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Daily Archive for April 21 2011

Take a Spring Stroll Thursday Evening

Downtown ArtWalk continues its 2011 season Thursday.

More and more downtown businesses are joining the effort to revitalize and reawaken downtown. ArtWalk brings people downtown, and once they see what it has to offer, they keep coming back.

ArtWalk is the epitome of why more and more people are going downtown – to be part of a rich culture. Charleston offers food, ideas, expressions, shops and customs not found anywhere else, and we identify with the charm.

Visit www.CharlestonArtWalk.com for more information. ArtWalk runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

ArtWalk Locations

Art Emporium
Stray Dog Antiques
Gallery Eleven
Annex Gallery Taylor Books      
Good News Mountaineer Garage
Chet Lowther Studio
The Purple Moon
Modern by Design
Romano & Associates Law Gallery
Visions Day Spa
Studio 1031
White Oak Photography & 
    KD Lett Photographic Productions

Art Walk Highlights

Modern by Design

The Purple Moon’s Modern by Design at 200 Hale Street will host its Grand Opening during the April 21 ArtWalk.

The Purple Moon
has long been one of ArtWalk’s most vibrant venues featuring art and vintage mid-century modern home furnishings and accessories. Modern by Design brings to Charleston the same modernist style as The Purple Moon with new issuance furniture and accessories (blended with some vintage) and will showcase works by local, regional and nationally-known artists. 

Specially brought in for the opening of Modern by Design are works by California artist Leo Possillico. A native of Long Island, New York, Leo, has been a successful, award-winning artist for more than 30 years. His work is known and praised nationally and internationally and is widely recognizable through his signature brush stroke characters.

Romano & Associates

The Romano & Associates gallery will feature works by Ellen Fure and Michael Anthony Smith.

Fure is a fourth-year student at Marshall University, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in sculpture. Although her primary interest is in three dimensional art, she enjoys working in many different media. Ellen is inspired by everyday objects and customs that have become routine and second nature.

Smith does not focus on a single medium.  Instead, the unifying focus of his study is the concept of memory and childhood.  This investigation is easily interrupted because at the age of 12, Smith suffered a catastrophic brain injury from a baseball crushing his skull.  Smith’s work investigates the fluid, shifting recollections of his childhood memories by fabricating objects that jar the viewer by presenting recognizable forms in an altered scale, combination, material or setting.

Taylor Books

“Egg. Flower. Soup. a made up story” is an amalgamation of work from Amanda Jane Miller and Staci Marie Leech-Cornell.

Art Emporium

Art Emporium will feature Sherry Zachwieja Powell’s “My Lucid Dream: In Retrospect,” a mixed media works exhibit, now through May. An artist reception is scheduled during ArtWalk.

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