The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that a group exhibition of works by the Women of Expressive Abstracts will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery from August 2-31, 2018. A free reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, August 2, from 5:00-7:00pm. Some of the exhibiting artists will be present and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.
The Women of Expressive Abstracts group consists of 35 female Abstract Expressionist painters that share a common interest and passion for abstract art. They come from across the U.S., California to New Jersey, and Maryland to Florida. Twenty-six of the group’s members will present new mixed media work in their group exhibition titled Inside Out: Expressing Our Inner Voices.
Inside Out is an exuberant celebration of the language of nonobjective abstraction. The participating artists draw from their personal experiences and interpret them with their own unique voice. At the core, they share an intuitive process using mark making, form, and color to tell their stories that collectively come together in perfect harmony. The common denominator bringing these artists together is their mentor – master artist, educator, and author Steven Aimone. Though some of the women in the group have never met in person, they have all studied with Aimone. The experience engendered a shared language and support system that has kept them connected online over the years.
Andrea Baetti, GA; Penny Beesley, SC; Juanita Bellavance, GA; Billie Bourgeois, LA; Carolyn Busenlener, MS; Annette Cargill, OH; Mary Beth Cornelius, GA; Annette Crosby, GA; Bre Barnett Crowell, NC; Terry Jarrard-Dimond, SC; Debbie Ezell, GA; Melinda Hoffman, SC; Gayle Hurley, AL; Suzanne Jacquot, CA; Annette Margulies, FL; Thyra Moore, MD; Wendy Nicholas, FL; Vicki Overstreet, MS; Kate Pendleton, GA; Betty Perry, GA; Nancy Perry, SC; Garnet Reardon, GA; Kathy; Blankley Roman, IL; Nell Tilton, LA; Marcia Holmes, LA; and Peggy Vineyard, NC
The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the northwest corner of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Parking and admission are free. Gallery hours are Tuesdays 12-5pm, Wednesdays 11am-5pm, Thursdays 11am-7:30pm, and Fridays 11am-5pm. Inquiries regarding the artists or purchase information may be directed to the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854. For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website.