Celebrate Spring in Charleston with Fine Art Openings at CFADA galleries this April

To celebrate Spring, Charleston’s most beautiful season, member galleries of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association will present some amazing new exhibitions. Here is a summary of the best art shows opening in April 2010:

Elf by Louise Fenne, 15” x 15.75” oil on canvas

Opening on April 8th , Ann Long Fine Art will present Woman, a group show of enigmatic female portraiture painted in the classical tradition.  The exhibition features work by Daniela Astone, Kamille Corry, Louise Fenne, Daniel Graves, Jill Hooper, Ben Long, Paula Rubino, and Charles Weed. Ann Long Fine Art is located at 54 Broad Street in downtown Charleston, SC.

Carolina Galleries is pleased to present eight works by William Melton Halsey (1915-1999), native son of Charleston, educator and artist on Friday, April 2nd with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.  The works will hang for the month of April. The gallery is located at 106-A Church Street in downtown Charleston, SC.

Visiting artist Jennifer Henriques Phillips will present her series of fine art prints entitled Building Babylon (is woman’s work) at Corrigan Gallery from April 2nd through April 30th with an opening reception held on April 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m.  The gallery is located at 62 Queen Street in downtown Charleston, SC. This is Phillips’ first solo show.

Evgeny and Lydia Baranov

Russian husband-and-wife-team Evgeny and Lydia Baranov will once again liven up Ella W. Richardson Fine Art this April with their newest body of works titled Venetian Light.  Please join the gallery to view these vibrant and enchanting new pieces at the opening reception on Friday, April 2nd from 5 until 8 p.m. The gallery is located at 58 Broad Street in downtown Charleston, SC.

Horton Hayes Fine Art features a new body of work by Shannon Runquist titled Seeing Red. The works will be on display at the gallery during the month of April. The gallery is located at 30 State Street in downtown Charleston, SC.

Join the Martin Gallery, located at 18 Broad Street, this April for special art events. On Friday, April 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m., the gallery will present Celebrate Spring, new oils and pastels of the Lowcountry by Simon Kenevan. On Friday, April 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., meet Sidney Soriano, international pearl collector, during a Champagne & Chocolate Reception at the gallery.

Robert Lange Studios will be a flurry of activity through the month of April as local landscape artist JB Boyd works from his temporary studio inside the Queen Street gallery. The exhibit Length opens Friday, April 2nd, but Boyd will begin working in the gallery Monday, March 29th by completing the centerpiece of the show, a sweeping 270º panoramic oil painting depicting a tidal flat. The public is welcome to come and watch the painting progress or view the artist at work via a live webcam on the gallery’s website. Boyd will talk to the public about his work during the opening on Friday, April 2nd from 5 to 9 p.m. RLS is located at 2 Queen Street in downtown Charleston, SC.

Shannon Runquist

The Sylvan Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of an exhibit featuring several new sculptures by famed artist Glenna Goodacre. A reception will be held on Friday, April 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m. at 171 King St. in Charleston, SC. The collection of limited edition bronze sculptures will be on display at the gallery through the end of the month.

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