Redux Contemporary Art Center has issued its annual call for proposals to emerging and established artists. The Exhibition Committee will be considering applicants for solo, two person, and group exhibitions for 6-8 available slots in 2014 and 2015. Applications must be made through Slide Room and include: a portfolio of recent works (5-23), an inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums, an artistic statement, an artistic resume, and a $35 entry fee. The deadline is October 25, 2013. For more information on how to submit your application, visit Redux's website.
Redux is also opening applications to art teachers. Proposals are being accepted for adult, youth, and kids classes for fall 2013. For more information on this opportunity, email Stacy Huggins at email@example.com.
Studio artists whose works will be available for viewing include: Lulie Wallace, Teil Duncan, Kaminer Haislip, Lauren Rackley, Paula McInerny, Kate Long Stevenson, Whitney Kreb, Jen Ervin, Mariah Channing, Taillefer Long, Sally Bennett Baxley, Alizey Khan, Kate Mullin, Charles Williams, Camela Guevara, Kate MacNeil, Todd Anderson, Jane Ann Sweeny, Greg Hart, Luke Vehorn, Austin Grace Smith, Lindsay Windham, and Marshall Thomas.
Guests can also check out the current featured exhibit, Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted by Andréa Stanislav. The display includes sculpture, glitter construction, and video that encompass the tension between moral relativism and evil. The mirrored surfaces are used to compel the onlookers to reflect upon their positions in relation to the artwork and, on a further level, to history and culture.
The Redux studios will be open from 4-7 p.m. and viewers can enjoy refreshments while browsing. Along with the private studios, Redux’s classroom, darkroom, print shop, and Conolly Studio Gallery will be open for viewing. Learn more at reduxstudios.org.
Healing powers don’t just exist in medicine and hot springs. According to Dr. Jeb Hallett, they can exist in artwork, too. The Gibbes Museum of Art is teaming up with Dr. Hallett and Roper St. Francis to raise awareness of these curative powers during The Art of Healing, a discussion accompanied by the exhibition The Spoleto Watercolors of Stephen Mueller and Carl Palazzolo.
Mueller and Palazzolo visited Charleston during Spoleto for many years and created paintings inspired by their experiences in the city. The resulting body of work spans nearly 20 years and documents the collaborative relationship between Mueller, Palazzolo, and their friend and art collector David Rawle.
Questions raised during the event will explore the theme of art and physical well-being, such as what each person can see in the works on display that connect with wellness and peace of mind.
These watercolors are particularly relevant to the conversation about the healing powers of art, as artist Stephen Mueller died two years ago after a battle with lung cancer.
To learn more and purchase tickets, visit gibbesmuseum.org/events or call (843) 722-2706, ext. 21.
We mourned the loss of Maghound, sort of a Netflix for magazine lovers, when it went under last year. But we’re not so sad anymore, because we just found out that we can access digital copies of more than 150 popular magazines through our beloved local library.
The Charleston County Public Library announced earlier this week that they’re adding Zinio for Libraries to their array of digital services. That means that if you have a card and an e-reader, or even just a computer, you can read magazines like Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, House Beautiful, Popular Mechanics, and Cosmopolitan for free. Customers can read or keep as many magazines as they like, and you don’t have to wait for someone else to finish with a magazine before you can check it out. All you have to do is sign up at CCPL’s Zinio login page.
Find out more at ccpl.org.
If you've been meaning to go to a Charleston Symphony Orchestra performance and you just haven't gotten around to it, now's the time to go — they're coming up on their last concert of the season.
On Sun. April 28, the CSO will present a concert of arrangements and original works for the trumpet featuring CSO principal trumpet Michael Smith at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church. Smith has served as the acting principal trumpet of the CSO since 2009, though he's actually been with the organization since 2006. He's also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica de Guanajuato, and more. He'll be accompanied by organist JeeYoon Choi, CSO principal timpanist Beth Albert, and violinist Mayumi Nakamura.
General admission tickets are $15, but students and those under the age of 22 can get in for $5. Find out more at charlestonsymphony.org.