Fine Art Openings at Charleston Galleries on December 4

Charleston galleries celebrate the holiday season with fine art openings on Friday, December 4th from 5 to 8 p.m. CFADA galleries who are also members of the French Quarter Gallery Association will be open for the art walk with the following special exhibits:

Opening Friday, December 4th, Ann Long Fine Art will exhibit Five Stellar Still Lifes by Jill Hooper. Hooper will exhibit simply five extraordinary paintings of the subject for which she is most well known. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. in the gallery at 54 Broad Street in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, and will show through December. Artist will be present.

This December, Carolina Galleries presents an exhibit of Margaret Peery’s newest watercolors titled Views of Charleston. The opening reception is on December 4th, from 5 to 8 p.m. The most recent series features the rooftops and skyline of Charleston from some of the city’s most private homes that opened their door for Peery.

In December, Corrigan Gallery presents Artists’ Choice – showing of works by gallery artists including Mary Walker’s new Petroglyph series. The opening reception for this show will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 4th, and the show will be on display through December.

Ella W. Richardson Fine Art features new work by Lindsay Goodwin with a reception on Friday, December 4th from 5 to 8 p.m. Goodwin has soared to the top as one of the brightest stars at the tender age of 27. The gallery is pleased to present her newest collection which focuses primarily on interior scenes acquired during her trip to France where she was married on July 4th.

Join Martin Gallery for an incredible evening, dedicated to the photography of Benjamin Ham, as they celebrate the release of his first book, Vanishing Light.  The artist’s reception and book signing will take place on Friday, December 11, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery located at 18 Broad Street.  This will be an amazing opportunity for fine art enthusiasts to meet the photographer, see his entire portfolio on display, purchase work from any of his collections, or even get a personalized and signed copy of his new book, just in time for the holidays. The show will open on December 4th for the December Art Walk.

Opening on December 4th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Robert Lange Studios located at 2 Queen Street is a wonderful collaborative show entitled Different Strokes. This show will consist of 10 works, each 16″ x 20,” five started by Robert Lange and finished by Nathan Durfee and five started by Nathan and finished by Robert. The show is both an investigation into the collision of two unique styles, and an exercise in relinquishing control over the finished piece. The show is anchored by a black walnut console table built by woodworker Michael Moran; mounted to the table is a tiny door that opens to the painted worlds of Lange and Durfee.

Founded in 1999, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association is the source of fine art in the South and consists of the city’s prominent galleries. The association promotes Charleston as a fine art destination for avid collectors and passionate art enthusiasts and supports the artists of the future. CFADA has donated more than $140,000 to local high schools, the Gibbes Museum of Art, Redux Art Center and the Studio Art Department at the College of Charleston. For more information on CFADA, please visit www.cfada.com.

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