Supporting Art in the Age of COVID

Supporting Art in the Age of COVID

Local arts champion Susan Irish helps get Artist Support Pledge kicked off in the Carolinas, raises money for local artists by Lorne Chambers | Editor The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted every corner of our society in some way or the other over the last several...

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West Ashley’s Grass is Blue

West Ashley’s Grass is Blue

7th annual Bluegrass Festival returns to the Woodlands Nature Preserve with some of the biggest names in the business from Staff Reports There has been a noticeable leap in star power for the seventh annual Charleston Bluegrass Festival held Friday, March 20 and...

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Art Matters — A Conversation with  Gale Ray

Art Matters — A Conversation with  Gale Ray

Artist actively painting, retired weaver and faux finish painter Describe your work I capture passages and pathways, both manmade and in nature by painting landscapes and sculpting and making paintings of shells. Current project Making pottery based on shells that I...

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Nostalgia Wave Hits West Ashley

Nostalgia Wave Hits West Ashley

NeoPop art show featuring works by Patrick Prickett and T.M. Showers is an homage to the TV, toys, and tech from their youth by Lorne Chambers | Editor When local artist Patrick Prickett first saw the work of fellow painter T.M. Showers he knew they were kindred...

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Art Matters — Catherine Lamkin

Art Matters — Catherine Lamkin

Describe your art: Pictorial. Portraits, that tell stories of the African Diaspora. My people, my life, and how the world touches me. The joy in our lives, and the injustices, what would I see through the magnifying glass of my sewing needle. What makes your work...

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The Harmony  in Hominy

The Harmony in Hominy

Brukes Coffee & Music brings passion for music to your neighborhood coffee shop by Lorne Chambers | Editor It’s two days before Christmas and as people are zooming all over West Ashley getting last minute gifts and holiday preparations, Brukes Coffee & Music...

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Art Matters — Christopher Murphy

Art Matters — Christopher Murphy

Describe your art: It is an exploration of movement, composition, color, and text. It is a process of discovery never knowing when it will end. It is abstract. Biggest challenge: Some people are turned off by non-representational art. I work in a frame show, too. My...

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West Ashley, a Hidden Gem(stone)

West Ashley, a Hidden Gem(stone)

Gemstone Prayer Center — Locust Grove will remain at Citadel Mall as HBO renews Rightous Gemstones for for second season by Bill Davis | News Editor It’s hard to drive around West Ashley and not see something that has appeared on the first season of HBO’s The...

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A ‘Spectacular’ Holiday Variety Show

A ‘Spectacular’ Holiday Variety Show

A Charleston Holiday favorite returns for its sixth year from Staff Reports The sixth annual production of the Cultural Arts Center Charleston’s (formerly Charleston Performing Arts Center) Holiday Spectacular will be held at the new CACC’s brand new West Ashley home...

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Art Matters — James Richardson

Art Matters — James Richardson

Graffiti Artist — made the ChART sign in Alycia Alley Describe your art: Graffiti on walls, large canvases, or miniature murals on paper. Graffiti like abstracts. I like shapes and colors. Were you an Artsy Kid: Yes, I liked making something out of nothing with my...

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Laughing Outside the Box

Laughing Outside the Box

All-female comedy show eXcess boXes at Tin Roof on Nov. 17 by Lorne Chambers | Editor This month Tin Roof in West Ashley will stage a variety show written and produced entirely by talented local woman comics. On Sunday, Nov. 17, sandwiched in between brunch and...

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