Geoffrey Michael Richardson 
Member since Dec 30, 2011

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  • Best Back Alley Art

    Avondale and Park Circle’s chArt Initiative and Outdoor Gallery
      If you came face-to-face with a life-sized elephant or a two-story-tall peacock late last Friday night, you weren’t blitzed beyond repair. Well, maybe you were, but you were also lucky enough to stumble upon Avondale’s chArt Initiative and Outdoor Gallery, a public art space organized by Lava Salon’s Geoff Richardson that was built to bring beauty to the community and recognition to local visual artists.
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  • Multimedia: Murals in Charleston

    To The Wall
      Charleston isn't widely known for its public art. Occasionally a few murals pop up around town, but our visual identity is inexorably tied to traditional architecture and Rainbow Row. Even signage is tightly controlled, and public projects usually have a raft of red tape to confront.
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  • Best Alleyway Makeover

    ChART Outdoor Art Initiative
      Sheepman's extensive murals behind the now-defunct Buffalo South have long been a destination for underground art lovers, and thanks to Lava Salon's Geoff Richardson, you can now find similarly striking murals in other parts of the Lowcountry. Last spring, he headed up a project to transform the alleyways of Avondale into works of art, tapping local artists like Ishmael and Scott Debus to create murals depicting everything from Dirty Harry to a beautiful woman's face. More recently, the project has moved to North Charleston's Park Circle neighborhood, where realtor Thea Anderson is working on spreading the art love even further. A building on Chateau Avenue has murals by Patch Whisky, Molly Rose Freeman, and Ishmael.
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