Local artist couple Lisa Abernathy and Seth Corts are often creating amazing things together, and their upcoming show should be quite impressive, as well.
“The Silvered Sea” is a collection of papercuts created by Abernathy and hand-silvered mirrors made by Corts. The show is curated by another local artist, Trever Webster.
“Papercut artist Lisa Abernathy cuts delicate lines out of paper to reflect the simultaneous order and chaos that exists in natural patterns. Inspired by the diverse landscape of the Lowcountry, she explores the waves, lines and spirals that emerge, as well as the emotions they evoke,” says Webster.
Abernathy is a licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist at Blue Heron Acupuncture & Apothecary. Corts works at Charleston Architectural Glass Studio.
“The Silvered Sea” will be on display at Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier, 90 Society St., this weekend only. There will be an opening reception from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday.
To learn more, go to www.lisaburdyabernathy.com.
Art in the workplace
Local businesses are starting to catch on about how important it is to have real art in the workplace. And Buist, Byars & Taylor LLC is proving it’s making inroads by hosting its first art show.
The works that are currently on display are by local artist Stephen Herchak and College of Charleston student artist Tommy Fox.
Herchak mainly paints and draws, and says, “There are plenty of paint and pastel people out there, but I feel like drawing, particularly color pencil, gets overlooked with many people unaware of its capabilities.”
Says art student Fox, “This was such a cool project because I was able to use so many different painting techniques from painting with brushes to using my fingers.”
There will be an opening reception on Sept. 5, though the time has not yet been set. For more information, contact Brittany Johnson at 856-4488 or visit the firm in person at 652 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.
The city of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department will be displaying works by the South Carolina Watermedia Society throughout the month of September at the North Charleston City Gallery.
The South Carolina Watermedia Society is the only statewide visual arts organization promoting artists who work in watermedia, which includes watercolor, acrylic, gouache and casein, among others, explains Ann Simmons, arts coordinator for the city of North Charleston.
The City Gallery is located inside the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. For more information, call the Cultural Arts Department at 740-5854 or go to www.scwatermedia.com.
‘9 to 5: The Musical’
Women are taking care of business. That’s the main theme of the beloved musical “9 to 5,” which is sure to be a hit on the Dock Street Theatre stage this weekend as Charleston Stage kicks off their 36th season.
“The musical is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era that set the stage for such hits as ‘The Office’ and ‘Mad Men,’ says Beth Curley, marketing director of Charleston Stage.
The show will run for a month beginning Friday at the Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. Tickets range in price from $22.50-$57.50. For details on the show schedule, call 577-7183 or go to www.charlestonstage.com.
Benefit for Ghana
Local artist, photographer, activist and Peace Corps Masters International student Sarah Meyers will soon be leaving for Ghana for her Peace Corps service. On Saturday, she will be hosting a benefit sale and silent auction at the Parrot Surf Shop on Coleman Boulevard.
The art sale will include works by Shepard Fairey, Patch Whisky, Coreyanna Moore and Josh Hoke. There will also be handmade clothes with Peruvian fabrics and Moroccan-inspired designs, jewelry, surf and skate boards, art, surf memorabilia and more.
“When a person buys an item, they will be able to decide where their money goes to: Waves for Water, mosquito nets, girls education or my community development projects in Ghana. They can also follow my path and blog to see the impact their money has on those in Ghana,” explains Meyers.
The event will start at 5 p.m. Saturday. Contact Meyers at 367-1316 for more information.