Art Scene: Auctions, programs, shows will keep you busy
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Every year about this time, Redux puts on its annual art auction, usually one of their best events of the year.
Redux is so much more than a place to see cool art. For the past decade, it has provided studio space for artists, fine art instruction in a variety of media (and for all ages) and, of course, provided some rather evocative and innovative art to the public.
The auction is a way of helping Redux continue this mission while dressing your house with some amazing art from local creatives.
“This particular annual event is critical to the fundraising efforts of Redux. The goal is to raise at least $25,000 in this year’s auction of work by mostly Redux Studio artists, which will directly support Redux’s ongoing mission,” said Stephanie Coakley, executive director at Redux.
The 10th annual art auction will be 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door for this cocktail-attire event. Guitarist Gregory Guay will provide the live entertainment.
Call 722-0697 or go to www.reduxstudios.org for more.
Art With a Twist
The Gibbes Museum’s new program, Art With a Twist, promises some exciting events: cocktail lectures, trips to out-of-town museums and lunchtime lectures.
One of the first events will be a lecture called “An Artistic Pairing: Art and Wine” given by Michael Cohen, owner of goat.sheep.cow and adjunct professor at the College of Charleston.
A wine-and-cheese tasting will follow the lecture, and guests will have an opportunity to bid on a bottle of Dom Ruinart Champagne.
The event, which will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, is $20 for museum members and $30 for nonmembers.
For more, call 722-2706, ext. 21, or go to gibbesmuseum.org/events.
‘Trilogy of Light’
More than anything, many painters love playing with light and color.
This evening, join local painters Jackie Fritz-Roy, Pat Fylstra and Consuelo Lange as they unveil works from their group show called “Trilogy of Light.”
Their art work will be on display at the Gov. Thomas Bennett House, 69 Barre St., 5-9 p.m. Thursday. For more, call 814-2129.
Kate Wichlinski’s photographs are “very personal, intimate images through which she creates explorative narratives of her life,” said the folks at Jericho Advisors, the financial advisory firm hosting her debut show 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
The show, “Sensation is Already a Memory,” features imagery of Wichlinski’s family and close friends.
Josh Silverman, owner of Jericho Advisors, is a strong supporter of Charleston’s art community and has been using the office space to also have regular art shows featuring local talent.
The public is invited to meet Wichlinski and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and handcrafted sodas from the Cannonborough Beverage Co.
All of Wichlinski’s images are digital archival prints, framed and available for purchase.
Jericho Advisors is at 207-A St. Philip St. Call 276-6316 or go to www.jerichoadvisors.com for more.
Join storyteller Tim Lowry for another of the city of North Charleston’s dinner theaters on Friday night.
Lowry will set the autumnal stage with “When the Frost is on the Pumpkin.”
Dinner for the evening will be catered by Embassy Suites.
“When the Frost is on the Pumpkin” will take place at the North Charleston Convention Center Ballroom, 5001 Coliseum Drive, with dinner starting at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $40 for the dinner, play and gratuity. Those who wish to see just the performance can purchase tickets for $15. There will be a cash bar available.
Midtown Productions’ newest play, “Orphans” is about two orphaned brothers living in a broken down house in North Philadelphia.
“Treat, the eldest, supports his younger sibling by petty thievery, and makes the house a virtual prison for the simple-minded Phillip,” explains artistic director Sheri Grace Wenger.
“One night, he kidnaps Harold, a rich older man; Harold turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure the boys have always yearned for. It’s a modern fable, a dark comedy about the most basic of human needs: love,” said Wenger.
There are performances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Nov. 15-17, with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
Of note: The play is PG-13 due to some adult language and a bit of staged violence.
Midtown is at 915 Folly Road on James Island. Call 795-223 or go to www.midtownproductions.org.
‘Hearts Full of Blood’
What If? Productions has garnered a reputation of putting on some really unusual and different pieces this past year.
Its newest, “Hearts Full of Blood,” promises to be just as interesting.
“The story focuses on perfect, content American couple Jacob and Allison as they attempt to set up their two mismatched friends, Suellen and Kirk,” said artistic director Kyle Barnette.
“As the play progresses, Jacob and Allison become the focus, and a tragic and dark secret about their marriage is revealed that threatens to rip apart their happy existence,” said Barnette.
“With a production that marries gut-wrenching emotional heft with very well-placed humor, ‘Hearts Full of Blood’ sets up a story with a punch the audience won’t see coming.”
“Hearts Full of Blood” will have performances starting Wednesday and running through Nov. 18 at 84½ Society St. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students. Call 793-1972 or go to www.whatifproductions.org.