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November 2011

Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Patricia Huff

The Charleston Artist Guild will present the exhibit, A Tale of Two Cities, featuring works in oil by Patricia Huff, on view in the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery in Charleston, SC. A reception will be held on Nov. 4, from 5-8pm.

Come and share Huff’s visual interpretations through oil medium and see with her eyes the play of light on buildings and reflected in water using the palette knife.

“The sights and sounds of Venice and Charleston have always inspired me and made me feel so alive,” says Huff. So she has depicted these two cities - Venice and Charleston,” for this exhibition.

The exhibit will take you into the heart of Venice and Charleston, two cities with many similarities. Huff first fell in love with Venice over 35 years ago during her college abroad studies in Italy. Just as Venice travel is based on bridges over canals, Charleston bridges her marshes and waterways to travel. Both cities skylines are dotted with church spires, while window boxes and roof gardens dot their cityscapes. Boats are part of the lifeblood of each city and the arts and handcrafts are part of each city’s traditions. The love of good food and wonderful restaurants are also shared by both cities. Patricia says her love of Venice actually led her to make Charleston her home.

The palette knife technique Huff uses helps depict the color that is so much a part of Venice and Charleston allowing color buildup of tone on tone. Rich reds in building roofs and oranges in the skies, colorful building colors, and blues of the water are rendered in the layered approach.

The sounds , the smells, the color of the light, water reflections, and a love of historical buildings are just a few reasons why these cities are Huff’s favorites and are the backdrop for this show. But more than this, the people in both of these places share a love of life, family, food, and the arts.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Guild at 843/722-2454 or visit (www.charlestonartistguild.com).


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