Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2014 Featured Show

"All God's Creatures"

Batik paintings by artist Jan Dalton 


Artist Jan Dalton loves animals.  They have played a big role in her life since childhood and appear often in her artwork.  

About her new Art Central exhibit, All God’s Creatures, the artist says, “My inspiration for the batiks came from a recent visit to the zoo.  The sun was shining and I was off to explore one of my favorite subjects- all of God’s creatures big and small.   My creative juices were flowing:  the lions, the tigers,
the flamingos, Oh my!  The glorious colors, rich yet delicate- the graceful long necks and the wonderful feather clusters- there’s only one way to express it and that’s through a Batik watercolor on rice paper.  Then I needed to do another batik, a sea turtle, and another, a group of silly horses.”  

See more of Dalton’s collection, “All God’s Creatures”, at Art Central Gallery during the month of September 2014.  Meet the artist at Third Thursday, September 18th 5-8pm!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Art Central Gallery July 2014 featured show

Mary Ann Bridgman

"Above Short Central" watercolor $725

Views of the world around us become special not in what we see but in how we see them.  In Mary Ann Bridgman’s new exhibit at Art Central Gallery, “From the Edge,” the artist captures the beauty and nostalgia of local landscapes and street scenes from a different perspective. Several of Bridgman’s paintings are images seen from above, from the edge of tall buildings.

“From the Edge” will hang at Art Central Gallery through the month of July 2014.  Meet the artist at the Third Thursday reception, July 17th 5-8pm and see more of her art at www.artcgalleryltd.com

Monday, June 9, 2014

"The Glimpse, The Gesture, The Gadabouts"
by artist Sarah Allums Kuhnell
featured show at Art Central Gallery June 2014
visit the gallery website for more images from the show:

"A New Dance" mixed media $500

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Renee Bruce - "The Artist's Year"

The Artist’s Year

Moving through the year
Paying attention,
Not longing for
What’s to come
Or what is past
but savoring each season -
This grounds me
(pun intended)
--Renee Bruce

April's featured exhibit is "The Artist’s Year", by Renee Bruce.  This collection of paintings uses various mediums to explore  each season of the year.  The exhibit will hang April 1-30, 2014. 

Meet the artist on Third Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5-8pm!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Lavender Rhythms" by Alexandra Kassing featured March show

It’s Spring flowers for March as Art Central Gallery features “Lavender Rhythms” - works in oil by Alexandra Kassing.

The artist says “I am inspired by the amazing color and the rhythm of a lavender field – golden red and green earth contrasting with the shocks of purple flowers. Lavender is a very joyful and energetic flower whether growing wild or cultivated in a garden or on a farm.  My favorite view is lavender fields with dots of purple as far as the eye can see. For ‘Lavender Field with Poppy Notes’ I couldn’t resist having a few stray poppies with their burst of red among the sea of purple.”

Kassing’s work is a loose, Impressionist style with thick brushwork and visible daubs of paint. “For me a landscape is not only about color and light, but also about the unique rhythm of a place or scene. I view painting almost like a musical composition – with strong, bright notes in some passages and contrasting areas of more quiet repose. It is up to me as the artist to interpret this ‘song’,” Kassing says. “An inspiring scene enters through my eyes, touches my heart, is filtered through my soul and comes out through the fingertips with a paintbrush.”

“Lavender Rhythms” will be featured through March 31, 2014 at Art Central Gallery at 130 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC. Meet the artist at the Third Thursday reception, March 20, 2014, 5-8pm!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"Dreaming of a Summerville Spring" 

photography by June Sullivan

June Sullivan has always considered herself a person of autumn.  She loves the changing colors combined with the cool breeze and warm sun.  But there is something magical about spring in Summerville--especially late March to early April.  And in those few years that the azalea, wisteria, and dogwood all bloom at once, it is doubly breath-taking. 
Sullivan's photography exhibit, Dreaming of a Summerville Spring, at Art Central Gallery reflects this joy.  She says, "We moved to Summerville in late August of 1966, and I had no idea what was in store for me the following spring."  Some folks might become complacent about this annual spectacle, but not Sullivan, who encourages visitors to arrive in early April to catch the blossoms at their peak.
As winter drags on, check out Sullivan's exhibit, on display through the end of February.   The artist says, "We are truly an Easter people here in this place where we are treated with such a magnificent display of God's promise of renewal every year."
Meet the artist at the Third Thursday reception, February 20, 2014 5-8pm and see more of her work at: 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"Windows & Window Boxes" by Delaine Walters featured show for January 2014

Art Central artist, Delaine Walters, loves lace!  And that is 
what inspired her new exhibit, "Windows and Window Boxes".  
During a recent trip to France, Walters kept noticing little details 
that made the buildings into homes:  the welcoming pot of flowers 
by the front stoop, the window box dripping with blossoms, the 
combination of old and new materials on buildings, and of course, 
the lace curtains moving with the breeze.  The hard, cold stone of 
the architecture, she says, makes the soft, transparent lace even 
more gorgeous.
Walters says, “The lace talks to me.  I can just imagine myself as 
a Victorian lady, surrounded by lace in clothing and scarves, on 
tables and windows.”  She even has jewelry made from lace.  
Here painting, "Lace Window", is an image the artist 
found in a small French town called Minerve, which was voted the 
most beautiful town in France.  Other paintings in the exhibit are 
impressions of many such windows the artist encountered on her 
travels.  Some of the canvases even have bits of lace from France 
and from her great-grandmother’s collection collaged onto the 

One of the paintings, a batik called "Charleston Window 
Box", is of a window in downtown Charleston.  Many sights in 
Charleston may bring old Europe to mind; certainly one of them is 
a window box spilling blossoms and soft lace curtains.

See Delaine Walters’ exhibit during the month of January at Art 
Central and meet the artist at the Third Thursday reception 
January 16th 5-8pm!