Photo Blog: OPEN Arts Expo 2013 with Gris Galerie

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Joseph and I had the pleasure of spending a Sunday at the College of Charleston Cistern with Elizabeth Bowers and Greg Colleton of Gris Galerie for the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts’ OPEN Arts Expo. Greg and Elizabeth were so kind as to invite us to display our work with them, and we also were introduced to some other great local artists as well.

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The playful animal paintings by Zoovaldes were cheerful. The Cistern was a beautiful setting for a pop up art walk. I enjoyed their creativity using recycled pallets as gallery walls. You can turn a pallet into almost anything!

Greg Hart
Greg Hart

A personal favorite of mine, artist Greg Hart also had work on display. We also got to know another new artist, Austin Norvell, who does fantastic glass work.

Amazing glass peanuts by Austin Norvell.
Amazing glass peanuts by Austin Norvell.

These peanuts looked so real and delicious.

Scrumptious art.
Scrumptious art.

Norvell was also giving live demonstrations. The space was filled with folks filming and taking pictures all day.

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It was fun to see people enjoy the creation process that often goes unseen in our shops and studios.

I thought Elizabeth’s fantastic bright yellow table was a perfect modern backdrop for the wide variety of mediums that were on display.

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I enjoyed showing new Black Swamp designs as well.

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To celebrate Black Swamp’s first event, I debuted the new Stardust Necklace.

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We also brought out a few Joseph Thompson Woodworks furniture pieces, as well as our last few Pecky Cypress pieces.

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We had beautiful weather with plenty of shade under those grand oaks. We enjoyed music from the Heartfelt Hinges and said hello to friends from Redux!

Thanks again to Elizabeth and Greg of Gris Galerie for having us!

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