To celebrate the Fall season with fine art, visit the member galleries of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association this October.
Please join Carolina Galleries on October 1, for an opening of Johnson Hagood’s art show. Hagood, artist and owner of Carolina Galleries, will unveil his show Preview, a sneak peek at work that is being created for his 2011 show at the Greenville County Museum of Art (GCMA) in Greenville, SC. The reception will be on Friday, October 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Carolina Galleries is located at 106 A Church Street in downtown Charleston. The artist will be present for this reception.
The Corrigan Gallery is pleased to present Sex and Death, a show of works by Richard (Duke) Hagerty, opening October 1, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 62 Queen Street in downtown Charleston. The work will hang through October 31. This is his first solo show since the artist’s Piccolo Spoleto 2008 commissioned poster celebration.
Horton Hayes Fine Art located at 30 State Street in downtown Charleston is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Groves entitled Reflection. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the show will run through October 24th.
Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art is pleased to host a stunning show by J. Christian Snedeker. More than 15 new works by Snedeker will be on exhibition September 30 through the end of October, with the public reception on October 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery. The gallery is located at 58 Broad Street.
Robert Lange Studios upcoming exhibit, The Soft Embrace of a Porcelain Night, features the work of contemporary painter Nathan Durfee. The Soft Embrace of a Porcelain Night is a striking body of narrative paintings and one very large suggestive dreamscape. Durfee will be at the October 1 event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the work will hang until October 28 at the 2 Queen Street location.
Smith-Killian Fine Art is proud to present the recent works of artist Jennifer Smith Rogers in an exhibit entitled Natural and Notable that will run from October 1 through October 15, 2010. The gallery invites the public to meet the artist at the show’s opening reception on October 1st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., an event that will coincide with the French Quarter Gallery Association’s Fall Art Walk. A champagne preview of the artist’s works will be held on Thursday, September 30th.
On October 1, the Sylvan Gallery will celebrate Rhett Thurman and her “40 Years of Painting in Charleston.” The artist reception will take place on Friday, October 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This October, the Wells Gallery located in downtown Charleston, SC, will present a show entitled Elements & Atmosphere. The show immortalizes the Carolinas in rich oil paint, the most forgiving and often frustrating medium. Both feature artists, Wendy Whitson & Kevin LePrince, tell a different story of the same land, their respective perspectives emerging in style, process, palette and detail. The exclusive Collectors Preview will take place on Sept. 30. The artists reception, open to public, will be on Friday, October 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 125 Meeting Street.
Founded in 1999, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association consists of the city’s prominent galleries working together to promote Charleston as a fine art destination for passionate art enthusiasts, avid collectors and talented artists. Since 2004, CFADA has donated more than $150,000 to local public high schools and scholarships for future artists. For more information about the upcoming art shows, please visit cfada.wordpress.com or http://www.cfada.com.