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October Issue 2002
Art Show to Benefit Spoleto Site to Become New Museum in Charleston, SC
Artful Living/ Provocative Objects for the Home is the title of an art exhibit/benefit to be held at 35 Calhoun Street, in Charleston, SC, site of 2002 Spoleto installation Cottage Industry, from Oct. 18 - 26, 2002.
Partial proceeds from the sale of artworks will benefit the proposed Borough Cultural Gallery Museum.
Artists participating in the exhibit/sale are: Leigh Alexander, Caroline Cercone, Jocelyn Chateuvert, Barbara Dengler, Phillip Hyman, and Sally D. Leydic.
Leigh Alexander is a weaver of household fabrics- rugs, drapery, upholstery, pillows, and screens. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been weaving since she was 11. She has worked as a production weaver making specialty uphostery, as a dyer for a fashion designer, as a junior designer for a fine fabric designer and has won a prize for upholstery design from the American Craft Council and Carnegie-Mellon foundation. Currently she has a business in Charleston, weaving custom household fabrics for various designers, from contemporary rugs to historic reproduction coverlets. Her work can be seen at Thomas Moser furniture and Magar Hatworks in Charleston, SC and at SC Artisans Center in Walterboro, SC, or by appt. at her studio.
Caroline Cercone was born and raised in Germany where she studied the Japanese. She graduated from Penland school of Crafts and has worked in Japan with the Folk Crafts museum there. Currently she works at the Clay Works Studio in Charleston and shows there and at Nina Liu and Friends Gallery in Charleston.
Jocelyn Chateauvert makes paper lamps, sconces, and wall pieces. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa. She has been exhibiting in Charleston for the last 15 years at Nina Liu and Friends Gallery.
Barbara Dengler makes baskets and has branched out into collages. In SC she shows at the SC Artisans Center. Her work can also be seen at her website (www.barbaradengler.com).
Phillip Hyman will be making furniture for this show. He makes his living as a cabinet maker. He also paints, and sculpts and has shown his artwork at Eyespy Gallery and at First Night in Charleston, SC among other places.
Sally D. Leydic is a glass artist who runs a Glass Studio in North Charleston, SC. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has spent many summers at glass schools around the world working and helping teach classes. Her work is currently being sold at the museum store of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, NC, Y design in Charleston, East Bay Gallery in Mount Pleasant, SC, and in the past at the Ogden Museum Craft Mart in New Orleans, LA. Her work is also in several collections in the southeastern United States. Leydic was the recipient of the Purchase Award for the 2001 Piccolo Spoleto Craft show in Charleston.
The Borough Cultural Gallery Museum was started as an ongoing Spoleto project and the Avery Institute to document the old Ansonborough neighborhood. It is housed in the last 2 remaining houses. The project has been videotaping and recording stories of people that grew up in that neighborhood. The organizing committee has just received non-profit status. They hope to collect documents and artifacts pertaining to the Ansonborough area and conduct historical educational programs.
Hours for the exhibit/sale will be: Oct. 18,
6-9 pm; Oct. 19 & 26, noon-6pm; Oct. 20, noon-4pm; Oct. 21-25,
3-7pm or by appt. For infomation call 843/853-9517.
For more information about the Museum contact James Smart, secretary, by e-mail at (JRLS@Hotmail.com).
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