"Zinnias, Peaches and Sunflowers" 24 x 18 oil painting by Murray Sease.
Murray Sease is an illustrator, designer, and painter. A graphic design graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design and owner of a graphic design company and studio, Sease's artful eye eventually carried over to painting.
Murray Sease paints lively, impressionist paintings of the lowcountry. Her vibrant paintings often feature the scenery, wildlife, and landscapes that surround her.
See more of her oil paintings at The Yellow Door Gallery at 179 1/2 King Street above the Reinert LePrince Gallery.
The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the third-annual Art on Paper exhibition. The museum temporarily closed in October 2014 for major renovations and will reopen in spring 2016. During the renovations, the museum is bringing art to the community through a variety of programs, classes, and events including Art on Paper.
This year the Gibbes has partnered with The Vendue, Charleston’s Art Hotel to present a selection of works on paper from a six local galleries. Gibbes Curators Pam Wall and Sara Arnold selected artwork from Robert Lange Studios, Mary Martin Gallery, Principle Gallery, Ann Long Fine Art, Michael Mitchell, and Rebekah Jacob Gallery.
The Hall’s Chophouse name is synonymous with generosity. Bill Hall and family have a big heart and over the years have handsomely contributed their time and money to cultivate youth entrepreneurship in South Carolina. To honor the YEScarolina Board Member & proprietor of Hall’s Chophouse, the YEScarolina Board of Directors have established a $2,500 scholarship in Bill Hall’s name.
The Bill Hall Culinary Entrepreneurship Scholarship is to be awarded annually to a student interested in the hospitality and tourism/culinary profession plus has taken entrepreneurship from a YEScarolina trained teacher. The scholarship is to help a student attend The Culinary Institute of Charleston Trident Technical College.Extra weight will be given to applicants that have or/are currently enrolled in a culinary class.
Applications are being accepted now for the 2015-2016 school year. To apply, visit YEScarolina Bill Hall Scholarship website. The deadline is May 31, 2015. The recipient will be notified by mail by June 30, 2015 if accepted as a scholar. YEScarolina hopes this scholarship will help continue the great hospitality and entrepreneurial spirit legacy of Bill Hall in the Lowcountry!
After many years of planning the renovation of the Gibbes Museum of Art is underway. The demolition crew has begun asbestos removal and early general demolition. Crown molding and other trim work has been carefully removed for re-installation. New construction will begin after the start of the New Year.
“The Gibbes project contains the challenges associated with joining new construction to old, the faithful restoration of a beautiful historic building, and the incorporation of up to date museum infrastructure and technology. A great deal of coordination will be required to meet the project’s objectives and meet the aggressive schedule that allows the Gibbes to reopen to the public in the spring of 2016. We are off to a very strong start with demolition. It has been carefully and efficiently conducted and there have been no significant discoveries that thwart attainment of our ultimate goals,” says Project Manager, Nick Cameron.
It’s boom time on King Street with many brands vying for precious few retail locations. The uniqueness of our renowned street, the people who shop it from here and everywhere, and our mix of local, regional and national stores, make it a great place for clever retailers to find a prosperous home. These smaller, niche businesses tend to be more involved in the area and inclined to participate in local events like the holiday shop and strolls.
Jennifer Davis of Domicile Real Estate Brokerage has placed quite a number of stores in their King Street locations and nicely so. She honed relationships with unique purveyors like Savannah Bee Company, Alex and Ani, and soon-to-open Roberta Roller Rabbit who will take the place of The Extra Mile. Jennifer has placed many of these by knowing the property would become available before it was on the market. Long time King Street realtors Buddy Bebergal and Kit Regnery understand that concept well. Between them they have sold and leased scores of King Street buildings because they are known and reputable in the community. Sometimes the sign never goes up.
Dearth of locations necessitates creative use of alternate spaces, upstairs locations and side streets. It’s a different approach, especially when they’re striving for walk-in traffic, but that willingness to participate in attention-getting events and campaigns with their neighbors helps put them on the map. Upstairs you’ll find The Yellow Door Gallery, John Pope Antiques, Paderewski/Sportsman’s Gallery, Salon Couture and the new Digital Remedy at 263 King. Digital Remedy will cure your smart phone and PC headaches quickly and painlessly; think 15-minute turnaround for phone repairs and same-day service for laptops. Easy enough to spend time on King Street while you wait.
“Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell is a rollicking good time that will have viewers rolling in the aisles with its fast, crisp and witty dialogue. This is one show that will make you laugh ‘til it hurts…” - Jim Quesenberry, Washington County News
War. Love. Lust. Heartache. Published in 1936 "Gone with the Wind", the novel by Margaret Mitchell, paints a whirlwind picture of southern belle, Scarlett O’Hara’s life in the south during the Civil War. On December 15, 1939, David Selznick, Victor Fleming, and Ben Hecht revealed their masterpiece film of the same said novel to an anxiously awaiting Atlanta audience. But the journey from novel to screen didn’t come without struggle and heartache.
