Peter Max brings a 50-year retrospective to Charleston; Mozart in the South kicks off Friday
By Olivia Pool Special to The Post and Courier – Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Well-known artist Peter Max has been inspiring people for decades with this colorful works, acting as the official artist of five NFL Super Bowls, the 2006 Olympics, the World Cup USA, the World Series, the U.S. Open, the Indy 500, the New York City Marathon and the Kentucky Derby.
“His collection serves as a timeline to what has happened across the country and around the globe, having captured major and global events in the arts, sports, technology and the humanities,” his website says
Charleston will host the artist this weekend at the Art Mecca of Charleston. His exhibition, titled “Peter Max: A Retrospective: 1960-2013,” will take viewers on a journey through the pop icon’s career.
There will be two receptions where guests will have the chance to meet Max in person. The first is 6-9 p.m. Saturday with the second 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
Both events will be at the Art Mecca of Charleston, 427 King St. RSVPs are required and can be made by calling 577-0603.
Mozart in the South
This weekend, get ready for Chamber Music Charleston’s fifth annual Mozart in the South Festival, a three-day event dedicated to celebrating master musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The festivities will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Sottile Theatre with “Beethoven: His Women and His Music,” a collaboration with Chamber Music Charleston and the Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina. Tickets are $10-$35.
“Last year, we collaborated with Charleston Chamber Opera to present the hugely successful 1940’s radio hour version of Mozart’s ‘The Impresario opera,’ ” says CMC’s Artistic Director Sandra Nikolajevs. “This year, we jumped at the opportunity to work with the Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina to reprise our acclaimed music-and-spoken-word production of ‘Beethoven: His Women and His Music.’ ”
On Saturday, get your kids out to Marion Square from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for the Little Mozart Circus.
“This free, family-oriented event includes a variety of mini-performances under the Main Tent, interactive performance opportunities under the Side Tent and numerous small tents hosted by local music schools and arts organizations,” explains Nikolajevs.
On Sunday, the finale will feature Elizabeth Pitcairn performing on the legendary 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St. Tickets are $10-$35.
For more information, call 763-4941 or go to www.mozartinthesouth.org.
Over the past 10-plus years, it’s been an absolute pleasure to watch Kevin Harrison and John Duckworth grow, evolve and, most of all, create.
Even though the works of these two artists are incredibly different, the two have always had such a great friendship; it is evident that they clearly have and will continue to inspire and support one another through all of life’s ups and downs.
From funny pranks to crazy publicity stunts to very serious, professional shows throughout the country and beyond, these guys are rocking it out.
On Friday, the two artists will be showing alongside one another in a very special three-day exhibit called “Decade” at the Michael Mitchell Gallery.
“Harrison’s new body of work is heavily influenced by his time spent living with his wife (Cathy O’Hara) and their daughters during the past year in Barcelona, Spain. ... Harrison’s paintings are embedded with the passion and influence of his family, friends and life experiences,” explains Sarah Miller of the Michael Mitchell Gallery.
She continues, touching on Duckworth’s landscape abstract photographs, which “with bands of pure color depicting our natural surroundings, provide the viewer with a sense of place while allowing each individual to embrace the image and channel their own visual history enriched in the power of memory.”
There will be a reception Friday evening at the Michael Mitchell Gallery, 438 King St. For more, call 564-0034 or go to www.michaelmitchell.com/artists.
‘Reflections & Gestures’
On Wednesday, be sure to stop by the Real Estate Studio for the opening reception of local artists Hampton R. Olfus Jr. and Hank Herring.
Inspired by their thoughtful reflections and gestures, physical movements and intangible gestures, these two decided to collaborate on this show titled “Reflections & Gestures.”
The works will be on display through Nov. 5.
For more information, go to www.dunesproperties.com.
Uber Art Show
Artist and art show curator and organizer Phillip Hyman always does things in a special way with his Eyeball Art events.
On Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8, check out the Uber Art Show at the Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Ave., in Park Circle.
Hyman describes the show as “a jam-packed art and music event with a bunch of goodies for your eyes and your soul.”
For more information, contact Hyman at 345-3670 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.