – B Morrison Drive; Thursday, December 1st from 5:30 – 9 pm

bowls by Susan Gregory

earrings by Bobbi Kittner

words: Maggie Bacon

Take Me Italy: Horton Hayes Fine Art Opening “The Light and Life of Tuscany” Tonight!

Tuscan Street Scene by Michael Cyra

Earlier this year, painters Chris Groves and Mark Horton of Horton Hayes Fine Art, led a workshop in Italy, where their students painted with the two accomplished artists the street scenes and landscapes of Tuscany.

Tonight they will open The Light and Life of Tuscany, a show featuring work by the students from the Italy workshop.  Head to their gallery at 30 State Street tonight from 6 – 8 pm to see the work.

I popped in over Labor Day weekend and saw the work awaiting to be hung.  It looks like a great show will be coming together.

Horton Hayes Fine Art, 30 State Street, downtown Charleston, www.hortonhayes.com

Bring Your Canary: Kevin LePrince

Today we stopped by Kevin LePrince‘s gallery, Reinert LePrince Fine Art, at 179 King Street, to get a sneak look at his show Charleston Inspirations, which opens tonight.  Head by there between 5 – 8 pm and see it for yourself!

LePrince is probably best known for his quirky birds, like this center image

Lately he's been painting more landscapes, with a painterly, lumineschent style

He's always wanted an aquarium, but not the work. This fish is low maintainence!

Another gorgeous Lowcountry landscape, check out the incredible detail in the next image

detail from the landscape above

On any given day, you can find LePrince and fellow artist Rick Reinert, pictured here, painting in the gallery. "I'd be painting at home all day, I might as well do it here," says LePrince.

Thanks Kevin!!

Don’t miss his show tonight at Reinert LePrince Fine Art–but if you do, don’t worry, they’re open 7 days a week, and frequently stay open later on Fridays!  BUT, if you go tonight, there will be some vino and the like too!

GOT AN IDEA FOR BYC?  Email Stacy@charlestonartmag.com!

Paula Lonneman Likes It Hot

We’re going to start a new feature to the weekly lineup, and the title is still in the works, but you’re definitely going to like it.  We’ll check out a different artist’s work each week and report back to you here…so you can take a little walkabout inside the brain of the artist.

Tomorrow night, Paula Lonneman of Indigo Fine Art opens her newest show Some Like It Hot, partially titled to reflect the weather and partially because of her warm, even hot, palette.

It’s all floral, and it’s loose.  She layers transparent colors until the very top when opaques come into play and then only uses 5 brushstrokes per flower (!!!) .  They are bold, they give you just enough information to know what you’re looking at without having to spell the whole thing out.

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Join Lonneman and the ladies of Indigo Fine Art tomorrow, Friday July 1, from 5 – 8 pm for margaritas while the fling open the doors to the courtyard and check out Some Like It Hot

102 Church Street, www.indigofineartgallery.com

Smut and Paste at SCOOP Studios this Friday

William Goodman's Broken Homelife

The girls at SCOOP Studios have never shied away from hanging a show that might create a little stir with the Old Guard of Charleston.  Doing it on Broad Street, in the heart of it all, makes it even better.  From Joel Parker’s keg-standing nudes to Ryan Cronin‘s message that Aliens are coming Dec 21, 2012 to Karen Ann Myer‘s sometimes disturbingly intimate scenes of the bedroom, SCOOP brings a fresh perspective and a perfect platform for the emerging artist to meet the forward thinking collector.

William Goodman‘s show Smut and Paste, opening this Friday, December 3rd, promises to be no different.  “My images are often veiled illusions which echo deep layers of my own life experience, both positive and negative. My paintings simultaneously evoke a conscious, as well as subconscious, reaction from the viewer,” states Goodman. The mixed media collages blends the modern day with retro imagery.

While I haven’t been able to see it all yet, the mixed media collages I have seen are very promising for a show that I will love and some will possibly hate.  But the point of good art is to get a reaction.  Instead of the gallery one walks in and out of in under 2 minutes, I like to see a show that will illicit a strong reaction.  I don’t really give a damn if it’s positive or negative, as long as you’ve actually looked.  Not the passive glance and move on to the line for wine.  But something that engages, gets a real reaction.  The whole point of art is to communicate to the viewer.

Here’s hoping Mr. Goodman doesn’t let me down.

SCOOP Studios, 57 1/2 Broad Street, opening Friday Dec 3, 5-8 pm.

The Line Up

Absolution by Mary Whyte

Friday is here again.  The return of fall brings football, sweaters and more art openings and performances than you can shake a stick at!  Here’s your line up for tonight:

“Facing Out” by watercolor painter Mary Whyte.  Coleman Fine Art, 79 Church Street, 5 – 8 pm.

“Running the Numbers: An American Self Portrait” by photographer Chris Jordan.  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun Street, 4 pm lecture, 5 – 7 pm opening.

“Familiar Strangers” group show featuring Ishmael, Bigfoot, El Kamino and Patrick Griffin.  Eye Level Art, 103 Spring Street, 6 – 10 pm.

Shibboleth Group Art Show” don’t know what it means, but Lisa Shimko is part of it, so we’ll be there!  Muddy Waters, 1331 Ashley River Road, 7 – 10 pm.


Escape into the Sound of Art tonight

Newly formed Charleston Artist Collective, a group of charity-minded artists, have their first opening tonight, “Soundscapes.”   A portion of all sales is donated to a different non-profit organization each month.  Check it out for yourself.  www.charlestonartistcollective.org

Artists include:

Dee Schenck Rhodes, Ann Keane, Anne Darby Parker, Susie Callahan, Lynne Hamontree, Everett White, Mary Hoffman.

“Soundscapes” 11 Fulton Street, 5 – 9 pm.