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PAPERDOLL: the search is on…

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 yovideo1@gmail.com.

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.

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PAPERDOLL Opens Tonight!

Karen Silvestro's On the Rocks

This is it!  The day is finally here!  PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man opens TONIGHT!  Join us at Robert Lange Studios tonight from 5:30 – 8:30 pm to raise a glass of bubbly and toast artist Karen Silvestro!

There will some awesome surprises in store, and libations from Social Wine Bar.  So come and mingle with the coolest people in Charleston tonight.  Thank you to Robert Lange Studios and Social Wine Bar!

On the Rocks shows us a group of humble fishes risking everything for the pursuit of their ‘dream girl.’  But she’s a mermaid.   A mythical sea creature.  She doesn’t really exist.  Sometimes we foolishly pursue something that we’ve built up so much in our mind that in reality doesn’t deserve the pedestal we’ve placed it upon.  Or you could optimistically look at it as never settling for anything less than your dreams, but it that’s the path you choose, maybe you should also examine if that dream is really what you want…

If you can’t make the opening tonight, don’t fret.  PAPERDOLL will hang at Robert Lange Studios through August 31st.  And Art Pimp will be there for the whole ride–so come visit anytime!

Robert Lange Studios is located at 2 Queen Street, downtown Charleston, SC.  843.805.8052.

take me for a ride

Karen Silvestro's Taken for a Ride

So I promised you a new Karen Silvestro painting a day.  Here you go.

Taken for a Ride depicts a woman who is disregarding all the warning signs and red flags in the pursuit of that ever-present preoccupation many females have–marriage.  What is it about this urge to settle down and commit our lives to another person that we may ignore all the indicators that it may not be the right person we are committing to?  As a Southern young woman, I can relate to the perplexity of this situation.  I know my parents, family, friends all thought I’d be married by now.  But it’s never been right.  I don’t want to be taken for ride.  This woman has her blinders on so tightly, she does not see that the man she is allowing to take her down this path to ‘wedded bliss’ is clearly not even a real man…

Come see Taken for a Ride and the rest of the PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man show at Robert Lange Studios.  Opening Reception this Friday at 2 Queen Street, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, with beverages from Social Wine Bar on East Bay Street.  On view now through the end of August.  Visit Karen Silvestro online for a preview of the show.  Brought you by Art Pimp.

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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PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man Opens this Friday!

Each day this week we’ll unveil a new image from Karen Silvestro’s forthcoming show,

PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man.

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It’s almost time for PAPERDOLL!

On the Rocks by Karen Silvestro

This Friday, August 13 at Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen Street in downtown Charleston, join the Art Pimp consultants for the opening of Karen Silvestro‘s first major solo show PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man.  Opening reception will be 5:30 – 8:30, with refreshments from Social Wine Bar.

The work is up and hanging at the gallery, so drop on by at your convenience this week.  The show will hang through August 31st.  The girls from Art Pimp will be setting up shop at the gallery during the show, so come visit!

Couch Potato by Karen Silvestro

Avondale Mural Competition: Calling All Artists–Send Your Entry Now!

Last month we told you about the groovy folks of Avondale, just West of the Ashley, wanting our help to find talented muralists to fill their blank walls.  Well we haven’t forgotten about it, even in the rush of Spoleto, and we don’t want you to either!

This is your chance to have your artwork displayed for all the world to see in a high-traffic, trendy neighborhood.  And to have tthe great folks at Art Pimp promoting you & your work with all the gusto they’ve got.

Make sure you get your submission in soon–Deadline is July 10, 2010.  More information and submission guidelines are available on the Art Pimp website.

We highly recommend you mosey over to check out the area & get inspired.  While you’re there, pop into Lava Salon to visit with Geoff & Noelle Richardson, who came to the Art Pimp for help with this project.  You remember them; he presented at Pecha Kucha Night 6 while Noelle whipped out a stunning haircut in the 2 minutes and 40 seconds that Geoff presented!