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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Keeping tabs on Charleston's thriving community of art and artists

Monday, 27 November 2017 21:39

Give With Gwynn's This Holiday Season

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Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant, located in the Village Pointe Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant, will be featuring five award-winning local artists as a part of its Give with Gwynn’s holiday charitable campaign. These artists will display their works in Gwynn’s store windows from November 26, 2017 – January 6, 2018. All works will reflect and inspire Peace on Earth.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:09

Painting with Motion: Long Exposure Photography

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A fun thing for photography enthusiasts to try is long exposure photography, which is a cool technique that allows you to capture contrast in motion. For instance, if you’re shooting the pier at Folly Beach with this technique, the waves will appear milky and smooth, which looks really cool against the static pier. Most people just think of the contrast between colors or between light and shadow when creating a composition, but the contrast between something in motion and something still can also be really beautiful.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 18:41

Photo Tip: Varying Angles for More Interesting Vacation Photos

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Even though the Angel Oak is magnificent no matter how you shoot it, trying different angles will help us see it in a much more interesting way than the thousands of other eye-level, straight-on photos of the same subject. So get out there and try something different.

If you have photography questions or other topics you’d like us to explore, let us know!

Thursday, 08 June 2017 15:51

And The Winner Is ...

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We are pleased to announce the winner of our Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition Facebook Contest! 20 local artists from the 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition submitted a piece of their collection to our Facebook page, and YOU voted your favorite by liking, commenting, or sharing the featured artist’s work. Now the votes are in, and the winner is….

Monday, 10 April 2017 19:48

Visual Art Demos at the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition

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We are so excited about this year's Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition! With daily demonstrations and new pieces by 84 award-winning local artists, it really is the perfect opportunity for the art lover in everyone. 

Nestled within the perimeter landscaping and scattered among the native trees, shrubs and flowers of Marion Square, you'll find the artists and their tents -- if there's a pop-up shower, simply run for the closest tent -- you're sure to be welcomed! Rain or shine, you'll find the fun, creativity and camaraderie of this 16-day art show entertaining and engaging. Over 80 local artists will not only be selling various pieces, they will also...

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 18:52

Meet the Artists at Operation Sight's "Vision is Art" Reception

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Come celebrate "Vision is Art!"

Please join us at Operation Sight’s “Vision Is Art” reception on Wednesday, March 29th, and enjoy beautiful artwork for sale, hors d’oeuvres, libations, and learn more about the organizations efforts to restore the vision and improve the lives of low-income, uninsured South Carolina residents by providing cataract surgery at no cost.

Operation Sight is the area’s only nonprofit to offer free cataract surgery (pre- and postoperative care). Operation Sight uses donated services of volunteer cataract surgeons in the Charleston area, including ...

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