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Continuous Crossings 

When: April 27-29 2012
Phone: (843) 297-8674
Price: Free
It seems like just yesterday that Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier was settling into its new home on Society Street after boldly uprooting from their King Street shop. And in the new space, they’ve taken on a new feat: showcasing art. The owner — who realized that their brilliant, periwinkle building, with a small outdoor patio and well-lit back room, would serve as an idyllic backdrop for local artwork — decided to open it to artists. First to christen Christophe’s new show space will be local contemporary artist Rebecca West Fraser, whose work explores mediums and subjects within environments skewed from reality. Fraser, known for her large-scale paintings and collages, incorporates contrasting colors, shapes, and mediums to create stunning works of art. After graduating with an art degree from New York’s Alfred University, Fraser packed her bags and took a much-deserved trip to France, and now back home, she’s taken on the position of curating the first couple of shows at the French chocolatier. “The owners want more connection with the community and to bring in a different crowd,” says Fraser. “I’m hoping that this show will bring more people to them and increase awareness within the Charleston community.” The event will serve as Fraser’s first solo show and the grand opening of Christophe’s new space (now available to local artists each month). “It will be two firsts in one night,” says Fraser. “Christophe and I will have that together.” There will be wine and hors d’oeuvres provided, with delectable Christophe Artisan chocolates for sale.
— Lacey Young
click to enlarge REBECCA WEST FRASER


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