It's so hard to believe it's already March, and time for another Friday night art walk. With so much going on in one night, it's always a challenge to get to all the places showing the latest exhibits, but this is a great list so you should make the effort to bounce around and see for yourself.
Unless otherwise noted, all receptions are free and open to the public and take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Charleston Artist Guild: Local photographer Susan Budnick gives us literal snapshots of the Lowcountry with her exhibit "Local Exposure." Budnick says she is particularly inspired by the light and how it plays on the landscape and architecture in Charleston. 160 East Bay St.
Corrigan Gallery: Painter Judy Hintz Cox's first solo show in Charleston will be "The Tao of Stillness." "Her influences have been many, but de Kooning and Rothko are standouts. Her abstract works are minimalist moments accomplished as she calls it by 'a process of claiming and rejecting,' " gallery owner Lese Corrigan says. 62 Queen St.
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery: Make sure to check out the interesting collection of oil and cold wax paintings by North Carolina artist Cindy Walton called "Natural Elements." Gallery owner Jeannette Nicholson says one of the definitions of "element" is "an environment naturally suited to or associated with an individual." These works are certainly inspired by Walton's environments of the Florida coast and the mountains of Western North Carolina. 1½ Broad St.
Lowcountry Artists Gallery: The latest collection of Joyce Harvey's palette knife oil paintings is titled "Vibrant Interpretations," and with good reason: They are gorgeous renditions of her time spent boating on the waterways of the Lowcountry. With more than 25 years of experience working in television, including being an anchor, reporter and producer for CNN, Harvey is excited about using her own paintings to share stories. 148 East Bay St.
Robert Lange Studios: Robert Lange never disappoints, and his newest show, "An Unfolding Pause," is a great reminder to remain present. "These 12 works are a dedication to instants of time where one is fully submerged in the present moment. For me, these are periods of captivating silence where I completely abandon the busy thoughts that ordinarily consume the day," he says. Lange began these larger-than-life paintings about 6 months ago, starting with the portrait of an ancient man from Nepal. 2 Queen St.
S'ville Artist Guild
On Thursday, the city of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department opens an exhibit of works by 30 artists from the Summerville Artists Guild.
The exhibit acts as the Summerville Artist Guild's 38th annual Judged Show of two-dimensional works from all levels of expertise with talents expressed in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and more.
There will be an opening reception at 5-7 Thursday and many of the artists will be present.
Ribbons for Best of Show as well as first place, second place, third place and honorable mentions in multiple categories will be awarded by guest juror Megan Aline, artist and co-owner of Robert Lange Studios.
The North Charleston City Gallery is inside the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. It is open daily, but the gallery is staffed only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
To purchase works, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 740-5854 or http://bit.ly/culturalarts.
'The Other Place'
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy, says Keely Enright of the Village Repertory Co. about the newest drama, "The Other Place."
Lynda Harvey plays the lead role of Julianna. She will be accompanied by Jeff Jordan, Haydn Haring and Patrick Arnheim.
Performances begin this weekend with shows running through March 29. To find show details, call 856-1579 or go to www.woolfestreetplayhouse.com. The Woolfe Street Playhouse is at 34 Woolfe St.
Photographer Susan Budnick’s exhibit “Local Exposure” will be on display at the Charleston Artist Guild.×
Painter Cindy Walton’s exhibit “Natural Elements” will be on display at Ellis-Nicholson Gallery.×