During the May ArtWalk Mission Savvy will be selling its new collection of hand painted wooden photo blocks and “Grow Kits” – planting kits for a range of garden themes designed by local Unicorn Lane Farms.
Archive for May, 2012
Frail Yet Firm is a collection of works exploring the juxtaposition of symbolic imagery and their relationship to medium and process. These
metaphors are reference to the life, death, and rebirth of select flora and fauna that occur here in Appalachia. The imagery lends itself to comparison with the process of Printmaking, the fragility of the hive relates to the frailty of the papers used, and the rigidity of the antlers represent the firm process of printing methods.
May ArtWalk at Taylor Books’ Annex Gallery:
New paintings from Tiera Floyd. A native of Sutton, WV and recent graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan University. Tiera’s new body of work, titled “Legacy of the Lines” focuses on the cracks, wrinkles, whiskers, scuffs and scraps of five senior citizens in her home town. Tiera spent time with each of her subjects and chose to focus on specific features and gestures to capture the history and soul of each individual. The result, while excluding much of the information included in a traditional portrait, gives the viewer a much more intimate and compelling experience.
Also paintings from Lewisburg based artist Mary Hurst. Mary holds a BFA in painting from West Virginia University and recently moved back to West Virginia from California. Her work will be on display until May 30th.
The Allied Artists of West Virginia will be partnering with the Charleston Ballet for a live studio drawing session during the May 17 ArtWalk. Images of art pieces created during the live drawing class will be posted online for voting of favorites on both the Charleston Ballet and Allied Artists FACE BOOK pages. Three notable judges’ votes combined with the public’s choices will determine the winning piece. A $250 prize of a Charleston Town Center Gift Card will be offered to the winner of combined judges and public voting. This winner will be announced in June during FESTIVALL.
Art works will need to be submitted no later than Monday, May 21, 2012 to be included in the contest. Submitted pieces will also be on display at a public location for viewing. Viewing and voting will take place through the months of May and June. This event is also open to other WV amateur artists. Please bring your easels if you would like to use one and what you need to work with. Only tables and chairs and dancers will be provided.
Additional art selections from Allied Artists members will also be on display and for sale on Thursday May 17. The upcoming ARTWALK will take place on May 17, 2012 from 5-8 at the Charleston Ballet studios located on the mezzanine floor at 100 Capitol Street.
Featured at Art Emporium for the May 17th ArtWalk:
STEVE PAULEY : Rock Show
Opens May 17th and runs through June 16th
Artist Reception during artwalk May 17th 5 to 8pm
Steve Pauley currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Pauley earned his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD. He received his MA from Marshall University, WV and BA from West Virginia State University (WVSU), Pauley has shown internationally, including at Skolska28 Prague, CR. Soloexhibitions include Broadway Gallery in New York, Amalie Rothschild Gallery in Baltimore and Della Brown Taylor Gallery, WVSU.
New York Times art critic Holland Cotter described Pauley’s work as the most striking and unorthodox in the exhibition Bird Flew, curated by Robert Storr, at Tribes gallery in NY. Pauley’s reviews include the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Charleston Daily Mail, and NY Arts Magazine, and his work has been featured on All Things Considered on NPR and on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
Bridging sculpture with photography, printmaking, painting, installation and performance, Pauley’s art evolved organically from his work as a headstone carver and as a photography teacher. His current exhibition Rock Show explores engraving anamorphic images into polished granite, which are then projected onto a wall by bouncing light off the stone’s surface. Fusing the time-intensive labor of hand engraving stone and the mechanical reproduction of photography, Pauley’s current investigations include projecting that image onto light sensitive paper in a darkroom without the use of a camera or film. His new body of work is influenced by the archive of the early American labor movement of the coalmines of West Virginia and in Rock Show, Pauley’s sculpture resounds with the echoes of the mines and the lives that have been saved and lost. Joining stone’s hard durability with the immateriality of light and shadow, Pauley creates work at once spiritual and worldly; tragic, hopeful and eternal.
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is proud to participate in Charleston’s ArtWalk in conjunction with our recent initiative “A New Charleston.” One of the initiative’s primary goals is to promote entrepreneurship. Through our involvement in the Charleston ArtWalk, we can work toward this goal by helping to support local artisans.
May 17th ArtWalk Featured Artists:
Deborah Herndon, Photographer
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation features 29 limited edition pieces of Herndon’s work ranging from photographs of French and Spanish architectural details and urban landscape (including “French Kiss Knocker,” finalist in the 67th Allied Artists Juried Competition) to one of Herndon’s more recent pieces, “Orchestra Hall, Violin Blue,” a metallic photography print/raised
paint tracing on cardboard overlay. The piece was originally juried for theAnnual Re/Vision Project of the Visual Arts Association of Louisville and was used to raise funds for visually impaired children of Kentucky and southern Indiana.
Faye Johnson – Jewelry
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature 5 jewelry designs by Faye Johnson.
Johnson became interested in jewelry creation in 2007 as a result of a design class at Beadlush in Charlotte, NC. Since then Johnson has studied under critically acclaimed designer and metalsmith Dan Haga as well as jewelry maker Kim St. Jean. She has also participated in multiple art shows in the NoDa arts district of Charlotte, NC. Johnson’s jewelry reflects her interest in metalsmithing and stringing; her work uses mixed media including clay, gemstones, and various metals.
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Downtown Charleston ArtWalk celebrates the blooming of the flowers with the 1st Annual “Spring Fling ArtWalk” on Saturday, May 5th from Noon to 4pm. Galleries will feature great art, refreshments and specials!
- Delfines Jewelers will be offering 38% off all jewelry to art walk participants.
- Art Emporium will be holding a special “Sidewalk Sale”
- Gallery Eleven is having two special tables; one for framed and matted work, and one for jewelry and well as great in-store displays.
- House of Luxe is having a sidewalk sale of clearance jewelry 50-60% off.
- The Purple Moon is offering 20% off all vintage items in the shop and hourly specials with up to 50% off! In addition, choose your horse and play the “Purple Moon Derby” for a chances to win gift certificates!
Fun, specials and great art at all of the other ArtWalk venues as well! We look forward to seeing you!