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December Issue 2010

City of North Charleston (SC) Features Works by Lynne Baggett & Karen Parker

The City of North Charleston's Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that works by Lynne Baggett and Karen Parker will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery, located in the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston, SC, on view from Dec. 1-31, 2010.

Lynne Baggett presents composite relief creations in her exhibition Check the Fine Print. Inspired by 16th to 18th century stone grave markers in the British Isles, her reliefs combine casting and hand-carving techniques and feature the amalgamation of archaic letterforms and modern epitaphs. Each piece is generated by personal interpretations of the artist's 16 year residence in the US, reflecting on cultural differences and her matrilineal past.

Baggett, originally from England, received her degrees in graphic design from Stockport College of Technology and the University of Derby. She moved to the US to pursue a professional art career and was invited to teach at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1993, where she served as visiting lecturer; and at the University of Tennessee in 1994, as visiting artist. Since 1994 she has taught at Louisiana State University where she serves as Associate Professor of Art.

Baggett has received several accolades for her research with incised typographical letterforms and has presented lectures internationally. Her work has been featured in national publications and she has exhibited throughout the US and the United Kingdom. She currently maintains an art and design studio in Maine and Mississippi with her husband.

Karen Parker will exhibit The Art of Seeing, featuring her most recent series of oil paintings of still-lifes, landscapes, and portraits in the Classical Realism style. Her work relies on classical masters for a foundation in realistic draftsmanship, accurate use of color and exquisite composition, yet each piece deftly incorporates modern themes and subjects. Her work examines the interplay of surface, value and color and the relationships and tensions between them.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Parker has been making art for 30 years. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from UNC Greensboro and her Masters of Fine Arts from Ohio University in Athens, OH. A prolific artist, Parker has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally for over 20 years. Collectors from across the globe have purchased her work, with her last international sale going to Japan.

For further info check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the City at 843/740-5854 or visit (www.northcharleston.org).


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