Archive for May, 2011


Leo Posillico & Joe Bolyard at Modern by Design

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Art Has Many Faces - Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood and Wire On Canvas Box - 2010 - Leo Posillico

Art Has Many Faces - Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood and Wire On Canvas Box - 2010 - Leo Posillico

Modern by Design will feature works from California artist Leo Posillico and Charleston artist Joe Bolyard during the May ArtWalk.

Leo Posillico, a native of Long Island, New York, has been a successful, award-winning artist for over 30 years. His work is known and praised nationally and internationally and is widely recognizable through his signature brush stroke characters.

Trained at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, Posillico, has been a photographer in Vietnam and pursued a multi-faceted art career as an art director, illustrator, board game designer, album, book cover artist, and author. His work has been shown extensively in the United States and shown in various galleries in Japan.

He works in series. The “Gallery” series, from which the pieces showing at Modern by Design have been chosen, expresses the various art works that one can be exposed to while in the gallery, or museum and is both humorous and serious.

Joe Bolyard is a West Virginia artist who moved back to Charleston in 1998. Joe works in acrylics, mixed media, ink and also produces

Cotton Pods - Annodized Aluminum - Joe Bolyard - 2011

Cotton Pods - Anodized Aluminum - Joe Bolyard - 2011

pieces with metals, such as pewter, brass and aluminum. Joe’s work varies from small gallery pieces to large commission pieces for peoples’ homes and offices. Joe’s work usually explores depths of colour and texture, with styles ranging from the abstract to ethereal and even spiritual. Joe’s work can be found within Offices and private collections in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Germany and Ireland.

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Works on Paper by Natalie Gibbs Burdette and Kristen Zammiello at Taylor’s Annex Gallery

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

modus operandi 5x5

Taylor Books’ Annex Gallery will present Modus Operandi: New works on paper by Natalie Gibbs Burdette and Kristen Zammiello for the May ArtWalk. This show features dry point etchings, graphite drawings, linoleum block prints by two talented young women from the Marshall Graduate program.

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New Works by Sharon Stackpole Opening at The Purple Moon

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

stackpole1The Purple Moon is pleased to present new works by Sharon Lyn Stackpole in a show opening during the ArtWalk on May 19th.

Born in 1969, Sharon is a native West Virginian who studied painting and art history at Fairmont State and West Virginia University. After art school, she worked for some time as a newspaper reporter and columnist in West Virginia, and still maintains a daily blog. She is a strong supporter of arts in education and lobbies for the restoration of art instruction at the primary grade levels in West Virginia.stackpole2

Stackpole is one of 10 artists recently selected for Charleston’s I-64 Pier Art project. This summer during FestivALL, 10 artists will be painting murals on the massive cylindrical columns along Washington Street that support Interstate 64 near Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Photography by Miranda Fields at Romano & Associates

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

romanoMiranda Fields, a West Virginia-based artist who specializes in photography, will be the featured artist at Romano and Associates for the May 19th ArtWalk. She is currently teaching Beginning Photography at Marshall University, where she graduated with her Masters in Art in 2010. She has displayed images from her series Six in numerous local galleries, as well as the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and, most recently, was chosen as one of ten international students to exhibit in the third annual Breaking Boundaries exhibition in Pingyao, China.

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Gloria Jean Pennnington Featured at Gallery Eleven

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

gallery11logosmCross Lanes artist Gloria Jean Pennnington will be the featured artist for the May ArtWalk at Gallery Eleven, 1033 Quarrier Street, Charleston. Her eclectic style will be evident in this show which features an new genre of paintings and collages of fish, corral, sponges and anything “Under the Sea”. Also included are some fish made of clay, Pennington’s love of the ocean was renewed following a snorkeling trip to the Virgin Islands and several of the new works reflect a Caribbean theme.

There will be an opening of this show during ArtWalk on May 19th.

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Works by Kate Long at Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery

Monday, May 9th, 2011
Outrages Sunflower - Kate Long

Outraged Sunflower - Kate Long

The Mountaineer Good News Garage is pleased to present Works by Kate Long for the ArtWalk on May 19th.

Kate Long likes to paint pictures that tell stories with titles such as “Giant squashes barricade Capitol. Legislators flee,” and “Outraged sunflower.” In her photographs, she finds ways to frame ordinary details of life – a butterfly’s tail, an ice puddle – in an extraordinary way. “I try to take pictures that make me – and other people – see ordinary things in new ways’,” she says. Long, a Charleston resident, writes for The Charleston Gazette and produces for public radio. This is her first public showing of her paintings and photos.

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Traci Higginbotham’s Visual Navigations at Art Emporium

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The Art Emporium is please to presents Traci Higginbotham –  Visual Navigations.

Original acrylic paintings on canvas

May 16th, 2011 through June 11th, 2011

Artist Reception During Artwalk May 19th 5 to 8pm

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