A midsummer's night art delight
Charleston artists Pamela Cisneros, Amelia and Dan Hale, Kristen Ley, Kim Lucia, and Catherine Yerger have decided to celebrate midsummer with art, jazz, wine and food at their aptly named "A Midsummer's Night Art Delight." The event, sponsored by Mikell Law Firm, will take place this evening from 5-9 p.m. at 234 Mathis Ferry Road, just off the bridge in Mount Pleasant.
All art will be priced at $350 and under, with a drawing every 45 minutes for a free work of art. There will jazz guitar and saxophone provided by Cristobal, complimentary wine from Crushed Fine Wine, and lots of appetizers and desserts. Each of the artists will be donating 10 percent of his or her proceeds to the following charities: Charleston Animal Society, Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, Meals on Wheels, Mississippi Mustard Seed and The Sustainability Institute.
Admission is free.
Stango in Charleston
Nationally and internationally known artist John Stango has shown in galleries from New York to California, and from Sweden to Japan. "Originally working as a visual merchandiser and display artist for Macy's and Bloomingdale's department stores, Stango sought to broaden his creativity and began creating original silk-screened designer T-shirts, which were met with great success," says Colleen Deihl of SCOOP studios. Stango now paints full time and is most interested in creating images using vibrant brushstrokes and textures and colors in works that epitomize glamour and surreal pop icons. His art has appeared in public and private collections throughout the country, with collectors including Jessica Simpson, Bruce Willis and Allen Iverson, and he has done contract artwork for Absolut Vodka and Lucky Strike Lanes. Check out his work through the end of the month at SCOOP studios, 57 1/2 Broad St. Visit www.scoopcontemporary.com or call 577-3292.
The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts invites local arts organizations to register and participate at "OPEN," a multi-disciplinary event open to the public, featuring the abundance of artistic and cultural offerings in the tri-county area. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. September 11 at the Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston.
As an annual preview of the arts, local arts organizations or collectives will be given the opportunity to captivate, intrigue and cultivate new audiences at "OPEN." Deadline for registration is July 27, 2010, and the registration fee is $50. Interested parties should contact Jessica Solomon Bluestein at 577-5288 or by email at Alliance4Arts@gmail.com.