Archive for April, 2010

Newest ArtWalk Venue – Romano & Associates

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

romanaRomano & Associates is the newest stop in Charleston’s premier art event. By day a law office, Romano & Associates will be open as a venue during the ArtWalk this year, displaying paintings and photographs. Refreshments will be provided. Romano & Associates are located at 230 Capitol Street, next to Taylor Books, and are on the second floor.


Vintage Art at The Purple Moon

Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Buddha Priest - Robert Martens - 1937

Buddha Priest - Robert Martens - 1937

Vintage art will be featured at The Purple Moon for the April ArtWalk including newly-discovered sculpture by Charleston architect Robert Martens.

Also being presented will be 1940’s pastel work by magazine illustrator Fuyiki Barnes, serigraphs by Virgil Cantini and Herbert Bayer along with vintage original works and prints from the mid-20th Century.

1940's Pastel Cover Girl by Fuyiki Barnes

1940's Pastel Cover Girl by Fuyiki Barnes

The Purple Moon will also be showcasing newly-arrived vintage glass by Blenko – including a very rare 1960 Rialto Line decanter by Wayne Husted – and a plethora of other mid-century modern home furnishings, accessories and art pieces.

Live music will be provided during ArtWalk by Sean Richardson and Friend.

The Purple Moon is located at 906 Quarrier Street.


Lightscapes Photography Exhibit by Sheila Caim Open at Art Emporium

Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Quarrier Street by Sheila Caim

Quarrier Street by Sheila Caim

The Art Emporium will presenting the Lightscapes Photography Exhibit by Sheila Caim for the month of April.

The artist describes her art this way:

I have studied and experimented with photography since my teens and have always shot my images to express mood and emotion. All my shots touch me in one way or another, and I hope my work will evoke those feelings in you.

Sometimes black and white photography is the best way to do this; sometimes it will be straight color photography. But often, I use digital artistry to express what I saw and felt when I shot the original image. This medium is my special passion.

In this case, I see the picture as a painting. With a digital tablet and stylus, I use color, texture and tone to bring out the hidden aspects of the image. I may also make other substantial changes to the original shot in order to achieve the underlying mood I sense. I want the final result to express my vision and to draw the viewer into that vision.

Some examples of this kind of work include the montages which I am currently experimenting with, and also images that look like watercolor paintings, oil paintings or ink sketches. But my medium is light, transformed with a stylus and computer into the kinds of results traditional painters achieve with a paintbrush and physical pigments.

I am a juried member of the West Virginia Arts and Crafts Guild, a juried member of Allied Artists of West Virginia, and my work is for sale in several galleries in West Virginia, including Tamarack in Beckley, WV (both in the Fine-Art Gallery (where my prints are sold) and the crafts section where my Art Cards are available), and at art shows in various parts of the country.

When I’m not holding a camera or digitally painting, I like to read science-fiction and fantasy, garden, cook, and walk in the woods.


Marshhouse at Good News Garage Gallery

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

marshhouseGood News Mountaineer Garage Gallery will be hosting an eclecetic show curated by Chip Tantlinger during the April ArtWalk . Tantlinger is the owner of the on-line art gallery

The show will feature a selection of prints featuring whimsical scenes, in your face street art, and political commentary. The offerings will be primarily affordable screen prints from a variety of artists. There will be posters from Leia Bell, Dan McCarthy, Chistopher Lands, Punchgut, Mear One, and others. Also, there’ll be a few movie oriented prints. If you’re a James Bond Goldfinger fan you’ll want to come check out the show.

The show will also be open to the public on Friday, April 16th.


Join Us for the ArtWalk on April 15th

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

fbartwalk042010-500Join us for the April ArtWalk in Downtown Charleston!

Thursday – April 15th! 5pm – 8pm

Music – Fun – Friends – Wine – Art!

Participating Galleries-

Art Emporium Gallery
Chet Lowther Studio
Gallery Eleven
Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery
Romano & Associates’ Offices
Stray Dog Antiques
Taylor Books – Annex Gallery
The Purple Moon
Visions Day Spa