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Notable October Events in Charleston

Thank you Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria for establishing the Octoberfest 200 years ago! The Octoberfest celebration in Charleston will take place at Blackbaud Stadium on October 24 from noon till 5!

Besides the celebration of beer, my October calendar is filled with awesome events:

October 1, 5-8pm: Art Walk – some notable shows:

– Elements & Atmosphere at the Wells Gallery the show immortalizes the Carolinas in rich oil paint, the most forgiving and often frustrating medium, featured artists, Wendy Whitson and Kevin LePrince.

– Johnson Hagood‘s new works created for the Greenville Museum of Art on display at the Carolina Galleries.

– Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art will host a stunning show by J. Christian Snedeker, one of our extraordinarily talented local artists.

– The Corrigan Gallery presents Sex and Death a show of works by Richard (Duke) Hagerty.

The Dreamscape by Nathan Durfee

Robert Lange Studios has an exciting exhibit titled The Soft Embrace of a Porcelain Night, it features the work of contemporary painter Nathan Durfee. These works will not last, they never do.

– Horton Hayes Fine Art will  present an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Groves entitled Reflection.

– Jennifer Smith Rogers will present new works at Smith Killian Fine Art in a show titled Natural and Notable.

– The Sylvan Gallery will celebrate Rhett Thurman and her “40 Years of Painting in Charleston.” This is going to be a great art show! Rhett has painted all over the world!

www.cfada.com for more info! All art openings are FREE.

Gold Keris Knife with diamonds and rubbies

October 1, 5-8pm: Galleons Lost at 165 King Street is featuring its amazing collection of one-a-kind, highly collectible Keris Knives (diamonds and gold!). FREE

October 6, 6-9 pm: Rebekah Jacob Gallery will host a fundraiser for the American College of the Building Arts “REDy to Wear,” where you can bid on masks created by local artists.FREE

October 24, 6:30-10pm: A Night of Jewish Film, a screening of a documentary titled “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story.” This iconic film about the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews since the 1860s will light up the screen of The Sottile Theater at 7:45 p.m. Prior to the movie screening, everyone is invited to a desert & champagne reception, the Melvin and Judith Solomon Humanitarian Award for the Arts to Judith Solomon will be presented here, starts at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $20 for the film and $50 for both the reception and the film.

October 28, 7-11pmThe Red Party at one of the most haunted buildings in the United States (truly haunted!), the Old City Jail that houses the American College of the Building Arts. This is the party that people are dying to get in. Dress up in red and mask your face, it is the best Halloween Party in town! $55 in advance, $65 at the door.


Robert Lange Studios in Charleston Issues Call for Submissions for a Group Show

Robert Lange Studios is looking for female painters that paint women for the upcoming “Women Painting Women” Group Show, opening November 5, 2010 as part of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’ Charleston Fine Art Annual.

This show will be from 5:30 – 8:30 on Friday, November 5 and is open to the public. The fine art weekend events include exhibits on Friday, plein air demonstrations in Washington Park during the day on Saturday with the Charleston Art Auction to follow Saturday night.  The show will be a celebration of contemporary women painters and held at Robert Lange Studios’ 2 Queen Street location.  In addition to the weekend events, the Gibbes Museum will be displaying works by prominent women painters, including a collection of paintings by Henrietta Johnson, who in 1707 became America’s first woman artist by painting portraits in Charles Towne’s (now Charleston).


All paintings must be by women of women.  Email submissions to info@rlsart.com (subject line Women Painting Women Submission).  You do not need to submit the work(s) you would like in the show, you can email a few images of other works and then create something once you know you are participating.

If you are new to our group shows here’s the short of it: Traditional 50/50 split of sales, unless you are exclusively in a gallery whose contract won’t let you participate in group shows unless they receive a portion of the sales, in which case it is a RLS Gallery 30/Gallery 30/Artist 40 split, we cover shipping work back to the artist.  You will receive an official show contract once your accepted with more details.
– Email submissions as soon as you can.
– September 1 National Press Deadline. We must have all participants names and images for advertising.  If your piece is not complete that’s ok, it will just not be included in the press kit.
– October 15 Local Press Deadline, Mailers, Email blasts
– All work received by Oct. 27 All pieces must be framed and ready to hang.
– We will be hanging the show on Nov. 1
– Show opens on Nov. 5 (come, drink, have fun!!) and it will come down at the end of the month.

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.

“Measure: Creatures Great + Small” on View at Robert Lange Studios this September

Charleston-based painter Robert Lange plays with scale by shrinking massive animals and blowing-up mini animals in a series of 25 new works entitled Measure: Creatures Great + Small. On view from September 4 thru September 30, 2009, at Robert Lange Studios, the show is a unique investigation into how the size of an animal effects our interaction with them.

At the modest age of 28, Lange was recently the American Heart Association’s featured artist.  He received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and is best known for creating bodies of work in a hyper-realist fashion.

