The PopCulteer
October 22, 2010

It’s ArtWalk time again! You know what that means…I slack off for an entire PopCulteer and just post photos of the highlights of my tour of the downtown art scene.

This stunt comes in very handy this month because, on the way home, I sliced open my finger in the car, and my typing is not up to my usual standards.So don’t expect much in the way of captions.

We are doing something else different this month–I’ve put together an “Instant PopCult Video,” which you should see right below this text. It’s a few minutes of random images and music recorded just last night.

The big highlight of this month’s ArtWalk was the pet-centric “Best In Show” exhibit at The Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery. That’s one of K.D. Lett’s pieces from the show you see above right. After the video, follow the “read more” link to see the rest of the ArtWalk photo essay. There was all kinds of cool new things on display.

October ArtWalk: PopCult Instant Video from Rudy Panucci on Vimeo.

Very cool work from Regina Perry was the highlight at Romano Associates.

Regina Perry's very impressive take on Mother Earth.

My old GI Joe collecting buddy, Eric Pardue, has some terrific new work at Taylor Books Annex Gallery.

The Esso guy on this piece by Pardue has the memory cells firing.

More of Eric Pardue's ceramic work. His collages are on display, too.

Also at Taylor's, Jason Kiley's cool clay.

Jason Lee Taylor made his debut at Visions Day Spa.

More of Jason's work can be seen at Visions Day Spa.

The impressive greeting at Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery for "Best In Show"

The art scene in Charleston has gone to the dogs, but that's a good thing!

More from "Best In Show" which was a benefit for The East End Pet Food Pantry.

The Pet theme inspired some amazing work.

K.D. Lett's "This Is Sparta!"

Great new work by Traci L. Higginbotham was up at The Art Emporium.

Supplying the music at The Art Emporium: Rusty Marks - guitar, banjo, vocals Dave Ferrell - guitar, mandolin, vocals Daniel Ferrell - guitar, fiddle, vocals Bill Robinson - dobro, fiddle, guitar, vocals Nick Robinson - bass Josh Lambert - drums

Emily Rohs also had impressive new work at The Art Emporium.

Tofujitsu performs in front of work by Amelia Schroeder at The Purple Moon.

You've got to check out these amazing fabric creations by Pat Wolford at The Purple Moon.

Wolford's amazing floor-length two-part piece left many people in awe.

The Purple Moon also has a room dedicated to recent work by Sharon Lyn Stackpole.

We leave ArtWalk with a quick drive-by look at the art by Charleston Catholic students up at Practically Delish.