Rudy Panucci On Pop Culture

April’s ArtWalk Photos

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April 18, 2014

Last night saw an epic Downtown Charleston ArtWalk, with beautiful weather, crowded galleries and really wild exhibits. Things were hopping so much that your PopCulteer only made it to a small fraction of the participating galleries. In fact, he barely ventured off of Hale Street, and still wound up taking over a hundred photos (and one video) at six different galleries.

While this is far from complete, it can give you an idea of the variety of cool stuff on display. We had movie props from Razor Sharp Studios, Blekno Glass, photography by Betty Rivard, cool antiques, enviormentally-concious work and an intrigiuing “Ritual.”

I only made it to part of the ArtWalk events. Keep in mind that most galleries will be leaving these exhibits up for a while, so you can still get out and see what all the galleries have to offer–perhaps this Saturday, after you hit Budget Tapes and Records or Sullivan’s Records for Record Store Day.

But now, the ArtWalk photos…

“Ritual” at Good News Mountaineer Garage

This was an immersion event by Gregg Oxley, and is best sampled via video, so watch this, then look at the photos…

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The bare walls before the installation

Who guides the planchette?

Who guides the planchette?

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Razor Sharp and WVIFF at Centered Pilates

Eamon Hardiman was showing off props and artwork from his films and he and WVIFF were screening trailers and short films at Centered Pilates. That’s one of the Zombie Babies you see at the top of this post.  He is not alone.

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Betty Rivard “I Love Charleston and the Elk” at Art Emporium

Betty Rivard turns her educated eye on Charleston and the surrounding area, and you really should see this show in person. My photos do not really do her photographs justice. This show is a great reminder of why so many of us stay in this area.

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The Purple Moon

The Over The Moon Gallery at The Purple Moon is under renovation, but there’s still plenty of cool stuff and new pieces at Charleston’s Atomic Age Headquarters.

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Attack Of The Giant Blenko!

Attack Of The Giant Blenko!

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A pristine Zenith Stereo from 1970

A pristine Zenith Stereo from 1970

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Stray Dog Antiques

Just around the corner from The Purple Moon, Charleston’s other source for cool vintage knick-knackery, plus art and a huge collection of vintage clothing is always adding cool new stuff to the store.

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Loads of vintage clothes on the Mazzanine

Loads of vintage clothes on the Mazzanine

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This is what ths cool art piece is supposed to look like

This is what ths cool art piece is supposed to look like

But this is how it photographs with a flash. Could be spirits...or reflective material on the sign

But this is how it photographs with a flash.
Could be spirits…or reflective material on the sign

Apartment Earth’s Second Annual Earth Day Show

Dozens of artists presented environmentally-aware art, with in many media.

RFC contributor, Jake Fertig, has some cool animation on display

RFC contributor, Jake Fertig, has some cool animation on display

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Epic metal tree

Epic metal tree

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More mixed media

More mixed media

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Healthy crowds were there all night

Healthy crowds were there all night

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I can't pass the bird without taking a photo

I can’t pass the bird without taking a photo

That’s it for the ArtWalk Photo Essay. With any luck, next month your PopCulteer will make it to more galleries. Remember that most of these exhibits will remain up for a few days or even weeks, and you really need to see them in person to fully appreciate them.

Check PopCult later today for a “Stuff To Do” column, plus don’t forget all our regular features.

 

2 Comments

  1. Steve S

    Is Stray Dog no longer on the ArtWalk? They have been closed during the last couple of ArtWalks.

  2. rudy panucci

    As you can see, they were open yesterday for ArtWalk.

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