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The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department selects one professional visual artist each fiscal year to be the City's Artist-in-Residence. The City’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist shares his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing services to senior groups, public schools, orphanages, group homes, and various other groups within the city limits of North Charleston. The AIR is available for visual art residencies of 12-15 hours (at a minimum of 2 hour increments) at North Charleston schools and is also available to host workshops for community groups of all ages. 

Artist-in-Residence 2013/14 – Charlynn M. Knight

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to introduce Charlynn M. Knight as Artist-in-Residence for 2013/14.

Charylnn M. Knight is a professional watercolor artist and native Charlestonian. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and continues to further her painting knowledge through workshops with national and international artists. Charlynn has worked primarily in watercolor for over 28 years and enjoys the way the medium captures the “glow” and vibrant colors and textures of her subjects. Her work depicts the beauty of the everyday, providing a relaxing escape to viewers. She has taught visual art classes and workshops in all media for children and adults since 1990, traveling to art guilds and organizations as well as offering weekly instruction locally. “As an instructor/teacher, I feel it is very important to share my knowledge and pass on the love of creating and expression through Art,” she says. “Art is an amazing tool for building self-confidence and offers freedom of expression. I look forward to sharing the many different ways Art embraces and expresses who we are in new, creative ways.”

Charlynn has received several awards for her work. She has been published in International Artist Magazine and her paintings are featured in several private and corporate collections, including the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection. Presently her work is available at Karen’s Korner in Mt. Pleasant and Laura Alberts Tasteful Options in Daniel Island and can be viewed online at www.charlynnknight.com.

The North Charleston City Gallery will host an exhibition of Charlynn’s work throughout January 2014. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. School liaisons, arts teachers, and the general public are invited to meet the artist at a free public reception on Thursday, January 2, 2014, from 5:00-7:00pm.


How to Request an AIR Residency

Art teachers and school liaisons may initiate the request for FREE services by the Artist-in-Residence by completing and submitting an Artist-in-Residence Request form that can be downloaded from the Applications & Registration Forms page. Community groups are also welcome to submit requests, which will be considered on a first come first served basis. All project requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance, with residences complete by the end of May 2014.

For more information about the AIR program, please contact the Cultural Arts Department office at 843-740-5854 or email culturalarts@northcharleston.org


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