Thursday, August 2, 2012

Look Book: The dog days aren't over

Posted by Deanna Kerley on Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

The dog days of summer aren’t slowing down Charleston’s visual arts community — there are almost 15 opening receptions scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Friday’s Art Walk includes receptions at various French Quarter galleries from 5-8 p.m. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Robert Lange Studios hosts the opening reception of Fred Jamar’s exhibition Crisscrossing. The Belgian artist is most known for his oil paintings that depict Charleston cityscapes. Read our profile of Jamar here.

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Black Mountain, N.C. native Brad Stroman is at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery with his exhibition Earth Art. The exhibit uses the Japanese Zen worldview of wabi-sabi, an aesthetic defined by its acceptance of imperfection.

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The Charleston Artist Gallery presents Cecelia Campbell’s Summertime, which pays homage to the natural beauty and unique lifestyle of the Lowcountry.

Hamlet Fine Art showcases Mike Rooney’s solo exhibit of plein air paintings. Rooney, who recently completed the paintings here in Charleston, is most influenced by his passion for the natural world. John Caggiano, Stuart Roper, and Roger Milinowski are the stars of Coco Vivo’s exhibit Beyond Main Street America, Everyday Moments at 25 Broad Street. Mary Martin Gallery presents Judy Fuller’s exhibition Shades of Summer. Known for its renderings of coastal landscapes in the tonalistic style of 19th- and 20th-century artists, the exhibit displays Fuller’s new body of work, so stop by 103 Broad Street from 6-8 p.m. for the opening reception.

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Photographer Doug Van De Zande is at Martin Gallery. Van De Zande’s work captures the Charleston Lowcountry in unique, sepia-toned photographs.

Karen Weihs’ Inner Narratives is displayed at Ella Richardson Fine Art. With almost 30 new paintings, Weihs dabbles in both abstract paintings and reproductions of Carolina wetlands. Award-winning artist Leslie Pratt-Thomas will celebrate her opening reception at Carolina One Real Estate at 49 Broad Street. Her plein air artwork is on view through August.

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Away from the French Quarter, Kathryn Dale Barton presents This is the Sun at East Bay Street’s Flagship.

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And Zac Mallard presents new oil paintings at the Old Gadsden Funeral Home on Friday from 7-10 p.m.

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