Joint exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery focuses on nature
By Olivia Pool Special to The Post and Courier – Wednesday, July 31, 2013
This evening, enjoy a reception and show of two talented artists’ works at the North Charleston City Gallery inside the North Charleston Convention Center.
Mixed-media artist Robert B. Reed will be displaying his newest collection called “Outlying Shores: Annotations From Abroad” and oil painter MaryAnn H. Goodhue will be showing a collection of paintings called “Endangered.”
Ann Simmons, arts coordinator for the city of North Charleston, describes Reed’s work:
“For this exhibition, the artist offers a glimpse into a lifetime of experience abroad, highlighting seaside culture and some modes of human leisure prompted by, and in face of, the sea. The paintings are a mixture of symbols of the Western world that emulate serenity and leisure set within an unsure continuity that act like beacons of a sea culture; steadfast as a lighthouse but amorphous as the fog that surrounds it. Although each piece depicts different localities, which may be seen through delicate nuances of light and form, as a whole, the exhibition reveals how a common attitude can be shared by inhabitants of distant shores,” she says.
The artist himself says, “This series reflects my curiosity and attraction to one of many aspects of sea culture, which is an integral part of my life. My interests have often been to depict what for me are visually poetic features of human involvement with our oceans and coastal sea areas, a way of measuring time, but more so, a way of measuring different cultures.”
With a last name like Goodhue, this artist almost has no choice but to choose “good hues” in her work. And her works are characterized by bold colors, patterns and repetition.
Simmons gives some background to the inspiration behind the “Endangered” exhibit by explaining that the paintings were inspired by the “devastation to the native bird population in Goodhue’s home state of Alabama caused by the 2010 Gulf oil spill.”
Goodhue adds, “As I photograph, sketch and bring to life the struggles of these birds, I find myself enthralled with the plight of these endangered, graceful creatures. Though the oil is no longer visible, their battle for recovery continues.”
There will be a free public reception in honor of Reed and Goodhue from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the North Charleston City Gallery, inside the Convention Center, 5001 Darius Rucker Blvd. in North Charleston.
For more information about the artists or to purchase works, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 740-5854 or go to http://bit.ly/culturalarts.
‘Moments of Nature’
“Art is an activity I’ve enjoyed ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon,” says painter Jeanne Juhos.
After a long career as a teacher, Juhos has decided to pursue being an artist on a full-time basis. She focuses on the mediums of watercolor, acrylic, oil and colored pencils and is very active in the local arts community.
Her newest collection of works, called “Moments of Nature,” is on display at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery through August.
“Nature is often an inspiration for my paintings. As an avid bird watcher and nature enthusiast, I often take my camera when walking or spending time outdoors,” Juhos says.
Join her for the opening reception and help her celebrate being the featured artist of the month at the Charleston Artist Guild, 160 East Bay St. The reception will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Go to www.charlestonartistguild.com for more information.
There’s nothing like the ’50s-inspired musical “Grease” to make you want to get up and dance.
Starting this weekend, the Flowertown Players will be filled with “hot-rod-loving boys and their wise-cracking, bobby-sox wearing girls” as the hit musical takes the stage.
Director Monica Shows and musical director Kevin Thorn team up to bring Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s original story to life with numbers such as “You’re the One That I Want,” “Greased Lightning” and “Beauty School Dropout.”
As Friday is opening night, guests are encouraged to come in their best ’50s attire or a color combination of black, white and pink. They will even have some vintage cars parked out front to set the mood and a photographer on-site to capture that “magic moment” while guests are twisting about.
“Grease” will be showing at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 8-10 and 15-17 and at 3 p.m. Sunday as well as Aug. 11 and 18 in the James F. Dean Community Theatre in Summerville. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Flowertown Players Box Office, 133 South Main St. in Summerville, noon-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or by calling 875-9251 or going to www.flowertownplayers.org.
As the Footlight Players are celebrating they’re age-old love story with Charleston (they’ve been producing theatre here for 82 years now), they have decided to put on the age-old love story of “Camelot” at the Dock Street Theatre.
If you have a soft-spot for the Middle Ages and for musicals, then this can easily be considered the ultimate story of a noble king, a beautiful queen and a valiant knight.
The musical version of “Camelot” was adapted from T.H. White’s “The Once and Future King,” and the famous team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, who created “My Fair Lady,” have made it an amazing piece for the stage.
The local production of “Camelot” is under the direction of Mary Cimino and musical director Dr. Ricky David Duckett.
Performances begin this weekend, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Aug. 8-10 and 15-17 and at 3 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 11 and 18. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $22 for students and $18 for children 12 and under.
For premium seating in the first two rows of the center balcony, there is a $10 upcharge.
All shows will be at the Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Tickets can be purchased by calling 722-4487 or by going to www.FootlightPlayers.net.