Arthur - your women of the west long to know if you and your loved ones are thriving and growing still in art and family. For me in particular, you are woven in my ritual of friendship. Sally Ruscitti
Bon Voyage Scott! The Kulture Klash's were an incredible platform and doorway for me and I miss them. Have fun layin down the law in Texas...
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Mr. Debus will definitely be missed. His contributions to the art scene in Charleston were immense. Basically, without Scott taking an interest in my work, I would barely have exhibited in this town. Best of luck to him in Austin!
Fantastic article, his last show here in town was great!
Very nice article, really describes the Manning we all knew and loved.
Very moving tribute, Lese. I interviewed Manning several years ago for Charleston Magazine. He contributed a mural to an outdoor Piccolo exhibit and gave me a tour of his work in progress. I was blown away with the vision and range of his style. Great loss, but he left us with a beautifully original body of work. Brilliant art is made here everyday and I'm sure he inspired more than his fair share of it.
This is a beautiful tribute to an artist and man who was very much "of" the place that he came from, and spent his life and career sharing that vision with others. He was one of the few artists from the South to really accomplish visually what so many of the great Southern writers did with words.
You may want to check this out as well:
What makes “Gullah Art” - “Gullah Art? Are images of chickens running around in barnyards, sharecropper farmers in straw hats and fat women in colorful rainbow colored stripe and polka dot dresses losing its appeal as iconic images of what we think of as Gullah Art? Should we wonder, is a new genre of two dimensional Gullah Art on the horizon? Sweetgrass basketry aside, the question begs, exactly what is “Gullah” imagery?
A possible answer may viewed in the daring innovative fresh style of modern images that mirror the past, the content of Bernice Mitchell Tate’s current installation exhibition at The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center. REMEMBERING HER TIME: The Art of Bernice Mitchell Tate, (Herstory & Heritage) offers a sophisticated option to art lovers, investors and collectors who are seeking a new perspective of Gullah Art. REMEMBERING HER TIME: The Art of Bernice Mitchell Tate (Herstory & Heritage) which opened on May 17, 2012, is a transmedia installation as well as an exhibition of sculptural collages, large canvases, high fashion accessories design concepts. Using a process she calls fused continuity, the artist provides visual evidence of how material culture, in this instance, is transformed into contemporary mixed media art works of modern imagery. “This is indeed something new.” The installation may arguably be one of the longest running, one woman, single artist exhibitions ever mounted at the Avery. The showing which opened on May 17th, will extend through August 17, 2012 at The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center, 125 Bull Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29424
Yay for Philly Cheese! This guy is incredible. So glad you guys did this feature.
Congrats my friend - only wish that our opening receptions weren't on the same night / time so that I could be there to support you! Looking forward to a possible collaboration in the future.
What Ghiberti did for Florence, Boatwright does for Charleston. Simply wonderful!
Great article. It's a travesty that Charleston has not given Patch a proper show yet. He's shown in Asheville, Savannah, Miami, New York & Jacksonville in the last year. He was supposed to do SCOOP in Feb. Patch is not an opening act He is a force to be reckoned and if we don't reckon him soon, we will be watching the backside of his Whisky van driving away to bigger and better things.
This is a great show!! Shouldn't be missed...
Come prepared to be blown away - visually, emotionally and spiritually!
be sure to watch the "movie" it is only 9+ minutes long but offers great perspective about the art and the artist's message.
thanks Aggie Zed!
Well that's a bit awesome :)
Too many words to read, but the chicks are cute.
u go girls!!
Thank you so much for your honest and accurate review of the SC Watermedia Society's exhibit. Unfortunately, for years, our group has struggled with the misnomer that we are nothing more than landscape artists practiced by "aristocratic ladies and gentleman painters." We are proud of our rich traditions and heritage but embrace the future and the future generations of artists and art enthusiasts. I know this shows through the varied media and diverse collection of work that our group produces. Actually, we had close to 200 entries for this year's show (192), so those selecting the show did indeed have difficult decisions to make. As you can see, the result of all those involved is an impeccable array of talent. Thank you again. We, too, are proud of this show.
Damita Jeter, Executive Director
SC Watermedia Society
Thank you, Amy, for taking a look at the need in the community that is only supported by the Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association.
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