Where Art Thou?

Where Art Thou?

Piccolo Spoleto picks up where Spoleto left  off in West Ashley with a handful of events by Bill Davis | News Editor Ever since Spoleto Festival USA pulled its annual finale from Middleton Place after the 2017 performance, it’s been up to Piccolo Festival to pick up...

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Still ‘Rocking’ Out

Former Plane Jane drummer finds a new creative expression with business venture by Lorne Chambers | Editor For 25 years Trey Smith has been banging on the drums in various rock bands, including The Pondering, Heavy Water Meter, and The Rhythm Method. Most notably,...

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Art Matters — Kate Kennedy

Painter, author, illustrator, new artist this year at Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Show ... My work ... Portrays nature’s rhythms. Flowing, like water or silk fabric. Simple but complex. Reflections, transparency, and lots of light. And goats. Lots of goats and other...

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A Little Bit of Luck

Lucky locals head to Willie Nelson’s Texas ranch for Luck Reunion, an intimate musical experience by Lorne Chambers | Editor The mission of the West Of Free Press has always been to keep the focus on the area west of the Ashley River. Technically, Austin, Texas fits...

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Another Dramatic Addition

The Cultural Arts Center for Charleston becomes West Ashley second performing arts theatre by Lorne Chambers | Editor The grand opening of The Pearlstine Theatre at Charleston Stage’s new West Ashley Theatre Center last month was met with excitement and anticipation....

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A Master Class

Internationally-renowned artist Christopher Zhang leads three-day portrait workshop at West Ashley’s The Studio by Lorne Chambers | Editor Local artist Joyce Hall first met Christopher Zhang when he originally came to the United States from China in 1990. Zhang shared...

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Art Matters — Lynne Riding

Abstract artist, educator. West Ashley resident, well traveled, born in and raised in Wales ... Describe your work? My work is of an abstract nature with a subtle message. I use color, line and movement of mark in order to try to impart an atmosphere and sense of...

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From the Mountains to the Marsh

The 5th Annual Charleston Bluegrass Festival returns to West Ashley, with two days of live music by Lorne Chambers | Editor Two years ago the Charleston Bluegrass Festival was held in West Ashley on a stunning piece of Lowcountry called the Charleston Woodlands....

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Art Matters

Courtney Trevino West Ashley Vinyl Shop Owner, teacher, DIY crafter Describe what you do: I use a special printer type cutting machine that allows for shapes and text to be cut out of paper, vinyl, fabric, or heat transfer materials for fashion, home goods, and...

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The Vitality of Color

Abstract artist Nancy Amis display oil paintings in Navigation, a new exhibit of her works from Staff Reports Local artist Nancy Amis has an impressive list of experiences, accolades, and degrees. But why should we pay attention to her? Amis’s abstract paintings...

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Art Matters: Jeffrey Jordan

Jeffrey Jordan Drama Teacher Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School Adjunct Professor, College of Charleston He has worked with Charleston Stage, Woolfe Street, and Village Playhouse.   Describe what you do: I use theater arts: drama, improv, movement, and...

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