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April Issue 2007
Coco's Café and Gallery in Mount Pleasant, SC, Features Exhibit with a French Twist
Coco's Café and Gallery in Mount Pleasant, SC, is presenting its first exhibit entitled, A Vision of France, featuring the work of several artists from around the region including: Béa Aaronson, Paul Mardikian, Bette Mueller-Roemer, Sabine Avcalade, and Nathalie Naylor. The exhibit will be on view through Apr. 18, 2007.
Three times chosen as the official poster artist for Piccolo Spoleto, Béa Aaronson ranks among the areas top artists. Aaronson has published essays, poems, articles, drawings, paintings and photographs in many magazines, journals and encyclopedias, in America, France, England, Holland, and Canada. She also published and illustrated her first book in 1998, Baudelaire-Miller Sexual Squalor in Paris, which is now the property of Harvard's private collection. Aaronson has exhibited her work at the FIAC in Paris and Strasbourg, at the International Art Fairs of Miami and Beirut, and in numerous locations such as Corfu in Greece, Herzliah in Israel, Goeteberg in Sweden, and Lyon in France.
Paul Mardikian, abstract painter and native of France says, "The use of traditional techniques, sometimes associated with modern synthetic materials, helped [him] to push back the limits of more traditional approaches." His work explores the various textures of paints revealed through his understanding of their chemical, physical, and optical properties.
The paintings, drawings, and clay works of
Bette Mueller-Roemer have been exhibited at Francis Marion College
in Florence, SC; York County Museum in Rock Hill, SC; City Gallery
and Charleston Art and Portraits Gallery in Charleston, SC. Muller-Roemer
experiments with the Raku firing technique, concentrating on achieving
strong surface patterns of crackle.
Sabine Avcalade expresses, "experiencing life in locations such as Hawaii, Martinique, Italy, Senegal, Kuwait, Japan, Cote d'Azur, and Charleston have greatly contributed to my appreciation of both nature's vivid palette and the human spirit." Avcalade is a member of the Charleston Artist Guild and a past President of 5 years of the Summerville Artist Guild. She is also an upstanding member of the Upstate Visual Arts in Greenville, SC. Avcalade's paintings are included in both American and European private and corporate collections.
Nathalie Naylor is a French contemporary artist who spent years in both Paris and New York City. She is now living with her family in Charleston, SC. Naylor's work is exhibited in private collections internationally.
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