In December of 2008, Lange’s acclaimed series Still + Life portrayed still lives with the addition of living elements such as birds and humans. In his upcoming Measure show, Lange is now giving the viewer a unique and whimsical perspective of nature; a tiny lion sits regally on a chair or a huge penguin follows a pedestrian down the sidewalk.

July event RLSSome humorous, some obvious, and some more subtler but in each painting Lange has illustrated how much animals are missing from our everyday by placing them in common scenarios.  For example, in one of the pieces for his September show titled, The Fox + The Pear, Lange has depicted a tiny fox sitting in a bowl next to a pear.  The fox is scaled to be the same size as the pear and in a charming way sits as though he isn’t a bit out of place.

“The reason for playing with the comparative size of each animal versus their surroundings is to make people take notice. There is an intrigue that is created and captivates the viewer by skewing the scales,” says Lange. “I can’t help but feel a certain amount of disconnection from animals and nature in general and a desire to bring both into my life and at least make people think about a possible addition to theirs.”

In The Viewer, one of the works from his upcoming show, Lange paints a giant owl being viewed by two people in a museum-type setting.  Due to the relative scale of the viewers and creature, the people appear overwhelmed by the twenty-foot owl before them. This piece exhibits not only the artist’s feeling towards how our natural world is now displayed but also his humbled feeling as an artist towards capturing the quintessential essence of the subject.

“I wish through realism to create a seamless feeling that makes people second guess if tiny pandas really exist or what their experience would be like to have a giant chipmunk standing next to them,” says Lange. “It’s import to me that I’m always asking questions of the viewers through my paintings and that my audience looks to find the answers.”

Measure: Creatures Great + Small series will hang at Robert Lange Studios at 151 East Bay St. from Friday, September 4 – Wednesday, September 30, 2009. The opening reception will be Friday, September 4, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM and the artist will attend.

Please visit http://www.robertlangestudios.com or call for more information 843.805.8052. Digital images are available upon request.

Charleston Grill and Robert Lange Studios Invite you to East Cooper Habitat For Humanity Benefit, June 11


Charleston Grill and Robert Lange Studios invite you to a fabulous evening of art and food benefiting the East Cooper Habitat for Humanity on June 11, 2009, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Tides (Unit 388) in Mt. Pleasant. Tickets are $50, to purchase tickets call 843-881-2600 ext. 201.

Robert Lange Studios will be showing works from following artists: JB Boyd, Robert Lange, Joshua Flint, Nathan Durfee, Amy Lind, Kerry Brooks and John Duckworth. 20% of sales will be donated to East Cooper Habitat for Humanity.

Executive Chef Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill will be providing light summery treats such as a yellow tomato gazpacho and pickled shrimp with tabouli. Emily Cookson, Charleton Grill’s pastry chef, will be doing deserts.

Create Free Profile on CharlestonCulture.com

The Charleston Arts Coalition launched its very first project, charlestonculture.com, on May 14 at Robert Lange Gallery. The launch sponsored by Shine, British Wine Merchant and DJ Icebread was a smashing hit and the website is filling with new profiles and calendar listings. The Coalition’s goal was to create a much-needed online venue for Charleston’s creative arts community. The website is available for free. It includes profiles (of artists, musicians, authors, chefs, dancers, restaurants, galleries, photographers, video producers, architects and more), calendar listings and postings.

CharlestonCulture.com Launching May 14 at Robert Lange Studios, After-Party at Shine

The Charleston Arts Coalition, a creative hub for all disciplines in Charleston’s creative community, will launch its first project, CharlestonCulture.com on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 8 pm at Robert Lange Studios followed by an after party at 9 pm at Shine. The event is free to members and $5 donation to non-members. Space is limited, RSVP necessary.

CharlestonCulture.com, an open source website accessible simply by signing up, fulfills Coalition’s promise to provide a virtual gateway to the creative arts community of Charleston. The website promotes and gives the general public access to all creative disciplines in our community through profiles, calendar listings, postings and more. Sponsored in part by the Charleston Visitor’s Bureau, the site broadens public access and participation in the arts and culture of the area.

It will be a virtual center of creativity where every creative individual of Charleston will be able to promote and market themselves and their talent, trade and craft. Locals and visitors will also benefit from having one central hub where information will be uploaded directly by creatives and not a third party. It will be the master list and calendar of Charleston creatives.

The Charleston Arts Coalition offers this website to Charleston’s creative arts community free of charge with a goal of creating and uniting a dynamic and thriving creative arts environment. Members of the Charleston Arts Coalition will receive premium calendar listings, profile space and postings on the website. Individual membership is $30 per person, and business membership is $50 per business or organization.

The website was created by Butterfat, LLC. The website launch is sponsored by Shine Restaurant, Robert Lange Studios and British Wine Merchant as well as DJ Icebread. Robert Lange Studios is located at 151 East Bay Street. Please RSVP to chasartco@gmail.com. For more information about the coalition, to get involved or to take a survey, please visit http://www.charlestonartscoalition.com/.