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May Issue 2010

City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC, Offers Contemporary Works for Piccolo Spoleto Festival

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Contemporary Charleston 2010, a Piccolo Spoleto Festival Exhibition at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, on view from May 20 through July 3, 2010. Sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, the exhibition was curated by Erin Glaze, gallery coordinator and artist Max Miller.

Contemporary Charleston 2010 features 10 local visual artists who are creating works specifically for the exhibit that have been inspired by the work of 10 local poets. The exhibit will also feature a documentary on the exhibit, from the meeting of the artists to the creation of the work, by the local filmmaker, Austin Nelson. The visual artists and poet match-ups are as follows: Artist, Timmy Pakron and Carol Anne Davis, poet; artist, Benjamin Hollingsworth and Paul Allen, poet; artist, Scott Debus and Brian Penberthy, poet; artist, Kat Hastie and Katherine Williams, poet; artist, Sarah Haynes and Dennis Ward Stiles, poet; artist, Jocelyn Chateauvert and Carol Peters, poet; artist, Max Miller and Morrow Dowdle, poet; artist, Julio Cotto and Jonathan Sanchez, poet; artist, Hirona Matsuda and Marcus Amaker, poet; and artist, Lynne Riding and Ellie Davis, poet.

All the visual artists will hold lectures and demonstrations regarding their contribution to the exhibit. Call the gallery for details.

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, owned by the City of Charleston and operated by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, is a venue for contemporary artwork that is new, vital and innovative, with a focus on broadening Charleston's arts outlook. The City Gallery provides access to the visual arts for everyone in Charleston, visitors and residents alike, by offering exhibits that are all admission-free.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/958-6484 or visit (www.charlestonarts.sc).

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