Sunday, August 27, 2017
Art Central Gallery's September Exhibition is by Faith Cuda. It is entitled, "Splendor of Nature....in Pastels". Meet the artist at a reception on Third Thursday, September 21, 2017 5-8 pm.
It’s fair to say that Faith is excited about her work: "I'm passionate about pastels and this exhibit of my newest art is just the beginning of a grand adventure into this exquisite medium. Because pastels are a blend of finely ground pigment with a minimal binder, they maintain their brilliance and vibrancy.”
The artist continues, “I chose the wonder of nature to display my new found love of pastels. From landscapes, to water scenes and even a fruit still life, we can all enjoy the wonders of the earth and what it produces.”
In this artist’s hands, nature whispers of a pathway in the forest that beckons us "Around the Bend" and to the stillness of "A Boat Docked" at sunset.
According to Alfred Billings Street, "Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eyes, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence."
Faith Cuda has felt the sway of Street’s words in "Splendor of Nature....in Pastels!" The show will be featured at Art Central Gallery, 130 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC through September 2017. Visit the gallery Monday-Friday, 10-5 and Saturday 9-4 to see these paintings and more of the artist’s work. Information about Faith’s art can be found at www.artcgalleryltd.com.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
For the Birds
Does my reflection make me look fat?
Why did the rooster cross the road?
Why am I always last?
These questions are just some of the topics addressed by Delaine Walters’ eclectic new exhibit at Art Central Gallery, Summerville, SC. “The Birds” will be on display through the month of August 2017, with a reception to greet the artist on Third Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 from 5 pm til 8 pm.
Delaine loves to paint birds, and more than two dozen of her avian works of art will engage the viewer with suggestions about the birds’ inner thoughts as well as their outer beauty. This show is all about variety. From batiks, oils and watercolors to nesters, waders and singers, there is something here to please any art lover.
No chickadee wants to be late for the meeting, and even egrets experience moments of tension on the home front. The white peacock knows he’s “all that.” The Partridge in a Pear Tree is here too! Stop by to see who else is roosting at Art Central in August.
Find more information about Delaine Walters’ work at www.artcgalleryltd.com. The gallery is in the Summerville, SC Historic District at 130 Central Avenue; hours are Monday-Saturday, 10-5.
Monday, July 17, 2017
For the month of July 2017, Art Central is featuring photographer June Sullivan’s “Bridges.”
Her show and sale features mostly low country local bridges such as the old Cooper River bridges, the Ravenel, and others from Magnolia Gardens and Azalea Park. She has also included one of her personal favorites, the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia, the third longest arch bridge in the world, pictured here.
“I believe bridges capture our imagination,” says Sullivan. “They are a common theme in art and literature because whether they are large steel giants or quaint wooden structures, they give us that sense of crossing over. They are full of memories of the past and anticipation for the future. I hope to engage the viewer in that feeling of leaving behind and going to and have them accompany me on the trip.”
Thursday, June 1, 2017
|“Sunrise at Litchfield” pastel by Mary Ann Bridgman|
“Skylights”—New Pastels from Mary Ann Bridgman
Mary Ann Bridgman is the featured artist at Art Central Gallery during the month of June 2017.
Her show and sale, "Skylights", is a collection of pastel paintings depicting various Lowcountry sky scenes. The artist is enamored of the colorful, dramatic and quickly changing skies, especially at dawn and sunset. This feeling of awe is what Mary Ann strives to convey with her pastels.
The shapes and colors of the sky change so rapidly that she finds it most beneficial to take several photographs and then create her paintings in the studio.
Meet Mary Ann Bridgman at Art Central Gallery, 130 Central Ave., Summerville, SC, on Third Thursday, June 15th, 2017, 5-8 pm. More images are on view at the Art Central Website: www.artcgalleryltd.com
“Skylights” will be featured until June 30, 2017.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
|Renee Bruce - Sunflower|
Join the artists of Art Central Gallery as they celebrate the beauties of spring! This group exhibit will feature different media and styles, with each artist exploring the theme in her own unique way.
The show and sale will run from April 29-May 31, 2017 M-F 10-5, Saturdays 9-4. More info is available at www.artcgalleryltd.com.
|Yvonne L. Rousseau - Magnolia|
Sunday, April 2, 2017
When viewers stand awestruck in front of one of Christie Crosby’s oil paintings, chances are they are feeling some of the same tugs the artist experiences. As a local girl, born and bred, Crosby has spent many days over the years soaking up the sun and scenes of the land she loves. And her devotion to this place shows in her paintings; they are filled with the energy, the serenity, the power of the vistas that abound in our corner of the world.
Crosby’s exhibit, “Loving the Lowcountry” will be on view at Art Central Gallery through the month of April 2017. The Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10-5. Meet the artist at a reception on Third Thursday, April 20, 2017 5-8 pm
Visit www.artcgalleryltd.com for more information.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Debbie Grogen will be exhibiting her newest collection of paintings at Art Central Gallery during the month of March. The show is titled “Water Works, Passages of Water”, and will encompass a collection of paintings in ink, watercolor, oil, and pastel that feature focal points of water in some form.
Why Water Works? Man has always been inspired by water — hearing it, smelling it in the air, playing in it, walking next to it, painting it, surfing, swimming or fishing in it, writing about it, photographing it, and creating lasting memories along its edge.
The muse is no less powerful for Debbie and has stirred her to honor various bodies of water in her work. Included in this exhibit are paintings of the Swamp Garden at Magnolia Gardens and a marsh scene rendered in pastels, as well as a watercolor of cypress stumps and trees in still, highly reflective water. There will be some surprises for all to see incorporating water and the variety of different mediums together. Please join us for the Third Thursday Reception on March 16, 2017 at Art Central from 5:30-8:30 pm.
Visit www.artcgalleryltd.com for more images.