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Every year thousands descend into downtown Charleston for what is the city’s, and arguably the state’s, hallmark event celebrating local art: Piccolo Spoleto. And since May 25, 1979, the centerpiece of it all has been Marion Square’s Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition, where for two weeks the area’s most renowned artists emerge from their studios to reveal what they’ve been busy creating during the previous year.
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Before artist Katriel Srebnik came to Charleston, he owned studio galleries in New York, Boston and Paris in addition to a retail gallery and art school in Santa Fe, which allowed him to study both old and new masters firsthand. Since then, his work has earned over 30 national awards and has been featured in galleries, museums and art magazines in the United States and London. Now that Srebnik has settled in the Lowcountry, his newest venture is Srebnik Gallery at 195 1/2 King St. in downtown Charleston.
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Owned by contemporary impressionist painter Rick Reinert and his wife Ann, Reinert Fine Art & Sculpture Garden Gallery showcases more than 40 fine classical painters as well as both figurative and abstract sculptors.
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OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION MAY 27 – JUNE 11, 2016 MARION SQUARE
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Avid art collector Richard Kessler opened his first gallery in Orlando, Florida 14 years ago, six years after launching the Kessler Collection’s first property, Orlando’s Castle Hotel. This series of hotels incorporates art galleries into the properties, celebrating the works of countless artists in addition to design, food and wine.
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MUSIC SPEAK

Do you know an allemande from an arpeggio? A bagatelle from a badinerie? Does the difference between a fugue and an étude elude you?
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Southern painter Melissa Anderson uses thick brushstrokes to convey a sense of movement —her impressionistic paintings are full of texture. The way that the paint is applied to the canvas, using color and tools to soften the edges of the initial design, is a signature of her work.
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PICCOLO SPOLETO

The city of Charleston is transformed during Spoleto season. The theaters come alive with nightly performances, and the streets are filled with artists, actors, dancers, musicians and their fans.
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AN ALCHEMY OF ARTS

Accomplished teaching is an art in itself, and that art is in illuminating a path to discovery. It is the drawing out, as Ashley Montagu wrote, not the pumping in.
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Sullivan’s Island is temperate and brightly lit, a picturesque area as welcoming as it is inviting. Even in February, when Charleston is battling unusually low temperatures, it feels warm outside. But it’s much warmer— physically and visually—inside Sandpiper Gallery on Sullivan’s Island.
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TREASURE ISLAND

There’s more to Pawleys Island than quiet beaches and the well-known sculpture and botanical garden, Brookgreen Gardens. This small resort town between Charleston and Myrtle Beach is home to one of the best places in the Southeast to find antique maps and prints (by people like John James Audubon and Mark Catesby) as well fine contemporary paintings and sculpture—the Cheryl Newby Gallery.
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VIEW FROM THE WATER

Sometimes all she carries with her in the kayak is a sketchbook and a stick of charcoal. Even a pencil will do. Other times, it’s a small canvas, not much larger than her hand, and a limited palette of yellow, blue, red and white. The materials are minimal. It’s all about getting the composition and values down.
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CHARLESTON’S POETRY REVIVAL

In an era often indifferent to poetry, the Lowcountry is enjoying an energetic revival of the form, one rivaling the celebrated Charleston Renaissance of the 1920s.
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Wild at Heart

Above the Savannah Bee Company on King Street sits a haven for sporting and nature lovers alike: The Sportsman’s Gallery, a fine art gallery specializing in wildlife, landscape and sporting art.
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The Activity of Art

I am fascinated with the ability of humans to understand what they see. People don’t need everything spelled out for them, they can finish the lines I leave out.”
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Art Meets Technology

Your text message pings Rebekah Jacob’s mobile device when she’s boarding a flight half a world away. You’re also at an airport, but in another time zone. New work by your favorite artist is at the Rebekah Jacob Gallery (RJG) right now. It’s alive with colors and textures, and the subject perfectly complements your collection.
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Common Ground

Renowned painter Betty Anglin Smith has been represented all over the country, from New York to San Francisco and points in between. But here in Charleston she has her own gallery, Anglin Smith Fine Art, which features her work alongside that of her equally talented triplet children, painters Shannon Smith Hughes and Jennifer Smith Rogers, and photographer Tripp Smith.
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Eclectic Tastes

Art galleries don’t generally get by on variety. Most focus on something particular—contemporary realist art, for example, or abstract and experimental pieces. Spencer Gallery, however, has done the opposite.
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In the Spotlight

After 23 years in the art dealing business, Joe Sylvan has just two criteria when it comes to selecting his artists. “One, I have to like the work, because I can’t sell things I don’t like,” he says. “And two, I have to know and like the artist, because I’m too old to work with grumpy artists.”
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A Grand Salon on Broad

It was 1989, and Candace Martin was anchored in her 42-foot ketch in the Ashley River along the western shore of her native Charleston. It had been an active hurricane season and when “Hugo” formed and started taking aim at the Southeast coast, Martin didn’t take any chances. She wisely set sail for the relatively safe harbors of Maine’s mid coast.
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