|Rainbow Row - downtown Charleston, SC|
Last Saturday, I also attended a wedding reception for my good friend Amanda while I was in town.
She and her husband Steven seem truly in love, and I could not be happier for them. They are such a great couple!
|and with another beautiful picture |
of the old Cooper River Bridge, a gift from friend Christine.
|The happy couple with an original painting of the new|
Cooper River Bridge,
a gift from Steven's Aunt who is an artist.
I also attended an Art Walk in downtown Charleston and got the chance to meet some artists that call the Lowcountry home. I met local artist,Victoria Pratt Ellis, who is also my mom’s art instructor. Here she stands with one of her many paintings, which encompasses pieces of maps. She paints around the torn map pieces, and her works come together in a jigsaw puzzle fashion.
Victoria’s artwork can be found at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery on Broad Street or online at http://www.ellis-nicholsongallery.com/
At COCO VIVO Interiors & Fine Art, I came across this unique silk scarf.
Local artist Stephanie Shuler Hamlet with her latest colorful series of artwork at Hamlet Gallery
These pieces are all new and are currently untitled; however, she will likely name the piece left of center “Jubilation”. Stephanie says this series is much more colorful than some of her past works, and she is in a new life phase which makes her happy and has inspired her to incorporate a lot of bright, bold colors in her artwork. For more information about Stephanie's paintings, please visit the website for her gallery at http://www.hamletgallery.com/.
Over at Bernie Horton Gallery, were some more traditional oil paintings by artist Bernie Horton. His paintings really capture the natural beauty of the Lowcountry. I like his use of lighting in these paintings,which adds to the overall mood of each piece.
For more information, visit Bernie Horton Gallery online at http://www.berniehortongallery.com/
A trip to Gallery Row would not be complete without a stop at Atmah Ja's The Art of Core Consciousness Gallery, which doubles as a yoga and massage studio. Gallery Director and Co-Founder, Atmah Ja, exclusively features the work of dynamic artist Iamikan, a native of West Virginia who draws most of the inspiration for his artwork from nature. Iamikan's pieces mainly consist of abstract works in oils, acylics and epoxy resins on a wide variety of materials such as steel, wood, canvas, glass and shoji pressed paper. Atmah Ja, a certified yoga instructor and massage therapist, met the artist through a mutual friend and discovered that their business goals coincided. The rest was history.
|a piece from Iamikan on acrylic glass|
another piece from Iamikan constructed on shattered glass
For more information about The Art of Core Consciousness Gallery, please visit http://www.atmahjas.com/
While I was in town, I also made some time for a little window shopping on King Street.....