Get all of your holiday shopping done in one day! Download a parking voucher for 2 hours of free parking at participating downtown Charleston parking garages. Parking voucher is valid December 1, 2014 - January 1, 2015.
My favorite memories of the holiday season are probably the same as yours. Food, music, shopping, gifts, decorations and a little nip in the air. I’ve always loved accommodating family from out of town and spending time together, especially hitting the mall in packs, trying not to lose anybody while we shopped for gifts. We’d have lunch and talk endlessly while accomplishing little that was on our lists. The exercise was repeated several times even after Christmas, because then the specials were even more so and there was always something to return or exchange. The stuff we shopped for is long forgotten, but the memories of togetherness, teasing, laughing, and confiding secrets are dear.
If like me you weren’t fortunate enough to grow up in a city like Charleston where downtown was historical and many businesses were owned by neighbors and friends, join me in making up for lost time.
Last month I told you about several events that combine shopping, food and holiday magic. It’s worth repeating because let’s face it, ‘tis the season. On December 5th there’s an early evening wine tasting event in a dozen stores chosen for their range of product offerings and excellent hospitality. From North to South it’s House of Sage, Bob Ellis, Shooz, Copper Penny, Finicky Filly, C. Wonder, Candlefish, Talbots, Rapport, Brooks Brothers, Roberto Coin and Vestique. A marvelous array of choices for any shopping excursion but to make it even better, event partner Southern Wine & Spirits has chosen a list of excellent wines for your tasting pleasure. Wines will be from Napa and Sonoma Valleys, including Duckhorn, Ferrari Carano, Chateau St. Jean, Trefethen, Stags Leap and others. Add to this hors d’oeuvres by some of Charleston’s finest food purveyors and you have a truly winning evening.
Start the celebration early. Come to King Street for an exclusive, ticketed wine tasting and shopping event in a dozen of your favorite stores. You’ll pair holiday shopping with reserve wines and gourmet hors d’oeuvres for a fabulous spree. Think Duckhorn, Ferrari Carano, Chateau St. Jean, Trefethen and Stags Leap with treats from Charleston's best restaurateurs and caterers. From 4:00 to 7:00 PM on King Street, where else? Sponsored by Spoleto Festival USA, and the souvenir wine glass is yours to keep.
On Thursday, November 13 at 6pm, Art with a Twist presents Unexpected Treasures: Redesigning Artful Artifacts at The Gibbes Museum of Art.
Local design experts Jeffrey McKinnon and Randy Grussing will lead you through a tour of their showroom and warehouse to learn about reinterpreting the past for today's home and garden. Immerse yourself in the world of architectural salvage, antique decor, iron work, garden elements, and more!
The event takes place at Circe and Architectural Antiques & Design (903-C and 1011-A Saint Andrews Blvd. West Ashley). Parking is available at both locations. Carpooling is recommended. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit gibbesmuseum.org/events or call 843.722.2706 x21.
I know, I know. We barely finished Halloween and the December holidays are in our faces. Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa… are you stressed yet? There’s good news from King Street; no less than five events are planned to make genuine holiday magic. Why would you spend your shopping hours on the Internet or in a mall when downtown Charleston is the place where memories are made and shopping chores are a delight.
There’s a website, www.christmasonkingstreet.com where you’ll find all the details and purchase event tickets where applicable. You can also sign up to receive updates without worrying that your email will be shared with anyone. You can also pick up tickets at 2nd Sunday on King StreetNovember 9.
For senior editor Lindsay Talbot, the ultimate Charleston itinerary starts with a walk along the waterfront: strolling under palm trees with the Atlantic glistening just beyond. She loves the side streets, which boast beautiful homes, the best of which are found at Rainbow Row just by The Battery. “I love Charleston because the colors of the houses are just unreal,” says Talbot. “It’s just a dazzling array of pastels.”
Charleston was also named the #2 city in the world, outbeat by just a slim margin by Flroence, Italy.
Celebrate Threshold Repertory Theatre's 5th Season with a Progressive Dinner and Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:00PM. Stroll down Society Street and enjoy an evening of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, wine, a silent auction, theatre performances, and music.
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists and emerging performers. Now approaching its 39th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.
The Ticket Stock advertising option is a great chance to grow brand awareness. Have your ad printed on the back of all 120,000 Spoleto tickets and include a discount to drive Spoleto patrons to your business.
These merchants participate in the Parking with Purchase Program. They want to treat you like the VIP you are, and will validate an hour or more of parking at any City of Charleston parking garage when you shop or dine with them.