Rudy Panucci On Pop Culture

Walkin’ The Art Walk For September

The PopCulteer
September 17, 2010

Last night was the third Thursday of the month, and that means it’s time for the monthly PopCult ArtWalk Photo Essay.

It was a good time, with cool exhibits opening all over town, and Amy Williams Q & A (A Visual and Performance Art Exhibit) taking place at The Purple Moon. After ArtWalk, Melanie and I had a great dinner at The Bluegrass Kitchen, then zipped around the corner where we shot episode 111 of Radio Free Charleston, which you can see early next week.

With such a busy day, you might think that this edition of The PopCulteer might not feature much besides ArtWalk photos.

You’d be right. Check out the people and art from last night, after the jump.

Cool work by Jamie Miller at Taylor Books

Rob Cleland at Taylor Books

Staci Leech at Taylor Books

The Chemical Valley Rollergirls were treating ArtWalkers to samples of tasty food from Practically Delish

At Romano & Associates, we find striking mixed media by Cristofer Botkin

Another look at Cristofer Botkin's provocative fish/bird pieces.

Also at Romano & Associates, nature oils by Rebecca Robinson

More by Cristofer Botkin

Gary Stewart's "Creation" at Visions Day Spa

Work by Jennifer Dingess at Visions Day Spa

Also at Visions Day Spa, a wall of Chad Miller with a big Chet Lowther piece in the middle

A lovely lady beckoned us into Tops Off Barber Shop

The eye-popping interior will make you think you died and went to retro heaven

Here's the window that welcomes you to the former location of The Vault

Bettie by Olivia, you can't miss with that greeting customers

The armada of black-and-white barber chairs

With stuff like this on tap, nobody will be tempted to drink the blue water!

Jeff Pierson at Art Emporium. Prints of his Mr. Cartoon piece are on sale here.

Helen Williams at Art Emporium

Impressive texture on these pieces by Aimee Shull at Art Emporium

One of many amazing aluminum prints by Mike Winland on display at Art Emporium

Work by my stunt double, Chase Henderson, at Art Emporium

More by Chase Henderson

Rollergirls vs. Artists on Hale Street

Mark Wolfe, he's a rebel, a loner.

Tofujitsu at The Purple Moon

A steady line of folks were asking questions of Amy Williams at The Purple Moon

Rebecca Burch and Amy Williams

50% Lucy Van Pelt, 50% Oracle of Delphi

Steven Allen Adams asks Amy a question. Your PopCulteer tries mightily to resist the urge to make a Phil Kabler joke in the caption

Some of Amy's art that complemented the event

Another cool Q & A piece by Amy

This is not a photo of Amy cheating by resorting to Wikipedia to get an answer

That’s about it for this week’s PopCulteer.  I’m in a bit of a sleep-deprived haze, but before we go…

Don’t forget to watch RFC 110

Check out the No Pants Players benefit show for ARC, Saturday night at the La Belle Theater in South Charleston at 8 PM…

Tofujitsu (as seen above) will be at Taylor Books Friday night, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, with no cover…

Look for RFC 111, recorded September 16 at the Empty Glass, with music from Andy Park, Stephen Beckner and Stone Soup Monday or Tuesday, and the usual PopCult features will drop on Sunday and Monday. I gotta get some sleep.


  1. Elvis Capone

    This article would have been better if there were some pictures to go with it

  2. beautyqueen

    aww that’s the barber shop i work at! lol.

  3. bbg

    Wonderful photos as usual. The art featured here is amazing. And that barber shop, wow! Love it!

  4. Mark

    Thanks for all your support, Rudy!

  5. Karan I.

    Another great Pop Culteer! The wall of Chad Miller work, though, includes a big piece by my fave: Chet Lowther. (The painting in the middle is his.)

    I wish I would’ve gotten out and about earlier last night. It looks like I missed a LOT of great stuff!

  6. IB

    Good stuff. Thanks for doing what you do.

  7. amodernguy

    Always great seeing you Rudy! Wonderful overview of last night’s ArtWalk!

  8. rudy panucci

    Thanks for the correction, Karan. I’d been up over 20 hours when I wrote the caption. I’ll fix it.

  9. rebecca

    It was a great Artwalk! Great art all around! Huzzah!

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