The PopCulteer
October 19, 2012

It’s ArtWalk time, and…we didn’t do so good. Your PopCulteer managed to leave the house twice yesterday without his still camera. After I drove off the first time without it, I returned and was interrupted by one of those damnable political robo-calls (Really? West Virginians For Life wants me to vote for John Rases? They couldn’t find a more wrong tree up which to bark.) and left the house a second time without my trusty Canon.

I was armed with my Kodak Zi8, which I use for video. I’m not as happy with the still photos it takes, but it was too late to make another trip back home.

The reason I had the Zi8 was that I’d planned to shoot my ArtWalk photos quickly so that I could record the public debut of the Harpejji, an exotic intrument with 24 strings of wonder, which now resides in the hands of Maestro, Chuck Biel (seen above, right).

So we start off this week’s PopCulteer with a PopCult Instant Video of Chuck and his Harpejji, sitting in with another virtuoso, Sean Sydnor, recorded just last night at Capitol Roasters, in an ambient piece of wonder, with just a touch of animation by Frank Panucci. Then we’ll look at four stops on last night’s ArtWalk.

Let’s take one more look at the Harpejji…

We only hit four galleries last night at ArtWalk, but there will be a special ArtWalk encore next Thursday as part of Festi-Fall. So a return match is possible.

Art Emporium

Photography by Elaine McMillion and Betty Rivard is the featuure exhibit this month.

The new, limited-edition 2013 calendars by Clayton Spangler are in stock at Art Emporium now

More cool stuff on display and for sale

Visions Day Spa

We captured images of a wide variety of artists at Visions last night. Sadly, because of the limitations of the camera we were using, we find ourselves unable to make out the names of some of them. So you’ll just have to go there yourself to see who did what. Youse can gets yer hair did, whiles youse is at it.

Impressive work by 16-year-old Carly Thaw

Bob Rosier’s First Glass, cool as always

Romano Associates

Featuring the work of Nancy-Louise Mottesheard

Taylor Books Annex Gallery

Taylor’s offered some great new works and and old favorites, which you can hopefully tell apart in the photos.

That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Apologies again for the less-than-stellar quality of the pictures. yesterday was not your PopCulteer’s day. Next week brings our brand-new Halloween episode of Radio Free Charleston, along with our regular features and coverage of ArtMares and HallowEast and other goodies. Meanwhile, take one last look at the Harpejji…